1 

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 25,691 ratings


2 

Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
by
Simon Singh
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 13,636 ratings


3 

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
by
Edwin A. Abbott
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 28,188 ratings


4 

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
by
Simon Singh
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 10,367 ratings


5 

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
by
Charles Seife
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 5,328 ratings


6 

Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
by
William Dunham
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,323 ratings


7 

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
by
Leonard Mlodinow
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 10,340 ratings


8 

A Beautiful Mind
by
Sylvia Nasar
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 64,729 ratings


9 

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth
by
Paul Hoffman
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 4,087 ratings


10 

What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods
by
Richard Courant
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 779 ratings


11 

Euclid's Elements
by
Euclid
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 1,940 ratings


12 

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession
by
Apostolos Doxiadis
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 1,925 ratings


13 

How to Lie with Statistics
by
Darrell Huff
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 2,770 ratings


14 

A Mathematician's Apology
by
G.H. Hardy
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 2,557 ratings


15 

Monster's Battle Book 1
by
Othen Donald Dale Cummings (Goodreads Author)
4.91 of 5 stars 4.91 avg rating — 32 ratings


16 

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
by
Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author)
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 2,604 ratings


17 

The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
by
Marcus du Sautoy
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 2,203 ratings


18 

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
by
John Allen Paulos
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 2,479 ratings


19 

Cryptonomicon
by
Neal Stephenson
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 61,307 ratings


20 

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
by
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 2,659 ratings


21 

Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
by
John Derbyshire
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 368 ratings


22 

Men Of Mathematics
by
Eric Temple Bell
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 939 ratings


23 

A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
by
Paul Lockhart
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 684 ratings


24 

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
by
Albert Einstein
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 9,187 ratings


25 

I Am a Strange Loop
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 3,521 ratings


26 

A History of Pi
by
Petr Beckmann
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,512 ratings


27 

The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,883 ratings


28 

Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math
by
Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author)
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,832 ratings


29 

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
by
John Derbyshire
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,628 ratings


30 

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
by
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Goodreads Author)
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 19,895 ratings


31 

The Colossal Book of Mathematics
by
Martin Gardner
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 221 ratings


32 

Letters to a Young Mathematician
by
Ian Stewart
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 651 ratings


33 

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail  But Some Don't
by
Nate Silver
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 18,713 ratings


34 

An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of Minus One
by
Paul J. Nahin
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 652 ratings


35 

The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
by
Mario Livio (Goodreads Author)
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 3,777 ratings


36 

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
by
Clifford A. Pickover
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 889 ratings


37 

Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
by
Leonard Mlodinow
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 866 ratings


38 

From Here to Infinity
by
Ian Stewart
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 173 ratings


39 

Mathematics: Form and Function
by
Saunders Mac Lane
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 16 ratings


40 

Prisoner's Dilemma
by
William Poundstone
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 864 ratings


41 

Geometry and the Imagination
by
David Hilbert
4.53 of 5 stars 4.53 avg rating — 34 ratings


42 

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
by
Timothy Gowers (Editor)
4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 668 ratings


43 

Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
by
Jan Gullberg
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 336 ratings


44 

Proofs from THE BOOK
by
Martin Aigner
4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 346 ratings


45 

A Tour of the Calculus
by
David Berlinski
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 779 ratings


46 

The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry
by
Mario Livio (Goodreads Author)
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 652 ratings


47 

The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities
by
William Dunham
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 228 ratings


48 

The Mathematical Experience
by
Philip J. Davis
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 298 ratings


49 

Number: The Language of Science
by
Tobias Dantzig
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 230 ratings


50 

The Parrot's Theorem
by
Denis Guedj
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,262 ratings


51 

The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
by
Malba Tahan
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,903 ratings


52 

Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
by
Masha Gessen
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 536 ratings


53 

The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe
by
Donal O'Shea
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 411 ratings


54 

Mathematical Sorcery
by
Calvin C. Clawson
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 47 ratings


55 

Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits
by
John D. Barrow
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 184 ratings


56 

Flatterland: Like Flatland Only More So
by
Ian Stewart
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 1,030 ratings


57 

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
by
Edward Frenkel
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 879 ratings


58 

Asimov on Numbers
by
Isaac Asimov
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 401 ratings


59 

The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
by
Roger Penrose
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 3,617 ratings


60 

The Silicon Jungle
by
Shumeet Baluja (Goodreads Author)
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 70 ratings


60 

The Emperor's New Mind Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics
by
Roger Penrose
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,666 ratings


62 

e: the Story of a Number
by
Eli Maor
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,002 ratings


63 

The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist
by
Reviel Netz
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 393 ratings


64 

Mathematics: Is God Silent?
by
James Nickel
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 74 ratings


65 

Mathematical Mysteries
by
Calvin C. Clawson
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 89 ratings


66 

The Infinite Book : A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
by
John D. Barrow
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 531 ratings


66 

Indiscrete Thoughts
by
GianCarlo Rota
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 34 ratings


68 

How to Take a Chance
by
Darrell Huff
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 17 ratings


69 

Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics
by
John Stillwell
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 29 ratings


70 

The Calculus Wars
by
Jason Socrates Bardi
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 216 ratings


71 

God Created The Integers
by
Stephen Hawking (Editor)
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,105 ratings


72 

Calculus [With CDROM]
by
James Stewart
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 779 ratings


73 

Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
by
Bulent Atalay
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 246 ratings


74 

A Wrinkle In Time (Time Series, #1)
by
Madeleine L'Engle
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 470,500 ratings


75 

My Brain is Open: The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos
by
Bruce Schechter
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 250 ratings


76 

Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions
by
Martin Gardner
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 114 ratings


77 

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy
by
Bertrand Russell
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 542 ratings


78 

Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills
by
Paul J. Nahin
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 116 ratings


79 

Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 1,228 ratings


79 

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
by
David Foster Wallace
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 2,191 ratings


81 

The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
by
Robert M. Kaplan
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 698 ratings


82 

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
by
David Leavitt
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 610 ratings


83 

Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles and the Frailty of Knowledge
by
William Poundstone (Editor)
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 319 ratings


84 

Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem
by
Amir D. Aczel
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 907 ratings


85 

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 475 ratings


86 

A Beautiful Mind: The Shooting Script
by
Akiva Goldsman
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 566 ratings


87 

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
by
Dava Sobel
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 31,821 ratings


87 

The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers
by
David G. Wells
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 67 ratings


89 

The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe
by
John D. Barrow
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 486 ratings


90 

How to Cut a Cake: And Other Mathematical Conundrums
by
Ian Stewart
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 92 ratings


91 

A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable
by
Brian Clegg (Goodreads Author)
3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 266 ratings


92 

Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved
by
Robin J. Wilson
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 115 ratings


93 

Prelude to Foundation (Foundation, #1)
by
Isaac Asimov
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 28,669 ratings


93 

Libellus de Numeros (Magicae Mathematica #1)
by
Jim West (Goodreads Author)
4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 81 ratings


93 

The Math Olympian
by
Richard Hoshino (Goodreads Author)
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 10 ratings


96 

Gödel's Proof
by
Ernest Nagel
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 2,501 ratings


97 

The Cantor Dimension
by
Sharon Delarose (Goodreads Author)
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 16 ratings


97 

Beyond Infinity: A MatheMATTical Adventure
by
Charles Ames Fischer
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings


99 

What Is Mathematics, Really?
by
Reuben Hersh
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 57 ratings


99 

Group Theory in the Bedroom, and Other Mathematical Diversions
by
Brian Hayes
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 188 ratings


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