Wanting to understand the most fundamental questions of the universe isn't the province of ivory- tower intellectuals alone, as this book's enormous popularity has demonstrated. A young girl, Sophie, becomes embroiled in a discussion of philosophy with a faceless correspondent. At the same time, she must unravel a mystery involving another young girl, Hilde, by using everything she's learning. The truth is far more complicated than she could ever have imagined. LOGICOMIX BY APOSTOLOS DOXIADIS
Wanting to understand the most fundamental questions of the universe isn't the province of ivory- tower intellectuals alone, as this book's enormous popularity has demonstrated. A young girl, Sophie, becomes embroiled in a discussion of philosophy with a faceless correspondent. At the same time, she must unravel a mystery involving another young girl, Hilde, by using everything she's learning. The truth is far more complicated than she could ever have imagined. SOPHIE'S WORLD BY JOSTEIN GAARDER
In numerology and gkematria the faith of the ancient world to the magical and occult powers of numbers to use in modern sophisticated secret codes of the art cryptographic ˙ of the achievements of Thales of Miletus, Pythagoras and Euclid to the discoveries of genius Gauss, Euler's of Ramanoutzan and Hardy ˙ from the study speech phi, the Golden Facility to the famous Fibonacci sequence, and the Goldbach Conjecture to the famous Riemann hypothesis, the Clawson reveals the hidden truths of mathematics are a delicious food for the spirit as music, painting and literature. MATHEMATICAL MYSTERIES BY CALVIN C. CLAWSON
Chronicles the travails of two young friends, as they struggle with their families, their neuroses, and their inability to fit in with society. As they grow up, they rely on each other, and their respective passions-- mathematics and photography- -to help them survive the pain they find in living. THE SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS BY PAOLO GIORDANO
When Mr. Ruche, a reclusive Parisian bookseller, receives a letter from a long lost friend in the Amazon be questing him a vast library of mathematical book, he is propelled into a great exploration of the story of math, from brilliant Greek thinkers, such as Archimedes and Pythagoras, to the modern-day genius Fermat. THE PARROT'S THEOREM BY DENIS GUEDJ
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon--all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humor and a ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where "the most interesting things happen at night." THE NAME OF THE ROSE BY UMBERTO ECO
While in Paris, Harvard symbol gist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. THE DA VINCI CODE BY DAN BROWN
It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened." Thus opens this haunting novel in which a boy inhabits a seemingly ideal world: a world without conflict, poverty, unemployment, divorce, injustice, or inequality. It is a time in which family values are paramount, teenage rebellion is unheard of, and even good manners are a way of life. December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve year old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man -the man called only the Giver -he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world. Told with deceptive simplicity, this is the provocative story of a boy who experiences something incredible and undertakes something impossible. In the telling it questions every value we have taken for granted and reexamines our most deeply held beliefs THE GIVER BY LOIS LOWRY
Hypatia, daughter of the mathematician and astronomer Gods, the last director of the Museum of Alexandria, was born in the mid-4th century AD Quickly surpassed the knowledge of Gods and taught an elite group of students who changed the Alexandria one of the most prominent research centers of antiquity. In 415, the High victim of repeated rape, tortured and dismembered by a group of fundamentalist Christians who acted under the orders of the patriarch of the city. However, her name had been exposed to history and remembered today as a symbol of a privileged intelligence that was a challenge for the obscurantism of the season. AGORA BY PEDRO GALVEZ
The five Aemer lives of five pages from the tortured history of Mesopotamia, the five phases of the discovery of the most mysterious figure, the number indicating the total absence: 0. The story begins during a U.S. bombing in modern Iraq unfolds backwards, at the time the country lived the Sumerians, the Babylonians, Arabs, all those folks who have contributed to shaping the presumed more illusory concept, the concept of... nothing. ZERO BY DENIS GUEDJ
