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**1089 and All That, A Journey into Mathematics**, by David Acheson

Review by Günter M. Ziegler, "... a small idea of what it is I do all day... Introductions to Mathematics," *Notices of the AMS*, February 2005 ( 374KB)

Review by Teri J. Murphy and Henry J. Neeman, MAA Reviews, September 3, 2003

**50th IMO — 50 Years of International Mathematical Olympiads**, Hans-Dietrich Gronau, Hanns-Heirich Langmann, and Dierk Schleicher, editors

Review by Alex Bogomolny, MAA Reviews, April 26, 2011

**The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages**, by Nancy Marie Brown

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews, March 29, 2011

**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)

Review by David Graves, MAA Reviews, January 5, 2004

**An Abundance of Katherines**, by John Green

Review by Oaz Nir, *Notices of the AMS*, October 2008 (614 KB)

**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)

Review by Karen Saxe, MAA Reviews, October 25,2004

**Against the Day**, by Thomas Pynchon

Review by Luc Sante, "Inside the Time Machine," *The New York Review of Books*, 11 January 2007

Review by Craig Seligman, "New Pynchon Lacks Fire," *The Detroit Free Press*, 24 December 2006

**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

**The Age of Shiva**, by Manil Suri

Review by Caryn James, "A Fire in the Heart," *The New York Times Sunday Book Review*, 24 February 2008

Review by Orissa Plus,"Circle of Life," *The Statesman*, 30 January 2008

Interview by Lakshimi Indrasimhan, "No Magic Realism," *Tehelka*, 22 January 2008

Interview by Ziya Us Salam, "Writing is a lonely process," *The Hindu*, 20 January 2008

**Alex's Adventures in Numberland**, by Alex Bellos

Review by Alok Jha, "Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos--review," *The Guardian*, 9 November 2011

Review by David Bodanis, "Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos," *The Observer*, April 25, 2010

**Alfred Tarski: Life and Logic**, by Anita Burdman Feferman and Solomon Feferman

Review by Martin Davis, "The Man Who Defined *Truth*", *American Scientist*, March-April 2005

Review by Hourya Benis Sinaceur, *Notices of the AMS*, September 2007 (410KB)

Review by Amy Shell-Gellasch, MAA Reviews, May 28, 2005

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

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

Review by Ed Sandifer, MAA Reviews, 1999

**All Cry Chaos**, by Leonard Rosen

Review by Kathy Blumenstock, "Leonard Rosen’s ‘All Cry Chaos’," *Washington Post*, November 15, 2011

Review by Marilyn Stasio, "Calculated Murder," *New York Times*, September 30, 2011

**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)

Review by Sarah Boslaugh, MAA Reviews, September 15, 2008

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

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

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

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

**The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist**, by Reviel Netz and William Noel

Reviewed by J. L. Berggren, *Notices of the AMS*, September 2008 (1.58 MB)

Review by Brian Clegg, "Archimedes' secrets revealed." *Nature*, 15 November 2007

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews, March 25, 2008

**Arthur Cayley: Mathematician Laureate of the Victorian Age** by Tony Crilly.

Reviewed by A.W.F. Edwards, "The Forgotten Mathematician," *Nature*, June 1, 2006

Review by Daniel S. Silver, "The Secret History of Mathematicians," *American Scientist*, November-December 2006

Review by Jeremy Gray, MAA Reviews, May 25, 2006

**The Artist and the Mathematician: The Story of Nicolas Bourbaki, the Genius Mathematician Who Never Existed,** by Amir D. Aczel

Review by Steven Poole, "Sound Advice," *The Guardian Unlimited*, September 8, 2007

Review by Michael Atiyah, *Notices of the AMS*, October 2007 (2956KB)

Review by Tony Lewis, "Fictitious character didn't add up," *The Providence Journal*, 15 October 2006

**The Art of Mathematics: Coffee Time in Memphis**, by Béla Bollobás

Review by James Propp, "Theorems to Savor," *American Scientist*, November-December 2007

**At Home with André and Simone Weil**, English translation of Chez les Weils, translated by Benjamin Ivry

Review by Michèle Audin, Notices of the AMS, May 2011, page 697

**Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World**, by Christopher Steiner

Review by Jeanne Destro, *USA Today*, September 16, 2012

**The Ballet of the Planets: A Mathematician’s Musings on the Elegance of Planetary Motion**, by Donald C. Benson

Review by Dianne Castaneda, Universe Today, March 14, 2012

Review by P. N. Ruane, MAA Review, September 30, 2012

**A Beautiful Math: John Nash, Game Theory, and the Modern Quest for a Code of Nature**, by Tom Siegfried

Review by Ken Binmore, "Psychohistory in the Making?," *American Scientist*, July-August 2007

Review by Jacquelyn A. Flowers, MAA Reviews, November 30, 2006

**Beautiful Mathematics**, by Martin Erickson

Review by Alex Bogomolny, MAA Reviews, March 16, 2012

**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 Beauty of Everyday Mathematics**, by Norbert Herrmann

Review by David S. Mazel, MAA Reviews, February 16, 2012

**The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World**, by David Deustch

Review by William G. Faris, *Notices of the AMS*, April 2012, page 544

**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

**Benjamin Franklin's Numbers**, by Paul C. Pasles

Review by Jared Wunsch, "Magic squares and circles," *Nature*, 27 December 2007

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Reviews, November 7, 2007

**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

**The Best of All Possible Worlds: Mathematics and Destiny**, by Ivar Ekeland

Review by Hector Sussmann, *Notices of the AMS*, March 2009 (172 KB)

Review by Joseph Mazur, "On the Right Path," *Nature*, January 4, 2007

**The Best Writing on Mathematics 2010**, Mircea Pitici, editor

Review by Bill Wood, MAA Reviews, April 26, 2011

**The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012**, edited by Mircea Pitici

Review by Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, November, 29, 2012

**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 Big Questions: Mathematics**, by Tony Crilly

Review by Paul Zorn, *Notices of the AMS*, September 2012

**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 (3KB)

**The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable**, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Review by David Aldous, *Notices of the AMS*, March 2011, page 427

**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

**The Book of Numbers**, by Peter J. Bentley

Review by Steven Poole, "The Numbers," *The Guardian* (U.K.), July 5, 2008

**Bourbaki, A Secret Society of Mathematicians,** by Maurice Mashaal

Review by Michael Atiyah, *Notices of the AMS*, October 2007 (2956KB)

Review by Michael Berg, MAA Reviews, July 19, 2006

**A Brief History of Mathematics** (audio version), by Marcus Du Sautoy

Review by Sue Arnold, "Sue Arnold's audiobook choice – reviews," *Guardian*, July 8, 2011

**The Calculus Gallery: Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue**, by William Dunham

Review by Judith V. Grabiner, "Landmarks on the Road to Modern Analysis," *Science*, June 24, 2005

Review by Victor J. Katz, "Reading the Masters," *American Scientist*, January-February 2006

Review by Ed Sandifer, MAA Reviews, March 19, 2007

**The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned About Life While Corresponding About Math, **by Steven Strogatz

Review by Brie Finegold, "Correspondence in Flux," *Science*, October 30, 2009

Review by Becky Ferreira, *Bookslut*, September 2009

Review by Lawrence S. Braden, *Notices of the AMS*, June-July 2010 (2.51 MB)

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Reviews, October 2, 2009

**The Calculus of Selfishness**, by Karl Sigmund

Review by David Krakauer, "Selfish Games," *Science*, May 21 2010, pages 977-978

Review by Cosma Shalizi, "Honor Among Thieves," *American Scientist*, January-February 2011, pages 87-88

Review by Sarah Boslaugh, MAA Reviews, August 17, 2010

Review by Olle Häggström, *Notices of the AMS*, January 2012, page 47

**The Calculus Wars: Newton, Leibniz, and the Greatest Mathematical Clash of All Time**, by Jason Socrates Bardi

Review by Brian E. Blank, *Notices of the AMS*, May 2009 (124 KB)

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

Review by Anthony Ralston, "*California Dreaming*," *Notices of the AMS*, November 2003 (1KB)

**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)

Review by Jeremy Gray, MAA Reviews, November 4, 2000

**The Cat in Numberland**, by Ivar Ekeland, illustrated by John O'Brien

Review by James Propp, *Notices of the AMS*, Janaury 2009 (3.5 MB)

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

Review by Glen R. Hall, *SIAM News*, June 1997 (not online)

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

**A Certain Ambiguity (A Mathematical Novel)**, by Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal

Review by Kala Krishnan Ramesh, "The Magic of Numbers," *The Hindu*, June 1, 2008

Review by Danny Calegari, *Notices of the AMS*, February 2008 (1.14 MB)

Review by Donald L. Vestal, MAA Reviews, September 26, 2007

**Chasing Shadows: Mathematics, Astronomy, and the Early History of Eclipse Reckoning**, by Clemency Montelle

Review by Christopher Linton, *Notices of the AMS*, March 2012, page 430

**Chance: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market, and Just About Everything Else,** by Amir D. Aczel

Review by Rick Durrett, "Chance: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market, and Just About Everything Else," *Notices of the AMS*, August 2005 (165KB)

