Mathematical Digest


Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Bunny loops the loop": Review of Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, and Other Mathematical Explorations, by Keith Ball. Reviewed by Ben Longstaff. New Scientist, 31 January 2004, page 49.

This enthusiastic review praises the book for showing that mathematics "is deeply and gloriously satisfying". In ten chapters the book explores a divers range of mathematical topics in a way that is accessible to "anyone with a bit of calculus." The book does not just present polished results; as the reviewer puts it, "This is maths with the hood up and the engine running."

--- Allyn Jackson