Athens, 1929. The mathematician Stephen Kantartzis found dead in his room. A close friend, also a mathematician, Michael Igerinos be invited to identify the corpse. Standing in front of a dead friend, reminisces Igerinos the approximately thirty years of their acquaintance; the first meeting, in a math conference in 1900, the friendship with the avant garde of the Parisian intelligentsia, their wanderings in Paris of the Belle Epoque, the Balkan Wars, the divisions, the Asia Minor Catastrophe. He remembers the stormy mathematical arguments, their loves, their war their adventures. The sound of a rhombus him back here. The question is urgent? Who Killed Stephen Kantartzis, mainly because he killed? Police adventure with a strong mathematical flavor, campus novel or novel era, the "Pythagorean crimes' tell a fictional crime with a real background, bell, and mathematical problem. PYTHAGOREAN CRIMES BY TEUCER MICHAELIDES
Christopher is a strange novel. He knows all the countries and capitals of the world knows too much about math and very little about them. He likes to makes maps and charts, loves detective novels and red. He does not like yellow and brown, can not stand being touched and can not tell lies. When he finds her dog dead neighbor, puts to unravel the mystery. His quest, however, will drag on rough trails... THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME BY MARK HADDON
The history of mathematics can't be properly told without mention of Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 B.C.-c. 212 B.C.), yet this ancient Greek very nearly disappeared from history. His known body of work was contained in three manuscripts, two of which have vanished. The third survived thanks to a 13th-century monastic scribe who copied a devotional book onto a previously used palimpsest. It was not until 1906 that a scholar discovered that an imperfectly erased mathematical text lay beneath. The Archimedes Codex tells the story of this discovery, the recovery of seven long-lost treatises, and how they have changed the history of mathematics and science. THE ARCHIMEDES CODEX BY REVIEL NETZ
On a summer's day in Oxford, a young Argentine mathematics student finds his landlady murdered. Meanwhile, leading Oxford logician Arthur Seldom receives an anonymous note bearing a circle and the words, "the first of the series."" "Murders begin to pile up - an old man on life-support is found dead with needle punctures in his throat - seemingly unconnected except for notes appearing in the math department, for the attention of Seldom." Seldom guesses that the murders relate to his book about the parallels between investigations of serial killers and certain mathematical theorems. As he and the young student are drawn further into the game, it is up to the mentor and student to solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again. THE OXFORD MURDERS BY GUILLERMO MARTINEZ
One sleepy Sunday morning in Buenos Aires a struggling writer receives an unexpected phone call that draws him into the tangled story of Luciana, an old acquaintance, and Kloster, a rival author. The shocking things he discovers will make him question everything he had always taken for granted about chance and calculation, cause and effect." One by one, Luciana's loved ones are dying - and she or her sister could be next. She's convinced that Kloster is behind the deaths, punishing her for the breakup of his family in a murderous frenzy of revenge worthy of one of his bestselling crime novels. But which comes first, murder or novel? The Book of Murder is a tale in which the line between fact and fiction suddenly seems blurred. THE BOOK OF MURDER BY GUILLERMO MARTINEZ
Uncle Peter is an enigma. The elders of the family Papachristou reject as "a failed life. Until the narrator, discovers that his nephew was once famed mathematician and genius so bold as to devote his life to the notorious "Goldbach's Guess" a problem trying in vain to solve mathematical generations. The discovery will lead to chain reactions. UNCLE PETER BY APOSTOLOS DOXIADIS
The numbers are not boring and mathematics is inaccessible. Because involved in all human thought and Creation: philosophy, art, literature, music, architecture, physics, biology, quantum mechanics, computers, commerce, religion, occultism. Because involved in secret documents, rivalries, intrigues, and even deaths among genius, eccentric but everyday people, famous mathematicians who have revealed their secrets. This book, beautifully illustrated with historic art and photographs, presents penetrating many of the major mathematical breakthroughs in all these categories. THE BOOK OF NUMBERS BY PETER J. BENTLEY
ALICE IN WONDERLAND BY LEWIS CARROLL Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Caroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (the Wonderland of the title) populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literally nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre.
ANGELS AND DEMONS BY DAN BROWN An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world- renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy -- the Catholic Church.
Students of A class: Panagiotis Digidikis Filitsa Kougioumtzoglou Teacher: Koutskoudis Panagiotis
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