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Endeavour

Endeavour:  The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World By Peter Moore Chatto & Windus, London, 2018 Pop quiz:  What does “endeavour” mean to you? a)  To attempt, to strive, to exert oneself towards achieving some goal, b)  The … Continue reading

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Ada’s Algorithm

Ada’s Algorithm By James Essinger Melville House Publishing. Brooklyn, NY. 2014 Lady Ada Lovelace has a good claim to being the first Woman in Tech. Born in 1815, she was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron. She’s best known … Continue reading

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Book Review: Infinitesimal

InfinitesimalBy Amir AlexanderScientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2014 Amir Alexander proves there is no subject too small to write a book about. Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World is about the mathematics of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ideas That Conquered the World

The Ideas That Conquered the WorldBy Michael MandelbaumPublicAffairs, New York, NY, 2002 The Ideas That Conquered the World was published with some fanfare in 2002, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I can’t remember how long it’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: 17 Equations That Changed the World

In Pursuit of the Unknown:  17 Equations That Changed the WorldBy Ian StewartBasic Books, New York, 2012 17 Equations That Changed the World:  It’s a greatest hits collection!  17 of your all-time favorite equations from the worlds of mathematics, physics … Continue reading

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