I posted at some earlier time that I was resigning from the editorship of SIGACT NEWS book review column, and handing the reins over to Fred Green (who is older than me, so `handing over the reins' might not be quite right).

You can find the column on Fred's webpage here.

I wish him well of course. He's off to a great start:

**The Cult of Pythagoras: Math and Myths**by Alberto A. Martinez. Review by Bill Gasarch.**Infinitesimal: How a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world**, by Amir Alexander. Review by Bill Gasarch.**Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century**, edited by Michael Henle and Brian Hopkins. Review by Bill Gasarch.**Algorithmic Barriers Falling: P=NP?**, and**The Essential Knuth**, both by Edgar Daylight. Review by Bill Gasarch.**Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality**by Edward Frenkel. Review by Bill Gasarch.**Structure and Randomness: Pages from Year One of a Mathematical Blog**by Terence Tao. Review by Bill Gasarch.

There are still books to review! Here is a list of books I still have in my office. If you want to review them email both gasarch@cs.umd.edu, fgreen@clarku.edu.

Email the books and also your physical address to send it to.

ALGORITHMS

ReCombinatorics: The algorithmics of ancestral recombination graphs and

phylogenic networks by Gusfield.

Tractability: Practical approach to Hard Problems. Edited by Bordeaux, Hamadi, Kohli.

Recent progress in the Boolean Domain. Edited by Bernd Steinbach

PROGRAMMNG LANGUAGES

Selected Papers on Computer Languages by Donald Knuth.

MISC COMP SCI

Introduction to reversible computing by Perumalla.

Digital Logic Design: A Rigorous Approach by Even and Medina

CoCo: The colorful history of Tandy's Underdog Computer by Boisy Pitre and

Bill Loguidice.

MATH AND HISTORY

Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries by Ian Stewart.

The Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers by Richard Dunlap.

Mathematics Galore! The first five years of the St. Marks Institue of Mathematics by Tanton.

Mathematics Everywhere. Edited by Aigner and Behrends.

An Epsiodic History of Mathematics: Mathematical Culture Through Problem Solving by Krantz.

Proof Analysis: A Contribution to Hilbert's Last Problem by Negri and Von Plato.

Thanks, Bill, for the publicity, and (once again) for the reins. Just a note to all that I am at FCRC this week, for both STOC and CCC. If you are also attending, and are interested in writing a review, or just in discussing the column, I'd be happy to meet you!

ReplyDeleteExcellent start, Fred; Bill's reviews were always the highlight of that column for me. Great reviews, Bill -- I bought two of the books already!

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