Book List from the Notices of the American Mathematical Society

November 2004

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Peter Pesic Abel's Proof: An Essay on the Sources and Meaning of Mathematical Unsolvability
PESIC: Abel's Proof: An Essay on the Sources and Meaning of Mathematical Unsolvability

John J. Watkins Across the Board: The Mathematics of Chessboard Problems
WATKINS: Across the Board: The Mathematics of Chessboard Problems

Adam Spencer Adam Spencer's Book of Numbers
SPENCER: Adam Spencer's Book of Numbers

Christof Teuscher (Editor) Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker
TEUSCHER (Editor): Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker

Charles Seife Alpha & Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe
SEIFE: Alpha & Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe

Edwin A. Abbott The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Introduction and notes by Ian Stewart )
ABBOTT: The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Introduction and notes by Ian Stewart)

Robert Kaplan, Ellen Kaplan The Art of the Infinite: The Pleasures of Mathematics

Larry Wos, Gail W. Pieper Automated Reasoning and the Discovery of Missing and Elegant Proofs

Feng-Hsiung Hsu Behind Deep Blue: Building the Computer That Defeated the World Chess Champion
HSU: Behind Deep Blue: Building the Computer That Defeated the World Chess Champion

Martin Plimmer, Brian King Beyond Coincidence
PLIMMER, KING: Beyond Coincidence

Joan Spicci Beyond the Limit: The Dream of Sofya Kovalevskaya
SPICCI: Beyond the Limit: The Dream of Sofya Kovalevskaya

Girolamo Cardano The Book of My Life (De Vita Propria Liber)
CARDANO: The Book of My Life (De Vita Propria Liber) More books by Girolamo Cardano

Gerd Gigerenzer Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You
GIGERENZER: Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You

Suzanne M. Wilson California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education
WILSON: California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Chris Pritchard (Editor) The Changing Shape of Geometry: Celebrating a Century of Geometry and Geometry Teaching
PRITCHARD (Editor): The Changing Shape of Geometry: Celebrating a Century of Geometry and Geometry Teaching

Bengt Beckman Codebreakers: Arne Beurling and Swedish Cryptanalysis During World War II
BECKMAN: Codebreakers: Arne Beurling and Swedish Cryptanalysis During World War II

A.W.F. Edwards Cogwheels of the Mind: The Story of Venn Diagrams , Foreword by Ian Stewart
EDWARDS: Cogwheels of the Mind: The Story of Venn Diagrams

Martin Gardner The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems
MARTIN GARDNER: The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems More books by Martin Gardner

Colin Bruce Conned Again, Watson! Cautionary Tales of Logic, Math, and Probability

Maria Georgiadou Constantin Caratheodory: Mathematics and Politics in Turbulent Times

John D. Barrow The Constants of Nature: From Alpha to Omega - The Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe
BARROW: The Constants of Nature: From Alpha to Omega - The Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe More books by John D. Barrow

Pierre Colmez and Jean-Pierre Serre (Editors) Correspondance Grothendieck-Serre

Steve Olson Count Down: Six Kids Vie for Glory at the World's Toughest Math Competition
OLSON: Count Down: Six Kids Vie for Glory at the World's Toughest Math Competition

Lisa Jardine The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London
JARDINE: The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London

Joel Best Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists
BEST: Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

Ian Stewart Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos
STEWART: Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos More books by Ian Stewart

Martin H. Krieger Doing Mathematics: Convention, Subject, Calculation, Analogy

Peter Louis Galison Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time
GALISON: Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time More books by Peter Louis Galison

Thomas Hawkins Emergence of the Theory of Lie Groups

Amir D. Aczel Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics
ACZEL: Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics More books by Amir D. Aczel

David Foster Wallace Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity (Great Discoveries)
WALLACE: Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity (Great Discoveries)

Brian Greene The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
GREENE: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality More books by Brian Greene

Fields Medallists' Lectures (World Scientific Series in 20th Century Mathematics, 9)
Updated Second Edition, Edited by Sir Michael Atiyah, Daniel Iagolnitzer
Fields Medallists' Lectures (World Scientific Series in 20th Century Mathematics, 9)

Robin Wilson Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved
WILSON: Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved

Mark Cohen The Fractal Murders
COHEN: The Fractal Murders

Ivars Peterson Fragments of Infinity: A Kaleidoscope of Math and Art
PETERSON: Fragments of Infinity: A Kaleidoscope of Math and Art More books by Ivars Peterson

