## Books Reviewed

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"The numbers game: Why math books are hot," by Jane Boursaw and Tameka L. Hicks,*USA Today Weekend Magazine*, September 21, 2003

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**Abel's Proof: An Essay on the Sources and Meaning of Mathematical Unsolvability**, by Peter Pesic

Review by Lars Garding, "*Abel's Proof*, " *Notices of the AMS*, March 2004 ( 131KB)

**After Math**, by Miriam Webster

Review by Alex Kasman, "

*After Math, The Fractal Murders and Other Mathematical Murder Mysteries*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, October 2003 ( 128KB)

**Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk**, by Peter L. Bernstein

Review by S. L. Zabell, "*Against the Gods: the Remarkable Story of Risk*, " *Notices of the AMS*, January 1999 ( 85KB)

Review by John Rothchild, "Books in Brief: Nonfiction," *New York Times Book Review* , (search) February 16, 1997

**Algebra in Ancient and Modern Times**, by V. S. Varadarajan

Review by Ed Sandifer, "Read This!," *MAA Online*, 1998

**The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions**, Edwin A. Abbott. Introduction and notes by Ian Stewart

Review by A. K. Dewdney, "

*The Annotated Flatland*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, November 2002 ( 63KB)

**The Apprenticeship of a Mathematician**, by André Weil

Review by V.S. Varadarajan, "*The Apprenticeship of a Mathematician--Autobiography of André Weil*, " *Notices of the AMS*, April 1999 ( 131KB)

**Arabesques: Decorative Art in Morocco**, by Jean-Marc Castéra

Review by Gregory Buck, "Algorithms of Boundless Beauty," Science, April 20, 2001

**A Beautiful Mind**, by Sylvia Nasar

Review by John Milnor, "John Nash and *A Beautiful Mind*, " *Notices of the AMS*, November 1998 ( 113KB)

Review by James Case, "The Life and Times of One of the Century's Most Gifted Individuals," *SIAM News*, June 1999

Review by Keith Devlin, *New Scientist* , September 5, 1998

Review by David Goodstein, "Mathematics to Madness, and Back," *New York Times* Arts section, (search) June 11, 1998

**The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life**, by R. J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray.

Review by James Case, "Is the Bell Curve Statistically Sound?," *SIAM News*, January 1995

Review by Leon J. Kamin, *Scientific American* , Vol. 272 No. 2, February, 1995

**Bertrand Russell: A Life**, by Caroline Moorehead

Review by Philip J. Davis, "Russell's Real Paradox: The Wise Man Is a Fool," *SIAM News*, July 1994

**Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude, 1872-1921**, by Ray Monk

Review by Stuart Hampshire, "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner," *New York Review of Books* November 28, 1996

Review by Richard Bernstein, "More Adept With Concepts Than People," *New York Times* Weekend section, (search) December 6, 1996

Review by A. C. Grayling, "Philosophy with Warts," *New York Times Book Review* , (search) December 29, 1996

**Beyond the Limit: The Dream of Sofya Kovalevskaya**, by Joan Spicci

Review by Ann Koblitz, "

*Beyond the Limit*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, January 2004 ( 76KB)

**The Bible Code**, by Michael Drosnin

Review by Allyn Jackson, with commentary by Shlomo Sternberg, "*The Bible Code* : A Book Review," *Notices of the AMS*, September 1997 ( 158KB)

**The Bit and the Pendulum: How the New Physics of Information is Revolutionizing Science**, by Tom Siegfried

Review by Solomon Golomb, "

*The Bit and the Pendulum*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, August 2002 ( 63KB)

**The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe**, by John D. Barrow

Review by Jean-Pierre Luminet, "

*The Book of Nothing*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2002 ( 56KB)

Review by John O'Connor, "Nothing to it!,"

*Nature*, April 12, 2001

**California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education**, by Suzanne M. Wilson

Review by Anthony Ralston, "*California Dreaming*, " *Notices of the AMS*, November 2003 ( 91KB)

**Called Too Soon By Flames Afar: Niels Hendrik Abel and His Times**, by Arild Stubhaug

Review by Jesper Lutzen, "

*Called Too Soon By Flames Afar*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, August 2002 ( 132KB)

**Celestial Encounters: The Origins of Chaos and Stability**, by Florin Diacu and Philip Holmes

Review by Glen R. Hall, "The Human Minds Behind the Abstract Theorems of Celestial Mechanics," *SIAM News*, June 1997

Review by Robert L. Devaney, *Science* , December 20, 1996

**The Code Book: The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography**, by Simon Singh

Review by Jim Reeds, "

*The Code Book*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, March 2000 ( 61KB)

**Codebreakers: Arne Beurling and the Swedish Crypto Program during World War II**, by Bengt Beckman

Review by Friedrich Bauer, "

*Codebreakers*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, September 2003 ( 68KB)

**The Colossal Book of Mathematics**, by Martin Gardner

Review by Ed Pegg, "

*The Colossal Book of Mathematics*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, October 2002 ( 62KB)

**A Concise History of Mathematics**, by Dirk Struik

Review by David Rowe, "Looking Back on a Bestseller: Dirk Struik's

*A Concise History of Mathematics*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2001 ( 68KB)

**Conned Again, Watson!: Cautionary Tales of Logic, Math, and Probability**, by Colin Bruce

Review by Jim Tattersall, "

*Conned Again, Watson!*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, November 2002 ( 65KB)

**Correspondence Grothendieck-Serre**

Review by Michel Raynaud, "

*Correspondence Grothendieck-Serre*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, October 2003

( 43KB)

**Count Down: Six Kids Vie for Glory at the World's Toughest Math Competition**, by Steve Olson

Review by Daniel Ullman, "

*Count Down*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, August 2004 ( 203KB)

Review by Ken Fuson, "

*Count Down*: Give Steve Olson credit for explaining why bright math minds should be admired, not reviled,"

*Orlando Sentinel*, (search) April 11, 2004

Review by Eric Arnesen, "Whiz kids,"

*Chicago Tribune*Books, (search) April 18, 2004

**Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government--Saving Privacy in the Digital Age**, by Stephen Levy

Review by Scott McLemee, "Decoder Ring: How a Ragged Band Broke the Government's Hold on Cryptography," *New York Times Book Review* , (search) January 14, 2001

