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Books released during the week of December 4, 2017

Reverse Mathematics: Proofs from the Inside Out

Reverse Mathematics:
Proofs from the Inside Out
John Stillwell

"Reverse mathematics is the mathematical logician's version of zoology or botany, a classification of mathematical theorems in terms of the strength of the axioms needed to prove them. Stillwell carefully situates the field in the broader context of the history of mathematics and its foundations, and does a fine job of making the whole endeavor accessible to a general mathematical audience."--Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University
Hardcover | 2017
eBook edition available


Books released during the week of October 16, 2017

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017
Edited by Mircea Pitici

"With a shrewd eye for topics both obscure and practical, Pitici chooses a variety of thoroughly accessible works that tie abstract math to the real world in this eighth installment of the annual series. . . . Pitici gives readers an entertaining look at the odd, the amusing, and the utilitarian without requiring any more than a readerly curiosity."--Publishers Weekly
Paperback | 2017
eBook edition available


Books released during the week of October 10, 2017

Elements of Mathematics: From Euclid to Gödel, John Stillwell Elements of Mathematics:
From Euclid to Gödel
John Stillwell

"[Stillwell] writes clearly and engagingly. . . . [Elements of Mathematics] can appeal to various constituencies at different levels of mathematical sophistication."--Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2016
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The Strength in Numbers: The New Science of Team Science, Barry Bozeman & Jan Youtie The Strength in Numbers:
The New Science of Team Science
Barry Bozeman & Jan Youtie

"An engaging look at a topic of interest not just to collaboration researchers but all of us in academia. Collaboration is something we almost all do and all of us should want to do it better."--Wesley Shrum, Louisiana State University
Hardcover | 2017
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Ten Great Ideas about Chance, Persi Diaconis & Brian Skyrms Ten Great Ideas about Chance
Persi Diaconis & Brian Skyrms

"This compelling book is a welcome contribution to the slim body of recent works that popularize chance. It invites readers to the examples with ease, and it raises far-reaching, thought-provoking questions. I learned a huge amount of useful new information about probability theory and statistics from this book."--Joseph Mazur, author of Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available


Books released during the week of October 3, 2017

Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant by Julian Havil Gamma:
Exploring Euler's Constant
Julian Havil
With a foreword by Freeman Dyson

"[A] wonderful book. . . . Havil's emphasis on historical context and his conversational style make this a pleasure to read. . . . Gamma is a gold mine of irresistible mathematical nuggets. Anyone with a serious interest in maths will find it richly rewarding."--Ben Longstaff, New Scientist
Paperback | 2017
eBook available


Books released during the week of August 21, 2017

In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions

In Praise of Simple Physics:
The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions
Paul J. Nahin

"Nahin's writing style, as in previous books, is clear, conversational, humorous and chatty. . . . [A]nd the discussions in the book are careful and appropriately rigorous."--MAA Reviews
Paperback | 2017
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of August 14, 2017

The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Games, Graphs, Counting, and Complexity, Volume 2. Edited by Jennifer Beineke & Jason Rosenhouse The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects:
Research in Games, Graphs, Counting, and Complexity, Volume 2.
Edited by Jennifer Beineke & Jason Rosenhouse

"Every essay in this collection can be appreciated by math enthusiasts of all levels, from high school students to research mathematicians. With work from leading mathematicians such as John Conway, Richard Guy, Bob Bosch, Peter Winkler, Tanya Khovanova, and Erik Demaine, what's not to love?"--Arthur Benjamin, author of The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring out Why
Hardcover | 2017
eBook available