From Newton to Hawking: A History of Cambridge University's Lucasian Professors of Mathematics
Edited by Kevin C. Knox, Richard Noakes. Foreword by Stephen Hawking
From Newton to Hawking: A History of Cambridge University's Lucasian Professors of Mathematics See books by Sir Isaac Newton

The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology : Celebrating Stephen Hawking's 60th Birthday
Edited by G. W. Gibbons, E. P. S. Shellard, S. J. Rankin
HAWKING: The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology : Celebrating Stephen Hawking's 60th Birthday See books by Stephen Hawking

Jean-Pierre Tignol Galois' Theory of Algebraic Equations
TIGNOL: Galois' Theory of Algebraic Equations

Julian Havil Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant (Foreword by Freeman Dyson)
HAVIL: Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant (Foreword by Freeman Dyson)

Amir R. Alexander Geometrical Landscapes: The Voyages of Discovery and the Transformation of Mathematical Practice
ALEXANDER: Geometrical Landscapes: The Voyages of Discovery and the Transformation of Mathematical Practice

Audun Holme Geometry: Our Cultural Heritage
HOLME: Geometry: Our Cultural Heritage

Frank Smith The Glass Wall: Why Mathematics Can Seem Difficult
SMITH: The Glass Wall: Why Mathematics Can Seem Difficult

Corey S. Powell God in the Equation : How Einstein Became the Prophet of the New Religious Era
POWELL: God in the Equation : How Einstein Became the Prophet of the New Religious Era

Ernest Nagel, James Roy Newman Godel's Proof (Edited and with a new foreword by Douglas Hofstadter)
NAGEL, NEWMAN: Godel's Proof

Mario Livio The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
LIVIO: The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number More books by Mario Livio

Charles Wells A Handbook of Mathematical Discourse

Jeremy J. Gray The Hilbert Challenge
GRAY: The Hilbert Challenge See books by David Hilbert

Greg N. Frederickson Hinged Dissections : Swinging and Twisting

Benjamin Yandell The Honor's Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers
YANDELL: The Honor's Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers

E. Roy Weintraub How Economics Became a Mathematical Science (Science and Cultural Theory)

Sherman Stein How the Other Half Thinks: Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning
STEIN: How the Other Half Thinks: Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning

Janna Levin How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
LEVIN: How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space

Barry Mazur Imagining Numbers: (particularly the square root of minus fifteen)
MAZUR: Imagining Numbers: (particularly the square root of minus fifteen)

Sarah Flannery and David Flannery In Code: A Mathematical Journey
FLANNERY: In Code: A Mathematical Journey

David Mumford, Caroline Series, David Wright Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein
MUMFORD, SERIES, WRIGHT: Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein See books by Felix Klein

Brian Clegg Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable
CLEGG: Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable

Hans Christian Von Baeyer Information: The New Language of Science
VON BAEYER: Information: The New Language of Science

James Gleick Isaac Newton
GLEICK: Isaac Newton See books by Sir Isaac Newton

It Must Be Beautiful: Great Equations of Modern Science
(11 essays contributed by Roger Penrose, Peter Galison, Oliver Morton, Steven Weinberg et al. Edited by Graham Farmelo)
It Must Be Beautiful: Great Equations of Modern Science (Edited by Graham Farmelo)

Jeremy J. Gray Janos Bolyai, Euclid, and the Nature of Space
GRAY: Janos Bolyai, Euclid, and the Nature of Space More books by Jeremy J. Gray

Martin Rees Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
REES: Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe More books by Martin Rees

Theodore M. Porter Karl Pearson: The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age
PORTER: Karl Pearson: The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age

George G. Szpiro Kepler's Conjecture: How Some of the Greatest Minds in History Helped Solve One of the Oldest Math Problems in the World
SZPIRO: Kepler's Conjecture: How Some of the Greatest Minds in History Helped Solve One of the Oldest Math Problems in the World

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life
BARABASI: Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life

M.C. Escher's Legacy: A Centennial Celebration (with CD-ROM)
Edited by M. Emmer, D. Schattschneider
ESCHER: M.C. Escher's Legacy: A Centennial Celebration (with CD-ROM)

Andrew Warwick Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics

William P. Berlinghoff, Fernando Q. Gouvea Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others

Steven G. Krantz Mathematical Apocrypha : Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical
KRANTZ: Mathematical Apocrypha : Stories and Anecdotes of Mathematicians and the Mathematical See other books by Steven G. Krantz

