New Alex Bellos Book: Snowflake, Seashell Star

24th September 2015

Alex Bellos, author of bestselling popular maths books, today releases a maths colouring book, Snowflake, Seashell, Star: Colouring Adventures in Numberland.

Snowflake, Seashell, Star combines aesthetic and conceptual beauty to convey simple, but deep, mathematical ideas. It uses intricate patterns and illustrations to invite the reader into a calming and illuminating experience, and to communicate the visual and abstract wonder of mathematics through 80 wonderful images to colour.

Alex Bellos’ and Edmund Harriss’ mathematical colouring book is great. It puts the beauty of maths, famous but elusive, at the tip of anyone’s pen. And you’re not condemned to admire that beauty from a distance. With lines and numbers there to help, you can actually “create” it, even if you’re not a gifted artist or mathematician.” - Plus Magazine, an online maths magazine that is widely used by schools.
Alex’s book, Alex Through the Looking Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life, is shortlisted for The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015. This is the only major international prize that celebrates science writing for a non-specialist audience. We wish him luck for tonight’s announcement of the winner!