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Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (December 02, 2014)

Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage "mind-reading" tricks work? As a rule, we simply accept these tricks and "magic" without recognizing that...


Cryptanalysis: A Study of Ciphers and Their Solution

by Helen F. Gaines Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

Thorough, systematic introduction to serious cryptography, especially strong in modern forms of cipher solution used by experts. Nihilist, grille, U. S. Army, key-phrase, multiple-alphabet, Gronsfeld, Porta,...


India and Tibet

by Sir Francis Younghusband Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting...


Short-Cut Math

by Gerard W. Kelly Dover Publications (March 23, 2012)

Can you multiply 362 x .5 quickly in your head? Could you readily calculate the square of 41? How much is 635 divided by 2½? Can 727,648 be evenly divided by 8?

If any of these questions took you more than...


Scouting for Boys: The Original 1908 Edition

by Robert Baden-Powell Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Written by Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in the British Army and founder of the international Scouting movement, Scouting for Boys is one of the most influential manuals for youth ever published. First...


The Way of Perfection

by St. Teresa of Avila & E. Allison Peers Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

This classic of the interior life and Christian mysticism remains as fresh and inspiring today as it was 400 years ago. Written by a prominent sixteenth-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun, it forms a practical...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


General Chemistry

by Linus Pauling Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

"An excellent text, highly recommended." — Choice

When it was first published, this first-year chemistry text revolutionized the teaching of chemistry by presenting it in terms of unifying principles instead...


The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume II: Jewish Poems and Translations

by Emma Lazarus Dover Publications (October 27, 2014)

New York City–based poet Emma Lazarus (1849–87) is best known for "The New Colossus," which is inscribed upon the base of the Statue of Liberty. The highly respected writer and intellectual corresponded...


The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume I: Narrative, Lyric, and Dramatic

by Emma Lazarus Dover Publications (October 27, 2014)

New York City–based poet Emma Lazarus (1849–87) is best known for "The New Colossus," which is inscribed upon the base of the Statue of Liberty. The highly respected writer and intellectual corresponded...


Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014

by Paul E. Cohen, Robert T. Augustyn & Eric W. Sanderson Dover Publications (October 20, 2014)

More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents sixty-five full-color maps of America's oldest major city. This is Manhattan's first atlas of historical...


The Worst Journey in the World: With Scott in Antarctica 1910-1913

by Apsley Cherry-Garrard Dover Publications (September 23, 2013)

"The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel . . . a masterpiece."—The New York Review of Books

"When people ask me, 'What is your favorite travel book?' I nearly...


Relativity Simply Explained

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Since the publication of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, the discovery of such astronomical phenomena as quasars, pulsars, and black holes — all intimately connected to relativity — has...


Worlds of Enchantment: The Art of Maxfield Parrish

by Maxfield Parrish & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Maxfield Parrish enjoyed tremendous popularity throughout the early decades of the twentieth century. Bruce Watson, writing in Smithsonian magazine, deemed Parrish the "comman man's Rembrandt." It's said that...


Easy-to-Master Mental Magic

by James L Clark Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Learn to read minds, conduct hypnosis, and predict the future! Instead of employing visual magic, the tricks in this book help aspiring performers exercise mental powers that seem downright supernatural. Seasoned...


Anne of Green Gables

by L. M. Montgomery Dover Publications (September 29, 2014)

Beloved novel tells the story of Anne Shirley, an endearingly talkative and precocious 11-year-old orphan who comes to live on the farm of an elderly brother and sister on Canada's Prince Edward Island. Newly...


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher ― began work on a book to help supplement his family's meager income. That volume, A Christmas Carol, has long since become...


The Heads of Cerberus

by Francis Stevens & Lloyd Arthur Eshbach Dover Publications (September 29, 2014)

Capped by a silver figure of Cerberus, the three-headed hound that guards the gates of Hell, an ancient glass vial contains ordinary-looking dust. Once inhaled, however, the dust exhibits extraordinary powers,...


