The Number Mysteries

A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life

Author: Marcus du Sautoy

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230120280

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Every time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In The Number Mysteries, one of our generation's foremost mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy offers a playful and accessible examination of numbers and how, despite efforts of the greatest minds, the most fundamental puzzles of nature remain unsolved. Du Sautoy tells about the quest to predict the future—from the flight of asteroids to an impending storm, from bending a ball like Beckham to forecasting population growth. He brings to life the beauty behind five mathematical puzzles that have contributed to our understanding of the world around us and have helped develop the technology to cope with it. With loads of games to play and puzzles to solve, this is a math book for everyone.

One Deadly Rhyme

Author: Dusty Bunker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595100635

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns. If you have no daughters, give them to your sons. In this, the first of The Number Mysteries, Doug Hammand is found filleted in the frozen flounder section of McCutty's Market with a coded message pinned to his one good suit and a cowberry necklace wound tightly about his throat. The deranged, love-sick killer challenges syndicated numerologist Samantha Blackwell to a duel of the minds before he fillets again. Bonus: Your personal cycle in the Addendum to One Deadly Rhyme. One Deadly Rhyme is an "...engaging first novel...Bunker mixes the puzzles and suspense with a healthy dose of humor." -Lynn Harnett, Book Reviewer, Sunday Herald "A Real Page-Turner. Sue Grafton move over! I loved this book. Sam is a believable character, with a passion for numerology, writing, and her family. An added bonus: a numerology lesson in the back of the book." -Catherine Ward ([email protected]) "Congratulations, Dusty. It's a winner! Dusty adds such life to her characters...especially Samantha. I loved this (book)." -Millicent Hart, romance novelist

The Two-Timing Corpse

The Number Mysteries

Author: Dusty Bunker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595216218

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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When fifty-year-old millionaire Henry Vandalay is found stabbed to death on the cement floor of his shop, and the Tarot Death card is found in the ancient Keltic layout spread neatly beside his cold body, Henry's beautiful young wife, Katherine, hires numerologist, Samantha Blackwell, to find her husband's killer. Katherine invites Sam to the Vandalay mansion for the weekend. During an elegant dinner at the mansion, Sam is visited by a vision of a floating dead man who supplicates her with decomposing arms. The tension mounts when she is awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of footsteps in the hallway. She peers out of her bedroom doorway to find an apparition moving down the grand staircase. The discovery of a hidden pagan altar lures Sam even deeper into the convoluted relationships in the drafty house, and into the business dealings of Henry Vandalay. The next day, as a small circle of people gather for the reading of the will, terrible secrets are revealed. Is Sam getting too close to the killer? Will she be next? Only her steely resolve propels her to unravel the mystery hidden in the Tarot layout, and reveal the identity of the true killer.

Eine mathematische Mystery-Tour durch unser Leben

Author: Marcus du Sautoy

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406621937

Category: Mathematics

Page: 318

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Lesen, lösen und Millionär (oder Mathe-Ass) werden: Das erste Mathe-Buch, das seinen Leser zum Millionär machen kann. Vorausgesetzt, er knackt eines der fünf großen Rätsel, die ihm auf der mathematischen Mystery-Tour dieses Buches begegnen. Für ihre Lösung hat das Clay Mathematics Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, jeweils ein Preisgeld in Höhe von 1 Million Dollar ausgesetzt. Spektakulär beginnt die mathematische Mystery Tour des Oxforder Mathe-Genies Marcus du Sautoy mit dem Rätsel der nie endenden Primzahlen. Warum wählte David Beckham das Trikot mit der Nummer 23? Und warum hat eine amerikanische Heuschreckenart eine Vorliebe für die Primzahl 17? Es folgen «das Geheimnis der Glückssträhne», «die Sache mit dem nicht zu entschlüsselnden Code» und zwei weitere mysteriöse Fälle der Mathematik. Der Leser erfährt, wie er bei Monopoly gewinnen kann und im Kasino seine Chancen verbessert. Doch damit nicht genug: Das Buch bietet auch Mathematik zum Anfassen und Selbermachen. Auf einer extra zu dem Buch entworfenen Website finden sich Bastelbogen, Spiele, Filme und Experimente. Über das Buch verstreute QR-Codes bieten Gelegenheiten für spontane Ausflüge ins World Wide Web zu den besten Mathe-Seiten. In allem, was wir tun, steckt Mathematik. Du Sautoy zeigt, warum und wie. Und macht seine Leser auf jeden Fall reicher, auch wenn sie das Geheimnis der nie endenden Primzahlen schlussendlich doch nicht lüften sollten.