Review by Gundmund R. Iversen, MAA Reviews, January 1, 2005

**Chaos: The Science of Predictable Random Motion**, by Richard Kautz

Review by David S. Mazel, MAA Reviews, October 30, 2012

**The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes: Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection**, by Raymond M. Smullyan

Review by Michael Berg, MAA Reviews, April 26, 2012

**Circles Disturbed: The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative**, edited by Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur

Review by William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews, July 5, 2012

**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 (1KB)

**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)

Review by Donald L. Vestal, MAA Reviews, June 27, 2003

**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)

Review by Richard J. Wilders, MAA Reviews, August 1, 2010

**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)

Review by Daniel H. Cohen, MAA Reviews, January 18, 2001

**The Constants of Nature**, by John D. Barrow

Review by Brian E. Blank*"The Constants of Nature* and *Just Six Numbers*," *Notices of the AMS*, November 2004 ( 131KB)

**Continuums**, by Robert Carr

Review by Jim Bartley, "A Debut you can count on," *Globe and Mail*, March 7, 2009

**Converging Realities: Toward a Common Philosophy of Physics and Mathematics**, by Roland Omnès

Review by Reuben Hersh, "A Physicist's Philosophy of Mathematics," *American Scientist*, July-August 2005

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, February 5, 2005

**Correspondence Grothendieck-Serre**

Review by Michel Raynaud, "*Correspondence Grothendieck-Serre*," *Notices of the AMS*, October 2003

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Review by David P. Roberts, MAA Reviews, June 1, 2004

**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

Review by Kathryn Weld, MAA Reviews, November 9, 2004

**Cows in the Maze**, by Ian Stewart

Review by John Perry, *MAA Focus*, August/September, page 28

**Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes**, by Daina Taimina

Book prize announcement by Charlotte Higgins. "Winner announced for world's oddest book title award," *Guardian*, 26 March 2010

**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)

**The Cult of Statistical Significance**, by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey

Review by Theodore M. Porter, "Signifying Little," *Science*, June 6, 2008

**The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time**, by Mark Haddon

Review by Helmer Aslaksen, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time," *Notices of the AMS*, March 2006 ( 108KB)

Review by Maria G. Fung, MAA Reviews, December 12, 2003

**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

**Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Weiner, the Father of Cybernetics**, by Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman

Review by Michael B. Marcus, *Notices of the AMS*, May 2006 ( 113KB)

**Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, From our Brains to Black Holes**, by Charles Seife

Review by Robert J. McEliece, "Life, the Universe and entropy," *Nature*, May 25, 2006

**Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference**, by Cordelia Fine

Interview by Thomas Rogers with author, "'Delusions of Gender': The bad science of brain sexism," Salon, September 7, 2010

**Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe**, by Amir D.Aczel

Review by Dorothy Clark, "A suspensful tale of Descartes's secrets," *The Boston Globe*, December 14, 2005

**Descartes, the Pioneer of the Scientific Revolution**, by Desmond Clarke

Review by Michel Serfati, *Notices of the AMS*, January 2008 ( 5.54 MB)

**The Devotion of Suspect X**, by Keigo Higashino. Translated, from the Japanese, by Alexander O. Smith

Review by Carlo Wolff, "Math and mystery in modern Japan," *Boston Globe*, February 7, 2011

**Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems**, by Paul J. Nahin

Review by Brian Hayes, "Programs and Probabilities," *American Scientist*, July-August 2008

Review by David S. Mazel, MAA Reviews, July 7, 2008

**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)

**Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills**, by Paul Nahin

Review by Timothy Gowers, "A mathematical tonic," *Nature*, 14 September 2006

Review by Henry Ricardo, MAA Reviews, October 10, 2006

**The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives,** by Leonard Mlodinow

Review by Elizabeth Quill, *Science News*, August 2, 2008

Review by Evan R. Goldstein, "Nota Bene: The Accidental Life," *The Chronicle of Higher Education*, June 20, 2008

Review by George Johnson, "Playing the Odds," *New York Times*, June 8, 2008

**Duel at Dawn: ****Heroes, Martyrs and the Rise of Modern Mathematics**, by Amir Alexander

Review by Michael Patrick Brady, "The Rise Of Modern Mathematics," *Forbes*, April 13, 2010

Review by Jascha Hoffman, "Beyond the image of the tragic genius," *Nature*, April 15, 2010, p. 980

Review by Daniel S. Silver, *Notices of the AMS*, November 2010

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews, January 22, 2011

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

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

Review by P. N. Ruane, MAA Reviews, November 28, 2002

**Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World Through the Language of Mathematics**, by Robyn Arianrhod

Review by Alfred Scharff Goldhaber, "Math as a Language in Its Own Right,"*American Scientist*, March-April 2006

Review by Christopher E. Barat, MAA Reviews, September 14, 2006

**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, 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)

**Emmy Noether: The Mother of Modern Algebra**, by M. B. W. Tent

Review by Benno Artmann, *Notices of the AMS*, October 2009 ( 52 KB)

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, November 21, 2008

**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

**The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved**, by Mario Livio

Review by Mary Carmichael, "Analyze These!," *Newsweek*, December 5, 2005

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Reviews, January 26, 2006

**The Equations: Icons of Knowledge**, by Sander Bais

Review by Malcolm Longair, "Summing up physics," *Nature*, 23 March 2006

Review by David M. Bressoud, MAA Reviews, December 28, 2005

**The Essential Turing**, A.M. Turing, B. Jack Copeland, Editors

Review by Andrew Hodges, *Notices of the AMS*, November 2006 ( 844KB)

Review by Jerry Lodder, MAA Reviews, August 11, 2005

**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 PatÃ©," *The American Scholar*, Winter 2004

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Reviews, April 12, 2004

Review by Kyle McCarthy, "Infinite Proofs: The Effects of Mathematics on David Foster Wallace", *Los Angeles Review of Books*, November 25, 2012

**Evolutionary Dynamics: Exploring the Equations of Life**, by Martin Nowak

Review by Sean Nee, *Nature*, 2 November 2006 (page 37)

Review by Steven A. Frank, "Master Class in Evolutionary Modeling," *Science*, 22 December 2006

Review by Carlos Castillo-Chavez and Carlos Castillo-Garsow, "Analytical Tools for Evolutionary Processes," *American Scientist*, November-December 2007.

**Excursions into Mathematics: The Millenium Edition**, by Anatole Beck, Michael N. Bleicher, and Donald W. Crowe

Review by Ana Momidic-Reyna, MAA Reviews, April 12, 2011

**Expeditions in Mathematics**, edited by Tatiana Shubin, David F. Hayes, and Gerald L. Alexanderson

Review by Mike Daven, MAA Reviews, December 1, 2011

**Exploring Randomness**, by Gregory Chaitin

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

**Fascinating Mathematical People: Interviews and Memoirs**, Edited by Donald J. Albers and Gerald L. Alexanderson

Review by Michael Berg, MAA Reviews, September 22, 2011

Books in brief, *Nature*, September 15, 2011, page 277

**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

**Fearless Symmetry: Exposing the Hidden Patterns of Numbers**, by Avner Ash and Robert Gross

Review by Carren Glass, MAA Reviews, July 17, 2006

Review by Dino Lorenzini, "Fearless Symmetry--A Book Review," *Notices of the AMS*, January 2007 ( 60KB)

Review by Timothy Gowers, "The roots of complex problems." *Nature*, 1 March 2007

**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)

Review by David Graves, MAA Reviews, January 25, 2001

**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

**Figuring It Out: Entertaining Encounters with Everyday Math**, by Nuno Crato

"Revealing the Mathematics behind Everyday Things," a brief review by editors of *Scientific Computing*, February 16, 2011

**Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry**, by Marcus du Sautoy

Review by Graham Farmelo, *The Telegraph*, 27 January 2008

"Mirror Games," *The Economist*, 31 January 2008

Review by Alan Cane, "The nature of symmetry," *Financial Times*, 2 February 2008

Review by Lisa Jardine,"Finding Moonshine," *The Sunday Times* (UK) 3 February 2008

Review by Mark Ronan, "Multi-dimensional lives," *Nature*, 7 February 2008

**The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid: In Which Coloured Diagrams and Symbols Are Used Instead of Letters for the Greater Ease of Learners**, by Oliver Byrne

Review by Steven Heller, "Forms and Functions," *New York Times Book Review*, August 22, 2010

Review by Gerald L. Alexanderson, MAA Reviews, July 22, 2010

**Five-Minute Mathematics**, by Ehrhard Behrends

Review by Joyce Fischer, *Mathematics Teacher*, March-April, p. 639

Review by David Richeson, MAA Reviews, July 6, 2008

**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

Review by Thomas F. Banchoff, MAA Reviews, August 29, 2001

**Fly me to the Moon**, by Edward Belbruno

Review by Shane Ross, *Notices of the AMS*, April 2008 ( 134.85 KB)

