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in the Popular Press

"Thou shalt knot": Review of Knots: Mathematics with a twist, by Alexei Sossinsky. Reviewed by Mike Holderness. New Scientist, 21/28 December 2002, pages 74-75

This brief review indicates that some parts of this popular book on knot theory are pretty tough going. But the reviewer's interest and enthusiasm for the subject seem to have been piqued, especially by the book's intriguing suggestions about how knot theory may have something to say about quantum fields and string theory.

--- Allyn Jackson