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While scanning my bookshelf recently I noted that two authors I’ve especially enjoyed, are less referenced (in my experience) than several others, so thought I’d toss a little light in their direction:

**1)**One is British mathematician (and retired teacher) David Wells, who I suspect is better known ‘across the pond’ than here in the U.S. I have three of his books and love them all!:

**The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Mathematics**

**Prime Numbers: The Most Mysterious Figures in Math**

**Games and Mathematics: Subtle Connections**

Highly recommend all of these, or, sight unseen, any of his other volumes:

He has a Martin Gardner-like knack for drawing attention to interesting mathematical content/ideas.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find web links to many of his articles, but here is one that is often cited, having to do with beautiful equations (from “

**The Mathematical Intelligencer**” — also, many of his books are accessible on Google Books):
[If anyone knows of free links to others of his popular math essays, please pass them along in the comments.]

Here also, a transcribed interview with him concerning undergraduate math education:

Anyway, if you enjoy popular math writing and aren’t familiar with Wells’ work I suggest looking him up!

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**2)**The second person I want to cite here is Bart Kosko, a bit of a polymath with bachelors degrees in Philosophy and in Economics from the University of Southern California, a masters degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California at San Diego, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Irvine. He also has a J.D. degree from Concord Law School, and is a licensed California attorney.

And he’s been previously called “

*a celebrated maverick in the world of science*.”
A partial list of his essays here (including many for John Brockman's "

*Edge*" organization):
Kosko is especially well-known for his promotion of "fuzzy logic" as opposed to the conventional Aristotelian or binary logic we are accustomed to. His most well-known book is “

**Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic,**” which you can read about here:
[You can also find the volume on Google Books.]

And he’s also author of “

**Nanotime,**” “**Heaven In a Chip: Fuzzy Visions of Society,**” and “**Noise**.”
Short

**YouTube**video of him here:
And finally here is audio of him on the late night talk radio show “

*Coast To Coast*” talking about defense, AI, technology, and other matters:
Anyway, two very different folks and writers, both of whom I think deserving of attention.

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