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Around the World in Eighty Days By Jules Verne
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The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a rich English gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical... More > precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Having dismissed his former valet, James Foster, for bringing him shaving water at 84 °F (29 °C) instead of 86 °F (30 °C), Fogg hires a Frenchman by the name of Jean Passepartout as a replacement. At the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a wager for £20,000 from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days...< Less
Around the World In Eighty Days By Jules Verne
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The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a rich English gentleman and bachelor living in solitude at Number 7 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a... More > modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Later on that day, in the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph, stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a large wager from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days. During the trip, they come across a procession in which a young Indian woman, Aouda, is to be sacrificed by the process of suttee the next day by Brahmins. Since the young woman is drugged and is obviously not going voluntarily, the travellers decide to rescue her...< Less
Around the World in Eighty Days By Jules Verne
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The story starts in London on Tuesday, October 1, 1872. Fogg is a rich English gentleman and bachelor living in solitude at Number 7 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a... More > modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Later on that day, in the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph, stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a large wager from his fellow club members, which he will receive if he makes it around the world in 80 days. During the trip, they come across a procession in which a young Indian woman, Aouda, is to be sacrificed by the process of suttee the next day by Brahmins. Since the young woman is drugged and is obviously not going voluntarily, the travellers decide to rescue her...< Less
GEOMETRY WITH THE EYES By Yvo Jacquier
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EBOOK - This book is the result of fifteen years of studies on art, in collaboration with mathematicians (in particular Jean-Paul Guichard and the IREM of Poitiers). Until the Renaissance, the... More > composition of painting and architecture was based on a specific geometry, called « with the eyes ». Its adventure began before writing, and books report nothing about. This practice avoids calculation for fear of scaring numbers, thanks to a grid where the figures are constructed. Thales, like many Greek philosophers, went to Egypt to learn it - he will give his name to the axioms. Then, all the properties are demonstrated with visual evidences, qualified as monstrations, in particular the four manifestations of the golden ratio in the triangle 3-4-5. This book offers a rich pedagogical material, as well as a solid basis for reflection on art and history. Rublev, Botticelli and Dürer are the great masters of this art. The color images for the screen, and the B/W for print, are accessible on the Internet.< Less
GEOMETRY WITH THE EYES By Yvo Jacquier
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PDF - This book is the result of fifteen years of studies on art, in collaboration with mathematicians (in particular Jean-Paul Guichard and the IREM of Poitiers). Until the Renaissance, the... More > composition of painting and architecture was based on a specific geometry, called « with the eyes ». Its adventure began before writing, and books report nothing about. This practice avoids calculation for fear of scaring numbers, thanks to a grid where the figures are constructed. Thales, like many Greek philosophers, went to Egypt to learn it - he will give his name to the axioms. Then, all the properties are demonstrated with visual evidences, qualified as monstrations, in particular the four manifestations of the golden ratio in the triangle 3-4-5. This book offers a rich pedagogical material, as well as a solid basis for reflection on art and history. Rublev, Botticelli and Dürer are the great masters of this art. The color visuals are in the appendix, in B&W, for a lower cost printing, and on the Internet for screen< Less
GEOMETRY WITH THE EYES By Yvo Jacquier
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This book is the result of fifteen years of studies on art, in collaboration with mathematicians (in particular Jean-Paul Guichard and the IREM of Poitiers). Until the Renaissance, the composition of... More > painting and architecture was based on a specific geometry, called « with the eyes ». Its adventure began before writing, and books report nothing about. This practice avoids calculation for fear of scaring numbers, thanks to a grid where the figures are constructed. Thales, like many Greek philosophers, went to Egypt to learn it - he will give his name to the axioms. Then, all the properties are demonstrated with visual evidences, qualified as monstrations, in particular the four manifestations of the golden ratio in the triangle 3-4-5. This book offers a rich pedagogical material, as well as a solid basis for reflection on art and history. Rublev, Botticelli and Dürer are the great masters of this art. The color images for the screen, and the B/W for print, are accessible on the Internet.< Less
The Adam Sequence By Arnold Schwartz
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The year is 2019. MIT student Brian Johnson discovers part of a mathematical sequence in what was thought to be junk nucleotides between the genes. The sequence is the key to a message and dates to... More > 25,000 years B.C. Ellen Sutton is Director of GenBank, the U.S. department responsible for archiving human DNA. It’s her task to find all the missing DNA sequences and decode the message, a message that will either save the planet, or plunge it into the next world war. Taisho Minamoto, the pride of Japan and the world's richest man, blames America for the death of his family and will stop at nothing to destroy the United States. He believes the DNA sequences will help him achieve his goal.< Less
The Adam Sequence By Arnold Schwartz
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The year is 2019. MIT student Brian Johnson discovers part of a mathematical sequence in what was thought to be junk nucleotides between the genes. The sequence is the key to a message and dates to... More > 25,000 years B.C. Ellen Sutton is Director of GenBank, the U.S. department responsible for archiving human DNA. It’s her task to find all the missing DNA sequences and decode the message, a message that will either save the planet, or plunge it into the next world war. Taisho Minamoto, the pride of Japan and the world's richest man, blames America for the death of his family and will stop at nothing to destroy the United States. He believes the DNA sequences will help him achieve his goal.< Less
The Philosophical Consolations of Aristotle Aristopoulos By Milton Johanides
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Aristotle Aristopoulos is the youngest Oxford graduate ever. He is a maths genius. But what is he going to do with this talent? He devotes his time to uncovering a brilliant mathematical formula... More > which will expose the existence of at least fifty hidden dimensions. He then falls in love with Lihua and his perspective on life changes. Within months he finds himself being tried for the murder of seven people. The evidence against him is convincing, but he believes he is innocent. Fantasy and reality become mixed inside his head as he struggles to uncover the truth.< Less
Codename Omega: Traitor In the Tower By Jessica Meats
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Jenny Harding, codename Omega, barely escaped from Grey’s Tower with her life. Going back in is more dangerous still. The mysterious Nuke has asked Jenny to resume her employment with... More > Grey’s Tower: to spy on them from the inside, to uncover their secrets. Surrounded by people who don’t trust her, with her every move being watched, Jenny has never felt more alone. In this hostile environment, the line between enemy and ally is blurred. Set in modern-day York, this sci-fi novella carries on the adventure begun in Omega Rising. Jessica Meats has a passion for both writing and technology. She got a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of York, where she was a founding member of a creative arts magazine. She now works in the technology industry and uses that experience to fuel her stories.< Less