1990*Computers, Pattern, Chaos and Beauty*.1991*Computers and the Imagination*.- [
*Mazes for the Mind: computers and the unexpected*.] 1992 - [
*Chaos in Wonderland: visual adventures in a fractal world*.] 1994 *Keys to Infinity*. 1995*Surfing Through Hyperspace*. 1999

- Papermaking. 2000. (In
*The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2000 Years*) - We are all virtual. 2006. (In
*What is Your Dangerous Idea?*)

This book is an unfortunate mishmash of underdeveloped ideas. Each 'chapter', a reprint from a column, is a mere three or four pages long, barely space to describe the theme, sketch some simple developments, then list a few references.

The themes range broadly: fractals and chaos, number theory, computer developments, with observations ranging from deep puzzles to trivial surface patterns (for example, I fail to have any deep interest in properties of numbers that hold only in base 10).

Some topics can be done justice in this limited space -- I liked the use of Moiré patterns to detect loose screws, for example. But most of the topics would benefit from more background, and deeper exploration.

A disappointing sequel.