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"Music and Mathematics as 2 Aspects of One Thing," by Timothy Ferris. NewYork Times, 7 June 1995.

This is a review of the book Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music andMathematics, by Edward Rothstein, chief music critic of the New YorkTimes. The book explores connections between music and mathematics,including similarities in the appreciation of beauty in each and in themysterious processes of artistic and mathematical invention. Ferris calls thebook "one of the most intelligible popular accounts of mathematical thought tohave been published in recent years."

-Allyn Jackson