Some gems in store for Maths bookworms in the rest of 2014. We’ll see if any of these draw the interest of our members enough for nominations for one of our future reads!
NB: We haven’t read any of these books nor been asked to promote them, they’re merely the books that have piqued my interest whilst online browsing.
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Written by the editors of Plus Magazine this book has each chapter dedicated to a different number.
Publication 4th September
From the blurb seems to do what it says on the tin; promises explanations of IQ, SPF factors, dog years and the Challenger disaster amongst others. May be a nice “dip in” read.
Publication 8th September
Everyone’s favourite stand-up Mathematician, Matt Parker, promises ” a riotous journey through the possibilities of numbers, with audience participation”. By the end of the book we should be able to tie our shoes faster than before, cut a pizza in a fairer way and make a computer out of dominoes.
Publication 30th October
Looks like an interesting collection of explanations of how Maths is involved in art; why do diamonds sparkle, why Dickens led a crusade against Maths and why the shower is the best place to sing.
Publication 13th November
I know quite a few of our members are fans of this annual collection of the best Mathematical writing from the past year. This year sees articles about Klein bottles, why video games are good for learning Mathematics and the latest breakthroughs in the studies of primes.
Publication 23rd November