**Cryptonomicon**, by Neal Stephenson

Review by Alex Kasman, "*Cryptonomicon*, " *Notices of the AMS*, December 1999 ( 58KB)

**Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists**, by Joel Best

Review by Lynn Steen, "*Damned Lies and Statistics*, " *Notices of the AMS*, February 2003 ( 91KB)

Review by Robert M. May, "Scientific uncertainties relating to the social issues of today," *Nature* , November 1, 2001

**Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos**, by Ian Stewart

Review by Philip Holmes, "*Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos* and *What Shape is a Snowflake?*, " *Notices of the AMS*, December 2002 ( 142KB)

**Education of a Mathematician**, by Philip J. Davis

Review by David Gale, "The Education of a Mathematician," *Notices of the AMS*, January 2001 ( 52KB)

**Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music and Mathematics**, by Edward Rothstein.

Review by Leonard Gillman,

*Mathematical Intelligencer*. Vol. 20, No. 3, Summer 1998

Reviewed by Shai Simonson, "Read This!, " MAA Online, 1996

Review by Timothy Ferris,

*New York Times*, June 7, 1995 (not online)

Review by Kendall L. Walton,

*New York Times Book Review*, June 18, 1995 (not online)

Review by Jim Holt,

*The New Yorker*, June 5, 1995 (not online)

Review by Jeffrey Nunemacher,

*American Mathematical Monthly*, March 1997

**Emergence of the Theory of Lie Groups. An Essay in the History of Mathematics, 1869-1926**, by Thomas Hawkins

Review by David Rowe, "

*Emergence of the Theory of Lie Groups*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2003 ( 275KB)

**The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age**, by James Horgan.

Review by David Hoffman, "*The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age*, " *Notices of the AMS*, February 1998 ( 171KB)

**Enigma**, by Robert Harris.

Review by Peter Hilton, "*Enigma*, " *Notices of the AMS*, June 1996 ( 53KB)

Reviewed in *New York Times Book Review* , October 22, 1995 (not online)

**An Equation that Changed the World: Newton, Einstein, & the Theory of Relativity**, by Harald Fritzsch (translated from the German by Karin Heusch)

Review by Kenneth Yarnall, *Mathematical Intelligencer* , Vol. 19 No. 2, Spring 1997

**Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace**, by Leonard Mlodinow

Review by Robert Langlands, "

*Euclid's Window*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, May 2002 ( 1632KB)

**Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity**, by David Foster Wallace

Review by Michael Harris, "A Sometimes Funny Book Supposedly About Infinity," *Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2004 ( 223KB)

Review by Anthony Doerr, "From here to infinity: Germs, math, and the beauty of discovery," *The Boston Globe* Books, (search) October 19, 2003

Review by Jim Holt, "To Infinity and Beyond," *The New Yorker* , October 27, 2003

Review by David Papineau, "*Everything and More* : Room for One More," *New York Times Book Review, * (search ) November 16, 2003

Review by David Kipen, "Math meets humor for infinite wonder," *The San Francisco Chronicle* , (search) November 18, 2003

Review by John Freeman, "History books calculate infinity, toll of violence," *Denver Post* , (search) December 28, 2003

Review by Amir Aczel, "When good novelists do bad science," *The Globe and Mail* , (search) January 3, 2004

Review by Rudy Rucker, "Infinite Confusion," *Science* , January 16, 2004

Review by John Allen Paulos, "electrified Paté," *The American Scholar*, Winter 2004

**Exploring Randomness**, by Gregory Chaitin

Review by Panu Raatikainen, "*Exploring Randomness* and *The Unknowable*, " *Notices of the AMS*, October 2001 ( 109KB)

**Fashionable Nonsense**, by Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont.

*Note:* This is the U.S. title of the English translation of the French original "Impostures Intellectuelles," which appeared in Britain as "Intellectual Imposters."

Review by William Faris, "*Impostures intelectuelles*, " *Notices of the AMS*, August 1998 ( 96KB)

Review by John Sturrock, "La pauvre Sokal," *London Review of Books*, July 16, 1998

Review by Jim Holt, "Is Paris Kidding?" *New York Times Book Review* , (search) November 15, 1998

**Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem**, by Simon Singh.

Review by Allyn Jackson, "*Fermat's Enigma*, " *Notices of the AMS*, November 1997 ( 84KB)

Review by Roger Penrose, "Q.E.D.," *New York Times Book Review* , (search) November 30, 1997

Review by Richard Bernstein, "Following a Proof of Fermat's Theorem to the Far Horizon of Pure Reason," *New York Times* , (search) November 28, 1997

**Fermat's Last Theorem for Amateurs**, by Paulo Ribenboim

Review by Michael Rosen, "*Fermat's Last Theorem for Amateurs*, " *Notices of the AMS*, April 2000 ( 55KB)

**Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem**, by Amir D. Aczel

Review by Richard Bernstein, "Finding Buried Treasure in Beautiful Mathematics," *New York Times* , (search) December 16, 1996

**Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So**, by Ian Stewart

Reviewed by Jody Trout, "

*Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, April 2002 (65KB)

Review by Judith Rosen, "Narrative Plus Math Equals Sales,"

*Publishers Weekly*, April 16, 2001

**Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved**, by Robin Wilson

Review by Bjarne Toft, "*Four Colors Suffice*, " *Notices of the AMS*, February 2004 ( 93KB)

Review by Daniel S. Silver, "Map Quest," *American Scientist* , July-August 2003

**The Fractal Murders**, by Mark Cohen

Review by Alex Kasman, "*After Math*, *The Fractal Murders and Other Mathematical Murder Mysteries*, " *Notices of the AMS*, October 2003 ( 128KB)

**Fractals and Chaos: The Mandelbrot Set and Beyond**, by Benoit B. Mandelbrot

Review by Kenneth Falconer, "Infinite beauty," *Nature* , July 1, 2004

**Fragile Dominion: Complexity and the Commons**, by Simon Levin

Reviewed by Martin Nowak and David Krakauer, "*Fragile Dominion*, " *Notices of the AMS*, May 2000

( 69KB)

**Fragments of Infinity: A Kaleidoscope of Math and Art**, by Ivars Peterson

Review by Tony Phillips, "*Fragments of Infinity*, " *Notices of the AMS*, October 2002 ( 133KB)

**Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin**, by Stephen Jay Gould

Review by James Case, *SIAM News* , March 1997 (not online)

**Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant**, by Julian Havil

Review by Dan Segal, "*Gamma*, " *Notices of the AMS*, August 2004 ( 245KB)

**Geometrical Landscapes: The Voyages of Discovery and the Transformation of Mathematical Practice**, by Amir R. Alexander

Review by Reuben Hersh, "In Search of Interior Riches," *American Scientist* , May-June 2003

**Geometry Civilised**, by J. L. Heilbronn

Review by Ian Stewart, *New Scientist* , July 25, 1998

**Geometry: Our Cultural Heritage**, by Audun Holme

Review by H. Wu, "

*Geometry: Our Cultural Heritage*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, May 2004 (128KB)

**George Green: Mathematician and Physicist, 1793-1841: The Background to his Life and Work**, by D. M. Cannell

Review by Philip J. Davis, *SIAM News* , July-August 1996 (not online)

**Gödel: A Life in Logic**, by John Casti and Werner de Pauli

Review by Martin Davis, "

*Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Times of Kurt Gödel*and

*Gödel: A Life of Logic*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, September 2001 (140KB)

**Gödel's Proof**, by Ernest Nagel and James R. Newman

Review by Timothy McCarthy, "*Gödel's Proof*, " *Notices of the AMS*, March 2004 ( 79KB)

**The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number**, by Mario Livio

Review by Eli Maor, "Symbol of Perfect Proportions," *Science* , February 14, 2003

Interview with Livio, "*The Golden Ratio* : Book Examines the Mystery of Phi, Pi's Lesser-Known Cousin," NPR's *All Things Considered* , March 13, 2003

**A Handbook of Mathematical Discourse**, by Charles Wells

Review by Steven Krantz, "*A Handbook of Mathematical Discourse*, " *Notices of the AMS*, September 2004 ()

**Helaman Ferguson: Mathematics in Stone and Bronze**, by Claire Ferguson

Review by Philip J. Davis, "Mathematics and Art: The Work of Helaman Ferguson," *SIAM News*, May/June 1994

Review by J. W. Cannon, *Mathematical Intelligencer* , Vol. 18 No. 2, Summer 1996

**The Hilbert Challenge**, by Jeremy J. Gray

Review by Brian Blank, "

*The Hilbert Challenge*and

*The Honors Class*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, September 2002 (81KB)

Review by W. Timothy Gowers, "A scientist to count on,"

*Nature*, April 5, 2001

**Hinged Dissections: Swinging and Twisting**, by Greg N. Frederickson

Review by Mike Eisenberg, "King of Swing," *American Scientist* , May-June 2003

**The Honors Class**, by Benjamin Yandell

Review by Brian Blank, "*The Hilbert Challenge* and *The Honors Class*, " *Notices of the AMS*, September 2002 ( 81KB)

Review by John McCleary, "In Search of Solutions," *American Scientist* , May-June 2002

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, "A Most Influential Problem Set," *Science* , May 3, 2002

Review by W. Timothy Gowers, "Winning the Numbers Game," *Nature* , June 13, 2002

**How the Other Half Thinks: Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning**, by Sherman Stein

Review by Edward Barbeau, "*How the Other Half Thinks: Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning* and *Mathematics Galore! Masterclasses, Workshops, and Team Projects in Mathematics and Its Applications*, " *Notices of the AMS*, September 2002 ( 118KB)

**Humble Pi: The Role Mathematics Should Play in American Education**, by Michael K. Smith

Review by Conrad Plaut, "Eating *Humble Pi*, " *Notices of the AMS*, July 1995 ( 80KB)

**Imaginary Numbers: An Anthology of Marvelous Mathematical Stories, Diversions, Poems, and Musings**, edited by William Frucht

Review by Alex Kasman, "*Imaginary Numbers*, " *Notices of the AMS*, August 2000 ( 62KB)

**An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of -1**, by Paul J. Nahin

Review by Brian Blank, "*An Imaginary Tale*, " *Notices of the AMS*, November 1999 ( 76KB)

Review by Victor J. Katz, *Science* , January 22, 1999

**Imagining Numbers (particularly the square root of minus fifteen)**, by Barry Mazur

Review by Dietmar Dath and Steven Krantz, "

*Imagining Numbers*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, November 2003 (60KB)

Review by Jonathan Heawood, "Some numbers you can't count on,"

*The Guardian*U.K., (search) May 18, 2003

Review by Marcus du Sautoy, "A problem squared,"

*The Guardian - Books*U.K., (search) October 18, 2003

**Imposteurs Intellectuelles**, by Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont (See **Fashionable Nonsense** above.)

Review by William Faris, "*Impostures intellectuelles*, " *Notices of the AMS*, August 1998 ( 96KB)

**In Code: A Mathematical Journey**, by Sarah Flannery and David Flannery

Review by Rafe Jones, "

*In Code: A Mathematical Journey*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, April 2003 (66KB)

Review by Kelle Love, "Prodigious Math,"

*American Scientist*, September-October 2001

**Indiscrete Thoughts**, by Gian-Carlo Rota

Review by Andrew Leahy, "Read This!," *MAA Online* (undated)

Review by Philip J. Davis, *SIAM News* , April 1997 (not online)

Review by Steven G. Krantz, "*Indiscrete Thoughts*, ", *Notices of the AMS*, August 1997 ( 106KB)

**Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein**, by David Mumford, Caroline Series and David J. Wright

Review by Al Marden, "Indra's Pearls,"

*Notices of the AMS*, January 2003 (850KB)

Review by Brian Hayes, "On the Complex Plane,"

*American Scientist*, March 2003

Review by Michael Field, "Reflections of Reflections Without End,"

*Science*, March 7, 2003

**The Infinite in the Finite**, by Alastair Macintosh Wilson

Review by Elena Anne Marchisotto, "Read This!," *MAA Online* (undated)

**In Polya's Footsteps**, by Ross Honsberger.

Review by David Graves, "Read This!," *MAA Online* (Undated)

**The Invention of Infinity: Mathematics and Art in the Renaissance**, by J.V. Field

Review by Anthony Phillips, "The Invention of Infinity,"

*Notices of the AMS*, January 2000 (90KB)

**Irving Fisher: A Biography**, by Robert L. Allen

Review by Philip J. Davis, "The Economist as Bankrupt," *SIAM News*, November 1994

