PETERSON, Ivars. Canadian. Genres: Mathematics/Statistics. Career: Mathematics and science writer. High school science and math teacher in Ontario, Canada. Physics for Fun, a monthly newsletter, founding publisher; Science News magazine, Washington, DC, intern, 1981, staff writer, mathematics and physics editor. Publications: The Mathematical Tourist: Snapshots of Modern Mathematics, 1988; Islands of Truth: A Mathematical Mystery Cruise, 1990; Newton's Clock: Chaos in the Solar System, 1993; Fatal Defect: Chasing Killer Computer Bugs, 1995; The Jungles of Randomness: A Mathematical Safari, 1997. Contributor to Science News. Address: c/o John Wiley & Sons Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158, U.S.A.