Review by Jeff Suzuki, MAA Reviews, June 20, 2007

**The Formation of Scholars: Rethinking Doctoral Education for the Twenty-First Century**, by George E. Walker, Chris M. Golde, Laura Jones, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, and Pat Hutchings

Review by David Manderscheid, *Notices of the AMS*, May 2009 ( 112 KB)

**Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System that Beat the Casinos and Wall Street**, by William Poundstone

Review by Elwyn Berlekamp, "Bettor Math," *American Scientist*, November-December 2005

Review by Toby Donaldson, MAA Reviews, January 3, 2006

**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 Benoît 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)

**From Zero to Infinity (50th Anniversary Edition)**, by Constance Reid

Review by Bruce Reznick, "From Zero to Infinity--A Book Review," *Notices of the AMS*, February 2007 (223KB)

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

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

**The Game of Cops and Robbers in Graphs**, by Anthony Bonato and Richard J. Nowakowski

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Reviews, December 29, 2011

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

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

**The Genius in my Basement: The Biography of a Happy Man**, by Alexander Masters

Review by Andrew Martin. *Financial Times*, August 26, 2011

**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)

**God Created the Integers**, by Stephen Hawking

Review by Kevin Crowley, inthenews.co.uk, 12 September 2006

**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)

Review by Andrew Hodges, "In Retrospect: Gödel's proof," *Nature*, August 14, 2008

**Gödel's Theorem: An Imcomplete Guide to its Use and Abuse**, by Torkel Franzén

Review by Panu Raatikainen, *Notices of the AMS*, March 2007 (787KB)

**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

Review by George Markowsky, "The Golden Ratio," *Notices of the AMS*, March 2005 ((77KB)

**Group Theory in the Bedroom**, by Brian Hayes

Review by David Austin, *Notices of the AMS*, February 2009 ( 94 KB)

Review by Mark Athitakis, "How things add up," *Minneapolis Star-Tribune*, April 11, 2008

**Guesstimation 2.0: Solving Today's Problems on the Back of a Napkin**, by Lawrence Weinstein

Review by Dominic Klyve, MAA Reviews, September 3, 2012

**Handbook of Floating-Point Arithmetic**, Jean-Michel Muller, et al

Review by Brian Hayes, "Murkiness in Numerical Computing," *American Scientist*, January-February 2012

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

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

**The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking**, by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird

Review by Günter M. Ziegler, "... a small idea of what it is I do all day...Introductions to Mathematics," *Notices of the AMS*, February 2005 ((374KB)

**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

**Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math**, by Alex Bellos

Review by David S. Mazel, MAA Reviews, March 10, 2011

Review by Elizabeth Quill, "Here's Looking at Euclid," *Science News*, September 11, 2010, p. 30

Review by Fred Bortz, "Book review: 'Here's Looking at Euclid,' by Alex Bellos," *Dallas Morning News*, August 8, 2010

**Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem**, by Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan

Review by Alan Hirshfeld, "All Hail the Hypotenuse," *Wall Street Journal*, January 8, 2011

**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

**The Housekeeper and the Professor**, by Yoko Ogawa

Review by Koji Fujiwara, *Notices of the AMS* , May 2010 (168 KB)

Review by James Clasper, "Giordano and Ogawa: the twin primes of fiction," the *Spiked Review of Books*, September 27, 2009

Review by Jennifer Rohn, "Mathematical memories," *Nature*, July 23, 2009

Review by Jim Higgins, "Novel weaves together wonders of math, baseball," *Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel*, July 8, 2009

Review by Katharine Ott, "Numbers to Remember By," *Science*, June 5, 2009

Review by Steven Poole, "Prime Reading," *The Guardian*, May 2, 2009

Review by Dennis Overbye, "You Must Not Remember This," *New York Times Book Review*, March 1, 2009

Review by Ron Charles, "Infinite Loop," *The Washington Post*, February 15, 2009

**How I Became a Quant**, by Richard R. Lindsey and Barry Schachter

Review by Emanuel Derman, "Finance by the Numbers", *Wall Street Journal Online*, August 22, 2007

**How Mathematicians Think**: **Using Ambiguity, Contradiction, and Paradox to Create Mathematics**, by William Byers

Review by Reuben Hersh, *Notices of the AMS*, December 2007( 145.5 KB)

Review by Donal O'Shea, "What do mathematicians do?," *Nature*, October 25, 2007

**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)

**How to Fold It: The Mathematics of Linkages, Origami, and Polyhedra**, by Joseph O'Rourke

Review by Alex Bogomolny, MAA Reviews, December 19, 2011

**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)

**Hypatia of Alexandria, Mathematician and Martyr**, by Michael A. Deakin

Interview by Shelley Widhalm, "The first lady of math," *The Washington Times*, 14 December 2007

**I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science**, by Marjorie Senechal

Review by Philip Ball, *"Symmetry Wars," Nature*, December 6, 2012

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

Review by Kelle Love, "Prodigious Math," *American Scientist*, September-October 2001

**Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel**, by Rebecca Goldstein

Review by Gregory H. Moore, "The Incomplete Gödel," *American Scientist*, September-October 2005

Review by Juliette Kennedy, *Notices of the AMS*, April 2006 ( 166KB)

**The Indian Clerk,** by David Leavitt

Review by Brigitte Frase, "'The Indian Clerk: A Novel' by David Leavitt," *The Los Angeles Times*, September 2, 2007

Interview with Leavitt by Arthur J. Pais, "God, math, and Ramanujan's fascinating story,", *Rediff India Abroad*, September 3, 2007 Review by Robert J. Hughes, "A Mathematician Times Five," *The Wall Street Journal Online*, September 7, 2007

Review by David Mason, "Resonant Numbers," *The Washington Post*, September 9, 2007

Review by John Freeman,"Calculating relationships in 'The Indian Clerk'," Newsday.com, September 9, 2007

Review by Nilanjana S. Roy, "Mind the Gap," *Business Standard*, September 11, 2007

Review by Nell Freudenberger, "Lust for Numbers," * New York Times Book Review*, September 16, 2007

Review by Yvonne Zipp, "Passage from India for a Math Genius," * Christian Science Monitor*, September 18, 2007

Review by Ed Lake, "Calculated to please." *Telegraph* (UK), 2 October 2007

Interview with Leavitt by Scott Simon, "'The Indian Clerk' Who Changed Mathematics," *NPR Weekend Edition*, October 13, 2007

Review by Shougat Dasgupta. "Clerk Kent," *Tehelka* (India), 20 October 2007

Review by Nilanjana S. Roy. "The Indian Clerk and the Trinity Man," *Business Standard*, 23 October 2007

Review by Robert Hilferty. "David Leavitt's Novel Mates Math Genius, Gay Don in World War I," *Bloomberg*, 24 October 2007

Review by M Bhaktavatsala. "The clerk and the librarian," *Deccan Herald* (India), 28 October 2007

Review by Anna Mundow. "Opium, advanced mathematics, and no simpering," *Boston Globe*, 28 October 2007

Review by Shobhit Mahajan. "A Head for Numbers," *Outlook India*, 29 October 2007

Review by Steven E. Alford, "Math and the human equation." *Houston Chronicle*, 16 November 2007

Review by Nancy Wigston. "Genius, jealousy, sex and mathematics," *The Star*, 20 January 2008

Review by Andrew Robinson, "The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt." (UK), 1 February 2008

Review by Hugo Barnacle, "The Indian Clerk by David Leavittee." *The Sunday Times* (UK), 17 February 2008

Review by Heini Halberstam, *Notices of the AMS*, September 2008 ( 532 KB)

**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 Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless**, by John D. Barrow

Review by Greg Ross, Nanoviews, *American Scientist*, September-October 2005

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

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

**Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable,** by Brian Clegg

Review by Kevin R. Burger, "Read This!," MAA Online, February 2005

**The Infinity Puzzle**, by Frank Close

Review by Michael Berg, MAA Reviews, November 22, 2011

Reviewed by Brian E. Blank, *Notices of the AMS*, August 2012

**The Infinities**, by John Banville

Review by Laura Miller, "Oh, Gods," *The New York Times Book Review*, March 7, 2010

**The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood**, by James Gleick

Review by Andrew Robinson, "Lots on Info, Not always Accurate," *Science*, September 30, 2011

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

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

**In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman**, by William J. Cook

Review by Brian Hayes, "Mathematical Road Trips," *American Scientist*, May-June 2012

Review by Scott McLemee, "Algorithm of a Salesman," *Inside Higher Ed*, March 21, 2012

**In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World**, Ian Stewart

Review by Max Nisen, "The 17 Equations That Changed The World," *Business Insider*, July 10, 2012

Review by Gerald B. Folland,* Notices of the AMS*, November 2012

**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)

**Introduction to Circle Packing: The Theory of Discrete Analytic Functions**, by Kenneth Stephenson

Review by David Mumford, "Stuff It!," *American Scientist*, January-February 2006

**The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On**, by Julian Havil

Review by Richard Wilders, MAA Review, August 6, 2012

**Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up**, by John Allen Paulos

Review by Vithal C. Nadkarni, "Logic can't answer ultimate questions," *The Economic Times* (India), 30 January 2008

