1 

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 22,849 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 — 11,940 ratings


3 

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
by
Edwin A. Abbott
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 25,003 ratings


4 

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
by
Simon Singh
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 8,695 ratings


5 

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
by
Charles Seife
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 4,731 ratings


6 

Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
by
William Dunham
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,079 ratings


7 

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
by
Leonard Mlodinow
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 8,789 ratings


8 

A Beautiful Mind
by
Sylvia Nasar
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 53,971 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 — 3,516 ratings


10 

What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods
by
Richard Courant
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 596 ratings


11 

Monster's Battle Book 1
by
Othen Donald Dale Cummings (Goodreads Author)
4.9 of 5 stars 4.90 avg rating — 31 ratings


12 

How to Lie with Statistics
by
Darrell Huff
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 2,251 ratings


13 

Euclid's Elements
by
Euclid
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 1,661 ratings


14 

The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
by
Marcus du Sautoy
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,833 ratings


15 

A Mathematician's Apology
by
G.H. Hardy
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 2,175 ratings


16 

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession
by
Apostolos Doxiadis
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 1,643 ratings


17 

Cryptonomicon
by
Neal Stephenson
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 55,735 ratings


18 

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
by
John Allen Paulos
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 2,128 ratings


19 

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
by
Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author)
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 2,182 ratings


20 

Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
by
John Derbyshire
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 310 ratings


21 

Men Of Mathematics
by
Eric Temple Bell
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 759 ratings


22 

A History of Pi
by
Petr Beckmann
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,301 ratings


23 

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
by
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,344 ratings


24 

A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
by
Paul Lockhart
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 558 ratings


25 

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
by
Albert Einstein
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 8,019 ratings


26 

I Am a Strange Loop
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 3,189 ratings


27 

Letters to a Young Mathematician
by
Ian Stewart
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 544 ratings


28 

An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of Minus One
by
Paul J. Nahin
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 524 ratings


29 

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 — 3,391 ratings


30 

The Colossal Book of Mathematics
by
Martin Gardner
4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 176 ratings


31 

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
by
Clifford A. Pickover
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 694 ratings


31 

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 — 17,022 ratings


33 

Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
by
Leonard Mlodinow
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 725 ratings


34 

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 — 1,357 ratings


35 

From Here to Infinity
by
Ian Stewart
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 157 ratings


36 

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 — 1,538 ratings


37 

Mathematics: Form and Function
by
Saunders MacLane
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 14 ratings


38 

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
by
John Derbyshire
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,303 ratings


39 

Prisoner's Dilemma
by
William Poundstone
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 754 ratings


40 

Geometry and the Imagination
by
David Hilbert
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 22 ratings


41 

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
by
Timothy Gowers (Editor)
4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 506 ratings


42 

Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
by
Jan Gullberg
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 268 ratings


43 

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 — 15,400 ratings


44 

The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry
by
Mario Livio (Goodreads Author)
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 531 ratings


45 

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 — 176 ratings


46 

The Mathematical Experience
by
Philip J. Davis
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 253 ratings


47 

Proofs from THE BOOK
by
Martin Aigner
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 264 ratings


48 

The Parrot's Theorem
by
Denis Guedj
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 1,092 ratings


49 

The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
by
Malba Tahan
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,673 ratings


50 

A Tour of the Calculus
by
David Berlinski
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 663 ratings


51 

Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
by
Masha Gessen
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 440 ratings


52 

The Poincare Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe
by
Donal O'Shea
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 361 ratings


53 

Mathematical Sorcery
by
Calvin C. Clawson
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 41 ratings


54 

Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits
by
John D. Barrow
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 170 ratings


55 

The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
by
Roger Penrose
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 3,017 ratings


56 

The Silicon Jungle
by
Shumeet Baluja (Goodreads Author)
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 61 ratings


56 

The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics
by
Roger Penrose
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,221 ratings


58 

e: the Story of a Number
by
Eli Maor
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 804 ratings


59 

Number: The Language of Science
by
Tobias Dantzig
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 180 ratings


60 

The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist
by
Reviel Netz
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 344 ratings


61 

Mathematics: Is God Silent?
by
James Nickel
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 66 ratings


62 

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 — 463 ratings


63 

How to Take a Chance
by
Darrell Huff
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 16 ratings


64 

Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics
by
John Stillwell
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 26 ratings


65 

The Calculus Wars
by
Jason Socrates Bardi
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 198 ratings


66 

Flatterland: Like Flatland Only More So
by
Ian Stewart
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 931 ratings


67 

God Created The Integers
by
Stephen Hawking (Editor)
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 944 ratings


68 

Calculus [With CDROM]
by
James Stewart
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 768 ratings


69 

Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
by
Bulent Atalay
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 220 ratings


70 

A Wrinkle In Time (Time Series, #1)
by
Madeleine L'Engle
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 415,065 ratings


70 

Asimov on Numbers
by
Isaac Asimov
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 367 ratings


72 

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
by
Edward Frenkel
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 566 ratings


73 

Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions
by
Martin Gardner
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 103 ratings


74 

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy
by
Bertrand Russell
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 452 ratings


75 

Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills
by
Paul J. Nahin
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 92 ratings


76 

Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 993 ratings


76 

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
by
David Foster Wallace
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 1,983 ratings


78 

The Nothing that Is: A Natural History of Zero
by
Robert M. Kaplan
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 607 ratings


79 

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
by
David Leavitt
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 487 ratings


80 

Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles and the Frailty of Knowledge
by
William Poundstone (Editor)
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 285 ratings


81 

Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem
by
Amir D. Aczel
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 821 ratings


82 

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 352 ratings


83 

A Beautiful Mind: The Shooting Script
by
Akiva Goldsman
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 206 ratings


84 

Mathematical Mysteries
by
Calvin C. Clawson
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 75 ratings


85 

The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe
by
John D. Barrow
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 389 ratings


86 

Indiscrete Thoughts
by
GianCarlo Rota
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 30 ratings


87 

How to Cut a Cake: And Other Mathematical Conundrums
by
Ian Stewart
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 81 ratings


88 

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 — 231 ratings


89 

Prelude to Foundation (Foundation, #1)
by
Isaac Asimov
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 25,149 ratings


90 

Gödel's Proof
by
Ernest Nagel
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 2,127 ratings


91 

The Cantor Dimension
by
Sharon Delarose (Goodreads Author)
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 15 ratings


91 

Beyond Infinity: A MatheMATTical Adventure
by
Charles Ames Fischer
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings


93 

What Is Mathematics, Really?
by
Reuben Hersh
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 40 ratings


93 

Group Theory in the Bedroom, and Other Mathematical Diversions
by
Brian Hayes
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 166 ratings


95 

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science
by
Ronald L. Graham
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 702 ratings


96 

The Principle of Relativity (Books on Physics)
by
Albert Einstein
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 319 ratings


96 

Mathematics in the making
by
Lancelot Hogben
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings


98 

Forward the Foundation (Foundation: Prequel, #2)
by
Isaac Asimov
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 22,347 ratings


99 

My Brain is Open: The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos
by
Bruce Schechter
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 208 ratings


100 

Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
by
Timothy Gowers
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 390 ratings


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