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 The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles… 308 copies, 3 reviews
 The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like… 281 copies, 4 reviews
 The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible 250 copies, 2 reviews
 Mathematics: The New Golden Age 201 copies, 2 reviews
 The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution 181 copies, 16 reviews
 Mathematics: The Science of Patterns: The Search for Order in Life, Mind… 138 copies
 The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS: Solving Crime with Mathematics 134 copies, 3 reviews
 The Math Instinct: Why You're a Mathematical Genius (Along with Lobsters,… 131 copies, 4 reviews
 The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the SeventeenthCentury Letter… 124 copies, 3 reviews
 Goodbye, Descartes: The End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of… 75 copies
 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking 59 copies, 2 reviews
 Logic and Information 59 copies
 Life by the Numbers 52 copies
 The Joy of Sets: Fundamentals of Contemporary Set Theory 43 copies
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KEITH DEVLIN, THE UNFINISHED GAME Keith DevlinIn the early 17th century, mathematicians generally agreed that it was impossible to accurately and scientifically determine the likelihood of one event occurring rather than another. Everything from the result of a dice roll to the possibility of rain was consigned to the realm of pure, unknowable chance. In 1654, everything changed. Blaise Pascal wrote a letter to Pierre de Fermat describing a method to predict mathematical futures. Human life has never been the same. The Unfinished Game traces the history of Pascal's letter and the lives of the author and recipient while exploring the remarkable mathematical advances the men achieved. Keith Devlin explains how vital the concept of risk management is to modern life, how humanity was changed by Pascal's letter, and how radically it has caused humans to rethink the concept of the future. Keith Devlin, the "Math Guy" on NPR's Weekend Edition, is a Senior Researcher at Stanford Center for the Study of Language and Information and its Executive Director. His books include: Mathematics: The Science of Patterns, The Math Gene, and The Math Instinct. He lives in Palo Alto, CA. (booksense)… (more)
Keith Devlin Warwick's, Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 7:30pm Keith DevlinKeith Devlin  The Unfinished Game  Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30pmPlease check back soon for more event information. (booksense)

Canonical name   Legal name   Other names   Date of birth   Date of death   Burial location   Gender   Nationality   Country (for map)   Birthplace   Place of death   Places of residence   Education   Occupations   Relationships   Organizations   Awards and honors   Agents   Short biography  Dr. Keith Devlin is executive director of Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information and a consulting professor of mathematics at Stanford. Devlin has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from King's College London (1968) and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Bristol (1971). He is a fellow fo the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a World Economic Forum fellow, and a former member of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board of the U.S. National Academy fo Sciences. Devlin has been a regular contributor to National Public Radio's popular Weekend Edition, where he is known as "the Math Guy" in his onair conversations with host Scott Simon. His monthly column, "Devlin's Angle," appears on Mathematical Association of America's web journal MAA Online. [from The Numbers Behind Numb3ers (2007)]  
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