1 

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 27,825 ratings


2 

Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
by
Simon Singh
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 14,954 ratings


3 

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
by
Edwin A. Abbott
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 31,143 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 — 11,778 ratings


5 

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
by
Charles Seife
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 5,787 ratings


6 

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth
by
Paul Hoffman
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 4,550 ratings


7 

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
by
Leonard Mlodinow
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 11,630 ratings


8 

Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
by
William Dunham
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,551 ratings


9 

A Beautiful Mind
by
Sylvia Nasar
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 74,881 ratings


10 

What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods
by
Richard Courant
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 939 ratings


11 

Euclid's Elements
by
Euclid
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 2,106 ratings


12 

The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
by
Marcus du Sautoy
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,524 ratings


13 

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession
by
Apostolos Doxiadis
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,182 ratings


14 

How to Lie with Statistics
by
Darrell Huff
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 3,628 ratings


15 

A Mathematician's Apology
by
G.H. Hardy
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,885 ratings


16 

Monster's Battle Book 1
by
Othen Donald Dale Cummings (Goodreads Author)
4.88 of 5 stars 4.88 avg rating — 34 ratings


17 

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 — 3,001 ratings


18 

Cryptonomicon
by
Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 66,842 ratings


19 

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
by
John Allen Paulos
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 2,755 ratings


20 

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
by
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,950 ratings


21 

Men Of Mathematics
by
Eric Temple Bell
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,101 ratings


22 

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 — 2,293 ratings


23 

Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
by
John Derbyshire
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 422 ratings


24 

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 — 807 ratings


25 

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
by
Albert Einstein
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 10,740 ratings


26 

Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math
by
Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author)
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 2,103 ratings


27 

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
by
John Derbyshire
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,888 ratings


28 

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
by
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Goodreads Author)
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 22,573 ratings


29 

I Am a Strange Loop
by
Douglas R. Hofstadter
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 3,810 ratings


30 

A History of Pi
by
Petr Beckmann
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,718 ratings


31 

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail  But Some Don't
by
Nate Silver
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 21,539 ratings


32 

Proofs from THE BOOK
by
Martin Aigner
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 427 ratings


33 

The Colossal Book of Mathematics
by
Martin Gardner
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 263 ratings


34 

Letters to a Young Mathematician
by
Ian Stewart
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 745 ratings


35 

An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of Minus One
by
Paul J. Nahin
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 764 ratings


36 

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 — 4,098 ratings


37 

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
by
Timothy Gowers (Editor)
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 821 ratings


38 

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


39 

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
by
Clifford A. Pickover
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,037 ratings


40 

Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
by
Leonard Mlodinow
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 960 ratings


41 

From Here to Infinity
by
Ian Stewart
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 187 ratings


42 

Mathematics Form and Function
by
Saunders Mac Lane
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 18 ratings


43 

Prisoner's Dilemma
by
William Poundstone
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 963 ratings


44 

Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
by
Jan Gullberg
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 377 ratings


45 

The Mathematical Experience
by
Philip J. Davis
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 347 ratings


46 

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 619 ratings


47 

The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities
by
William Dunham
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 266 ratings


48 

A Tour of the Calculus
by
David Berlinski
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 872 ratings


49 

The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe
by
Donal O'Shea
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 478 ratings


50 

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
by
Edward Frenkel
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,161 ratings


51 

The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry
by
Mario Livio (Goodreads Author)
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 762 ratings


52 

The Emperor's New Mind Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics
by
Roger Penrose
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 3,985 ratings


53 

Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles and the Frailty of Knowledge
by
William Poundstone (Editor)
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 357 ratings


54 

Number: The Language of Science
by
Tobias Dantzig
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 268 ratings


55 

The Parrot's Theorem
by
Denis Guedj
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,418 ratings


56 

The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures
by
Malba Tahan
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 2,145 ratings


57 

Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
by
Masha Gessen
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 603 ratings


58 

Mathematical Mysteries
by
Calvin C. Clawson
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 104 ratings


59 

Mathematical Sorcery
by
Calvin C. Clawson
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 50 ratings


60 

God Created The Integers
by
Stephen Hawking (Editor)
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,257 ratings


61 

Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits
by
John D. Barrow
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 191 ratings


62 

Flatterland: Like Flatland Only More So
by
Ian Stewart
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,127 ratings


63 

Asimov on Numbers
by
Isaac Asimov
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 443 ratings


64 

The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
by
Roger Penrose
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,109 ratings


65 

My Brain is Open: The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos
by
Bruce Schechter
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 297 ratings


66 

Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions
by
Martin Gardner
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 160 ratings


67 

The Silicon Jungle
by
Shumeet Baluja (Goodreads Author)
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 80 ratings


68 

Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
by
Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author)
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 1,411 ratings


69 

e: the Story of a Number
by
Eli Maor
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,177 ratings


70 

The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist
by
Reviel Netz
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 420 ratings


71 

Mathematics: Is God Silent?
by
James Nickel
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 78 ratings


72 

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 — 34,783 ratings


73 

The Infinite Book : A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
by
John D. Barrow
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 602 ratings


73 

Indiscrete Thoughts
by
GianCarlo Rota
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 37 ratings


75 

How to Take a Chance
by
Darrell Huff
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 22 ratings


76 

Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics
by
John Stillwell
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 34 ratings


77 

The Calculus Wars
by
Jason Socrates Bardi
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 239 ratings


78 

How to Cut a Cake: And Other Mathematical Conundrums
by
Ian Stewart
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 112 ratings


79 

The Math Olympian
by
Richard Hoshino (Goodreads Author)
4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 25 ratings


80 

Calculus [With CDROM]
by
James Stewart
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 880 ratings


81 

Math, Better Explained: Learn to Unlock Your Math Intuition
by
Kalid Azad (Goodreads Author)
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 124 ratings


82 

Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
by
Bulent Atalay
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 275 ratings


83 

A Wrinkle In Time (Time Series, #1)
by
Madeleine L'Engle
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 517,553 ratings


84 

The Principle of Relativity (Books on Physics)
by
Albert Einstein
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 380 ratings


84 

Mathematics in the making
by
Lancelot Hogben
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings


86 

A Brief History of Time
by
Stephen Hawking
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 141,004 ratings


87 

How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method
by
George Pólya
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 2,113 ratings


87 

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
by
Richard Feynman
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 72,311 ratings


89 

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy
by
Bertrand Russell
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 618 ratings


89 

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Goodreads Author)
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 45,266 ratings


91 

Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills
by
Paul J. Nahin
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 139 ratings


92 

The Principles of Mathematics
by
Bertrand Russell
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 247 ratings


93 

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
by
David Foster Wallace
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 2,381 ratings


94 

The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
by
Robert M. Kaplan
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 769 ratings


95 

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
by
David Leavitt
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 708 ratings


96 

The Mismeasure of Man
by
Stephen Jay Gould
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 5,716 ratings


97 

Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem
by
Amir D. Aczel
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 986 ratings


98 

A Beautiful Mind: The Shooting Script
by
Akiva Goldsman
4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 885 ratings


99 

The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers
by
David G. Wells
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 77 ratings


100 

The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe
by
John D. Barrow
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 613 ratings


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