Piergiorgio Odifreddi The Mathematical Century: The 30 Greatest Problems of the Last 100 Years
Translated by Arturo Sangalli. Foreword by Freeman Dyson
ODIFREDDI: The Mathematical Century: The 30 Greatest Problems of the Last 100 Years

Steven R. Finch Mathematical Constants (Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications)
FINCH: Mathematical Constants (Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications)

Peter D. Schumer Mathematical Journeys
SCHUMER: Mathematical Journeys

Peter Hilton, Derek Holton, Jean Pedersen Mathematical Reflections: In a Room With Many Mirrors
HILTON, HOLTON, PEDERSEN: Mathematical Reflections In a Room With Many Mirrors

Peter Hilton, Derek Holton, Jean Pedersen Mathematical Vistas From a Room With Many Windows
HILTON, HOLTON, PEDERSEN: Mathematical Vistas From a Room With Many Windows

Steven G. Krantz A Mathematician's Survival Guide: Graduate School and Early Career Development
KRANTZ: A Mathematician's Survival Guide: Graduate School and Early Career Development See other books by Steven G. Krantz

Leone Burton (Editor) Mathematicians as Enquirers: Learning about Learning Mathematics (Mathematics Education Library, V34)

Sanford L. Segal Mathematicians Under the Nazis
SEGAL: Mathematicians Under the Nazis

Timothy Gowers Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Michelle Emmer (Editor) Mathematics and Culture I
EMMER (Editor): Mathematics and Culture I

Michelle Emmer, Mirella Manaresi (Editors) Mathematics, Art, Technology and Cinema
EMMER, MANARESI (Editors): Mathematics, Art, Technology and Cinema

Bernhelm Booss-Bavnbek, Jens Hoyrup (Editors) Mathematics and War
Mathematics and War (Edited by Bernhelm Booss-Bavnbek, Jens Hoyrup)

Vladimir Tasic Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought

David H. Bailey, Jonathan M. Borwein Mathematics by Experiment: Plausible Reasoning in the 21st Century
BAILEY, BORWEIN: Mathematics by Experiment: Plausible Reasoning in the 21st Century

Marcia Ascher Mathematics Elsewhere: An Exploration of Ideas Across Cultures
ASCHER: Mathematics Elsewhere: An Exploration of Ideas Across Cultures See other books by Marcia Ascher

Peter M. Higgins Mathematics for the Imagination
HIGGINS: Mathematics for the Imagination

Christopher Budd, Christopher Sangwin Mathematics Galore!: Masterclasses, Workshops, and Team Projects in Mathematics and Its Applications

John A. Adam Mathematics in Nature: Modeling Patterns in the Natural World
ADAM: Mathematics in Nature: Modeling Patterns in the Natural World

Burkard Polster The Mathematics of Juggling
POLSTER: The Mathematics of Juggling

Clifford A. Pickover The Mathematics of Oz : Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge
PICKOVER: The Mathematics of Oz : Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge See many other books by Clifford A. Pickover

Gaisi Takeuti Memoirs of a Proof Theorist: Godel and Other Logicians
TAKEUTI: Memoirs of a Proof Theorist: Godel and Other Logicians

Keith J. Devlin The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time
DEVLIN: The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time See other books by Keith J. Devlin

Jean Meeus More Mathematical Astronomy Morsels

Marcus du Sautoy The Music of the Primes : Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
SAUTOY: The Music of the Primes : Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics

Stephen Wolfram The MATHEMATICA Book, Fifth Edition (August 2003)
WOLFRAM: The Mathematica Book, 
Fifth Edition (August 2003)

Stephen Wolfram A New Kind of Science
WOLFRAM: A New Kind of Science See also Wolfram Research Software.

Peter Aughton Newton's Apple: Isaac Newton and the English Scientific Renaissance
AUGHTON: Newton's Apple: Isaac Newton and the English Scientific Renaissance

Mark Buchanan Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks
BUCHANAN: Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks

Pierre Eymard, Jean-Pierre Lafon The Number Pi
EYMARD, LAFON: The Number Pi

Karl Iagnemma On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction
IAGNEMMA: On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction

John L. Casti The One True Platonic Heaven: A Scientific Fiction of the Limits of Knowledge
CASTI: The One True Platonic Heaven: A Scientific Fiction of the Limits of Knowledge See other books by John L. Casti