**Isaac Newton**, by James Gleick

Review by Steve Krantz, "

*Isaac Newton*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, December 2003 (56KB)

**It Must Be Beautiful: Great Equations of Modern Science**, edited by Graham Farmelo

Review by William Faris, "

*It Must Be Beautiful*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, March 2003 (116KB)

Review by Ian Stewart, "In the eye of the beholder,"

*Nature*, March 21, 2002

Review by Robert Osserman, "Not All Equations Are Equal,"

*American Scientist*, November-December 2002

**Julia: A Life in Mathematics**, by Constance Reid

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, "Read This!," MAA Online (undated)

**The Jungles of Randomness**, by Ivars Peterson

Review by Rick Durrett, "*The Jungles of Randomness: A Mathematical Safari*, " *Notices of the AMS*, June/July 1999 ( 59KB)

Review by Dex Whittinghill, "Read This!," MAA Online (undated)

**Karl Pearson: The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age**, by Theodore M. Porter

Review by Peter J. Bowler. "Sorrows of the young statistician," *Nature* , July 29, 2004

Review by John Aldrich. "A Statistician in Embryo," *American Scientist* , July/August 2004

Review by Manfred D. Laubichler. "Tragedy Averted," Science, June 18, 2004

Review by Peter J. Bowler, "Sorrows of the young statistician," *Nature* , July 29, 2004

**Kasparov versus Deep Blue: Computer Chess Comes of Age**, by Monty Newborn

Review by Hans Berliner, "*Kasparov versus Deep Blue: Computer Chess Comes of Age*, " *Notices of the AMS*, April 1998 ( 46KB)

Review by James Case, "Computer Chess Moves to the Grandmaster Level," *SIAM News*, June 1997

**Kepler's Conjecture: How Some of the Greatest Minds in History Helped Solve One of the Oldest Math Problems in the World**, by George G. Szpiro

Review by Neil Sloane, "The proof of the packing,"

*Nature*, September 11, 2003

Review by Doron Zeilberger, "To Prove the Optimal Packing,"

*Science*, August 29, 2003

**The Knot Book: An Elementary Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Knots**, by Colin Adams

Review by De Witt Sumners, *Mathematical Intelligencer* , Vol. 19 No. 1 (Winter 1997)

**Knots: Mathematics with a Twist**, by Alexei Sossinsky, translated by by Giselle Weiss

Review by Andzej Stasiak, "A knotty story,"

*Nature*, January 30, 2003

Review by John Derbyshire, "Reconciling readers to a world of knots,"

*The Washington Times*, (search) March 9, 2003

**Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics**, by Liping Ma

Review by Roger Howe, "*Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics*, " *Notices of the AMS*, September 1999 ( 81KB)

**The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century**, by David Salsburg

Review by Theodore Porter, "Statistical Tales," *American Scientist* , September-October 2001

**The LaTeX Graphics Companion--Illustrating Documents with TeX and Postscript**, by Michel Goosen, Sebastian Rahtz, and Frank Mittelbach

Review by Bill Casselman, "*The LaTeX Graphics Companion* and *TeX Unbound* --A Review of Two Books," *Notices of the AMS*, December 1999 ( 84KB)

**The Life and Legacy of G. I. Taylor**, by George Batchelor

Review by Peter Bradshaw, "*The Life and Legacy of G. I. Taylor*, " *Bulletin of the AMS*, July 1997

**The Life of Stefan Banach**, by Roman Kaluza

Review by Sheldon Axler, *American Mathematical Monthly* , June-July 1997

**Linked: The New Science of Networks**, by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Review by Rick Durrett, "The New Science of (Random) Networks,"

*Notices of the AMS*, February 2004 (118KB)

**Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Gödel**, by John Dawson

Review by Martin Davis, "

*Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Times of Kurt Gödel*and

*Gödel: A Life of Logic*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, September 2001 (140KB)

**The Magical Maze**, by Ian Stewart

Review by Keith Devlin, *New Scientist*, 1998

**The Man Who Loved Only Numbers**, by Paul Hoffman

Review by Paul Halmos, "*The Man Who Loved Only Numbers*, " *Notices of the AMS*, October 1998 ( 62KB)

Review by Keith Devlin, "Read This!," MAA Online, 1998

Review by James Alexander, *New York Times Book Review* , (search) September 27, 1998

**The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved and Why Numbers are Like Gossip**, by Keith Devlin

Review by Allyn Jackson, "

*The Math Gene*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, February 2001 (50KB)

**Mathematical Encounters of the 2nd Kind**, by Philip J. Davis

Review by Gina Kolata, "No Effort Too Great, No Path Too Tortuous," *SIAM News*, 1997

**The Mathematical Experience, Study Edition**, by Philip J. Davis, Reuben Hersh, and Elena Anne Marchisotto

Review by Kenneth C. Millett, "*The Mathematical Experience, Study Edition*, " *Notices of the AMS*, November 1997 ( 71KB)

**Mathematical Go: Chilling Gets the Last Point**, by Elwyn Berlekamp and David Wolfe

Review by Richard K. Guy and Richard J. Nowakowski, "*Mathematical Go: Chilling Gets the Last Point*, " *Bulletin of the AMS*, 1995 (on JSTOR)

**A Mathematical Mosaic: Patterns and Problem Solving**, by Ravi Vakil

Review by Andre Toom, *American Mathematical Monthly* , January 1998 (on JSTOR)

**A Mathematical Mystery Tour: Discovering the Truth and Beauty of the Cosmos**, by A. K. Dewdney

Review by Lynn Steen, "

*A Mathematical Mystery Tour*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, February 2000 (55KB)

**Mathematical Reasoning: Analogies, Metaphors, and Images,** edited by Lyn English

Review by Ed Dubinsky, "*Mathematical Reasoning: Analogies, Metaphors, and Images*, " *Notices of the AMS*, May 1999 ( 67KB)

**Mathematical Reflections**, by Peter Hilton, Derek Holton, and Jean Pedersen

Review by T.W. Koerner, "

*Mathematical Reflections*and

*Mathematical Vistas*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, February 2003 (108KB)

**Mathematical Vistas**, by Peter Hilton, Derek Holton, and Jean Pedersen

Review by T.W. Koerner, "

*Mathematical Reflections*and

*Mathematical Vistas*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, February 2003 (108KB)

**A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market**, by John Allen Paulos

Review by Robert Kuttner, "

