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Best Sellers: Mathematics, September 6, 2012

October 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World
Stewart, Ian
Basic Books: Perseus
2012. ISBN 9780465029730. $26.99

2) Elliptic Tales: Curves, Counting, and Number Theory
Ash, Avner
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691151199. $29.95

3) Fascinating Mathematical People: Interviews and Memoirs
Albers, Donald J.
Princeton University Press
2011. ISBN 9780691148298. $35

4) Models. Behaving. Badly: Why Confusing Illusion with Reality Can Lead to Disaster, on Wall Street and in Life
Derman, Emanuel
Free Press: Simon & Schuster
2011. ISBN 9781439164983. $26

5) The Universe in Zero Words: The Story of Mathematics as Told Through Equations
Mackenzie, Dana
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691152820. $27.95

6) Theory of Conditional Games
Stirling, Wynn C.
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9781107011748. $95

7) A Strange Wilderness: The Lives of the Great Mathematicians
Aczel, Amir D.
2011. ISBN 9781402785849. $24.95

8) Jordan Structures in Geometry and Analysis
Chu, Cho-Ho
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9781107016170. $80

9) Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative
Doxiadis, Apostolos
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691149042. $49.50

10) Bayesian Time Series Models
Barber, David
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9780521196765. $80

11) Gödel’s Way: Exploits into an Undecidable World
Chaitin, Gregory
CRC Press
2012. ISBN 9780415690850. $39.95

12) The Glorious Golden Ratio
Posamentier, Alfred S.
2012. ISBN 9781616144234. $27

13) Ergodic Control of Diffusion Processes
Arapostathis, Ari
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9780521768405. $115

14) Beautiful Mathematics
Erickson, Martin
Mathematical Association of America
2011. ISBN 9780883855768. $63.95

15) The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
Stedall, Jacqueline
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199599684. $11.95

16) The Archimedes Palimpsest
Netz, Reviel
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9781107016842. $240

17) Mathematics in Victorian Britain
Flood, Raymond
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199601394. $55

18) Set Theory, Arithmetic, and Foundations of Mathematics: Theorems, Philosophies
Kennedy, Juliette
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9781107008045. $70

19) Simon: The Genius in My Basement
Masters, Alexander
2011. ISBN 9780385341080. $25

20) Random Fields on the Sphere: Representation, Limit Theorems and Cosmological Applications
Marinucci, Domenico
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9780521175616. $70

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