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A Tour of the Calculus – David Berlinski


A Tour of the Calculus

David Berlinski

Genre: Mathematics

Price: $12.99

Publish Date: January 13, 1996

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Seller: Penguin Random House LLC

Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things possible and in doing so finds a correspondence between real numbers and the real world is the subject of this dazzling book by a writer of extraordinary clarity and stylistic brio. Even as he initiates us into the mysteries of real numbers, functions, and limits, Berlinski explores the furthest implications of his subject, revealing how the calculus reconciles the precision of numbers with the fluidity of the changing universe. "An odd and tantalizing book by a writer who takes immense pleasure in this great mathematical tool, and tries to create it in others."–New York Times Book Review

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Hardwiring Happiness – Rick Hanson


Hardwiring Happiness

The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

Rick Hanson

Genre: Self-Improvement

Price: $10.99

Publish Date: October 8, 2013

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Seller: Random House, LLC

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain— balancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into refuges and power centers of calm and happiness.

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