Ordering The Language of Mathematics, 19th Edition
[This site updated Jan. 5, 2022]
The Language of Mathematics has been used in numerous editions since 1988 at Montana State University and other colleges and universities. The text is self-published because the market is too small (only a few universities have a course in the language of mathematics) and I am the vendor for the university bookstores.
When you order the text, I will send you by e-mail a pdf copy of the Student's Solutions Manual, gratis. It is enough to really help. I will also include the Instructor' Manual and copies of one old exam for each chapter so you can see what you are supposed to learn.
Most people order
the text ($39.95 + shipping. This is very inexpensive for a major math text.)
the student solutions manual is free in pdf format. I will e-mail it (and other supplements) to you when you order the text.
postage $4 for slow book-rate "media-mail" postage in the U.S., for a total of $43.95. People who have ordered tell me it arrives in about 5 days to the west and 7-10 days to the east coast. I ship from Oregon.
For postage to other countries, see below (click the link).
Total $43.95 (slower media-mail). You may pay with PayPal below or with Zelle.
Make checks or money orders payable in U.S. dollars to "Warren Esty." I do not take credit cards other than through PayPal.
For the usual order (text, media mail in the US: $39.95+$4 = $43.95) with student solutions sent to you gratis by e-mail as a pdf file, you may reach your PayPal account by using the next button for "media mail" in the US (I ship from Oregon):
If you are in Canada, do not use this button. Shipping to Canada is discussed here.
Or, you may log into your account at https://www.paypal.com/ and send payment to me at
You may pay by Zelle or with a check in the regular mail. If you pay by regular mail be sure your order is clear about exactly what you ordered (for example, "LM, media mail") and your postal mail address. You must include your e-mail address so I can send the solutions manual. I have written more than one book and you must mention "LM" (The Language of Mathematics) so I know this is the book you want. Using PayPal gets you the materials very quickly.
Payment by check for shipping abroad (see shipping cost below) must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank (otherwise there are large collection charges. Even a US dollar check drawn on a Canadian bank will not do). I recommend money orders drawn on a U.S. bank. Even better is PayPal.
61083 Longview Lane
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I usually post books the same day I get payment.
Enclose your e-mail address and I will let you know when it is posted and I will send you the solutions manual to your e-mail address in pdf format.
There is also an Instructor's Solutions Manual with solutions to all problems and an Instructor's Manual, but they are available only to teachers.
Shipping to other countries. I am sorry it is so expensive. The US Post Office is losing money and raised their international rates a lot. $23 airmail to Canada or Mexico (There is no media-mail to Canada. Even airmail is slow -- it seems that Canadian Customs often holds up books for a week extra). Log into your PayPal account and add $23 for shipping to Canada, for a total of $62.95. Be sure your order is clear about exactly what you ordered (Subject line: "LM, mail to Canada").
$28 airmail to England, Spain, Germany, Sweden and other countries in Europe [$67.95 total for text and shipping, preferably paid by PayPal].
To order, write me. When I have your postal address, log into PayPal or TransferWise (preferred), select "Send Money" and enter my e-mail address (below) and the amount $67.95 and the subject line "The Language of Mathematics, mail to <your country>" and send it.
$28 airmail to Israel, Turkey, Japan, Australia, Oman, Brazil and anywhere else that US Priority Flat Rate mail goes [$67.95 total for text and shipping, preferably paid by PayPal]. E-mail me about postage to other countries.
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Warren Esty, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Montana State University
Write me if you have questions. I love this subject and will be glad to reply.