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An introduction to tensegrity

The concept of tensegrity, in which tensile and compressive elements are carefully balanced to archive structural integrity, permits the fabrication of curious structures, their ridged elements not touching, but suspended as if by magic, interlaced by a network of tendons. 
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1976

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Polyhedra: a visual approach

 The orderliness and regularities of polyhedra provoke intuitive feelings that they must be significant; however, systematic studies of these three - dimensional figures have been consigned to mathematical treatise. By contrast, Mr Pugh describes polyhedra in visual terms, as a series of interrelated shapes. He...
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1976

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Secrets of origami: the Japanese art of paper folding

 Hundreds of diagrams help paperfolders at all levels create over 120 models ranging from a traditional sailboat, cicada, flapping bird, and jumping frog to such less common subjects as a Japanese lady, gargoyle, octopus, and a Moor at prayer. Also includes figures originated by internationally renowned origami...
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1971

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Geometry

 Jacobs' highly successful, distinctive text was revised on the basis of users' comments and ten years of classroom experience - perfecting an already acclaimed approach to teaching geometry.
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1974

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Advantages of the metric system

This book shows how the metric system was developed, logically and methodically, by scientists, engineers, merchants and statesmen of many countries, including our own. It is then compared with the imperial system in a variety of contexts, and its advantages are considered objectively, particularly in its modern...
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1972

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Theory and problems of probability (Schaum's outline series)

 More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum’s Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems....
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1974

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Boolean algebra

        This book provides a general introduction to an algebra with widespread applications for engineers, mathematicians, and logicians as well as for those for whom clarity and organisation of thought, the simple distinguishing of the true from the false, is of real...
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1971

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On growth and form

It is a book the way things grow, and the shapes they take. Here a great man of science  who was also a poet tells of the shape of horns, of teeth of tusks; of jumping fleas and slipper limpets; of buds and seeds, bees' cells and drops of; rain of the potter's thumb and the spider's web; of...
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1971

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Calculus: via numerical analysis

        This book contains a rather novel approach to one of the classic areas of mathematics, and should be of value to teachers and students of elementary calculus alike.
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1972

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Reliability: a mathematical approach

        Technological progress and complexity, just like social progress and complexity, bring with them new risks which have to be critically assessed if they are to be minimised. Reliability, or the 'science of confidence', has been born of this need.
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