Review by Ron Csillag, "Math + religion = Trouble," *The Star*, 26 January 2008

Review by Michiko Katutani, "Prime Roller, Prepare to Meet a Wiseacre," *The New York Times*, 22 January 2008

Review by Jim Holt, "Proof," *The New York Times*, 13 January 2008

Review by Olle Häggström, "Irreligion," *Notices of the AMS*, August 2008 ( 372KB)

**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)

**Is God a Mathematician?**, by Maria Livio

Review by Phillip Manning, "The magical marriage of math and science," *News & Observer* (NC), June 7, 2009

Review by Amy De Kanter, "Purest of Sciences," The Star (Malaysia), May 22, 2009

Review by Donna Bowman, A.V. Club, March 12, 2009

Review by Joab Jackson, *Urbanite* (Baltimore), March 2009

Review by Marc Kaufman, "The Structure of Everything," *Washington Post*, February 8, 2009

A Talk with Mario Livio, by Carolyn Y. Johnson, *Boston Globe*, February 8, 2009

**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

**I Want to Be a Mathematician: A Conversation with Paul Halmos**, A film by George Csicsery

Review by John Ewing, *Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2011, page 810

**James Joseph Sylvester: Jewish Mathematician in a Victorian World**b>, by Karen Parshall

Review by Daniel S. Silver, "The Secret History of Mathematicians," *American Scientist*, November-December 2006

**János Bolyai, Non-Euclidean Geometry, and the Nature of Space**, by Jeremy J. Gray

Review by Robert Osserman, "János Bolyai, Non-Euclidean Geometry, and the Nature of Space," *Notices of the AMS*, October 2005 ( 148KB)

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, *Science*, 10 December 2004, pages 1893-1894.

Review by Brian Hayes, "Genius Unappreciated", *American Scientist*, May-June 2005.

**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)

**Just Six Numbers**, by Martin Rees

Review by Brian E. Blank *"The Constants of Nature* and *Just Six Numbers*," *Notices of the AMS*, November 2004 ( 131KB)

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

Review by Brian Blank, *Notices of the AMS*, December 2007 ( 1.3 MB KB)

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 ( 146KB)

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

**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

**King of Infinite Space**, by Siobhan Roberts

Review by Robert Osserman, "The Mathematician as Shape Shifter," *The Wall Street Journal*, 25 November 2006

Review by Tony Rothman, "Meet Mr. Polytope," *American Scientist*, March-April 2007

Review by Marcus du Sautoy, "Strength in numbers," *T**he Guardian Unlimited*, 8 December 2007

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

Review by Alexey Sossinsky, "Knots for Everyone: *The Knot Book*," *Notices of the AMS,* September 2005 ( 173KB)

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

**Landscapes Without Memory**, by Joan Fontcuberta

Review by Philip Ball, "Changing your world view," *Nature*, December 15, 2005

**The Last Theorem**, by Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl

Review by Michael Marshall, "No last hurrah," *New Scientist*, November 15, 2008

Review by Michael Berry, "Clarke and Pohl's 'The Last Theorem'," *San Francisco Chronicle*, August 10, 2008

**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 Legacy of Niels Henrik Abel: The Abel Bicentennial, Oslo, 2002**, Olav Arnfinn Laudal and Ragni Piene, Editors Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, "Read This!," MAA Online, January 2005

**Leonhard Euler**, by Emil A. Fellmann

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, Read This! MAA Online, March 22, 2007

**Leonhard Euler, A Man to be Reckoned With**, by Andreas K. Heyne and Alive K. Heyne

Review by Ivar Ekeland, *Notices of the AMS*, March 2008 ( 3.44 MB)

**Letters to a Young Mathematician**, by Ian Stewart

Review by Rhian Parker, "The maths mentor," *Nature*, 6 July 2006

Review by Paul A. Robinson Jr., "Clever proof that math has its charms," *The Christian Science Monitor*, April 25, 2006

Review by Emma Carberry, *Notices of the AMS*, May 2007 ( 131KB)

**Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fanstastical Mathematical Logical Life**, by Robin Wilson

Review by John Allen Paulos, "How to Measure a Cheshire Grin?", *New York Times Book Review*, February 1, 2009

Review by John C. Butcher, "Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision," *American Scientist*, January-February 2009

Review by Ziauddin Sardar, "Reflections of a wondrous life of pi," *Independent*, August 29, 2008

Review by M John Harrison, "Maths hysteria," *Guardian*, 23 August 2008

Review by Jascha Hoffman, "Maths and mad hatters," *Nature*, July 31, 2008

Review by Gilbert Adair, "Not so brillig at maths," *New Statesman*, July 10, 2008

Review, "Shoes and ships and sealing wax," *The Economist*, July 3, 2008

**Life After Genius**, by M. Ann Jacoby

Review by Jincy Willett, "Irrational Numbers," *The New York Times Sunday Book Review*, December 28, 2008

**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 Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul: What Gnarly Computation Taught Me about Ultimate Reality, the Meaning of Life, and How to Be Happy**, by Rudy Rucker

Review by Jaron Lanier, "Two Philosophies of Mathematical Weirdness,"*American Scientist*, May-June 2006

**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)

**Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth**, by Apostolos Doxiadis

Review by Dan Kois, "Big ideas, bright colors," *Washington Post*, November 15, 2009

Review by Walter Addiego, "Graphic novel explores mathematics," *San Francisco Chronicle*, October 31, 2009

Review by Douglas Bell, "Brawny brains," *Globe and Mail*, October 23, 2009

Review by Jim Holt, "Algorithm and Blues," *New York Times Book Review*, September 27, 2009

Review by Alison Flood, "Bertrand Russell's mathematical quest adds up to unlikely graphic novel hit," *Guardian* (U.K.), April 27, 2009

**The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More**, by Chris Anderson

Review by Brian Hayes, "A Paradise of Choice?," *American Scientist*, January-February 2007

**Loving and Hating Mathematics**, by Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steiner

Review by Lynn Arthur Steen, "Distilling Truth from Emotion," *Science*, July 8, 2011

Review by Chris Quintana, "Discover math's hidden beauty," *DailyLobo.com*, March 3, 2011

**A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines**, by Janna Levin

Review by Charlotte Stretch, "Touched by genius," *NewStatesman*, 17 January 2008

**Magical Mathematics**, by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham

Review by Donovan H. Van Osdol, "Magical Mathematics", *Notices of the AMS*, August 2012

Review by Alex Stone, "Pick a Card, Any Card," *Wall Street Journal*, December 10, 2011

Review by John D. Cook, MAA Reviews, November 3, 2011

**The Magical Maze**, by Ian Stewart

Review by Keith Devlin, *New Scientist*, 1998

**Majority Judgment: Measuring, Ranking, and Electing**, by Michel Balinski and Rida Laraki

Review by Steven J. Brams, "Grading Candidates," *American Scientist*, September-October 2011

** The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution**, by Keith Devlin

Review by John Hannah, *Notices of the AMS*, May 2012, page 661

Review by Devin Powell, *Science News*, 27 August 2011, page 30

Interview with Keith Devlin and Ira Flatow, "How Fibonacci Introduced The World To Numbers," *NPR's Science Friday*, August 12, 2011

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, August 9, 2011

Interview with Keith Devlin and Scott Simon, "Fibonacci's 'Numbers': The Man Behind the Math," *NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday*, July 16, 2011

**The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer**, by Jane Smiley

Review by John Gilbey, "The ABC of computing," *Nature*, December 9, 2010

**The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer**, by David Leavitt

Review by George Johnson, "Enigmatic," *The New York Times*, December 18, 2005

Review by Martin Davis, "Ahead of His Time," *American Scienctist*, July-August 2006

Review by S. Barry Cooper, *Notices of the AMS*, November 2006 ( 142KB)

**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 Martians of Science**, by István Hargittai

Review by Arthur I. Miller, "The Hungarian martians," *Nature*, 30 November 2006 (pages 547-548)

**Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games**, by Martin Gardner

Review by Brian Hayes, "Nanoviews," *American Scientist*, January-February 2006

**Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math,"** by Danica McKellar

Review by Aaron Rowe, "Math Book Helps Girls Embrace Their Inner Mathematician," Wired, August 2, 2007

Review by Peg Tyre, "Math Makeover: It Adds Up for Girls," * Newsweek*, August 6, 2007

"An Interview with Wonder Years actress Danica McKellar," by Adam Swiderski, *UnderGround Online*, August 9, 2007

Review by Tracey Wong Briggs, "Just add 'author' into McKellar's equation," *USA Today*, August 13, 2007

Review by Joseph Dionisio, "'Wonder Years' star who played Winnie Cooper is a math whiz," *Newsday*, August 14, 2007

Review by Mark Bollman, MAA Read This!, October 9, 2007

Review by Kathy Lauer-Williams. "Math wonders for girls," *Kansas City Star*, 10 October 2007

Review by Ellen R. Delisio. "*Wonder Years'* Actress Extols Wonders of Math," *Education World*, 10 October 2007

**Mathematical Apocrypha Redux**, by Steven Krantz

Review by B. Rajeev, "The lighter side of mathematics," *The Hindu*, December 26, 2011

