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Mathematics and Statistics Group

Book List

Here are a few books, some on popular maths, and some about a few of the new and exciting ideas which are being explored:

Mathematics

Fractals and Chaos
FRACTALS: IMAGES OF CHAOS, Hans Lauwerier, Penguin 1991
CHAOS, James Gleick, Cardinal 1987
DOES GOD PLAY DICE? Ian Stewart, Penguin, 1997
THE COLLAPSE OF CHAOS, Jack Cohen & Ian Stewart, Penguin, 1994
THE COSMIC BLUEPRINT: ORDER OF COMPLEXITY AT THE EDGE OF CHAOS, Paul Davis, Penguin 1989
AT HOME IN THE UNIVERSE: THE SEARCH FOR THE LAWS OF COMPLEXITY, Stuart Kauffman, Penguin 1966

Popular Mathematics
ARCHIMEDES' REVENGE, Paul Hoffman, Penguin 1988
MATHEMATICAL CRISIS, Martin Gardner, Penguin 1979 (and any other book by Martin Gardner)
GAME, SET AND MATH, Ian Stewart, Penguin 1989
FROM HERE TO INFINITY: A GUIDE TO TODAY'S MATHEMATICS, Ian Stewart, OUP 1987 (paperback 1996)
THE MAGICAL MAZE, Ian Stewart, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997 (paperback, Wiley 1999)
THE PROBLEMS OF MATHEMATICS, Ian Stewart, OUP 1987
YOU ARE A MATHEMATICIAN, David Wells, Penguin, 1995
A MATHEMATICIAN READS THE NEWSPAPERS, John A Paulos, Penguin 1996
WINNING WAYS VOL.2: GAMES IN PARTICULAR, E.R. Berlekamp and others, Academic Press 1982 (talks about the game of life)
THE CREST OF THE PEACOCK, George G Joseph, Penguin 1992 (non-European roots of mathematics)
THINK OF A NUMBER, Malcolm E Lines, Institute of Physics 1990
KNOTS AND SURFACES: A GUIDE TO DISCOVERING MATHEMATICS, David Farmer & Theodore Stanford, AMS 1966
THE MATHEMATICAL UNIVERSE, William Dunham, Wiley 1994
PI IN THE SKY: COUNTING, THINKING AND BEING, John D Barrow, Penguin 1992
FROM CALCULUS TO CHAOS, D Acheson, OUP 1997
MAKERS OF MATHEMATICS, Stuart Hollingdale, Penguin 1989
MATHEMATICS: THE NEW GOLDEN AGE, Keith Devlin, Penguin 1988
INFINITY AND THE MIND, Rudy Rucker, Princeton UP 1995 (paperback)
MIND TOOLS: THE MATHEMATICS OF INFORMATION, Rudy Rucker, Penguin 1988
ISAAC NEWTON: THE LAST SORCEROR, Michael White, Fourth Estate 1998
TAKING CHANCES: WINNING WITH PROBABILITY, John Haigh, OUP 1999
THE EMPEROR'S NEW MIND, Roger Penrose, OUP 1989
FERMAT'S LAST THEOREM, Simon Singh, Fourth Estate 1997

Popular Mathematics
THE CODE BOOK, Simon Singh, Fourth Estate 1999
CODES AND CIPHERS, Robert Churchhouse, CUP, 2002
IN CODE: A MATHEMATICIAN'S JOURNEY, Sarah & David Flannery, Profile 2000

Biology and Mathematics

THE COMING PLAGUE, Laurie Garrett, "The Coming Plague" Penguin 1994
THE FOURTH HORSEMAN, A SHORT HISTORY OF EPICEMICS, PLAGUES AND OTHER SCOURGES, Andrew Niki Faruk, Phoenix paperbacks 1991
ARTIFICIAL LIFE: THE QUEST FOR A NEW CREATION, Steve Levy, Penguin 1993

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