


NEW MATHEMATICS TITLES 
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)  
Books released during the week of March 17, 2014  
Math Bytes: Google Bombs, ChocolateCovered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing Tim Chartier "How can you tell, by just looking, that 1782^{12} + 1841^{12} = 1922^{12} is not a true statement? When you search for something on the web, how does Google know how to respond with the most relevant hits first? Chartier tells you how in this book. Each new discussion illustrates the almost supernatural explanatory nature of mathematics, promising many hours of enjoyment."Paul J. Nahin, author of Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now?: And Numerous Other Curious Questions in Probability  
Books released during the week of March 10, 2014  
Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent Michael S. Teitelbaum "Detailing the varied interests driving science and engineering workforce policy, Falling Behind? demonstrates that unfortunately, scores of highskilled workers have been on the losing end of failed education and immigration agendas. This book provides critical analysis and an opportunity to change the dialogue for these issues."Paul E. Almeida, DPE AFLCIO  
Introduction to Computational Science: Modeling and Simulation for the Sciences (Second Edition) Angela B. Shiflet & George W. Shiflet Praise for the previous edition: "The heart of Introduction to Computational Science is a collection of modules. Each module is either a discussion of a general computational issue or an investigation of an application. . . . [This book] has been carefully and thoughtfully written with students clearly in mind."William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews 
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