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

Review by Gina Kolata, *SIAM News*, 1997 (not online)

**Mathematical Expeditions: Exploring Word Problems across the Ages**, by Frank J. Swetz

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, July 27, 2012

**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 Foundations of Neuroscience**, by G. Bard Ermentrout and David H. Terman

Review by Vincent A. Billock,"Patterns from the Brain," *Nature*, 2 December 2010

**Mathematical Geography and Cartography in Islam and their Continuation in the Occident, Vol. I***,* by Fuat Sezing, translated by Guy Moore and Geoff Sammon

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**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)

**Mathematical Illustrations: A Manual of Geometry and PostScript**, by Bill Casselman

Review by George K. Francis, "The Marvels of PostScript," *American Scientist*, November-December 2005

Review by Denis Roegel, "Mathematical Illustrations: A Manual of Geometry and PostScript--A Book Review," *Notices of the AMS*, January 2007 ( 804KB)

**Mathematical Models of Social Evolution,** by Richard McElreath and Robert Boyd

Review by Daniel J. Rankin, "Simple Maths for a Perplexing World," *Science*, November 9, 2007 (Vol. 318 Issue 5852, p919-920)

**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)

**The Mathematical Writings of Évariste Galois**, by Peter M. Neumann

Reviewed by Charles W. Curtis, *Notices of the AMS*, November 2012

**A Mathematician at the Ballpark: Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans**, by Ken Ross

Review by Steve Morics. "Read This!," *MAA Online*, November 2004

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

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Review by Vivek Kaul, "Sheer performance or plain luck?," *Daily news India*, November 12, 2006

**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)

**The Mathematician's Brain**, by David Ruelle

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Review by David Berlinski, "Inside the Mathematical Mind," *The New York Sun*, August 29, 2007

**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)

**Mathematicians: An Outer View of the Inner World**, Mariana Cook, photographer, with an introduction by R. C. Gunning

Review by Todd Eisworth, *Notices of the AMS*, August 2010

Review by Adam Grybowski, "Proof: A new book celebrates the joy and beauty of mathematics," Centraljersey.com, September 16, 2009

Review by Mark Feeney, "We don't understand the math, but can we get the mathematicians," *The Boston Globe*, August 23, 2009

Review by John Derbyshire, "Beach-Bag Books," *National Review Online*, July 8, 2009

Slideshow and audio, "Inside the Mathematical Mind,"* Seed Magazine*, July 21, 2009

Review by Eric L. Altschuler, "The many faces of mathematics," *Nature*, August 27 2009

Review by Brian Hayes, "Family Album," *American Scientist*, September-October 2009

**Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany: Individual Fates and Global Impact,** by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

Interview with author and Scott Jaschik, "'Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany'," *Inside Higher Ed*, July 27, 2009

Review by Michèle Audin, *Notices of the AMS*, November 2010

**Mathematicians under the Nazis**, by Sanford L. Segal

Review by Jochen Brüning, "Mathematicians under the Nazis,", *Notices of the AMS*, April 2005 ((164KB)

**Mathematics and Common Sense: A Case of Creative Tension **, by Philip J. Davis

Review by John Ball, "Not Just a Pretty Equation," *New Scientist*, 25 November 2006

Review by Daniel N. Rockmore, "A Paradoxical Subject," *American Scientist*, November-December 2007

Review by Chelluri C. A. Sastri, *Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2009 ( 71 KB)

**Mathematics and Democracy: Designing Better Voting and Fair-Division Voting Procedures,** by Steven J. Brams

Review by Iain McLean, "A Better Way to Choose?", *Science*, October 31, 2008

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Read This!, March 26, 2008

**Mathematics and the Aesthetic**, Nathalie Sinclair, David Pimm, and William Higginson, Editors

Review by Annalisa Crannell, *Notices of the AMS*, February 2009 ( 117 KB)

**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 at Berkeley: A History**, by Calvin C. Moore

Review by Rob Kirby, *Notices of the AMS*, November 2008 ( 9.97 MB)

**Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction**, by Timothy Gowers

Review by Günter M. Ziegler, *"... a small idea of what it is I do all day...Introductions to Mathematics,"* Notices of the AMS, February 2005 (374KB)

**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 Emerging: A Sourcebook 1540–1900**, by Jacqueline Stedall

Review by David Pengelley, *Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2011, page 815

**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)

**Mathematics in India**, by Kim Plofker

Review by Pervez Hoodbhoy, "An Indian history of numbers," *Nature*, June 4, 2009, p. 646

**Mathematics in Nature: Modeling Patterns in the Natural World**, by John A. Adam

Review by Brian D. Sleeman, *"Mathematics in Nature: Modeling Patterns in the Natural World,"* *Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2005 (162KB)

**Mathematics in Popular Culture**, by Jessica K. Sklar and Elizabeth S. Sklar, editors

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, June 11, 2012

**The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam: A Source Book**, edited by Victor J. Katz

Review by George Gheverghese Joseph, "Multicultural legacy," *Nature*, 27 December 2007

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

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

**The Mathematics of Life**, by Ian Stewart

Review by John Adam, "Putting the X in Biology: A Review of The Mathematics of Life," *Notices of the AMS*, December 2011 (p. 1572)

Review by Marc Feldman. "Life Models," *Nature*, August 25, 2011, page 396

Review by Underwood Dudley, MAA Reviews, June 30, 2011

Review by Keith Devlin, "New Angles on Biology," *The Wall Street Journal*, June 9, 2011

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

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

**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)

**Math for Life: Crucial Ideas You Didn't Learn in School**, by Jeffrey Bennett

Review by Ana Momidic-Reyna, MAA Reviews, February 16, 2012

**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)

**Math Girls, **Hiroshi Yuki

Review by Mari Abe and Mei Kobayashi, *Notices of the AMS*, August 2012

**Math Goes to the Movies**, by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross

Review by Richard J. Wilders, MAA Review, September 23, 2012

**The Math Instinct: Why You're a Mathematical Genius (Along With Lobsters, Birds, Cats, and Dogs)**, by Keith Devlin

Review by Fenella Saunders, Nanoviews, *American Scientist,* November-December 2005

Review by Alex Stone, Books: "The Math Instinct," *Discover*, May 2005

Review by Elizabeth Sourbut, "The Math Instinct by Keith Devlin," *New Scientist*, April 9, 2005

**Math through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others**

Review by Phillip C. Curtis. Jr., *"Math through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others--A Book Review*," *Notices of the AMS*, October 2004 ( 65KB)

**Measuring the World**, by Daniel Kehlmann (translated by Carol Brown Janeway)

Review by Caroline Ash, "The World Measurers," *Science*, July 27, 2007

Review by John Whitfield, "Opposites Attract," *Nature*, February 15 2007

**Measurement**, by Paul Lockhar

Review by Evelyn Lamb, *Scientific American*, September 2012, page 90

Review by Brie Finegold, Lifting Reality Off, *Science*, November 9, 2012, page 744

**Meta Math! The Quest for Omega**, by Gregory Chaitin

Review by Jaron Lanier, "Two Philosophies of Mathematical Weirdness,"*American Scientist*, May-June 2006

Review by Ivor Grattan-Guinness, "Incomplete mathematics," *Nature*, 16 February 2006

**The Millennium Prize Problems**, J. Carlson, A. Jaffe, and A. Wiles, editors

Review by Robert C. Gunning, *Notices of the AMS*, December 2009 ( 149 KB)

**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 Mind of Bill James: How a Complete Outsider Changed Baseball**, by Scott Gray.

Review by Hugo Lindgren, "I'll Manage," *The New York times Book Review*, June 4, 2006

**The Mind of the Mathematician**, by Michael Fitzgerald and Ioan James

Review by Donal O'Shea, "What do mathematicians do?," *Nature*, October 25, 2007

**The Monty Hall Problem: The Remarkable Story of Math's Most Contentious Brain Teaser**, by Jason Rosenhouse

Review by Donald O. Granberg, "Two Doors and a Goat," *Science*, October 9, 2009

**Music: A Mathematical Offering**, by David J. Benson

** **Review by Peter Pesic, "Harmonious Relations ," *American Scientist*, July-August 2007

**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

**Musings of the Masters: An Anthology of Mathematical Reflections**, Edited by Raymond G. Ayoub

Review by Victor J. Katz, "Reading the Masters," *American Scientist*, January-February 2006

**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

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**Napier's Bones**, by Derryl Murphy

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

Review by Freeman Dyson,

Review by John Malito,

**Negative Math: How Mathematical Rules Can Be Positively Bent**, by Alberto A. MartÃnez

**Nets, Puzzles, and Postmen: An Exploration of Mathematical Connections**, by Peter M. Higgins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

**Noeuds: Genèse d'une Théorie Mathématique**, by Alexei Sossinsky

**Nonplussed: Mathematical proof of implausible ideas***, by Julian Havil***
**Review by Justin Mullins, "Unbelievable Truths,"

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

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

**The Number Mysteries: The Mathematical Odyssey Through Every Day Life, **by Marcus du Sautoy

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

**Numbers: A Very Short Introduction, **by Peter M. Higgins

**The Numbers Behind Numb3rs, **by Keith Devlin and Gary Lorden

Review by Adriana Salerno, Voice of America News, August 13, 2007

**The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics, and in Life, **by Michael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot

**Numbers Rule: The Vexing Mathematics of Democracy, from Plato to the Present**, by George G. Szpiro

Review by Jonathan K. Hodge,

**The Numerati**, by Stephen Baker

Review by Jeffrey Shallit,

Review by Tom Simonite, "Your Secret's Not a Secret Any More,"

Review by Rob Walker, "They've Got Your Number,"

Interview with author Stephen Baker, "Our Digital Lives, Monitored by a Hidden 'Numerati'".

