Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

Math

The Möbius Strip: Dr. August Mobius’s Marvelous Band in Mathematics, Games, Literature, Technology, and Cosmology

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Book Number: 
678
Date Fred Read: 
November 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
200
Publisher: 
Thunder’s Mouth Press
Year: 
2006

Clifford Pickover, a prolific writer with a Ph.D. from Yale’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, has published 45 books (as of 2011) and is an associate editor for several scientific journals. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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When You Were a Tadpole and I was a Fish: And Other Speculations about This and That

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Book Number: 
516
Date Fred Read: 
July 2013
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Martin Gardner
Total Pages: 
226
Publisher: 
Hill and Wang
Year: 
2009

Martin Gardner, best known as the longtime writer of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American, is the author of more than seventy books, as well as countless magazine articles and other works. This gift book is a collection of various types of articles by Gardner.  Read more

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The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600

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Book Number: 
514
Date Fred Read: 
June 2013
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Alfred W. Crosby
Total Pages: 
240
Publisher: 
Cambridge Univ. Press
Year: 
1997

Alfred W. Crosby is Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Geography at the University of Texas. He is a member of both the Finnish Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Science. He was a Fulbright scholar in New Zealand and in Finland, and he had received Guggenheim, NHI and NIH Fellowships.  Read more

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Proofiness: How You’re Being Fooled by the Numbers

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Book Number: 
497
Date Fred Read: 
February 2013
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Charles Seife
Total Pages: 
242
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year: 
2011

Charles Seife is professor of journalism at New York Univ. His work has appeared in the NYT, New Scientist, Scientific American, the Economist and Wired. His book Zero won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for first non-fiction book and was a NYT Notable Book. This was a gift book. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Mathematics of Life

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Book Number: 
450
Date Fred Read: 
March 2012
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Ian Stewart
Total Pages: 
319
Publisher: 
Basic Books
Year: 
2011

Ian Stewart is emeritus professor of mathematics and active researcher at Warwick University, England. His writings have appeared in the magazines New Scientist, Discover, and Scientific American. As of 2011 he has written 30 books, 8 with coauthors. For his books I’ve read, click on his name.  Read more

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A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable

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Book Number: 
427
Date Fred Read: 
October 2011
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Brian Clegg
Total Pages: 
243
Publisher: 
Constable
Year: 
2003

Brian Clegg is the author of the highly acclaimed Light Years and The First Scientist. He set up the Emerging Technologies Group, responsible for researching cutting-edge technologies. He currently runs his own creative consultancy business. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

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Book Number: 
426
Date Fred Read: 
September 2011
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Peter Olofsson
Total Pages: 
262
Publisher: 
Wiley
Year: 
2010

Peter Olofsson is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Trinity University. He is an active researcher in the field of applied probability and is an experienced teacher. This book is at the general public level – for folks without much (or no) background in math. This gift book was from the same friend who gave me book 425.  Read more

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The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, Politics, and in Life

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Book Number: 
425
Date Fred Read: 
September 2011
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Michael Blastland
Author: 
Andrew Dilnot
Total Pages: 
197
Publisher: 
Gotham Books
Year: 
2010

Michael Blastland is a writer, journalist, broadcaster, and the creator of More or Less, the BBC Radio-4 Show. Andrew Dilnot, the former host of the show, is the principle of St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, and was the director of England’s Institute for Fiscal Studies. This gift book was from the same friend who gave me book 426.  Read more

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Is God a Mathematician?

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Book Number: 
378
Date Fred Read: 
October 2010
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Mario Livio
Total Pages: 
252
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2010

Mario Livio, a senior astrophysicist and head of the Office of Public Outreach at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute, conducts research on a broad range of topics in cosmology and astrophysics. He is the author of several books and often gives lectures to the general public. A friend gave me books 377 and 378.  Read more

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Symmetry: a Journey into the Patterns of Nature

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Book Number: 
377
Date Fred Read: 
October 2010
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Marcus du Sautoy
Total Pages: 
353
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial; Reprint edition
Year: 
2009

Marcus du Sautoy is a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford. The author of The Music of the Primes, he is a frequent contributor on mathematics to newspapers and radio, and has hosted several programs on BBC television. A friend gave me books 377 and 378.  Read more

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