“A profusely illustrated, bemusingly unorthodox introduction to math.”—Booklist
From the pyramids to mortality tables, Galileo to Florence Nightingale, a vibrant history of numbers and the birth of statistics.
Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on Godel, Magic Hexagrams, Little Red Riding Hood, and Other Mathematical and Pseudoscientific Topics
"Something about Gardner's prose—straight-ahead, factual, free of literary pretension—is deliciously addictive."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
A gently guided, profusely illustrated Grand Tour of the world of mathematics.
"Dennis Shasha is the absolute best puzzle writer alive."—David Gelernter, professor of computer science, Yale University