From the list of overdue library books, some unread
Draft of 2017.06.14
Long ago I had a [good] habit of at least keeping a record of the books I’d checked out of the library. You might think the library does that for me, but in Michigan we’re blessed (for the moment) with a very nice interlibrary loan system, and as a result a lot of the books I’ve “checked out” aren’t in the catalog of our library.
Somewhere between not keeping that list all, and keeping the list of everything, is keeping a list of all the books I’ve checked out and haven’t been able to read before they have to go back. Those of you who know me may not find such a list impossible to imagine.
Time to bring back good habits. These are due today, and I haven’t finished reading them:
- Computing in Euclidean Geometry
- Culture as weapon : the art of influence in everyday life
- Discrete and Computational Geometry An awesome book, full of some remarkable diagrams and inspirations for puzzles.
- The Lighter Side of Mathematics: Proceedings of the Eugène Strens Memorial Conference on Recreational Mathematics & Its History
- Mathematical Treks: From Surreal Numbers to Magic Circles
- Selected papers on fun & games Knuth. I really should save up and buy a copy of this one
- New Recreations With Magic Squares It turns out this is one of the first books I ever bought for myself, ay Kay’s Books in Cleveland, when I was in sixth grade or something.
- Unsolved Problems in Geometry These Unsolved Problems books are also full of excellent ideas for genetic programming projects; I spent the majority of this year’s GPTP workshop waving around Unsolved Problems in Number Theory like Krushchev thumping his shoe on the podium, saying, “We should do this! All of it!”
- Using History to Teach Mathematics: An International Perspective
- Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications
- Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest I couldn’t bring myself to read this, I admit. I want to, but the context of the world isn’t helping me bring that desire to fruition.