Reviews and e-Book News, continued

November 19, 2012

In my last post I forgot to address the second part of the title of the post. I have news! I found out today that the U.S. co-publisher and the U.K co-publisher have reached an agreement on electronic rights and that there will be an e-book version of The Universe in Zero Words. While it’s [...]

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Reviews and e-Book News

November 19, 2012

A new review of The Universe in Zero Words has been posted on The Math Less Traveled, a blog by Brent Yorgey. I love it when I see a review that is completely, 100 percent positive, because then I don’t have to reply to anything, I can just tell you to go read it! Also, [...]

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Article in This Month’s Smithsonian

November 1, 2012

I’m delighted to share the news that I wrote an article that appears in this month’s (November 2012) issue of Smithsonian, the one with a picture of Abraham Lincoln on the cover. One of the regular departments in Smithsonian is called “Phenomenon.” In it they invite writers to write short essays on a topic that [...]

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Review at The Guardian

October 25, 2012

The latest review of The Universe in Zero Words has just come out at The Guardian‘s website, on a blog written by GrrlScientist. Here’s the link! Here are a couple of encouraging comments from The Grrl herself: Comprised of short lively vignettes that are part biography, part history and part mathematics, this aesthetically-pleasing book is [...]

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Reviews at “Math Goes Pop” and “Bookgeeks”

October 17, 2012

Wow, this seems to be the season for reviews of The Universe in Zero Words! First “Numberplay,” then SIAM News, and now two more! First up is Math Goes Pop! Matt Lane’s delightfully named blog covers all topics on the intersection of Mathematics Street and Popular Culture Boulevard. That’s a neighborhood where I hope that [...]

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Review of the Competition

October 16, 2012

Last week I received a double dose of good news. In my last post I mentioned the very positive comments about my book in the New York Times “Numberplay” blog. (Also see the followup post that came out yesterday.) In the same week, my book was also reviewed in SIAM News (published by SIAM, the [...]

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Non-Euclidean Geometry of Whales

October 8, 2012

Today the big event I’ve been waiting for finally took place! A post called The Non-Euclidean Geometry of Whales went online on Gary Antonick’s blog, Numberplay, at the New York Times. The post includes two puzzles (one easy, one harder) based on a chapter in my book, The Universe in Zero Words. His post has [...]

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Excerpt to appear in NY Times “Numberplay” blog

October 5, 2012

This has taken some time, but I’m pleased to announce that the New York Times Numberplay blog, written by Gary Antonick, is going to feature a problem based on chapter 15 of my book, The Universe in Zero Words. My latest information is that his post will go up on Monday, October 8. It will [...]

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New Interview on Irish Radio!

September 9, 2012

Last week the Irish radio station, RTÉ Lyric FM, broadcast a three-part interview with me on a program called The Culture File, hosted by Luke Clancy. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to record this interview about my book, The Universe in Zero Words, because one of my main objectives in the book is [...]

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Goodreads Giveaway!

July 20, 2012

My Goodreads book giveaway has begun! You have three weeks to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of The Universe in Zero Words. I am offering three copies. So far, in the first 12 hours of the promotion, there are 64 entrants. The deadline for entry is midnight (Pacific time) on August [...]

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