by Jaco Jacobs
A Century Is Not Enough
by Saurav Ganguly
A sporting classic and a manual for livingSourav Ganguly life has been full of highs and lows.Arguably India greatest cricket captain, he gave confidence to the team,reenergized them and took India,for the first time, to spectacular overseas victories.But Ganguly story also came with great challenges from his early days where he had to wait four long years beforebeing included in the team to the ugly battle with the Australian coach Greg Chappell. He fought his way out of every corner and climbed back up from every defeat, becoming India ultimate comeback king. What does it take to perform when the pressure is skyhigh? How do you fight back and win? How do you make a name for yourself when you are young and have started the journey which is closest to your heart? As Sourav takes you through his life, he looks at how to overcome challenges and come out a winner. Time and time again.
Mathematics for the Nonmathematician
by Morris Kline
Professor Kline begins with an overview, tracing the development of mathematics to the ancient Greeks, and following its evolution through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present day. Subsequent chapters focus on specific subject areas, such as “Logic and Mathematics,” “Number: The Fundamental Concept,” “Parametric Equations and Curvilinear Motion,” “The Differential Calculus,” and “The Theory of Probability.” Each of these sections offers a step-by-step explanation of concepts and then tests the student’s understanding with exercises and problems. At the same time, these concepts are linked to pure and applied science, engineering, philosophy, the social sciences or even the arts.
In one section, Professor Kline discusses non-Euclidean geometry, ranking it with evolution as one of the “two concepts which have most profoundly revolutionized our intellectual development since the nineteenth century.” His lucid treatment of this difficult subject starts in the 1800s with the pioneering work of Gauss, Lobachevsky, Bolyai and Riemann, and moves forward to the theory of relativity, explaining the mathematical, scientific and philosophical aspects of this pivotal breakthrough. Mathematics for the Nonmathematician exemplifies Morris Kline’s rare ability to simplify complex subjects for the nonspecialist.
by M. I. Shereshevsky
The Future of Us
by Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler
What if you could see how your life would unfold just be clicking a button?
It’s 1996 and Facebook isn’t even invented. Yet somehow, best friends Emma and Josh have discovered their profiles, fifteen years in the future … and they’re not sure they like what they see.
The more Emma and Josh learn about their future lives, the more obsessed they become on changing the destiny that awaits them. But what if focusing on the future, means that you miss something that’s right in front of you?