This richly illustrated, story-driven volume presents sixteen of today's greatest unsolved mathematical puzzles, in a way that can be easily understood by anyone with elementary maths skills. These intriguing mysteries are presented to readers as puzzles that have time-travelled from Camelot, preserved in the notebook of Merlin, the wise magician in King Arthur's court.
Under the guidance of Mage Maryam (named in honour of the brilliant young mathematician, the late Maryam Mirzakhani), a distant descendant of Merlin, each mystery includes a mathematical and historical context, and puzzles range from tinker toys (a present for Camelot's princesses from the sorceress Morgana), cake-slicing at a festival, Lancelot's labyrinth, a vault for the Holy Grail, and more.
Paperback, 120 pages.
Measures 15.2 x 22.9 cm.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he...
Celebrate women working and achieving in STEM with this brilliant pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.