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Calculus and Pizza: a Cookbook for the Hungry Mind

By: Pickover, Clifford A.

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons Inc: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004098

ISBN: 0471269875

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Do you want to do well on your calculus exam? Are you looking for a quick refresher course? Or, would you just like to get a taste of what calculus is all about? If so, you've selected the right book. This book is a creative, surprisingly delicious overview of the essential rules and formulas of calculus with lots of problems for the learner with a healthy appetite. The author focuses on procedures for solving problems, offering short chapters that allow you to quickly get the essence of a technique or question. Authoritatively and humorously written. Includes answers. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9Â... View more info

Computers and the Imagination: Visual Adventures Beyond the Edge

By: Pickover, Clifford A.

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003761

ISBN: 0312061315

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Recent books by James Gleick, Martin Gardner, and Benoit Mandelbrot have made the topics of Chaos theory and fractals an integral part of the terrain for the computer literate. They have shown the revolutionizing role of the visualization of complex mathematical data. Computers and the Imagination pushes the adventure one step further. It examines the manifold ways in which visualization transforms how we both perceive and understand the world around us. This book includes a range of topics from the how-to construction of artificial spider webs to pain-inducing patterns to computer-generated p... View more info

Computers Pattern Chaos and Beauty: Graphics from an Unseen World

By: Pickover, Clifford A.

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, St. Martin's Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003763

ISBN: 0312041233

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


With a combination of text and stunning computer-generated images, Pickover reveals an entirely new way of seeing. It is in the field of advanced computer graphics that he finds themes from high-level mathematics and chaos theory to philosophy, art and aesthetics, all interweaving in a unique and beautiful synthesis of science and art. Well illustrated with eight pages of color photographs, glossary and index. The jacket has very light wear at the spine bottom. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Mazes for the Mind: Computers and the Unexpected

By: Pickover, Clifford A.

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, St Martins Pr: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003762

ISBN: 0312081650

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Clifford A. Pickover's new book takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through an unpredictable and exciting universe of computers, games, puzzles, mazes, and computer art. In chapters such as "My Computer Esophagus, " "Feminism and Fractals, " and "Lava Lamps in the 21st Century, " Pickover surprises and challenges with over 200 of his renowned computer-generated images. He offers puzzles inspired by those dating back several centuries from several civilizations - some of which are deceptively easy and others fiendishly difficult. None requires specialized knowledge... View more info

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Spider Legs

By: Anthony, Piers; Pickover, Clifford A.

Price: $10.58

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Tor Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001998

ISBN: 0312864655

Condition: New in New dust jacket


It is said that there are more things under heaven and earth than there are almost anywhere else; true as well that many of them lurk, unsuspected, far below the surface of the planet's ocean. For thousands of years, mankind has simultaneously trusted in the sea's proverbial generosity, and used it as a dumping ground, trusting that in its vastness his garbage will be swallowed up and forgotten. But that was never really true. And now, in an age when the overcrowded Earth swarms with hungry inhabitants whose waste chokes even the sea, whose greedy demands overtax its seemingly endless bounty, ... View more info