*A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market*: He Should Have Known Better,"

*New York Times Book Review*(search), November 2, 2003

**A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper**, by John Allen Paulos

Review by Gina Kolata, "*A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper*, " *Notices of the AMS*, March 1996 ( 99KB)

Review by Peter Hilton, *American Mathematical Monthly* , April 1996 (on JSTOR)

**A Mathematician's Survival Guide: Graduate School and Early Career Development**, by Steven G. Krantz

Review by Elizabeth Brown, "

*A Mathematician's Survival Guide*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, April 2004 (101KB)

**Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought**, by Vladimir Tasic

Review by Michael Harris, "Postmodern at an Early Age," *Notices of the AMS*, August 2003 ( 126KB)

**Mathematics Elsewhere: An Exploration of Ideas Across Cultures**, by Marcia Ascher

Review by Victor Katz, "*Mathematics Elsewhere*, " *Notices of the AMS*, May 2003 ( 253KB)

Review by Helaine Selin, "An Inclusive perspective," *Science* , November 1, 2002

Review by John O'Connor, "Mathematics off the main line," *Nature* , October 10, 2002

**Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers**, by Jan Gullberg

Review by Donald J. Albers, *Scientific American* , September 1998

**Mathematics Galore! Masterclasses, Workshops, and Team Projects in Mathematics and Its Applications**, by C.J. Budd and C.J. Sangwin

Review by Edward Barbeau, "

*How the Other Half Thinks: Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning*and

*Mathematics Galore! Masterclasses, Workshops, and Team Projects in Mathematics and Its Applications*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, September 2002 (118KB)

**The Mathematics of Juggling**, by Burkard Polster

Review by Allen Knutson, "*The Mathematics of Juggling*, " *Notices of the AMS*, January 2004 ( 95KB)

**Mathematics: The Science of Patterns**, by Keith Devlin

Reviewed by H. O. Pollak, "*Mathematics: The Science of Patterns*, " *Notices of the AMS*, November 1996 ( 85KB)

Review by J. A. Rial, *American Scientist* , July 1995

**Mathematics Without Borders. A History of the International Mathematical Union**, by Olli Lehto

Review by J.W.S. Cassels, "

*Mathematics Without Borders*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, November 1999 (39KB)

**The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time**, by Keith J. Devlin

Review by Brian Blank, "*The Millennium Problems*, " *Notices of the AMS*, September 2003 ( 96KB)

Review by Jeremy Gray, "Trying to figure it out," *Nature* , November 14, 2002

Radio interview with Devlin, "Wanted: Math Solutions," NPR's *Weekend Edition* , January 18, 2003

Review by Steve Kennedy, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?," *American Scientist* , March 2003

Review by Robert Matthews, "Go figure," *New Scientist* , January 3, 2004

**The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics**, by Marcus du Sautoy

Review by Kristen Leutwyler, "Math's Most Wanted," *Scientific American* , May 2003

Review by Ben Longstaff, "Prime time," *New Scientist* , May 10, 2003

Review by W.T. Gowers, "Prime time for mathematics," *Nature* , October 9, 2003

**My Brain is Open**, by Brian Schechter

Review by Keith Devlin, "Read This!," MAA Online, 1998

**The Nature of Space and Time**, by Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose.

Review by Claude LeBrun, "*The Nature of Space and Time*, " *Notices of the AMS*, December 1998

( 76KB)

**Nature's Numbers**, by Ian Stewart.

Reviewed by J. E. Cremona, "

*Nature's Numbers*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, December 1997 (58KB)

Review by Freeman Dyson,

*American Mathematical Monthly*, August-September 1996

Review by John Malito,

*Mathematical Intelligencer*, Winter 1997 (on JSTOR)

**A New Kind of Science**, by Stephen Wolfram

Review by Lawrence Gray, "A Mathematician Looks at Wolfram's

*A New Kind of Science*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, February 2003 (382KB)

Review by Edward Rothstein, "A man Who Would shake Up Science,"

*New York Times*Arts & Ideas, (search) May 11, 2002

Review by Jim Giles, "What kind of science is this?,"

*Nature*, May 16, 2002

Interview by Richard Monastersky with Wolfram about his book, "An Independent Scientist Explains Why His Self-Published Book Is So Revolutionary,"

*The Chronicle of Higher Education*, May 17, 2002

Review by John L. Casti, "Science is a computer program,"

*Nature*, May 23, 2002

Review by Dennis Overbye, "Did This Man Just Rewrite Science?,"

*New York Times,*(search) June 11, 2002

Review by George Johnson, "What's So New in a Newfangled Science?,"

*New York Times*, (search) June 16, 2002

Review by Gareth Cook, "A challenging view of the universe,"

*The Boston Globe*, (search) June 19, 2002

Review by Greg Huang, "Life, the Universe, and Everything,"

*The Atlantic Monthly*, June 26, 2002

Review by Brian Hayes, "The World According to Wolfram,"

*American Scientist*, July-August 2002

Review by Peter Weiss, "In Search of a Scientific Revolution,"

*Science News*, August 16, 2003

**Noeuds: Genèse d'une théorie mathématique**, by Alexei Sossinsky

Review by Alain Goriely, "*Noeuds*, " *Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2000 ( 55KB)

**Number: From Ahmes to Cantor**, by Midhat Gazale

Review by Bryan Birch, "*Number: From Ahmes to Cantor*, " *Notices of the AMS*, August 2001 ( 50KB)

**The Number Devil**, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Review by Deborah Loewenberg Ball and Hyman Bass, "*The Number Devil*, " *Notices of the AMS*, January 2000 ( 72KB)

**The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics**, by Stanislas Dehaene

Review by Steven Rose, *New York Times Book Review* , (search) February 8, 1998

**Numerology, or What Pythagoras Wrought**, by Underwood Dudley

Review by Walter S. Sizer, "Read This!," MAA Online (undated)

**Once Upon a Number: A Mathematician Bridges Stories and Statistics**, by John Allen Paulos

Review by Robert Matthews, *New Scientist* , January 16, 1999

Review by Colin Adams, "*Once Upon a Number*, " *Notices of the AMS*, September 1999 ( 48KB)

**On the Shoulders of Giants**, by Malcolm E. Lines

Review by Philip J. Davis, *SIAM News* , August-September 1995 (not online)

