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"Puzzle primes": Review of Dr. Riemann's Zeros, by Karl Sabbagh. Reviewed by Roy Herbert. New Scientist, 4 January 2003, page 47.

The Riemann Hypothesis, one of the great outstanding problems in mathematics, seems to be gaining a good deal of popular attention: In addition to Sabbagh's book, two other books on this problem are scheduled to appear in 2003. This brief review states that ``Sabbagh packs around the story a discussion of the properties of numbers that fascinate the indefatigable solution seekers, their work and personalities---satisfyingly eccentric in many instances.''

--- Allyn Jackson