# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Why not knot right?": Review of *The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie: The Science andAesthetics of Tie Knots,* by Thomas Fink and Yong Mao. Reviewed by GregoryBuck. *Nature,* 27 January 2000, page 362.

After his reading of Fink and Mao's new book, reviewer Gregory Buck says hislife has changed: "Now, when I tie a tie, I know what I am doing, and why."Buck presents a brief synopsis and high acclaim for the book; he especiallyenjoyed the illustrations that allow the reader to learn new knots.

*--- Benjamin Stein*