"Book Excerpt: The Numerati, by Stephen Baker,"

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

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

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

Review by Robert Matthews,

Review by Colin Adams, "

**One to Nine**, by Andrew Hodges

Review by Graham Farmelo, "Numbers are full of surprises,"

Review by Jordan Ellenberg, "Numerology,"

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

Review by Philip J. Davis,

**Our Days Are Numbered: How Mathematics Orders Our Lives**, by Jason Brown

Review by Paul Zorn, *Notices of the AMS*, September 2012

**Out of the Labyrinth: Setting Mathematics Free**, by Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan

Review by Jesse Johnson, *Notices of the AMS*, June/July 2009 ( 102 KB)

**The Oxford Murders**, by Guillermo Martinez

Review by Robin Wilson, "The Oxford Murders,",

Review by Marcus du Sautoy,

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

Review by Queena N. Lee-Chua, "

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

Review by Frank Morgan,

**Pattern Theory: The Stochastic Analysis of Real-World Signals**, by David Mumford and Agnès Desolneux

Review by Brian Hayes, "Making Sense of the World,"

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

Review by Clifford H. Taubes, "

**The Pea and the Sun: A Mathematical Paradox**, by Leonard M. Wapner

Review by Peter Komjath,

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

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

**Perfect Rigor: A genius and the mathematical breakthrough of the century**, Masha Gessen

Review by Jennifer Oullette, "Grigori Perelman: The genius in hiding,"

Review by John Allen Paulos, "He Conquered the Conjecture,"

Review by Alison Reeger Cook, "Enjoy a genuine tale of genius in ‘Perfect Rigor’,"

Review by Donal O’Shea,

**The Philosophy of Mathematical Practice**, edited by Paolo Mancosu

Review by Timonty Bays,

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

Review by William Faris, "*Philosophy of Mathematics*," *Notices of the AMS*, November 2000

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** π: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number**, by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann

Review by Eli Maor,

**Piero della Francesca. A Mathematician's Art**, by J.V. Field

Review by Michele Emmer, *Notices of the AMS*, March 2007 ( 3802KB)

**Pioneers in Mathematics**, by Michael Bradley

Review by Julie Kirkwood, "Substracting the scare factor from math: Local professor's new books add human stories to history of mathematics," *The Eagle Tribune* (North Andover, MA), 23 October 2006

**Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics**, by Jeremy Gray

Review by Solomon Feferman, "Modernism in Mathematics," *American Scientist*, September-October 2009, p. 417.

**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,"

Review by David N. Schramm,

**The Poincaré Conjecture**, by Donal O'Shea

Review by W.B. Raymond Lickorish, *Notices of the AMS*, January 2008 ( 2.73 MB)

Review by Stephen Ornes, "We Also Like," *Discover*, March 2007

Review by Amir Aczel, "Solving a Math Conundrum," *Wall Street Journal Online*, February 28, 2007

Review by John Morgan, "The Shape We're In," *American Scientist*, July-August 2007

Review by Nicholas Blincoe, "Neither Sphere Nor There," *The Telegraph* (U.K.), May 17, 2007

**Poincaré's Prize: The Hundred-Year Quest to Solve One of Math's Greatest Puzzles**, by George G. Szpiro

Review by David Dillard-Wright,

Review by W.B. Raymond Lickorish,

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

Review by Jeffrey Nunemacher,

**Polyhedra**, by Peter R. Cromwell

Review by Bill Casselman, "

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

**PopCo**, by Scarlett Thomas

Review by Alex Kasman, "PopCo,"

Review by Ivars Peterson, "Code Breaking: A Toy Story,"

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

Review by Stan Wagon, "Prime Time,"

**Prime Obsession**, by John Derbyshire

Review by Greg Mone, "The Grade A, Number 1 Prime Puzzle of Math,"

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

Review by Raymond Petersen, "Mathematics problem that remains elusive -- and beautiful,"

Review by Enrico Bombieri, "The Indivisible Man,"

Review by Brian Conrey, "Prime Time for the Riemann Hypothesis,"

Review by W.T. Gowers, "Prime time for mathematics,"

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

Review by Paul Halmos, "

**The Princeton Companion to Mathematics**, by Timothy Gowers, June Barrow-Green, and Imre Leader (editors)

Review by Bryan Birch,

Review by John A. Wass, At Long Last, Readable Mathematics!,

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

Review by Stewart Baker and Peter G. Neumann, "

**Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities**, by Ian Stewart

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Review by Justin Mullins, "Are you game?,"

**Project Origami: Activities for Exploring Mathematics**, by Thomas Hull

Review by Helena Verrill,

**Proof and Other Dilemmas: Mathematics and Philsophy**, Edited by Bonnie Gold and Roger A. Simons

Review by Jeremy Avigad,

**Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception**, by Charles Seife

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Review by Jordan Ellenberg, "Go Figure,"

Review by Alexandra Witze,

Review by Fred Bortz, "Turning numbers into mumbo-jumbo lies," Philadelphia Inquirer, September 26, 2010

Review by Jascha Hoffman, "Deception by numbers,"

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

Review by Daniel Ullman, "

**Pursuit of Genius: Flexner, Einstein, and the Early Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study**, by Steve Batterson

Review by John Stachel, "Heady Days in Princeton,"

Review by Lewis Pyenson, "In Puris Naturalibus,"

**The Puzzler's Dilemma**, by Derrick Niederman

Interview by Lauren Daley, "Riddle Me This," SouthCoastToday.com, April 14, 2012

Review by M.F. Burnyeat, "Other Lives,"

**Pythagoras' Revenge: A Mathematical Mystery**, by Arturo Sangalli

Review by Javier Fresá, "The Full Potential of Storytelling,"

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

Review by Philip J. Davis, "Deus Ex Hominibus: Science, Theology, and Masculinity,"

**Phythagorean Crimes**, by Tefcros Michaelides

Review by Alex Kasman,

**Quantify! A Crash Course in Smart Thinking**, by Göran Grimvall

Review by Susan D’Agostino, MAA Reviews, March 11, 2011

**The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It**, by Scott Patterson

Review by David Steinsaltz, "The Value of Nothing: A Review of The Quants," Notices of the AMS, May 2011, page 699

**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,"

Review by Timothy Ferris, "On the Edge of Chaos,"

**Quasicrystals and Geometry**, by Marjorie Senechal

Review by Charles Radin, "

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

Reviewed by Neal Koblitz, "

**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

**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,

**Reality Conditions: Short Mathematical Fiction**, by Alex Kasman

Review by John Swallow,

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

Review by Margaret Wertheim,

**Recountings: Conversations with MIT Mathematicians**, by Joel Segel

Review by Eric L. Altschuler, "The many faces of mathematics,"

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

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

Review by Enrico Bombieri, "The Indivisible Man,"

Review by James Alexander, "Mathematical Mystery,"

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

Review by Sandro Graffi, "

**The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe**, by Roger Penrose

Review by Brian Blank,

Review by David M. Bressoud, "Read this!", MAA Online, June 16, 2005

Review by Seth Lloyd, "On the road with Roger Penrose,"

**Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry**, by Fukagawa Hidetoshi and Tony Rothman

Review by Peter J. Lu, "The blossoming of Japanese mathematics,"

**Saunders Mac Lane: A Mathematical Autobiography**, by Saunders Mac Lane

Review by Lance W. Small, "Saunders Mac Lane,"

Review by Ivars Peterson, "Works in Progress,"

**Science in the Looking Glass: What Do Scientists Really Know?**, by E. Brian Davies

Review by Martin Gardner, "Science in the Looking Glass,"

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

Review by Jane Hawkins, "Casting Light on the Shadow of Doubt,"

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews, October 9, 2012

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

Review by Martin Davis, "Paradoxes in Paradise,"

**Selected Papers on Fun and Games**, by Donald E. Knuth

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews, January 11, 2012

**The Sensual (Quadratic) Form**, by John Horton Conway

Review by Michael Berg, MAA Read This!, March 26, 2008

**Shadows of Reality**, by Tony Robbin

Review by Marjorie Senechal,

Review by Tony Phillips,

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

Review by Hilary Putnam,

Review by William Faris, "

Review by David L. Wilson,

Review by David J. Chalmers,

**The Shape of Inner Space**, by Shing-Tung Yau and Steve Nadis

Review by Nigel Hitchin,

**The Shoelace Book: A Mathematical Guide to the Best (and Worst) Ways to Lace Your Shoes**, by Burkard Polster

Review by Colin Adams, "The Shoelace Book--A Book Review,"

