Books by Jordan Ellenberg

HOW NOT TO BE WRONG by Jordan Ellenberg
Released: June 3, 2014

"Witty and expansive, Ellenberg's math will leave readers informed, intrigued and armed with plenty of impressive conversation starters."
It's time to drop the idea that mathematics is an esoteric field best left to a few academics. In fact, writes Ellenberg (Mathematics/Univ. of Wisconsin), the truth is better: Math is everywhere, and the knowledge it yields can benefit everyone. Read full book review >
THE GRASSHOPPER KING by Jordan Ellenberg
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nicely done and genuinely funny though overlong: a satire that would benefit from Polonius's famous dictum: 'Brevity is the soul of wit.'" journalist Ellenberg, a well-known Princeton mathematician, debuts with this tale of a deranged scholar out west who devotes his life to the study of the worst poet in history. Read full book review >