Genius at Play, The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway

“[A] virtuoso juggling of narrative speeds, reminiscences, implausible digressions and long passages of precise, comprehensible mathematics.”
—Michael Harris, Nature

“Makes you laugh with surprise.”
—Jordan Ellenberg, The Wall Street Journal

“Genius at Play is a portrait of one creative genius by another. Absolutely brilliant.”
—Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind

“A delightful metabiography—playful indeed—of a brilliant iconoclast.”
—James Gleick, author of The Information and Time Travel

“It’s a riveting read, and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy it.”
—Sir Martin Rees, UK Astronomer Royal

“Roberts is ingenious… in bringing this unpredictable, unmanageable, impossibly brilliant mathematician to life in this vivid and intimate portrayal.”
—Gary Antonick, The New York Times

CHECK IT OUT: Conway’s Game of Life Exploratorium, by Chris Rowett and Dave Greene


King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry

King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry

“There is no substitute for Coxeter, and no substitute for this long-overdue treatment of his life.”
—Jordan Ellenberg, Washington Post

“Siobhan Roberts has achieved something extraordinary with this book, a paean to a geometer and all geometry. It tells a brave, compelling story. It comprehends a whole universe—our universe—of kaleidoscopes and crystals, groups and symmetry, bicycles and snowflakes, music and movement. It is lucid, beautiful, and exalting,”
—James Gleick, author of Chaos

“King of Infinite Space is part biography, part scientific history, part epic. It offers poignant looks into Coxeter’s soul.”
—Jeffrey Rosenthal, Globe and Mail

“An elegant biography of an elegant man.”
—John Horton Conway, John von Neumann Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University


Wind Wizard: Alan G. Davenport and the Art of Wind Engineering

Wind Wizard: Alan G. Davenport and the Art of Wind Engineering

“An unlikely gem.”
—Allan McRobie, Nature

“A winning, enlightening investigation into wind engineering and the man who made the airwaves speak.”
Kirkus Reviews (Starred)

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