


NEW MATHEMATICS TITLES 
Books released during the week of May 11, 2015  
Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns Frank A. Farris "Frank's rich artistry vibrantly enlivens the mathematics of symmetry. What a treat for the eye and the mind!"Michael Starbird, The University of Texas at Austin  
Single Digits: In Praise of Small Numbers Marc Chamberland "Chamberland . . . produces a fascinating, compact set of entries on mathematical problems, conjectures, and theorems. This wonderful book never loses its focus or momentum."Publishers Weekly  
Books released during the week of May 4, 2015  
Actionminimizing Methods in Hamiltonian Dynamics: An Introduction to AubryMather Theory Alfonso Sorrentino John Mather’s seminal works in Hamiltonian dynamics represent some of the most important contributions to our understanding of the complex balance between stable and unstable motions in classical mechanics. His novel approach—known as AubryMather theory—singles out the existence of special orbits and invariant measures of the system, which possess a very rich dynamical and geometric structure.  
Benford's Law: Theory and Applications Edited by Steven J. Miller "This important, impressive, and wellcrafted book presents the theory and many diverse applications of Benford’s law. The contributors cover a rich and fascinating selection of topics that will appeal to people with an interest in mathematics and statistics as well as experts in a broad range of disciplines."Iddo BenAri, University of Connecticut  
An Introduction to Benford's Law Arno Berger & Theodore P. Hill "This comprehensive book is a gem from an academic research perspective. Researchers in the field need now just look in one place for the mathematical foundations of Benford’s law."Mark J. Nigrini, author of Benford’s Law: Applications for Forensic Accounting, Auditing, and Fraud Detection  
Quantitative Risk Management: Concepts, Techniques and Tools Revised edition Alexander J. McNeil, Rüdiger Frey & Paul Embrechts Praise for the previous edition: "This book provides a stateoftheart discussion of the three main categories of risk in financial markets, market risk, . . . credit risk . . . and operational risk. . . . This is a high level, but wellwritten treatment, rigorous (sometimes succinct), complete with theorems and proofs."D.L. McLeish, Short Book Reviews of the International Statistical Institute  
Books released during the week of April 6, 2015  
The Proof and the Pudding: What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common Jim Henle "If you're a fan of Julia Child or Martin Gardnerwho respectively proved that anyone can have fun preparing fancy food and doing real mathematicsyou'll enjoy this playful yet passionate romp from Jim Henle. It's stuffed with tasty treats and ingenious ideas for further explorations, both in the kitchen and with pencil and paper, and draws many thoughtproviding parallels between two fields not often considered in the same mouthful."Colm Mulcahy, author of Mathematical Card Magic: FiftyTwo New Effects  
Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age W. Bernard Carlson "[An] assiduous, endlessly patient biography. . . . In Carlson's eyes, Tesla's relationship with modernity in all its formsits fixation with progress and explanation, capital and connection, but also its fragmentation of narrative and selfis more complex and revealing than even the conspiracy nuts have imagined."Richard Barnett, London Review of Books  
Books released during the week of March 16, 2015  
Mathematical Methods in Elasticity Imaging Habib Ammari, Elie Bretin, Josselin Garnier, Hyeonbae Kang, Hyundae Lee & Abdul Wahab "This book covers recent mathematical, numerical, and statistical approaches for elasticity imaging of inclusions and cracks. A precise and timely book, it is easy to follow and will interest readers."Yanyan Li, Rutgers University  
Books released during the week of March 2, 2015  
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Edwin Abbott Abbott With an introduction by Thomas Banchoff "One of the most imaginative, delightful and, yes, touching works of mathematics, this slender 1884 book purports to be the memoir of A. Square, a citizen of an entirely twodimensional world."The Washington Post Book World  
Books released during the week of February 9, 2015  
"Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction to Theory and Applications Michael Shearer & Rachel Levy "The writing style of this book is accessible, clear, and student friendly. It is approachable, with plenty of motivation for new students, and integrates nonlinear PDEs throughout. Shearer and Levy are familiar with contemporary research in applied PDEs and have made an excellent selection of topics to introduce the field."John K. Hunter, University of California, Davis 
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