I am looking for the author and title of a book I used to own. I am not looking for recommendations. I am trying to identify one particular book.
It contains some topics in calculus at the advanced high school or undergraduate level which are not usually covered in the syllabus. A fair bit of it is about polynomials. It is mostly for entertainment and is written in quite a relaxed style.
Some of the topics covered are: the Lambert W function, palindromes, and (I think) the Newton Polytope. I can't remember any others. I have tried searching for these topics but am not getting any hits.
It was a fairly thin hardback, very probably published by Springer between 2000 and 2015. I think it has a single author and the author was an American.