** Simon: The Genius in My Basement**, by Alexander Masters

Review by Jordan Ellenberg, "From Here to Infinity,"

Review on Weekend Edition, "Meet The Mathematical 'Genius In My Basement',"

Review by Jim Higgins, "Math genius' unexpected world awaits in 'Basement',"

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

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

Review by Prabhakar Raghavan, "Making Connections,"

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

Review by Carson Chow, "

Review by Joel Spencer,

Review by Liesel Schillinger, "Counting on Each Other,"

Review by James Clasper, "Giordano and Ogawa: the twin primes of fiction," the

**The Solitude of Prime Numbers**, by Paolo Giordano

Review by Leslie Ashmore, "One is the loneliest number in mathematician's debut novel,"

Review by Michele Intermont, MAA Reviews, July 27, 2012

**Spaceland: A Novel of the Fourth Dimension**, by Rudy Rucker

Review by Jody Trout, "Spaceland: A Novel of the Fourth Dimension,",

**Stefan Banach: Remarkable Life, Brilliant Mathematics**, by Emilia Jakimowicz and Adam Miranowicz

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, March 8, 2012

Review by Robion Kirby, "

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

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

**Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics**, by Sarah Glaz and JoAnne Growney

Review by J. M. Coetzee,

**Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, and Other Mathematical Explorations**, by Keith Ball

Review by Harold R. Parks,

**The Strangest Man: the Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom**, by Graham Farmelo

Review by Brian E. Blank,

Review by Luoisa Gilder, "Quantum Leap,"

**Street-fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving**, by Sanjoy Mahajan

Review by Brent Deschamp.

Review by Steven J. Dubner, "Surely You Must Be Joking, Mr. Mahajan! The ?Street-Fighting Mathematician? Answers Your Questions,"

Review by Stephen J. Dubner, "Bring Your Questions for the Street-Fighting Mathematician,"

**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,

Review by Lawrence S. Braden,

Review by Giuliana Davidoff, "

**Structure and Randomness: Pages from Year One of a Mathematical Blog**, by Terence Tao

Review by Cosma Shalizi, "Obstacles and Tricks,"

**Supercooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed**, by Martin A. Nowak and Roger Highfield

Review by Oran Harman, "A Little Help From Your Friends,"

Review by David Krakauer, "Laws of Cooperation,"

Review by Rachel Thomas, "SuperCooperators,"

**Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart**, by Ian Ayres

Review by Jennifer Barone,

Review by Rebecca Goldin, "Doting on Data,"

**Superfractals: Patterns and Nature**, by Michael F. Barnsley

Review by J.R. Mureika, "Beyond Fractals,"

**The Symmetries of Things**, by John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel and Chaim Goodman-Strauss

Review by Jaron Lanier, "From Planar Patterns to Polytopes,"

**Symmetry: A Journey into the Patterns of Nature**, by Marcus du Sautoy

Review by Eric Ormsby, "Looking Into the Mirror of Nature,"

Review by Brian E. Blank,

**Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe**, by Leon M. Lederman and Christopher T. Hill

Review by Laurence Marschall.

**Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics**, by Mark Ronan

Review by Robert L. Griess Jr., "Symmetry and the Monster--A Book Review,"

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

Review by Bard Ermentrout, Review of

Review by Robert Matthews, "Light in the Darkness,"

Review by J.J. Collins, "Move to the rhythm,"

Review by Mary Carmichael, "In Sync,"

Review by Gualitiero Piccinni, "Order from Chaos,"

Review by Larry Marschall, "All Together Now: Clap,"

Review by Nancy Kopell, "A Tree of Fireflies, a Flock of Boson Clouds,"

**Taking Sudoku Seriously**, by Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman

Review by Keith Devlin, "The Numbers Game,"

**Taming the Infinite**, by Ian Stewart

Review by Robert Segall, "Book Review: Taming the Infinite,"

**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,"

** The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy**, by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

Review by Andrew I. Dale,

Review by John Allen Paulos, "In All Probability," (online review title "The Mathematics of Changing Your Mind"),

Review by Andrew Robinson, "Known unknowns,"

Review by Michael Washburn, "What are the odds?"

**The Three Body Problem, A Cambridge Mystery**, by Catherine Shaw

Review by Richard Montgomery,

**Too Much Happiness**, by Alice Munro (including a short story about Sophia Kovalevsky)

Review by Alan Cheuse, "No Such Thing As 'Too Much' Alice Munro,"

Review by Deirdre Donahue, "Alice Munro's 'Too Much Happiness' scores a perfect 10,"

Review by Cate Kennedy, "Too Much Happiness,"

Review by Richard Eder, "Darkness at noon,"

Review by Michiko Kakutani, "The Delicate Arithmetic of Love and Independence,"

Review by Ellen Akins, "Munro returns to form with daring stories,"

Review by Leah Hager Cohen, "Alice Munro?s Object Lessons,"

**Tools of American Mathematics Teaching, 1800-2000,** by Peggy Aldrich Kidwell, Amy Ackerberg-Hastings, and David Lindsay Roberts

Review by Fernando Gouvêa, "Things That Teach,"

Review by Andrew G. Bennett,

**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, "

**Trigonometric Delights**, by Eli Maor

Review by Ian Stewart,

**The Triumph of Numbers: How Counting Shaped Modern Life**, by I. Bernard Cohen

Review by Brian Blank,

Review by Judith V. Grabiner, "Read This!,"

**The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next**, by Lee Smolin

Review by Brent Deschamp,

**Turbulence**, by Giles Foden

Review by Philip Ball, "D-Day forecast fictionalized,"

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

Review by Neal Koblitz, "A Tribute to Boris Weisfeiler,"

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

Review by Allyn Jackson, "

** Uneducated Guesses: Using Evidence to Uncover Misguided Education Policies**, by Howard Wainer

**The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeenth-Century Letter That Made the World Modern**, by Keith Devlin

Review by Brian Hayes, "An Epistolary Episode,"* American Scientist*, May-June 2009

**The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel**, by William Goldbloom Bloch

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

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

Review by John Naughton, "Slaves to logic,"

Review by Richard Wilders, Turing Centenary Edition, MAA Reviews, September 3, 2012

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

and February 2002 ( 196KB)

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

and February 2002 ( 196KB)

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

Review by Randall Black, "Lovers of Popularized Science Will Find Teacup Half Empty,"

Review by Robert Matthews,

Review by Daniel Rockmore, "

Review by Steven Krantz, "

Review by Gerald B. Folland,

**The Unknowable**, by Gregory Chaitin

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

**Unknown Quantity**, by John Derbyshire

Review by Victor Katz, "A Faulty Survey of Algebra's Roots," *Science*, June 9, 2006

Interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez, "Unknowns," *National Review*, May 25, 2006

Review by Judith V. Grabiner, "A Backward Look at Modern Algebra," *American Scientist*, September/October 2006

Review by Sanford L. Segal, *Notices of the AMS*, May 2008 96.41 KB)

**Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can't Predict the Future, by Orrin H. Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis
**Review by Carl Wunsch,

Review by Roger Pielke Jr., "When the numbers don't add up,"

Review by William Kolata, "A Useless Case,"

Review by Christopher K.R.T. Jones, "Is Mathematics Misapplied to the Environment?",

*** V ***

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

Review by Bill Casselman, "

**The Volterra Chronicles: The Life and Times of an Extraordinary Mathematician, 1860-1940**, by Judith R. Goodstein

Review by Brian Hayes, "A Mathematician's Trajectory,"

Review by Judith R. Goodstein, "Ups and downs of a senator scientist,"

Review by Irwin W. Sandberg,

**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)

Review by Günter M. Ziegler, *"... a small idea of what it is I do all day...Introductions to Mathematics,"* *Notices of the AMS*, February 2005 ((374KB)

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

Review by Ed Dubinsky, "

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

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

Review by Philip Holmes, "

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

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

**What’s Luck Got to Do with It?: The History, Mathematics, and Psychology behind the Gambler’s Illusion**, by Joseph Mazur

Review by Andrew I. Dale,

**When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish, and Other Speculations About This and Tha**t, by Martin Gardner

Review by John Greenya,

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

Review by James Madden, "

Review by Joseph Auslander, "Embodied Mathematics,"

Review by Martin Gardner, "Is Beauty Truth and Truth Beauty?",

Review by Joseph Mazur, "An ode to symmetry,"

Review by Alexander Masters, "A gentlemanly game that became a monster," Telegraph.co.uk, May 10,2007

Review by Siobhan Roberts, "It's math, yes, but don't stop reading,"

Review by David W. Farmer, "The Power of Symmetry,"

**Why Beliefs Matter: Reflections on the Nature of Science**, by E. Brian Davies

Review by Gerald B. Folland,

** Why Cats Land on Their Feet and 76 Other Physical Paradoxes and Puzzles**, by Mark Levi

Review by Mark Bollman, MAA Reviews, October 15, 2012

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

Review by H. W. Lewis,

**The Wild Numbers**, by Philbert Schogt

Review by Allyn Jackson, "

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

Review by Judy Green, "

Review by Evelyn Sander, "Against All Odds,"

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

Review by Ann Hibner Koblitz, "

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

"On the Outside Looking In: Women in Mathematics," (author not identified),

**The Works of Archimedes: Translation and Commentary. Volume I: The Two Books On the Sphere and the Cylinder**, edited and translated by Reviel Netz

Review by Alexander Jones. "The Works of Archimedes: Translation and Commentary. Volume I: The Two Books

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

Review by David Jerison, "

**A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Gödel and Einstein**, by Palle Yourgrau

Review by Gregory H. Moore, "The Incomplete Gödel,"

**Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics**, by John Stillwell

Review by Ivars Peterson, "Flirting with the Impossible,"

**You Can Count Monsters: The First 100 Numbers and Their Characters**, by Richard Evan Schwartz (children's book)

Reviewed in

Review by NPR Staff, "Math Isn't So Scary With Help From These Monsters,"

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

Review by Andrew Bremner, "

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

Review by Jeremy Gray, "Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea,"

Here's an article on the increased interest in books about mathematics and mathematicians:

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

Also, see Mathematical Fiction, maintained by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston).

