9781402793226

The New York Times Book of Mathematics More Than 100 Years of Writing by the Numbers

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  • ISBN13:

    9781402793226

  • ISBN10:

    1402793227

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-06-04
  • Publisher: Sterling
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Summary

From the archives of the world's most famous newspaper comes a collection of its very best writing on mathematics. Big and informative, The New York Times Book of Mathematicsgathers more than 110 articles written from 1892 to 2010 that cover statistics, coincidences, chaos theory, famous problems, cryptography, computers, and many other topics. Edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist and senior Times writer Gina Kolata, and featuring renowned contributors including James Gleick, William L. Laurence, Malcolm W. Browne, George Johnson, John Markoff, and more, it's a must-have for any math and science enthusiast!

Author Biography

Gina Kolata is a senior writer at the New York Times, where she reports on science and medicine; a bestselling author; a frequent lecturer; and a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. She has written several books, including Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss and the Myths and Realities of Dieting (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007), which was a finalist for the Quill book awards, and the national bestseller Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999).   Paul Hoffman is the host of the PBS television series Great Minds of Science, the president and CEO of Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, as well as the author of several books including King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game (Hyperion Books, 2007) and the international bestseller The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdös and the Search for Mathematical Truth (Hyperion, 1999). He was the editor in chief of Discover for 10 years as well as president and publisher of Encyclopedia Britannica, and is a puzzlemaster (under the pseudonym Dr. Crypton) and a class-A level chess player.

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