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Colin Pask is the author of Magnificent Principia- Exploring Isaac Newton s Masterpiece and Math for the Frightened- Facing Scary Symbols and Everything Else That Freaks You Out about Mathematics. He is an emeritus professor of mathematics and a visiting fellow and professor in the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia.
"An insightful and expansive look into Isaac Newton's complex and illuminating 1687 publication on classical mechanics....Breaking the Principia down into easily digestible portions and suffusing his narrative with modern insights, Pask reveals the genius that built modern physics." --Publishers Weekly (reviewing Magnificent Principia)
"A summary of this type is overdue, as previous works are dated and less accessible.... Highly recommended for all science and mathematics enthusiasts, instructors, and readers." --Library Journal (reviewing Magnificent Principia) "A welcoming, gentle excursion into interesting mathematical ideas.... Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates and general readers." --Choice (reviewing Math for the Frightened) "One of my favorite books, and one that lends itself to careful reading....Magnificent Principia connects the pages of Newton's book to the reality of what we see." --io9 "It is a noble effort to help the math-challenged and it succeeds....a very entertaining and enlightening experience." --Bookviews by Alan Caruba (reviewing Math for the Frightened)