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Design: the man-made object

Part of 'The man-made world: a foundation course, units 33-4' Open University course.The aims of these units are:To show that the forms given to man-made objects are not simply determined by a definition of uses and performances, but by a much more complex mix of knowledge, context, and aspirations and value of the...
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1976

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Lateral thinking: a textbook of creativity

 THE classic work about improving creativity from world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono.In schools we are taught to meet problems head-on: what Edward de Bono calls 'vertical thinking'. This works well in simple situations - but we are at a loss when this approach fails. What then?Lateral thinking...
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1970

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Numbers: their meaning and magic

 An introduction to numerology. Contents: Introduction and forward; Numerical value of the letters; The Quaballah of Pythagoras; How to prophesy by numbers, with examples; Arithmetical divination; Good and evil days; Other Quaballahs; Colors, metals, and gems in harmony with the numbers; Conclusion.
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1972

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Invitation to mathematics

Enjoy over 500 puzzles and problems as you learn about classical and new concepts in mathematics and examine their practical applications.The authors of this book have devised a painless, if not thoroughly enjoyable, means for clarifying the basics of the science of math and its very interesting sidelights.This book...
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1973

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Tomorrow's math: unsolved problems for the amateur (second edition)

 A description of over 150 problems from all branches of mathematics compiled to challenge the amateur mathematician.
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1972

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It figures: Jimmy Young's guide to everyday mathematics

Do you find maths difficult? Then this is the book for you. It's a basic guide to the sort of maths which crop uo in everyday life - this book explains with clear examples and simple exercises all about the metres, litres and kilograms you need when decorating, cooking and shopping - how to read timetable and holiday...
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1979

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Numbers

 'In mathematics there is always another field beyond the hedge if one can only find the gap to crawl through' - L. F. TaylorIn Numbers, Taylor suggests some ways in which the gaps may be found and encourages his readers to discover what lies beyond them, and the result is a book which everyone who is drawn to...
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1970

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Your move

 Treasury of 100 brain-twisters includes board games, map games, word games, variations of chess and checker games, "life games," and scores of other recreations. For 80 problems, full solutions included. Remaining 20 unsolved will definitely challenge serious gamesters. 115 illus.
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1971

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Putting mathematics to work

This volume, fully illustrated with many photographs and diagrams, is concerned with the importance of mathematics in everyday life; in industry, in the university and in the world of art and craft. It also considers the immensely important part which is now being played by the large digital computers. (1970)
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1970

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Theoretical statistics - basic ideas

 This book assumes some degree of confidence in mathematics at A-level, and sets out to show how this mathematics is used to develop the basic ideas of statistics.
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1972

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