# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Don't let the numbers get you down": Review of *What the Numbers Say,* byDerrick Niederman and David Boyum. Reviewed by Robert Matthews. *New Scientist,* 31 May 2003, page50.

This book was written by two people who use mathematics in their work."Written in a breezy, anecdote-packed style, *What the Numbers Say* is anentertaining guide to how to think straight in a world of numbers," Matthewswrites.

*--- Allyn Jackson*