**The Parrot's Theorem**, by Denis Guedj

Review by Queena N. Lee-Chua, "*The Parrot's Theorem*, " *Notices of the AMS*, March 2001 ( 52KB)

**The Parsimonious Universe**, by Stefan Hildebrandt and Anthony Tromba

Review by Frank Morgan, *American Mathematical Monthly* , April 1997

**Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work**, by Abraham Pais, Maurice Jacob, David I. Olive, and Michael F. Atiyah

Review by Clifford H. Taubes, "*Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work*, " *Notices of the AMS*, October 1998 ( 72KB)

**Penrose Tiles to Trapdoor Ciphers, and the Return of Dr. Matrix**, by Martin Gardner

Review by Richard Vinson, "Read This!," MAA Online (Undated)

**Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introduction to the World of Proofs and Pictures**, by James Robert Brown

Reviewed by William Faris, "

*Philosophy of Mathematics*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, November 2000

(65KB)

**The Pleasures of Counting**, by T. W. Körner

Review by Brian E. Blank, "*The Pleasures of Counting*, " *Notices of the AMS*, March 1998 ( 109KB)

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, "Read This!," MAA Online (undated)

Review by David Berlinski, "Ground Zero," * The Sciences* , July/August 1997

Review by Peter Hilton, *American Mathematical Monthly* , May 1998 (on JSTOR)

**Poetry of the Universe: A Mathematical Exploration of the Cosmos**, by Robert Osserman

Review by Allyn Jackson, "A Geometer's View of Space-Time," *Notices of the AMS*, June 1995

( 73KB)

Review by David N. Schramm, *New York Times Book Review* May 21, 1995 (not online)

**Politics, Logic, and Love: The Life of Jean van Heijenoort**, by Anita Burdman Feferman

Review by Jeffrey Nunemacher, *American Mathematical Monthly* , February 1995

**Polyhedra**, by Peter R. Cromwell

Review by Bill Casselman, "*Polyhedra*, " *Notices of the AMS*, September 1998 ( 97KB)

Review by Ed Sandifer, "Read This!," MAA Online, September 1999

**Prime Numbers: A Computational Perspective**, by Richard Crandall and Carl Pomerance

Review by Stan Wagon, "Prime Time,"

*American Scientist*, January 2002

**Prime Obsession**, by John Derbyshire

Review by Greg Mone, "The Grade A, Number 1 Prime Puzzle of Math," *Popular Science* ("Book of the Month" and extended review), May 2003

Review by Kristen Leutwyler, "Math's Most Wanted," *Scientific American* , May 2003

Review by Raymond Petersen, "Mathematics problem that remains elusive -- and beautiful," *Washington Times* , (search) August 17, 2003

Review by Enrico Bombieri, "The Indivisible Man," *American Scientist* , July-August 2003

Review by Brian Conrey, "Prime Time for the Riemann Hypothesis," *Science* , October 3, 2003

Review by W.T. Gowers, "Prime time for mathematics," *Nature* , October 9, 2003

**A Primer of Mathematical Writing**, by Steven G. Krantz

Review by Paul Halmos, "*A Primer of Mathematical Writing*, " *Notices of the AMS*, May 1997

( 152KB)

**Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption,** by Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landau

Review by Stewart Baker and Peter G. Neumann, "*Privacy on the Line*, " *Notices of the AMS*, June/July 1998 ( 88KB)

**Proofs from THE BOOK**, by Martin Aigner and Günter M. Ziegler

Review by Daniel Ullman, "

*Proofs from THE BOOK*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, August 1999 (50KB)

**Pythagoras' Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars**, by Margaret Wertheim

Review by Philip J. Davis, "Deus Ex Hominibus: Science, Theology, and Masculinity," *SIAM News*, March 1998

**The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex**, by Murray Gell-Mann

Review by James Case, "A Dedicated Conservationist Embraces The Science of Complexity," *SIAM News*, July 1994

Review by Timothy Ferris, "On the Edge of Chaos," *New York Review of Books*, September 21, 1995

**Quasicrystals and Geometry**, by Marjorie Senechal

Review by Charles Radin, "

*Quasicrystals and Geometry*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, April 1996 (401KB)

**Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights**, by Robert P. Moses

Reviewed by Neal Koblitz, "*Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights*, " *Notices of the AMS*, March 2002 ( 71KB)

**The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science**, by Raymond L. Lee, Jr. and Alistair B. Fraser

Review by John A. Adam, "Like a Bridge Over Colored Water: Review of

*The Rainbow Bridge*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, December 2002 (667KB)

**Randomness**, by Deborah J. Bennett

Review by Randall J. Swift, "Read This!,", MAA Online, 1998

**Realism in Mathematics**, by Penelope Maddy

Review by Morris W. Hirsch, *Bulletin of the AMS* , 1995 (on JSTOR)

**Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe**, by Michel Blay, translated by M. B. Debevoise.

Review by Margaret Wertheim, *New Scientist* , September 19, 1998

**The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics**, by Karl Sabbagh

Review by Kristen Leutwyler, "Math's Most Wanted,"

*Scientific American*, May 2003

Review by Enrico Bombieri, "The Indivisible Man,"

*American Scientist*, July-August 2003

Review by James Alexander, "Mathematical Mystery,"

*New York Times*, (search) July 6, 2003

**La Rivoluzione Dimenticata (The Forgotten Revolution)**, by Lucio Russo

Review by Sandro Graffi, "*La Rivoluzione Dimenticata (The Forgotten Revolution)*, " *Notices of the AMS*, May 1998

( 129KB)

**The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability before Pascal**, by James Franklin

Review by Jane Hawkins, "Casting Light on the Shadow of Doubt," *Science* , October 19, 2001

**the Search for Certainty: A Philosophical Account of Foundations of mathematics**, by Marcus Giaquinto

Review by martin Davis, "Paradoxes in Paradise," *American Scientist* , may-June 2003

**Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness**, by Roger Penrose

Review by Hilary Putnam, *Bulletin of the AMS* , July 1995 (on JSTOR)

Review by William Faris, "*Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness*, " *Notices of the AMS*, February 1996 ( 135KB)

Review by John R. Searle, "The Mystery of Consciousness," *New York Review of Books*, November 2, 1995

Review by David L. Wilson, *American Scientist* , May-June 1995 (not online)

