Book reviews

A Beautiful Mind: Biography of John Nash by Sylvia Nasar; reviewer Ed Green. Beyond being a well-told story of an individual, the book has two general themes. Read more ...

A New Kind of Science by Stephan Wolfram; reviewer James Franklin (New Criterion, Jan. 2003). After more than a decade of writing and two decades of research and discovery, noted scientist and Mathematical creator Stephan Wolfram has completed his long-anticipated book. Read more ...

Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries? by Martin Gardner; reviewer James Franklin. Gardner is possibly the world’s expert on patterns-in-general, as evidenced by his many popular writings on mathematical structures (represented in this book by an entertaining piece on magic hexagrams). Read more ...

Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World through the Language of Mathematics
Robyn Arianrhod; Queensland University Press; paperback; ISBN 0702234087
Einstein's heroes were Newton, Faraday and particularly James Clerk Maxwell. Monash academic, Robyn Arianrhod, explores how the objective language of mathematics has transformed our understanding of natural phenomena. Read more ...

Entanglement by Amir D. Aczel; reviewer Laurence Marschall. Particle Weirdness - A mathematician explores a quantum world that even Einstein called spooky. Read more ...

The Mathematical Unknown by John Derbyshire; reviewer James Franklin
Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the greatest unsolved problem in Mathematics. Read more ...

Mathematics and Sex by Clio Cresswell; Allen and Unwin Australia. Dr Clio Cresswell is a visiting fellow in the school of mathematics at the University of New South Wales, as well as a TV and radio personality. Her new book is a lively and informative investigation into the maths of dating and much more. (Current Link is Dead)

Proof in Mathematics: An Introduction by James Franklin and Albert Dauod. Takes a straightforward, no nonsense approach to explaining the core technique of mathematics. Read more ...

The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability before Pascal by James Franklin; reviewer Frederick Butzen. Tells a fascinating story and tells it superbly. Read more ...

Wavelets: The Key to Intermittent Information? edited by BW Silverman and
JC Vassilicos. A clear and comprehensive introduction to this burgeoning field, covering both theory and applications. Read more ...

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