Coming October 8th, 2019 is my new book Change is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World. Read more about it here.
You can preorder a signed copy through venerable Minneapolis bookseller Magers & Quinn. (And yes, they’ll ship internationally!)
If you preorder from any store, you can also obtain a free and exclusive signed print through my publisher Black Dog & Leventhal. Just submit your receipt here.
I am so proud of this book, it makes me blush. (The book, as you can see, is blushing too.) It tells the story of calculus through a kind of oral folklore: all the anecdotes, historical moments, and quirky tales that get passed around over tea and beer, but rarely make it into print. I wanted to gather those stories into one place, where anyone could appreciate them, and get at the human truth of calculus.
Also, there’s a homicidal paperclip, a scheming princess, and a dog named Elvis. I think you’ll love it.
Preorders, as you may know, are the lifeblood of publishing, so here are some reasons to preorder:
- You’ll get a free signed print (see above), and, if you go through Magers & Quinn, a signed copy.
- I will be eternally grateful. (And when a calculus teacher uses the word “eternally,” you know he means business. I’m talking infinite gratitude, folks.)
- All preorders count towards first week sales, and are thus huge in determining a book’s commercial success.
- I have recently become a father, and would like to buy the best carrot sticks and oatmeal for my new companion.