As a Mathematician I enjoy finding nonfiction that is not too "mathy", one that makes subjects such as probability approachable to non-Mathematicians. This is the first in a series of books I've been reading for fun and research. (This one was mostly for Fun). These reviews will highlight some of the more interesting parts of the book as well as rate how approachable the book made its subject matter and how educational the books really are. The first book I am reviewing is The Improbability Books by Number - The Improbability Principle Rebecca Miller 02/17/2017

As a Mathematician I enjoy finding nonfiction that is not too "mathy", one that makes subjects such as probability approachable to non-Mathematicians. This is the first in a series of books I've been reading for fun and research. (This one was mostly for Fun). These reviews will highlight some of the more interesting parts of the book as well as rate how approachable the book made its subject matter and how educational the books really are. The first book I am reviewing is The Improbability

Coming in at 253 pages, this is the little book which is full of mathematical gold. Hans Magnus Enzensberger wrote The Number Devil in 1998. This was when I was 8, and in 4th grade. How did I miss this gem? I would have fallen down the mathematical rabbit hole even sooner. Disguised as a novel, the math in this book includes: Pascal's Triangle, Fibonacci Numbers, set theory, factorials, math 'tricks', and math history. It even has a brief excerpt of Russell's proof that 1+1 equals 2 (although Books by Number- The Number Devil Rebecca Miller 02/03/2017

Coming in at 253 pages, this is the little book which is full of mathematical gold. Hans Magnus Enzensberger wrote The Number Devil in 1998. This was when I was 8, and in 4th grade. How did I miss this gem? I would have fallen down the mathematical rabbit hole even sooner. Disguised as a novel, the math in this book includes: Pascal's Triangle, Fibonacci Numbers, set theory, factorials, math 'tricks', and math history. It even has a brief excerpt of Russell's proof that 1+1 equals 2 (although

For my undergraduate thesis my focus was in knot theory, a subset of topology and a newer subject in mathematics. These are not the knots we think of in our daily life. The knots I studied had no ends and no thickness. Knots as we know them in everyday life have been around since before the Greeks. The book of Kells is decorated with intricate knot work. Sailors have used them on their ships. The Incas even used them to keep track of their accounting. The Incan civilization started in modern day Knots by Number, Quipu Lauren Miller 10/11/2016

For my undergraduate thesis my focus was in knot theory, a subset of topology and a newer subject in mathematics. These are not the knots we think of in our daily life. The knots I studied had no ends and no thickness. Knots as we know them in everyday life have been around since before the Greeks. The book of Kells is decorated with intricate knot work. Sailors have used them on their ships. The Incas even used them to keep track of their accounting. The Incan civilization started in modern day