Review by David J. Chalmers, *Scientific American* , June 1995

**Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age**, by Duncan J. Watts

Review by Rick Durrett, "The New Science of (Random) Networks,"

*Notices of the AMS*, February 2004 (118KB)

Review by Prabhakar Raghavan, "Making Connections,"

*American Scientist*, July-August 2003

**Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks Between Order and Randomness**, by Duncan J. Watts

Review by Carson Chow, "*Small Worlds*, " *Notices of the AMS*, September 2000 ( 66KB)

**Stephen Smale: The Mathematician Who Broke the Dimension Barrier**, by Steve Batterson

Review by Robion Kirby, "*Stephen Smale: The Mathematician Who Broke the Dimension Barrier*, " *Notices of the AMS*, December 2000 ( 59KB)

**The Story of Mathematics**, by Richard Mankiewicz

Review by Karen Parshall, "*The Story of Mathematics*, " *Notices of the AMS*, April 2002 ( 73KB)

Review by Karine chemia, "Not Quite the whole story," *Nature* , July 19, 2001

**Strength in Numbers: Discovering the Joy and Power of Mathematics in Everyday Life**, by Sherman K. Stein

Review by Keith Devlin, "Read This!," MAA Online (undated)

Review by Jennifer R. Galovich, *American Mathematical Monthly* , August-September 1997

Review by Lawrence S. Braden, *American Scientist* , September/October 1997 (not online)

Review by Giuliana Davidoff, "*Strength in Numbers*, ", *Notices of the AMS*, May 1999 ( 51KB)

**Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order**, by Steven Strogatz

Review by Bard Ermentrout, Review of *Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order*, " *Notices of the AMS*, March 2004 ( 131KB)

Review by Robert Matthews, "Light in the Darkness," *New Scientist* , February 8, 2003

Review by J.J. Collins, "Move to the rhythm," *Nature* , March 13, 2003

Review by Mary Carmichael, "In Sync," *Newsweek* /MSNBC.com, March 17, 2003

Review by Gualitiero Piccinni, "Order from Chaos," *Popular Science* , April 2003

Review by Larry Marschall, "All Together Now: Clap," *Discover* , April 2003

Review by Nancy Kopell, "A Tree of Fireflies, a Flock of Boson Clouds," *Science* , June 20, 2003

**TeX Unbound--LaTeX & TeX Strategies for Fonts, Graphics, & More**, by Alan Hoenig

Review by Bill Casselman, "The LaTeX Graphics Companion and TeX Unbound--A Review of Two Books," *Notices of the AMS*, December 1999 ( 84KB)

**A Tour of the Calculus**, by David Berlinski.

Review by Paul Zorn, "*A Tour of the Calculus*, " *Notices of the AMS*, December 1996 ( 72KB)

Reviewed by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, "Read This!," MAA Online (undated)

Review by Richard Bernstein, *New York Times* , (search) February 7, 1996

Review by Edward Rothstein, *New York Times Book Review* , (search) February 25, 1996

Review by Israel Kleiner, *American Mathematical Monthly* , March 1997 (on JSTOR)

**Triangle of Thoughts**, by Alain Connes, Andre Lichnerowicz, and Marcel Paul Schuetzenberger

Review by Yuri Manin, "

*Triangle of Thoughts*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, March 2002 (167KB)

**Trigonometric Delights**, by Eli Maor

Review by Ian Stewart, *New Scientist* , 1998

**El Ultimo Secreto de Colonia Dignidad (The Last Secret of Colonia Dignidad)**, by Carlos Basso

Review by Neal Koblitz, "A Tribute to Boris Weisfeiler," *Notices of the AMS*, January 2004 ( 145KB)

**Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture**, by Apostolos Doxiadis

Review by Allyn Jackson, "*Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture* and *The Wild Numbers*, " *Notices of the AMS*, November 2000 ( 46KB)

**The Universal Computer: The Road from Leibniz to Turing**, by Martin Davis

Review by Brian Blank, "

*The Universal Computer*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, May 2001 (56KB)

Review by Christos H. Papadimitriou, "The Sheer Logic of IT,"

*American Scientist*, March-April 2001

Review by John Naughton, "Slaves to logic,"

*Nature*, April 19, 2001

**The Universal History of Computing: From the Abacus to the Quantum Computer**, by Georges Ifrah

Review in two parts by Joseph Dauben, "*The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer*, " and "*The Universal History of Computing: From the Abacus to the Quantum Computer*, " *Notices of the AMS*, January 2002 ( 133KB)

and February 2002 ( 196KB)

**The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer**, by Georges Ifrah

Review in two parts by Joseph Dauben, "

*The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer*, " and "

*The Universal History of Computing: From the Abacus to the Quantum Computer*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, January 2002 (133KB)

and February 2002 (196KB)

**The Universe and the Teacup**, by K. C. Cole

Review by William Berlinghoff, "Read This!," MAA Online (undated)

Review by Randall Black, "Lovers of Popularized Science Will Find Teacup Half Empty," *American Scientist*, July/August 1998

Review by Robert Matthews, *New Scientist* , February 28, 1998

Review by Daniel Rockmore, "*The Universe and the Teacup*, " *Notices of the AMS*, March 1999 ( 57KB)

**The Universe in a Nutshell**, by Stephen Hawking

Review by Steven Krantz, "

*The Universe in a Nutshell*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, May 2002 (57KB)

**The Unknowable**, by Gregory Chaitin

Review by Panu Raatikainen, "

*Exploring Randomness*and

*The Unknowable*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, October 2001 (109KB)

**Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative**, by Edward Tufte

Review by Bill Casselman, "*Visual Explanations*, " *Notices of the AMS*, January 1999 ( 141KB)

**What is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods**, by Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins, revised by Ian Stewart

Review by Leonard Gillman, *American Mathematical Monthly* , May 1998 (on JSTOR)

Review by Brian Blank, "*What is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods*, " *Notices of the AMS*, December 2001 ( 81KB)

**What is Mathematics,**, by Reuben Hersh

*Really*?Review by Ed Dubinsky, "

*What Is Mathematics, Really?*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, October 1999 (65KB)

Review by Fernando Gouvêa, "Read This!," MAA Online (undated)

**What Shape is a Snowflake?**, by Ian Stewart

Review by Philip Holmes, "

*Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos*and

*What Shape is a Snowflake?*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, December 2002 (142KB)