Three O'clock's Dark Night

The Number Mysteries

Author: Dusty Bunker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780595327355

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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A simple camping trip turns into a nightmare when a dying man taps repetitively on the side of the motor home next door to Samantha Blackwell and her husband. Sam is convinced that the tapping is a message, some kind of code, left by the victim. When the local minister tells her in confidence that he was supposed to meet the victim and had, in fact, been there when the man was murdered, he pleads for her help. What can Sam do? Her friend is in trouble. To observe one of the suspects, Sam disguises herself as a biker mama and enters the depraved depths of the Pigpen, the most infamous biker bar in southern New Hampshire. Disguising herself as a biker mama, she enters the depraved depths of the infamous Pigpen. Before the evening is through, she is challenged by her fear and the roomful of angry, tattooed bikers. Sam escapes from the bar at midnight, and is chased through the back roads of New Hampshire by a shadowy figure on a Harley? in a car? She can't tell which, as her speedometer hits seventy miles-an-hour. Sam has to wonder if her loyalties and curiosity are finally going to be the end of her.

Number Mysteries

Author: Cyril Hayes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780876170427

Category: Educational games

Page: 32

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Contains a variety of mathematical puzzles for young children. Includes answers in the back of the book.

Mysteries and Secrets of Numerology

Author: Lionel Fanthorpe,Fanthorpe Lionel &. Patricia,Patricia Fanthorpe

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459705378

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 344

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Paranormal experts Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe analyze the fascinating history of numerology and its natural occurrence in our everyday lives.

Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847654320

Category: Mathematics

Page: 559

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Like its wildly popular predecessors Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities and Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, Professor Stewart's brand-new book is a miscellany of over 150 mathematical curios and conundrums, packed with trademark humour and numerous illustrations.In addition to the fascinating formulae and thrilling theorems familiar to Professor Stewart's fans, the Casebook follows the adventures of the not-so-great detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick Dr John Watsup (immortalised in the phrase 'Watsup, Doc?'). By a remarkable coincidence they live at 222B Baker Street, just across the road from their more illustrious neighbour who, for reasons known only to Dr Watsup, is never mentioned by name. A typical item is 'The Case of the Face-Down Aces', a mathematical magic trick of quite devilish cunning... Ranging from one-liners to four-page investigations from the frontiers of mathematical research, the Casebook reveals Professor Stewart at his challenging and entertaining best.

The Number Sheet Puzzle

The Mason Trio Math Mysteries

Author: Larry J. Galvin

Publisher: Larry Galvin

ISBN: 9781424161348

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

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The Number Sheet Puzzle is the first book in The Mason Trio Math Mysteries Series. It involves two brothers and a sister who attempt to solve mysteries by using their mathematical skills. With their parents away on their twenty-fifth anniversary trip, the trio is left alone for the summer. Susie Mason tells her brothers, Mark and Jeff, about this research she has been doing regarding a bank robbery in New York City. Knowing that Mark has a love for mysteries, they decide to look into this robbery in more detail. The three decide to investigate the bank robbery more and go to New York City not knowing the danger they may facea]They discover that in solving this robbery they will have to use their deductive skills to determine the location of the stolen money and come face to face with an armed criminal.

The Hidden Mysteries of Numbers

Author: Sheikh H. Ahmad

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787310646

Category:

Page: 61

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1912 a treatise to elucidate the reason of occult potentiality of numbers & provide simple methods of calculation. What is a Name?; the Alphabet & the Secret of Numbers' Potentiality; the Time & its Relation to Number; the rules & Practical Examples.

Unfolding the Mysteries of Revelation

Author: Roger Hartman

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609574796

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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THIRTY MINUTES OF SILENCE IN HEAVEN EXPLAINED COMPLETELYJERUSALEM - GOD'S CITY WILL BECOME MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF ALL HARLOTS, AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTHNO BATTLE AT ARMAGEDDONSUN CLOTHED WOMAN IS ISRAELAMERICA HAS ELECTED A LEADER TO BRING US BACK TO OUR KNEESTIMES WILL GET NO BETTER - DO NOT BET ON STOCK MARKETS - TO CLOSE TO THE END - THINGS ARE NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE BY THE END OF 2010RAPTURE LESS THAN FIVE YEARS AWAYRoger Hartman, an instrument in the hand of God, was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. Currently lives in Batesville, Mississippi. A born again Christian that only found God after serving our country in Vietnam

The Mystery of Numbers

Author: Annemarie Schimmel,Franz Carl Endres

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195089196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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In this fascinating book Schimmel shows that numbers have been filled with mystery and meaning since the earliest times, and across every society. She conducts an illuminating tour of the mysteries attributed to numbers and their symbolism. 45 halftones; 64 linecuts.