Thomas Hull (Editor) Origami^3: Third International Meeting of Orgami Science, Mathematics, and Education Sponsored by Origami USA
HULL (Editor): Origami^3: Third International Meeting of Orgami Science, Mathematics, and Education Sponsored by Origami USA

Douglas S. Robertson Phase Change: The Computer Revolution in Science and Mathematics (Computer Sciences)
ROBERTSON: Phase Change: The Computer Revolution in Science and Mathematics (Computer Sciences)

Timothy G. Feeman Portraits of the Earth: A Mathematician Looks at Maps (Mathematical World, Vol 18)
FEEMAN: Portraits of the Earth: A Mathematician Looks at Maps (Mathematical World, Vol 18)

Ray C. Fair Predicting Presidential Elections and Other Things
FAIR: Predicting Presidential Elections and Other Things

John Derbyshire Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
DERBYSHIRE: Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics

E.T. Jaynes, G.Larry Bretthorst (Editor) Probability Theory: The Logic of Science: Principles and Elementary Applications Vol 1
JAYNES: Probability Theory: The Logic of Science: Principles and Elementary Applications Vol 1

Martin Aigner, Gunter M. Ziegler Proofs from THE BOOK (3rd edition)
AIGNER, ZIEGLER: Proofs from THE BOOK (3rd edition)

Raymond L. Lee Jr, Alistair B. Fraser The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science
LEE, FRASER: The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science

David Kahn The Reader of Gentlemen's Mail: Herbert O. Yardley and the Birth of American Codebreaking
KAHN: The Reader of Gentlemen's Mail: Herbert O. Yardley and the Birth of American Codebreaking

Ioan James Remarkable Mathematicians : From Euler to von Neumann
JAMES: Remarkable Mathematicians : From Euler to von Neumann

Karl Sabbagh The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
SABBAGH: The Riemann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics

Marty Lewinter, William Widulski The Saga of Mathematics: A Brief History
LEWINTER, WIDULSKI: The Saga of Mathematics: A Brief History

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

Marcus Giaquinto The Search for Certainty: A Philosophical Account of Foundations of Mathematics
GIAQUINTO: The Search for Certainty: A Philosophical Account of Foundations of Mathematics

Max Byrd Shooting the Sun
BYRD: Shooting the Sun

Gary Urton Signs of the Inka Khipu: Binary Coding in the Andean Knotted-String Records
URTON: Signs of the Inka Khipu: Binary Coding in the Andean Knotted-String Records

Duncan J. Watts Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age
WATTS: Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age More books by Duncan J. Watts

Rudy V. B. Rucker Spaceland : A Novel of the Fourth Dimension
RUCKER: Spaceland : A Novel of the Fourth Dimension

Keith Ball Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, and Other Mathematical Explorations
BALL: Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, and Other Mathematical Explorations

Steven Strogatz Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
STROGATZ: Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order More books by Steven Strogatz

Robin Le Poidevin Travels in Four Dimensions: The Enigmas of Space and Time
ROBIN LE POIDEVIN: Travels in Four Dimensions: 
The Enigmas of Space and Time

Christos H. Papadimitriou Turing (A Novel About Computation)
PAPADIMITRIOU: Turing (A Novel About Computation)

Ola Bratteli, Palle Jorgensen Wavelets Through a Looking Glass : The World of the Spectrum
BRATTELI, JORGENSEN: Wavelets Through a Looking Glass : The World of the Spectrum

Jefferson Hane Weaver What Are the Odds: The Chances of Extraordinary Events in Everyday Life
WEAVER: What Are the Odds: The Chances of Extraordinary Events in Everyday Life More books by Jefferson Hane Weaver

Eric B. Baum What Is Thought?
BAUM: What Is Thought?

Ian Stewart What Shape is a Snowflake?: Magical Numbers in Nature
STEWART: What Shape is a Snowflake?: Magical Numbers in Nature More books by Ian Stewart

Derrick Niederman, David Boyum What the Numbers Say: A Field Guide to Mastering Our Numerical World
NIEDERMAN: What the Numbers Say: A Field Guide to Mastering Our Numerical World More books by Derrick Niederman

Paul J. Nahin When Least Is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible
NAHIN: When Least Is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible More books by Paul J. Nahin

Clifford A. Pickover The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars: An Exhibition of Surprising Structures Across Dimensions
PICKOVER: The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars: An Exhibition of Surprising Structures Across Dimensions More books by Clifford A. Pickover


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