Reviews and recommendations

'Closing the gap'

Vicky Neale's new book is a fascinating look at the prime numbers and recent advances in prime number theory.


In his latest book Mario Livio investigates our unquenchable thirst for knowledge — including our obsession with social media.

'Nice numbers'

This book leads you through the digits that you meet in every-day life, how they came to be, and what makes them nice.

'The mathematics lover's companion'

Edward Scheinerman's book is a friendly exploration of some of the most beautiful and significant results in mathematics.

'Weapons of math destruction'

To what extent do algorithms dictate our lives and is that a good thing? Cathy O'Neil's book explores the use of mathematical models.

'Genius at play'

Siobbhan Roberts gives us a very personal, and mathematical, encounter with the great John Conway.

Infinity: A very short introduction

This very small book about a very large subject makes an entertaining, illuminating, and digestible read.

The festival of the spoken nerd

Steve Mould, Helen Arney and Matt Parker prove that nerdery is the new rock'n'roll.

'A farewell to ice'Peter Wadhams' fascinating book explores the importance of sea ice for global climate and holds some grim warnings for the future.
'Can you solve my problems?'

In his latest puzzle book Alex Bellos uses maths to inspire and entertain.

'Calculating the cosmos'

In his latest book Ian Stewart explores the Universe through a mathematical eye.

'A mathematician's apology'

Inspired by The man who knew infinity, here's a review of G. H. Hardy's unrivalled masterpiece.

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