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536 Puzzles and Curious Problems (Five Thirty Six Puzz Prob SL 241)
Review Date: 9/14/2008


A wonderful collection!


Agnesi to Zeno: Over 100 Vignettes from the History of Math
Agnesi to Zeno: Over 100 Vignettes from the History of Math
Author: Sanderson Smith
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 9/14/2008


So informative--great for adding enrichment information to the curriculum.


The Annotated Alice
The Annotated Alice
Author: Lewis Carroll
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/14/2008


Fascinating!


Big Bk Real Skyscrape
Big Bk Real Skyscrape
Author: Gina Ingoglia
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 8/24/2006


The actual title is the Big Book of Real Skyscrapers. Very interesting book for little future engineers and architects!


Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary
Author: Helen Fielding
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 607
Review Date: 9/14/2008


Hilarious!


Cesar's Way : The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
Review Date: 9/14/2008


Cesar's way is THE way to work with your dog!


How Do Our Children Grow?: Introducing Children to God, Jesus, the Bible, Prayer, Church
Review Date: 12/26/2006


Great ideas for introducing kids to the Bible, Church, God.


Left Neglected
Left Neglected
Author: Lisa Genova
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 110
Review Date: 1/28/2012
Helpful Score: 1


I loved, loved, loved this book! Narrator Sarah, a Harvard MBA and vice president at a consulting firm, works crazy hours, multitasking every moment, trying to fit everything into her life. Then in the blink of an eye, she loses half of everything--the left half--and then finds that, in many ways, her traumatic brain injury adds value to her life instead of diminishing it. This is a really fascinating portrayal of a character with Hemispatial Neglect (or Left Neglect), by an author with a PhD in neuroscience.


The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth
Review Date: 9/14/2008
Helpful Score: 1


What a fascinating story! It's also a way to learn about contemporary mathematicians and to learn a little (very accessible) mathematics along the way!


Mathemagics: How to Look Like a Genius Without Really Trying
Review Date: 9/14/2008


Loads of fun!


Miss Osborne Misbehaves
Miss Osborne Misbehaves
Author: Marian Devon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 9/14/2008


This book was the most enjoyable Regency Romance I've read--original and always interesting. Twice as good as any Marion Chesney!


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 1103
Review Date: 9/14/2008


Very powerful story.


Reading for Writers Im
Reading for Writers Im
Author: MCCUEN
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 5/29/2009


This is the instructor's manual to accompany "Readings for Writers" which is a good book for AP Language and Composition students. Contains answers to questions in the reader.


The Runaway Duke
The Runaway Duke
Author: Julie Anne Long
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 173
Review Date: 1/14/2007


Among the better romance writers!


Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy (Sammy Keyes, Bk 3)
Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy (Sammy Keyes, Bk 3)
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 9/14/2008


Sammy Keyes' adventures are always entertaining!


The Thirteenth Tale
The Thirteenth Tale
Author: Diane Setterfield
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 9/14/2008


Captivating tale! A totally unexpected ending!


TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Guidebook
TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Guidebook
Author: Texas Instruments
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 7/12/2009


This book basically picks up where the TI-83 Guidebook leaves off. The 83 book has lots more examples, and if you need those like I do, you'll want to have both books on hand, even if you're using only the TI-84.


TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator for Dummies
TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator for Dummies
Author: C.C. Edwards
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/14/2008


Very, very helpful!


A Very Improbable Story
A Very Improbable Story
Author: Edward Einhorn, Adam Gustavson (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 7/24/2018


Unfortunately, this book is likely to lead to as many misconceptions as it is revelations about probability.

The first problem is that the author seems to think probability and odds are synonymous. The second problem is that, although the character recognizes on page 13 that the probability of getting a particular sock changes as other socks are removed from the drawer, he completely forgets that when applying that principle to marbles on page 19. Because there are 16 possible outcomes when drawing two marbles from a bag of marbles containing 25 of each of four colors, he says the probability of getting two white marbles is 1/16, when in fact it is (25/100)(24/99). The probability of each of the 16 possible outcomes is not equal. (It would be even more unequal if the numbers of marbles were not the same for each color, but that does not come up, and when he goes on to examine a box of cereal with five different animal shapes, he makes the (dangerous) assumption that there are the same number of each shape in the box.


Your Body's Many Cries for Water: You Are Not Sick, You Are Thirsty: Don't Treat Thirst With Medications
Review Date: 3/2/2008
Helpful Score: 2


Makes a lot of good points about the need to stay hydrated and the ill effects of not doing so. My migraines have virtually disappeared since I started heeding his advice.


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