Kit Yates is a mathematical biologist and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath. He is the author of The Math of Life and Death, a very readable book that uses stories to highlight the importance of applied math in daily life. He also gives some tips and tricks for real life situations where math is important, such as how worried to be by test results from the doctor or how to interpret health stories in newspapers.
Interviews with Kit Yates
The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data
by David Spiegelhalter
Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty
by Ian Stewart
Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
by Matt Parker
Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus
by Steven Strogatz
The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AI
by Marcus du Sautoy
As math becomes increasingly important in our daily lives, eminent mathematicians and statisticians have stepped up to the plate, writing books that are engaging for non-experts—and sometimes even funny. Kit Yates, a mathematical biologist and author of The Math of Life and Death, recommends the best math books of 2019.