Joseph O’Rourke Cambridge University Press, 2011, xii+177 pp.   This book presents in three parts some geometric and physical aspects that have, for a long time, fascinated many people attracted by elegant structures provided by linkages, paper folding and polyhedral models. Linkages used to be mainly associated with mechanical...

Robyn Arianrhod University of Queensland Press, 2011, 352 pp.   There can be no doubt in the 21st century about the power of mathematical physics to transform our material existence. The atomic bomb, television and mobile phone are among its many offspring. Robyn Arianrhod’s Seduced by Logic opens in 1706,...

Finite Mathematics (Fifth Edition)Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble, Brooks/Cole, CENGAGE Learning, Boston, 2011, 2077, xvii+618 pp, Appendix 44pp.   Now in its fifth edition, this book may be used for a one or two-term course in “finite mathematics” for students majoring in business, the social sciences and the liberal arts. It gives a quick entry into the essentials of matrix algebra needed for solving systems of linear equations and linear programming problems. It also gives an introduction to the use of matrices in two-person games in game theory and in the construction of input-output models.