Category Archives: Innovation

The Web and Books of the Future

Given the way the internet has become firmly entrenched in our lives, how do you think books of the future will look and how will these “new books” be read and used?   Is the web making books obsolete, or will … Continue reading

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Libraries and the art of browsing

Those of you over a certain age may remember when searching for math resources meant going to the library and perusing the subject catalog, spending time in shelving sections devoted to a topic, or leafing through heavy volumes of math … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Richard Evan Schwartz

Richard Evan Schwartz has written math books for a range of audiences: for university students, researchers, and several for children.  His distinctive approach brings a touch of childlike freedom to his high-level research monographs, and mathematical depth to his whimsical … Continue reading

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Books: Hard Copy or E-?

How important are e-books for math?  I always start a blog with one question, and end up asking many more. People according to their personality, their intentions, limitations and environments read differently.   Even when there were only hard copy books, … Continue reading

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Why Books?

The purpose of this blog is to start a conversation about math books.   What makes a math book useful, important, timely, a pleasure to read?  How do books influence and shape mathematics? How does/should evolving technology change how we access … Continue reading

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