All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Reference  Physical Sciences  Mathematics

1089 and All That A Journey into Mathematics

Popular Science
By: David Acheson
184 pages, illus
1089 and All That
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • 1089 and All That ISBN: 9780199590025 Paperback Oct 2010 Usually dispatched within 48 hours
    £8.99
    #189011
Selected version: £8.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

This extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. From very simple beginnings David Acheson takes the reader on a thrilling journey to some deep mathematical ideas. On the way, via Kepler and Newton, he explains what calculus really means, gives a brief history of pi, and even goes into chaos theory and imaginary numbers.

Every short chapter is carefully crafted to ensure that no one will get lost on the journey. Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written.

Contents

1. 1089 and All That;
2. "In Love with Geometrie";
3. But ... that's Absurd ..;
4. The Trouble with Algebra;
5. The Heavens in Motion;
6. All Change!;
7. On Being as Small as Possible;
8. "Are We Nearly There?";
9. A Brief History of pi;
10. Good Vibrations;
11. Great Mistakes;
12. What is the Secret of All Life?;
13. e=2.718 ..;
14. Chaos and Catastrophe;
15. Not Quite the Indian Rope Trick;
16. Real or Imaginary?

Customer Reviews

Popular Science
By: David Acheson
184 pages, illus
Media reviews

Thought provoking. THES Popular maths is not easy to do, but David Acheson has really achieved it with this pocket-sized gem of a book. Brian Clegg, Popular Science

Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife