From the archives of the New York Times comes this collection of its finest writing on mathematics—110 articles spanning 1892 to 2010 that cover statistics, coincidences, chaos theory, famous problems, cryptography, computers, and many other topics. Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick and senior Times science writer Gina Kolata contribute heavily, discussing the math of Fermat's Theorem but also snowflakes, asteroids, taxes, flocks of birds, and genetics. Here too are selections by William L. Laurence, Malcolm W. Browne, George Johnson, and John Markoff.
The New York Times Book Of Mathematics
Author: Gina Kolata, ed.