25 Mini Math Mysteries

Author: William Johnson,Bill Johnson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590762472

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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This book contains 25 reproducible stories and activities to help children build problem-solving skills.

Math Mysteries

Stories and Activities to Build Problem-Solving Skills

Author: Jack Silbert

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590603379

Category: Mathematics

Page: 128

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Stories and activities to build math problem-solving skills.

Mysteries of Life Mysteries of Nature

Author: Paul Utukuru

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595381863

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

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In this anthology, the author reflects on the mysteries of life and nature within the context of everyday life experiences, religious conflicts and scientific uncertainties. As he writes, he expands your horizons in tune with the religiosity of Albert Einstein who declared that Science without religion is lame and Religion without science is blind. Aimed at deconstructing the exclusive claims of organized religions and combating the indifference of organized science to spiritual phenomena, these reflections and publications like these by others will serve as nuclei for courses on Science, Religion and Values in schools and colleges, humanity's only hope to bridge the gap between science and religion within a secular context."Science tells us the how of the phenomenal world. It does not answer its why. It is on such mysteries that the author reflects in his poems. He also raises questions pertaining to religion and consciousness, revealing in the process his own broad and interfaith sensitivities. And he says it all in poetic prose with clarity and simplicity. It was a pleasure for me to read these reflections. I feel that many more will have the same experience as they read them." V.V. Raman, PhD Emeritus Professor of Physics and the Humanities Rochester Institute of Technology.

Casey Templeton Mysteries 2-Book Bundle

Hate Cell / Old Bones

Author: Gwen Molnar

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459730836

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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In Hate Cell, thirteen-year-old Casey Templeton has recently moved to the southeastern Alberta town of Richford. One night Casey seeks refuge from a snowstorm in an abandoned farmhouse and stumbles upon his nearly frozen, unconscious science teacher, Mr. Deverell. Casey attempts to revive his teacher and searches the house for something to make a fire. In the attic he makes a frightening discovery — an office filled with computers, a printer, and racist posters and flyers! Soon the RCMP and Casey’s hacker brother, Hank, get involved in the mystery, but it’s Casey who leads the investigation into a warped world where hate is marketed on the Internet and innocent people are preyed on by bigots and bullies. In Old Bones, while helping with a real dinosaur dig at the world-famous Royal Tyrrell Museum, Casey finds a piece of dinosaur tooth. Excited, he spends all afternoon looking for the rest of the tooth, but all he ends up getting is a nasty sunburn. Lying in his hotel room that night, trying to recover, he sees and hears two men in a nearby room planning a robbery of precious artifacts from the Tyrrell. As the summer comes to an end, Casey and his friend Mandy decide to relax and take a bicycle jaunt north of Drumheller. But on the road they accidentally meet up with the conspirators and soon find themselves in a grim situation. Casey has to use all his ingenuity and skills to escape so he can try to help thwart the planned heist. Can he do it? Includes Hate Cell Old Bones

Mysteries and Discoveries of Archaeoastronomy

From Giza to Easter Island

Author: Giulio Magli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387765662

Category: Science

Page: 444

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The book is divided into two parts. In the first, the reader is taken on an ideal ‘world tour’ of many wonderful and enigmatic places in almost every continent, in search of traces of astronomical knowledge and lore of the sky. In the second part, Giulio Magli uses the elements presented in the tour to show that the fundamental idea which led to the construction of the astronomically-related giant monuments was the foundation of power, a foundation which was exploited by ‘replicating’ the sky. A possible interpretive model then emerges that is founded on the relationship the ancients had with “nature”, in the sense of everything that surrounded them, the cosmos. The numerous monumental astronomically aligned structures of the past then become interpretable as acts of will, expressions of power on the part of those who held it; the will to replicate the heavenly plane here on earth and to build sacred landscapes. Finally, having formulated his hypothesis, Professor Magli returns to visit one specific place in detail, searching for proof. This in-depth examination studies the most compelling, the most intensively studied, the most famous and, until recently, the most misunderstood sacred landscape on the planet - Giza, in Egypt. The archaeoastronomical analysis of the orientation of the Giza pyramids leads to the hypothesis that the pyramids of Cheops and Chephren belong to the same construction project.

Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins

Author: M. Maurette

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540343350

Category: Science

Page: 330

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Gives the first a coherent and comprehensive account of how meteorites may have brought the seeds of life to Earth. Embedds specific results within a broader framework that considers the creation and evolution of the Early Earth. Provides experienced researchers with a modern and compact reference, as well as a source of material for lectures in this field.