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Alex Through The Looking Glass

Author : Alex Bellos
ISBN : 1408845725
Genre : Mathematics
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From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with lively personalities all over the world, Alex demonstrates how numbers have come to be our friends, are fascinating and extremely accessible, and how they have changed our world. He turns even the dreaded calculus into an easy-to-grasp mathematical exposition, and sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to reveal the world's favourite number. In Germany, he meets the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop, whilst in India he joins the world's highly numerate community at the International Congress of Mathematicians. He explores the wonders behind the Game of Life program, and explains mathematical logic, growth and negative numbers. Stateside, he hangs out with a private detective in Oregon and meets the mathematician who looks for universes from his garage in Illinois. Read this captivating book, and you won't realise that you're learning about complex concepts. Alex will get you hooked on maths as he delves deep into humankind's turbulent relationship with numbers, and proves just how much fun we can have with them.

Through With The Looking Glass

Author : Michel LaCroix
ISBN : IND:30000116604244
Genre : Fiction
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Sequel to Alex in Wonderland: the story of Alex, a handsome, gay rich kid from New Orleans who has some hard lessons to learn. Alex has escaped his arranged marriage, found love with Cord and his mother is finally divorcing her controllling husband. It all sounds too good to be true...

Democratization Through The Looking Glass

Author : Peter J. Burnell
ISBN : 0719062438
Genre : Political Science
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Democratization is a major political phenomenon of the age. This study argues that our perspectives on democratization reflect the intellectual origins of the inquiry. How we see and understand it are influenced by what we bring to the table. By considering democratization across a range of disciplines, from anthropology and economics, to sociology, law and area studies, this volume offers a rich combination of analytical frameworks, distinctive insights and leading points of concern. wide-ranging distillation of the main themes, issues and topics, concisely written by specialists. On a second level the book advances the case for a broadly-based comparative study which includes Europe and North American alongside developing regions, while maintaining the belief that a multidisciplinary approach enhances our understanding of democratization far more than that of a narrow political science view. of their subject and all social scientists who need an introduction to this important contemporary phenomenon.

Alex Higgins Snooker Legend

Author : J Hennessey
ISBN : 9781780578255
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Alex Higgins' first manager, John McLaughlin, bestowed the nickname 'Hurricane Higgins' on the young, feisty snooker player he had no idea just how apt it was to prove over the next thirty years. Eye of the Hurricane details a sad but uplifting story of a man who had everything to play for but now has to play hard for anything he can get. It describes Higgins, sitting fitfully on snooker's sidelines, still has a story to tell, another controversy to spark. Author John Hennessey promises a 'wart and all' account of Alex Higgin's life and that is precisely what he delivers in this thoroughly absorbing book. . . well-told but cautionary tale of how narr ow the line is between genius and insanity 'This first proper account of Higgin's life is all the more clear-eyed for being written without his co-operation.

How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

Author : Toby Young
ISBN : 9781458723437
Genre : Family & Relationships
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THE COAST-TO-COAST BESTSELLER AND NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring simon PEGG, kirsten DUNST, megan FOX and jeff BRIDGES High-flying British journalist Toby Young set out for New York to become a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Other Brits had taken Manhattan, why not Toby? But things didn't quite go according to plan. Within two years he'd been fired from Vanity Fair, banned from the most fashionable bar in the city, and couldn't get a date for love or money. Even the local AA group wanted nothing to do with him. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People is Toby Young's best-selling and critically acclaimed memoir of steadily working his way down the New York food chain from glossy magazine editor to crash-test dummy for interactive sex toys. A seditious attack on New York's A-list and the culture of celebrity from inside the belly of the beast, it's a book USA Today calls a ''nastily funny read.'' With a new postscript by the author on the making of the movie ''Hilarious lifestyles of the rich and shameless ... Young is a self-deprecating Tom Wolfe.'' - People ''Achingly funny.'' - Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The Love Fool

Author : Lorenzo Petruzziell
ISBN : 9781947848191
Genre : Fiction
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Alex Corso is living ‘La Dolce Vita’ in Rome, while managing publicity for a popular TV chef. Everything seems to be going well for Alex, until his ex-girlfriend comes to visit and nostalgia distracts him from his new life.

Alice In Through The Looking Glass

Author : Lewis Carroll
ISBN : 1979214875
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Is a novel by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). ( )Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. Through the Looking-Glass includes such celebrated verses as "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter", and the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The mirror which inspired Carroll remains displayed in Charlton Kings.

Through The Glass Looking

Author : Kathryn Petersen
ISBN : 1583423443
Genre : Adopted children
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Through The Looking Glass

Author : Lee Cronk
ISBN : 0072286059
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of readings consists of articles and book chapters taken from books and magazines and covers the entire field of anthropology including topics such as race, cultural diversity, evolution, prehistory and economic development.

Mathematics For The Ib Myp 2

Author : Irina Amlin
ISBN : 9781471880995
Genre : Study Aids
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A concept-driven and assessment-focused approach to Mathematics teaching and learning. - Approaches each chapter with statements of inquiry framed by key and related concepts, set in a global context - Supports every aspect of assessment using tasks designed by an experienced MYP educator - Differentiates and extends learning with research projects and interdisciplinary opportunities - Applies global contexts in meaningful ways to offer an MYP Mathematics programme with an internationally-minded perspectiv

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