SONI, J: A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Soni, Jimmy; Goodman, Rob. A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age. Simon and Schuster, 2017. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26507) $20.00

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The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon—the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded.

Illustrated. 267p. Notes. Index.

AAAS: Science Magazine (Volume 357, 6346, 7 July 2017)

Science Magazine (Volume 357, 6346, 7 July 2017), coverAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science. Science Magazine (Volume 357, 6346, 7 July 2017). American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2017. Unmarked text. Creased cover. pp1-104. Acceptable. Paperback. (#26444) $10.00

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Features Artificial Intelligence (AI). Also chemical shifts from tiny NMR samples, regulating products that target gut microbiomes, preschool games that promote math skills in India, and more.

LEONARDO DA VINCI: Leonardo da Vinci’s Machines

Cianchi, Marco; Pedretti, Carlo. Leonardo da Vinci’s Machines. Becocci Editore, 1984. ISBN: 8882000036. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26428) $10.00

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Extensively illustrated. Introduction by Carlo Pedretti. Iconography by Alessandro Vezzosi. Translation by Lisa Goldenberg Stoppato.

An amazing look into his mechanical genius, relating it to his art and to his contemporaries with 185+ annotated illustrations from da Vinci’s notebooks and photographs of models based on his designs, together with interpretative essays. 95p.

IONE, A: Penrose Tiling: Sketch #1, Red Black and White, Acrylic on Paper, Unframed, by Amy Ione

Penrose Tiling: Sketch #1, Red Black and White, Acrylic on Paper, Unframed, by Amy Ione, paintingIone, Amy. Penrose Tiling: Sketch #1, Red Black and White, Acrylic on Paper, Unframed, by Amy Ione. 2013. Handmade. Unframed, on paper. (#26364) $75.00

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Original acrylic and ink painting on paper, unframed. Measures 11×15 inches. Will send in a mat so you can frame it to your own taste.

Sale includes a certificate of authenticity.

A Penrose tiling is an example of non-periodic tiling. Penrose tilings are named after mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose, who investigated these sets in the 1970s.

IMCOS: Journal of the International Map Collectors’ Society (IMCoS, Summer 2017, No. 149)

Ortolja-Baird, Ljiljana, IMCoS. Journal of the International Map Collectors’ Society (IMCoS, Summer 2017, No. 149). International Map Collectors’ Society, 2017. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26343) $26.00

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Beautifully illustrated. 64p.

Articles include “Leonardo da Vinci’s world map” by Christopher W. Tyler, Huw Thomas on pre-20th century Welsh language maps, Maria Gronroos on the John Nurminen collection of world maps, and more.

Also two loose brochures.

ABBOTT, E: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Abbott, Edwin. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. Watchmaker Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 9781603863742. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26342) $10.00

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First published in 1884 and written pseudonymously by “A Square”. The book uses the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but its more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions.

16 illustrations by the author. 156p.

PENGILLY, S: Iterations

PENGILLY, S: Iterations, BOOK COVERPengilly, Sylvia. Iterations. Blurb, 2007. Unmarked. Inscribed by artist to previous owner.. Very Good. Paperback. (#26326) $14.00

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Contains images that are created from multiple projections of the same self-similar image. They are related to fractals, however, the software allows the artist to specify his/her own basic image. The shapes are almost, but not quite, symmetrical, and the colors are glowing and vibrant. Measures 7×7 inches. 40p