Selected Papers on Noise and Stochastic Processes

by Nelson Wax Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)

Six classic papers on stochastic process, selected to meet the needs of physicists, applied mathematicians, and engineers. Contents: 1.Chandrasekhar, S.: Stochastic Problems in Physics and Astronomy. 2. Uhlenbeck,...


Popular Lectures on Mathematical Logic

by Hao Wang Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

A noted logician and philosopher addresses various forms of mathematical logic, discussing both theoretical underpinnings and practical applications. Author Hao Wang surveys the central concepts and theories...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


It Shouldn't Happen (to a Dog)

by Don Freeman & Todd DePastino Dover Publications (September 15, 2014)

Army life didn't agree with GI Albert C. Bedlington, Jr. He felt like he was always crawling on all fours, and one day when the very thing he'd feared for months finally happened — he had become a dog! The...


Dot and Tot of Merryland

by L. Frank Baum & W. W. Denslow Dover Publications (September 15, 2014)

From the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes this tale of two children and their river voyage to an enchanted world. L. Frank Baum's fantasy features whimsical images by famed Oz illustrator W. W. Denslow....


Wit and Wisdom of America's First Ladies: A Book of Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (September 08, 2014)

"The one thing I do not want," quipped Jacqueline Kennedy, "is to be called First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." This lively collection includes more than 350 revealing and thought-provoking remarks by...


The Mysterious Rider

by Zane Grey Dover Publications (August 25, 2014)

From a master storyteller of Old West adventures comes this novel of romance and redemption. Zane Grey, author of Riders of the Purple Sage, introduces Hell-Bent Wade, a gunfighter with a shadowy past. Wade...


The Fourth Dimension: Toward a Geometry of Higher Reality

by Rudy Rucker Dover Publications (August 18, 2014)

This is the definitive popular exploration of what the fourth dimension means, both physically and spiritually. Mathematician and science-fiction novelist Rudy Rucker takes readers on a guided tour of a higher...


Poems and Songs Celebrating America

by Ann Braybrooks Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)

A tribute to the ideals and accomplishments of American history, this anthology features inspiring verse by Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Katharine Lee Bates, John Greenleaf...


Integral Equations

by B. L. Moiseiwitsch Dover Publications (November 30, 2011)

Two distinct but related approaches hold the solutions to many mathematical problems--the forms of expression known as differential and integral equations. The method employed by the integral equation approach...


Great Speeches of the 20th Century

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (August 18, 2014)

A great speech can stir the soul — and move a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from some of the twentieth century's most memorable addresses. Writers...


Linear Programming: An Introduction to Finite Improvement Algorithms: Second Edition

by Daniel Solow Dover Publications (August 11, 2014)

Suitable for undergraduate students of mathematics and graduate students of operations research and engineering, this text covers the basic theory and computation for a first course in linear programming. In...


Mathematical Techniques for Biology and Medicine

by William Simon Dover Publications (July 16, 2014)

Suitable for both graduate and undergraduate courses, this text recalls basic concepts of calculus and shows how problems can be formulated in terms of differential equations. Fully worked-out solutions to selected...


Quantum Mechanics: New Approaches to Selected Topics

by Harry J. Lipkin Dover Publications (August 11, 2014)

Acclaimed as "excellent" (Nature) and "very original and refreshing" (Physics Today), this collection of self-contained studies is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Its broad selection...


Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballads

by John A. Lomax & Alan Lomax Dover Publications (August 11, 2014)

This sequel to the Lomaxes' widely acclaimed American Ballads and Folk Songs includes melodies and words for tunes from all parts of the country. Songs include spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting...


What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

by Robert L. Wolke Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

From simple (How do magnets work?) to complex (Where does uranium get its energy?), this volume offers intriguing insights into scientific facts. Definitive accounts of workings behind everyday phenomena include...


