I haven't read these yet, but already believe they're worth noting...:
Gregory Chaitin is out with a new book (barely over 100 pgs., and looks good): "Proving Darwin: Making Biology Mathematical" -- a book that treats the DNA code as a universal programming language, while looking at the mathematical underpinnings of biology and evolution; definitely, adding it to my reading queue.
a blurb about it here:
(includes a Chaitin lecture video)
Secondly, not exactly a math book… but from one of the best math
explicators out there, and with a great title and story, worth
mentioning here, the last book from Steven Strogatz: "The Calculus of Friendship."
the touching story of Strogatz' long-time relationship with one of his
math teacher-mentors, and I can't help but think many a mathematician
will relate to some aspects of that relationship. A couple of Web
reviews of the book here:
And a couple of clips of Strogatz talking about the volume here:
And Strogatz has a new book scheduled for release this coming fall:
"The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math From One to Infinity"
...gots to be good!