**What the Numbers Say**, by Derrick Niederman and David Boyum

Reviewed by Robert Matthews, "Don't let the numbers get you down,"

*New Scientist*, May 31, 2003

**Where Mathematics Comes From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being**, by George Lakoff and Rafael Nuñez

Review by James Madden, "*Where Mathematics Comes From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being*, " *Notices of the AMS*, November 2001 ( 97KB)

Review by Joseph Auslander, "Embodied Mathematics," *American Scientist* , July-August 2001

**Why Flip a Coin?**, by Laurence A. Marschall

Review by H. W. Lewis, *The Sciences* July/August 1997

**The Wild Numbers**, by Philbert Schogt

Review by Allyn Jackson, "

*Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture*and

*The Wild Numbers*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, November 2000 (46KB)

**Women Becoming Mathematicians: Creating a Professional Identity in Post-World War II America**, by Margaret A. M. Murray

Review by Judy Green, "

*Women Becoming Mathematicians*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, August 2001 ()

Review by Evelyn Sander, "Against All Odds,"

*American Scientist*, January-February 2001

**Women in Mathematics: The Addition of Difference**, by Claudia Henrion

Review by Ann Hibner Koblitz, "*Women in Mathematics: The Addition of Difference*, " *Notices of the AMS*, May 1998 ( 72KB)

Review by Mary Shepherd, "Read This!," MAA Online (undated)

"On the Outside Looking In: Women in Mathematics," (author not identified), *SIAM News*, March 1998

**The World According to Wavelets: The Story of a Mathematical Technique in the Making**, by Barbara Burke Hubbard

Review by David Jerison, "

*The World According to Wavelets*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, October 1999 (69KB)

**The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars: An Exhibition of Surprising Structures across Dimensions**, by Clifford A. Pickover

Review by Andrew Bremner, "*The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars*, " *Notices of the AMS*, March 2003 ( 94KB)

**Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea**, by Charles Seife

Review by Jeremy Gray, "Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea," *Notices of the AMS*, October 2000 ( 44KB)

## Plays

**Arcadia**, by Tom Stoppard, directed by Trevor Nunn

Review by Allyn Jackson, "Love and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Tom Stoppard's

*Arcadia*, ",

*Notices of the AMS,*November 1995 (78KB)

Review by Mary W. Gray,

*Mathematical Intelligencer*, Vol. 17 No. 2, Spring 1995

Review by Anne Barton, "Twice Around the Grounds,",

*New York Review of Books*, June 8, 1995 (not online)

Review by Ivars Peterson, "Drama in Numbers,"

*Science News*, December 21 & 28, 2002

**Calculus**, by Carl Djerassi

Review by Philip Ball, "Playing dirty," *Nature* , August 12, 2004

**Fermat's Last Tango**, by Joshua Rosenblum and Joanne Sidney Lessner

Review by Ivars Peterson, "Drama in Numbers," *Science News* , December 21 & 28, 2002

**Partition**, by Ira Hauptman

Review by Kenneth A. Ribet, "*Partition*, ", *Notices of the AMS*, December 2003 ( 96KB)

**Proof**, by David Auburn

Review by David Bayer, "*Proof*, " *Notices of the AMS*, October 2000 ( 51KB)

Review by Mark Saul, "The Mathematician's *Proof*, " *Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2001 ( 37KB)

Review by Bruce Weber, "'Proof': When the Mind and Hear Share an Elusive Equation," *New York Times* , (search) October 25, 2001

Review by Jonathan Knight, "The sum of the parts," *Nature* , January 31, 2002

Review by Ivars Peterson, "Drama in Numbers," *Science News* , December 21 & 28, 2002

## Movies

**A Beautiful Mind**

Review by Lynne M. Butler, "

*A Beautiful Mind*, "

*Notices of the AMS*, April 2002 (103KB)

Review by James Case, "A Beautiful Mind--The Movie,"

*SIAM News*, 2002

Review by Nicholas Thompson, "The Math in 'A Beautiful Mind',"

*The Boston Globe*, (search) January 1, 2002

Review by Dana Calvo, "'Beautiful Mind' Over the Usual Hollywood Matter,"

*Los Angeles Times Online*Calendar section (search) January 15, 2002

Review by Daniel Rockmore, "Exploiting a Beautiful Mind,"

*The Chronicle of Higher Education*, January 25, 2002

Report of

*60 Minutes*correspondent Mike Wallace interview with John Nash about the film, "Nash: Film No Whitewash," CBS News, March 17, 2002

Review by Stephen Abbott, "

*A Beautiful Mind*: Are We Allowed to Love This Movie?,"

*Math Horizons*, April 2002

On David Bayer (Barnard College), math consultant for the film *A Beautiful Mind* :

"*Beautiful Mind* 's Math Guru Makes Truth = Beauty," by Dana Mackenzie, *Science* , February 1, 2002

"Double Dept.: A Beautiful Hand," by Blake Eskin, *The New Yorker* , March 8, 2002

**Enigma**

Review by Kevin Thomas, "*Enigma* : Deciphering Codes and Allegiances," *Los Angeles Times Online* , April 19, 2002

**Good Will Hunting**, written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, directed by Gus Van Sant.

Review by Mark Saul, "*Good Will Hunting*, " with sidebar by Daniel J. Kleitman, *Notices of the AMS*, April 1998 (85KB)

Review by Janet Maslin, "Logarithms and Biorhythms Test a Young Janitor," *New York Times* Movies, (search) December 5, 1997

**Pi**, directed by Darren Aronofsky

Interview with the director on National Public Radio 7/31/98 (Requires Real Audio )

Review by Elvis Mitchell, (Requires Real Audio )

Reviewed by Stephen Holden, "Math as a Secret Decoder of Markets and Mysticism, *New York Times* , (search) April 3, 1998

**See also:** The Math in the Movies Page, a collection of reviews of math-related movies.

## Television Shows

**Horizon: Fermat's Last Theorem**, written and edited by John Lynch; directed by Simon Singh

Review by Andrew Granville, "Review of BBC's Horizon Program, *Fermat's Last Theorem*, " *Notices of the AMS*, January 1997 ( 60KB)

## Software

**The Mathematical Explorer**

Review by David Austin, "The Mathematical Explorer. An Interactive Mathematics Book,"

*Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2002 (275KB)