Partially Ordered Algebraic Systems

by Laszlo Fuchs Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

This monograph by a distinguished mathematician constitutes the first systematic summary of research concerning partially ordered groups, semigroups, rings, and fields. The high-level, self-contained treatment...


The Dance of Death

by Hans Holbein Dover Publications (September 11, 2013)

The most celebrated work of the 16th-century woodcut master, these 41 illustrations are a stark reminder of a dramatic motif: "Remember, you will die." Includes various quotations, depictions, and meditations...


Neo-Classical Furniture Designs: A Reprint of Thomas King's "Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified," 1829

by Thomas King Dover Publications (January 16, 2013)

Influential guide displays over 300 Grecian designs: fire screens, sofas, couches, chairs, footstools, commodes, sideboards, washstands, bedsteads,and many other items.


The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology

by Faubion Bowers Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Unique collection spans over 400 years (1488–1902) of haiku by greatest masters: Basho, Issa, Shiki, many more. Translated by top-flight scholars. Foreword and many informative notes to the poems.


R.U.R.

by Karel Capek Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest comedic efforts....


Knitting Fashion Sweaters for Today

by Linda Macho Dover Publications (August 04, 2014)

Twenty-one classic sweater designs reproduced from rare thread company publications. Includes instructions, photographs, table of switchable yarns and needle conversion chart. Twenty-one illustrations.


Studies in the Theory of Random Processes

by A. V. Skorokhod Dover Publications (July 28, 2014)

This text is devoted to the development of certain probabilistic methods in the specific field of stochastic differential equations and limit theorems for Markov processes. Specialists, researchers, and students...


Big Book of Favorite Crochet Patterns

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Dover Publications (August 04, 2014)

Richly illustrated treasury of patterns for doilies, tablecloths, placemats, bedspreads, and edgings. Includes designs for a spectacular Florentine banquet cloth and a charming Land of Nod spread for a child's...


Algebraic Methods in Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory

by Dr. Gérard G. Emch Dover Publications (August 04, 2014)

This systematic algebraic approach concerns problems involving a large number of degrees of freedom. It extends the traditional formalism of quantum mechanics, and it eliminates conceptual and mathematical difficulties...


The Merchant Bankers

by Joseph Wechsberg & Christopher Kobrak Dover Publications (July 28, 2014)

This fascinating chronicle of the world's great financial families offers candid profiles of the personalities behind seven legendary banking houses: Hambros, which now survives in name only; Barings, the oldest...


A Book of Set Theory

by Charles C Pinter Dover Publications (June 01, 2014)

Suitable for upper-level undergraduates, this accessible approach to set theory poses rigorous but simple arguments. Each definition is accompanied by commentary that motivates and explains new concepts. Starting...


Operator Methods in Quantum Mechanics

by Martin Schechter Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

This advanced undergraduate and graduate-level text introduces the power of operator theory as a tool in the study of quantum mechanics, assuming only a working knowledge of advanced calculus and no background...


Golf on the Moon: Entertaining Mathematical Paradoxes and Puzzles

by Dick Hess Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

Divide a rectangular cake into five even pieces, calculate the cost of running a successful casino, figure out the maximum number of losses on the road to winning the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, and solve...


Makers of Mathematics

by Stuart Hollingdale Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Fascinating and highly readable, this book recounts the history of mathematics as revealed in the lives and writings of the most distinguished practitioners of the art: Archimedes, Descartes, Fermat, Pascal,...


Nonlinear Dynamics: Exploration Through Normal Forms

by Peter B. Kahn & Yair Zarmi Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this exposition covers the method of normal forms and its application to ordinary differential equations through perturbation analysis. In addition...


A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic

by Raymond M. Smullyan Dover Publications (March 19, 2014)

Combining stories of great philosophers, quotations, and riddles with the fundamentals of mathematical logic, this new textbook for first courses in mathematical logic was written by the subject's creative master....