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

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

Review by Mary W. Gray,

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

Review by Ivars Peterson, "Drama in Numbers,"

Review by Peter Marks, "Warmly, an 'Arcadia' That's Most Calculating,"

"Review Round-up: Critics Hail Stoppard's Arcadia,"

Radio interview by Director Susan Loewenberg with Steve Strogatz, January 16, 2010

**The Blue Door**, by Tanya Barfield

Review by Charles Isherwood, "With Help From Family Ghosts, Tricking Out the Mysteries of Identity,"

Review by Michael Criscuolo, "Blue Door," nytheater.com, 7 October 2006

Review by Jane Horwitz, "African Continuum Flings Open the 'Blue Door' of History at Atlas,"

Review by Celia Wren, "'Blue Door' Adds Up Too Neatly,"

**Calculus**, by Carl Djerassi

Review by Philip Ball, "Playing dirty,"

**A Disappearing Number**, a play written and directed by Simon McBurney

Review by Charles Isherwood, "Human (and Mathematical) Equations,"

Review by Jason Zinoman, "There's Nothing to Fear From Infinity,"

Preview of play opening, "Making sense of mortality,",

Preview of play opening, "A Disappearing Number," by Lyn Gardner,

Preview of play opening, "A Disappearing Number," by Nuala Calvi,

Preview of play opening, by Sarah Hemming,"The longest divisions," FT.com (Financial Times), July 28, 2007

Preview of play opening, by Nikita Lalwani, "A beautiful mind,"

Preview of play opening, "Complicite's tricks,"

Preview of play opening, by Jasper Rees, "To infinity and beyond,"

Interview with McBurney by Sara Abdulla, "An act of communal imagination,"

Review by Robert J. Hughes, "A Mathematician Times Five,"

Review by Nicholas de Jongh, "The Magic of Maths," thislondon.co.uk (the entertainment guide from the

Review by Anindya Bhattacharyya, "A Disappearing Number: globalisation, creativity and the beauty of numbers,"

Review by Louise Whiteley, "Variations on a Theorem,"

Review by Salil Tripathi. "A Beautiful MInd,"

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

Review by Ivars Peterson, "Drama in Numbers,"

**Mathematics of the Heart**, by Kefi Chadwick

Reviewed by Aleks Sierz, "Mathematics of the Heart, Theatre 503,"

**Let Newton Be!**, by Craig Baxter

Review by Rebecca Stott and Hannah Morrish, "Newton in Three Dimensions,"

**Partition**, by Ira Hauptman

Review by Kenneth A. Ribet, "

**Proof, by David Auburn**"

Review by David Bayer,

Review by Mark Saul, "The Mathematician's

Review by Bruce Weber, "'Proof': When the Mind and Hear Share an Elusive Equation,"

Review by Jonathan Knight, "The sum of the parts,"

Review by Ivars Peterson, "Drama in Numbers,"

Review by Laura Waxmann, "Award-winning play 'Proof' calculates life, love and math." Golden Gate XPress, October 14, 2009

Radio interview by Director Susan Loewenberg with Steve Strogatz, July 31, 2010

**Six Degrees of Separation **

Radio interview by Director Susan Loewenberg with Steve Strogatz, August 29, 2009

** Tenet**, by Lorne Campbell and Sandy Grierson, directed by Christopher Haydon

Review by Kate Kellaway, Tenet, The Observer,

Review by Ian Shuttleworth, Tenet, Gate Theatre, Financial Times, May 5, 2012

Review by By Dominic Cavendish, Tenet, Gate Theatre, The Telegraph, May 4, 2012

Review by Tenet: Algebra, tea and Julian Assange, Daily Mail, May 2, 2012

**Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze**, by Gioia DeCari

Review by Carolyn Mooney and Sara Lipka, "Math + Women + MIT = Dramatic Tension,"

Review by Joel Brown, "Larry Summers made her play,"

**Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen**, a play by Kathryn Wala

Review by Neil Genzlinger, "The Math Rookie Is a Girl, A Big Problem for the Geeks,"

Interview with Ira Flatow on

**Agora**, a film directed by Alejandro Amenabar

Review by Dan Bennett, "Biopic 'Agora' shines light on great thinker Hypatia,"

Review by Charlotte Higgins, "Cannes film festival falls in love with maths,"

**A Beautiful Mind**Review by Sidney Perkowitz. "The 5 Best and Worst Science-Based Movies of All Time," (

Review by Lynne M. Butler, "

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

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

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

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

Report of

Review by Stephen Abbott, "

*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

**Between the Folds**, a film directed by Vanessa Gould (GreenFuseFilms)

Review by Mary Thomas, "3 films expertly address their topics,"

Review by Michelle Kung, "Filmmaker Vanessa Gould Goes 'Between the Folds' of Origami World,"

Review by Joe Maniscalco, "Origami and the art of the process,"

Review by Bill Stamets, "Arthouse films,"

Review by Chris Honore, "Running Down the Documentaries,"

**Enigma**Review by Kevin Thomas, "

**Fermat's Room**, a film directed by Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopeña

Review by Megan Lehar,

Review by Paul Gallagher, "Fermat's Room," Future Movies, May 27, 2009

Review, "Put your thinking cap on for a tense, puzzle-filled thriller, Fermat's Room," in News Shopper Online, May 28, 2009

Review by Doralba Picerno, "

Review by Fran Parker, Blogcritics, September 29, 2009

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

Review by Mark Saul, "

Review by Janet Maslin, "Logarithms and Biorhythms Test a Young Janitor,"

**Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem**, Zala Films, Produced and Directed by George Csicsery

Review by Carol Wood,

**Moneyball**, a film directed by Bennett Miller

Review by Angela Watercutter, "Review: Moneyball Movie Unites Jocks and Nerds Through Math," Underwire Blog,

**Pi**, directed by Darren Aronofsky

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

Review by Elvis Mitchell, (Requires Real Media player)

Reviewed by Stephen Holden, "Math as a Secret Decoder of Markets and Mysticism,

**Primer**"Physicists Get First Take at Science Fiction Film,"

**Proof**, a Miramax Film

Review by Daniel Ullman, "

**Rites of Love and Math**, a film by Edward Frenkel (writer) and Reine Graves (director)

Reviewed in Random Samples, "X

Review and interview with filmmaker by Jason-Louise Graham, "Rites of Love and Math @ Shattuck Cinemas December 1,"

**Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II**, a high-definition video documentary, Producer/Director: LeAnn Erickson

Review by Judy Green,

** Travelling Salesman**, directed by Timothy Lanzone

Review by Jacob Aron, The moral uncertainty of a P = NP world,

See also:

**The Code**, a documentary by Marcus du Sautoy on *BBC Two* television

Review by Chris Harvey, "The Code, BBC Two, episode one, review," *The Telegraph*, July 27, 2011

Review, "Nature's hidden prime number code," *BBC News Magazine*, July 27, 2011

Review by Duncan Geere, "'The Code' combines a maths documentary with a treasure hunt," *Wired* (Blog), July 27, 2011

**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)

**Numb3rs**, (television series on CBS), Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, executive producers

Review by Andrew Gans, "Broadway's Harris and Egan Guest on New CBS Drama Feb. 18,"

Review by Elizabeth Weise, "The brains behind crime show are calculatingly cool,"

Interview with Keith Devlin, "Math and Crime-Solving by the 'Numb3rs'," NPR's Weekend Edition, January 22, 2005

Review by Keith Devlin, "NUMB3RS gets the math right," Devlin's Angle, February 2005

Review by Ed Pegg, Jr., "The NUMB3RS TV show," Math Games, January 21, 2005

Review by Nancy Dewolf Smith, "The Ultimate Terror,"

Review by Alessandra Stanley, "Putting Eggheads to Work,"

Review by Nick Madigan, "Big-Screen Brothers Bring their Act to Prime Time,"

Review by John Maynard, "Playing the 'Numb3rs',"