


NEW MATHEMATICS TITLES 
Books released during the week of September 15, 2014  
John Napier: Life, Logarithms, and Legacy Julian Havil “Havil is an enthusiastic and engaging writer—he brings to life John Napier’s original work and gives an account of his mathematical ideas. Readers will gain an appreciation for Napier’s brilliance and for an era when scientific computation was still in its infancy. It’s about time someone wrote a book on this subject for a general audience.”—Glen Van Brummelen, author of Heavenly Mathematics  
Multiparameter Singular Integrals. (AM189) Brian Street This book develops a new theory of multiparameter singular integrals associated with CarnotCarathéodory balls. . . .This is one of the first general theories of multiparameter singular integrals that goes beyond the product theory of singular integrals and their analogs. Multiparameter Singular Integrals will interest graduate students and researchers working in singular integrals and related fields.  
Books released during the week of September 2, 2014  
The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On Julian Havil "The insides of this book are as clever and compelling as the subtitle on the cover. Havil, a retired former master at Winchester College in England, where he taught math for decades, takes readers on a history of irrational numbersnumbers, like v2 or p, whose decimal expansion 'is neither finite nor recurring.' We start in ancient Greece with Pythagoras, whose thinking most likely helped to set the path toward the discovery of irrational numbers, and continue to the present day, pausing to ponder such questions as, 'Is the decimal expansion of an irrational number random?'"Anna Kuchment, Scientific American  
Mythematics: Solving the Twelve Labors of Hercules Michael Huber "The figures and diagrams are well chosen, the mathematics is presented attractively, the pace is appropriate. Unobtrusively, the general level of mathematical sophistication tends to rise as the book progresses. This book offers ideas to teachers seeking topics on which to pin some abstract maths, and could encourage students to think imaginatively about their subject, and where it might arise in unexpected circumstances."John Haigh, London Mathematical Society Newsletter  
Zombies and Calculus
Colin Adams "If you're dying to read a novel treatment of calculus, then you should run (don't walk!) to buy Zombies and Calculus by Colin Adams. You'll see calculus come alive in a way that could save your life someday."Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College  
Books released during the week of August 3, 2014  
Hidden Markov Processes: Theory and Applications to Biology M. Vidyasagar "This book provides a terrific introduction to an important and widely studied fieldMarkov processes (including hidden Markov processes)with a particular view toward applications to problems in biology. With a wonderful balance of rigor, intuition, and choice of topics, the book gives a unique treatment of the subject for those interested in both fundamental theory and important applications."Sanjeev Kulkarni, Princeton University  
Topics in Quaternion Linear Algebra
Leiba Rodman “This is a very serious treatise by an author who is a powerful researcher and a clear expositor. I know of no other book that treats both the basic theory and advanced material as carefully and as comprehensively as this one. Topics in Quaternion Linear Algebra is a singular contribution of considerable value.”—Douglas R. Farenick, author of Algebras of Linear Transformations  
Books released during the week of July 28, 2014  
Mathematics for the Life Sciences
Erin N. Bodine, Suzanne Lenhart & Louis J. Gross "This is the book I always wanted to write, a masterful and thorough introduction to the basic mathematical, statistical, and computational tools one needs to address biological problems, punctuated with solid and motivational applications to biology. The book is a seamless and authoritative treatment, with broad scope, that makes an ideal text for an introductory course."Simon A. Levin, editor of The Princeton Guide to Ecology  
Books released during the week of July 1, 2014  
Hodge Theory (MN49)
Edited by Eduardo Cattani, Fouad El Zein, Phillip A. Griffiths & Lê Dũng Tráng This book provides a comprehensive and uptodate introduction to Hodge theoryone of the central and most vibrant areas of contemporary mathematicsfrom leading specialists on the subject. The topics range from the basic topology of algebraic varieties to the study of variations of mixed Hodge structure and the Hodge theory of maps.  
Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century Victor J. Katz & Karen Hunger Parshall "Taming the Unknown is well written and informative, and will satisfy any reader with an interest in the history of algebra. Striking just the right balance between general overview and technical detail, this book is a pleasure to read."Joseph W. Dauben, City University of New York, Graduate Center  
Books released during the week of April 7, 2014  
Count Like an Egyptian: A Handson Introduction to Ancient Mathematics David Reimer "Reimer gives us a detailed introduction to the mathematics of the ancient Egyptiansfrom their arithmetic operations to their truncated pyramidsin a beautifully designed volume that is so much easier to read than a papyrus scroll."William Dunham, author of The Calculus Gallery: Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue  
Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us Oscar E. Fernandez "For every befuddled math student who's ever sat in class and thought, 'When am I ever going to use this?' Fernandez, assistant professor of mathematics at Wellesley College, gleefully reveals the truth: the world really does run on math. . . . Whether describing how biology uses math to design more efficient organs and body structures or the best way to figure out when to overhaul a subway car, Fernandez keeps the tone light, as entertaining as it is informative. The book will speak most strongly to readers with some experience in trigonometry and basic calculus, but it's also accessible to those willing to put in a little extra effort. Either way, Fernandez's witty, delightful approach makes for a winning introduction to the wonderland of math behind the scenes of everyday life."Publishers Weekly (starred review) 
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