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        This page links to all my reviews relating to mathematics and the physical sciences.

Date Place Review Title Book Title Author
Spring 2017 Claremont Review of Books Doesn't Add Up Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cathy O'Neil
December 2014 Academic Questions Kitchen Timers and Calculus A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) Barbara Oakley
June 19, 2014 Taki's Magazine A Fate of Ice and Fire Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short David Archibald
May 9, 2014 The American Spectator Bring On the Anti-Gravity Shield! The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity Pedro G. Ferreira
May 2014 The American Spectator Don't Worry, Be Happy What Should We Be Worried About? Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night Ed. John Brockman
November 28, 2013 Taki's Magazine From Turing to Twitter Computing: A Concise History Paul Ceruzzi
November 2013 The American Spectator Is Anybody There? Five Billion Years of Solitude:
The Search for Life Among the Stars
Lee Billings
June 6, 2013 Taki's Magazine A Requiem for Science The Newton Awards Michael Hart and
  Claire Parkinson
May 2013 The American Spectator The Vast and the Tiny The Milky Way: An Insider's Guide
A Palette of Particles
William H. Waller
Jeremy Bernstein
April 16, 2012 National Review The Great Numbers Crunch Turing's Cathedral:
The Origins of the Digital Universe
George Dyson
May 2, 2011 National Review Eastern Light The House of Wisdom:
How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge
and Gave Us the Renaissance
Jim al-Khalili
January 2011 The New Criterion The Starry Messenger Galileo: Watcher of the Skies
David Wootton
J.L. Heilbron
December 9, 2010 The Fortnightly Review A nearly forgotten man of many universes The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III Peter Byrne
July 23, 2009 The Wall Street Journal Defining Data Down Plastic Fantastic:
How the Biggest Fraud
in Physics Shook
the Scientific World
Eugenie Samuel Reich
September 15, 2008 The Wall Street Journal Drilling Through Data The Numerati Stephen Baker
Summer 2008 The New Atlantis The Brat Pack
of Quantum Mechanics
Faust in Copenhagen Gino Segrè
March 7, 2007 The New York Sun This Shape We're In The Poincaré Conjecture Donal O'Shea
November 2005 The New Criterion Hypothesis Finxit Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis Dan Rockmore
September 2005 The New Criterion Less Than Zero Infinite Ascent: A Short
    History of Mathematics
David Berlinski
March 2, 2005 The New York Sun Kurt Gödel's
Astounding Achievement
Incompleteness: The Proof
    and Paradox of Kurt Gödel
Rebecca Goldstein
February 28, 2005 National Review When Theories Collide Big Bang: The Origin
    of the Universe
Simon Singh
June 20, 2004 The Washington Times Calendars, Clocks, and SHOs Galileo's Pendulum Robert G. Newton
October 12, 2003 The Washington Times Exposing the Disreputable
Side of Human Enquiry
Are Universes Thicker
    Than Blackberries?
Martin Gardner
June 20, 2003 NRO The End Is At Hand Our Final Hour Sir Martin Rees
June 5, 2003 The New York Sun Soft Pop Math The Art of the Infinite Robert and Ellen Kaplan
May 2003 The New Criterion The Apple in Our Eye Newton: The Making of Genius Patricia Fara
March 9, 2003 The Washington Times Untied States Knots Alexei Sossinsky
October 30, 2002 The New York Sun Seven to Conquer The Millennium Problems Keith Devlin
September 16, 2002 National Review Not Quite Copernicus A New Kind of Science Stephen Wolfram
June 2001 The New Criterion Induction Rules The Science of Conjecture: Evidence
    and Probability Before Pascal
James Franklin
April 2001 The New Criterion All Perfectly Logical The Universal Computer
The Computer and the Brain
Martin Davis
John von Neumann
January 2001 The New Criterion Valiant for Truth Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?
Discourses on Reflexology,
Numerology, Urine Therapy and
Other Dubious Subjects
Martin Gardner
Before 2000
October 1999 The New Criterion The Conquering Zero The Nothing That Is Robert Kaplan
September 19, 1999 The Boston Globe Joining the Delights of Reading
and the Fascinations of Math
Fermat's Enigma
My Brain Is Open
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
Men of Mathematics
History of Pi
e: The Story of a Number
The Nothing That Is
An Imaginary Tale
The Penguin Dictionary of Curious
        and Interesting Numbers

What Is Mathematics, Really?
The Night is Large
Simon Singh
Bruce Schechter
Paul Hoffman
E.T. Bell
Peter Beckmann
Eli Maor
Robert Kaplan
Paul Nahin
David Wells

Reuben Hersh
Martin Gardner
December 7, 1998 National Review By the Numbers The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
My Brain Is Open
A Beautiful Mind
Paul Hoffman
Bruce Schechter
Sylvia Nasar