Best Books About Mathematics
Books about all areas of mathematics including the history of mathematics, recreational mathematics, and any other book exploring the wonders of math.
1 Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Ete...
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2 Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Q...
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3 Flatland: A Romance of Many...
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4 The Code Book: The Science ...
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5 Zero: The Biography of a Da...
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6 Journey through Genius: The...
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7 The Drunkard's Walk: How Ra...
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8 A Beautiful Mind
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9 The Man Who Loved Only Numb...
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10 What Is Mathematics?: An El...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 596 ratings
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11 Monster's Battle Book 1
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12 How to Lie with Statistics
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13 Euclid's Elements
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 1,661 ratings
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14 The Music of the Primes: Se...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,833 ratings
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15 A Mathematician's Apology
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 2,175 ratings
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16 Uncle Petros and Goldbach's...
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17 Cryptonomicon
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 55,735 ratings
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18 Innumeracy: Mathematical Il...
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19 The Man Who Knew Infinity: ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 2,182 ratings
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20 Unknown Quantity: A Real an...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 310 ratings
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21 Men Of Mathematics
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22 A History of Pi
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23 The Number Devil: A Mathema...
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24 A Mathematician's Lament: H...
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25 Relativity: The Special and...
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26 I Am a Strange Loop
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27 Letters to a Young Mathemat...
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28 An Imaginary Tale: The Stor...
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29 The Golden Ratio: The Story...
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30 The Colossal Book of Mathem...
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31 The Math Book: From Pythago...
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31 Fooled by Randomness: The H...
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33 Euclid's Window: The Story ...
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34 The Joy of x: A Guided Tour...
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35 From Here to Infinity
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36 Here's Looking at Euclid: A...
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37 Mathematics: Form and Function
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38 Prime Obsession: Bernhard R...
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39 Prisoner's Dilemma
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40 Geometry and the Imagination
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41 The Princeton Companion to ...
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42 Mathematics: From the Birth...
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43 The Signal and the Noise: W...
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44 The Equation That Couldn't ...
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45 The Mathematical Universe: ...
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46 The Mathematical Experience
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47 Proofs from THE BOOK
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48 The Parrot's Theorem
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49 The Man Who Counted: A Coll...
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50 A Tour of the Calculus
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51 Perfect Rigor: A Genius and...
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52 The Poincare Conjecture: In...
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53 Mathematical Sorcery
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54 Impossibility: The Limits o...
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55 The Road to Reality: A Comp...
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56 The Silicon Jungle
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56 The Emperor's New Mind: Con...
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58 e: the Story of a Number
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59 Number: The Language of Sci...
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60 The Archimedes Codex: How a...
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61 Mathematics: Is God Silent?
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62 The Infinite Book: A Short ...
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63 How to Take a Chance
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64 Yearning for the Impossible...
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65 The Calculus Wars
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66 Flatterland: Like Flatland ...
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67 God Created The Integers
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68 Calculus [With CDROM]
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69 Math and the Mona Lisa: The...
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70 A Wrinkle In Time (Time Ser...
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70 Asimov on Numbers
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72 Love and Math: The Heart of...
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73 Hexaflexagons and Other Mat...
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74 Introduction to Mathematica...
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75 Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula...
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76 Sync: The Emerging Science ...
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76 Everything and More: A Comp...
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78 The Nothing that Is: A Natu...
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79 The Man Who Knew Too Much: ...
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80 Labyrinths of Reason: Parad...
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81 Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlo...
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82 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chao...
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83 A Beautiful Mind: The Shoot...
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84 Mathematical Mysteries
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85 The Book of Nothing: Vacuum...
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86 Indiscrete Thoughts
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87 How to Cut a Cake: And Othe...
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88 A Brief History of Infinity...
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89 Prelude to Foundation (Foun...
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90 Gödel's Proof
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91 The Cantor Dimension
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91 Beyond Infinity: A MatheMAT...
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93 What Is Mathematics, Really?
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93 Group Theory in the Bedroom...
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95 Concrete Mathematics: A Fou...
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96 The Principle of Relativity...
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96 Mathematics in the making
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98 Forward the Foundation (Fou...
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99 My Brain is Open: The Mathe...
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100 Mathematics: A Very Short I...
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Phillip Edwards Ian Stewart picked his top 10 popular mathematics books earlier this year in the Guardian:
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