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# Popular Math Books

(showing 1-50 of 12,629)

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Paperback)

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 292 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 89,901 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 292 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 89,901 ratings — published 1979

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Paperback)

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 284 times as

avg rating 3.81 — 57,497 ratings — published 1884

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 284 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.81 — 57,497 ratings — published 1884

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 246 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 7,513 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 246 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 7,513 ratings — published 1901

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 234 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 9,451 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 234 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.16 — 9,451 ratings — published 1995

Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem (Paperback)

by Simon Singh (shelved 224 times as

avg rating 4.20 — 27,714 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 224 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.20 — 27,714 ratings — published 1997

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 217 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 3,926 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 217 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.11 — 3,926 ratings — published 1994

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 183 times as

avg rating 3.95 — 15,932 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 183 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.95 — 15,932 ratings — published 2000

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth (Paperback)

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 174 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 13,308 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 174 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.13 — 13,308 ratings — published 1998

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 156 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 5,561 ratings — published 1985

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 156 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 5,561 ratings — published 1985

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (Hardcover)

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 148 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 23,627 ratings — published 2014

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 148 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 23,627 ratings — published 2014

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 146 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 3,086 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 146 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 3,086 ratings — published 2001

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography (Paperback)

by Simon Singh (shelved 134 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 28,626 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 134 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 28,626 ratings — published 1999

The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity (Hardcover)

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 127 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 7,169 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 127 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 7,169 ratings — published 2012

Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics (Paperback)

by William Dunham (shelved 125 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 6,415 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 125 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.18 — 6,415 ratings — published 1990

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 124 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 2,369 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 124 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.05 — 2,369 ratings — published 1993

The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics (Paperback)

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 123 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 7,235 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 123 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 7,235 ratings — published 2003

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 122 times as

avg rating 3.93 — 7,305 ratings — published 1940

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 122 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.93 — 7,305 ratings — published 1940

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 121 times as

avg rating 3.81 — 6,656 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 121 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.81 — 6,656 ratings — published 1988

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives (Hardcover)

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 120 times as

avg rating 3.87 — 28,566 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 120 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.87 — 28,566 ratings — published 2008

The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number (Paperback)

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 119 times as

avg rating 3.76 — 10,796 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 119 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.76 — 10,796 ratings — published 2002

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 117 times as

avg rating 4.39 — 4,482 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 117 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.39 — 4,482 ratings — published 2007

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 116 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 973 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 116 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.18 — 973 ratings — published 1997

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 114 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 1,391 ratings — published 1998

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 114 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 1,391 ratings — published 1998

What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods (Paperback)

by Richard Courant (shelved 113 times as

avg rating 4.25 — 4,842 ratings — published 1941

by Richard Courant (shelved 113 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.25 — 4,842 ratings — published 1941

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos (Hardcover)

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 112 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 4,421 ratings — published 2013

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 112 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.17 — 4,421 ratings — published 2013

Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics (Paperback)

by John Derbyshire (shelved 109 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 5,729 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 109 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 5,729 ratings — published 2003

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't (Hardcover)

by Nate Silver (shelved 107 times as

avg rating 3.95 — 64,611 ratings — published 2012

by Nate Silver (shelved 107 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.95 — 64,611 ratings — published 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)

by Eric Carle (shelved 100 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 376,224 ratings — published 1969

by Eric Carle (shelved 100 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 376,224 ratings — published 1969

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

by Eric Carle (shelved 99 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 32,508 ratings — published 1977

by Eric Carle (shelved 99 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.09 — 32,508 ratings — published 1977

Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math (Hardcover)

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 98 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 3,743 ratings — published 2010

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 98 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 3,743 ratings — published 2010

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

by Leo Lionni (shelved 98 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 7,076 ratings — published 1960

by Leo Lionni (shelved 98 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 7,076 ratings — published 1960

How to Lie with Statistics (Paperback)

by Darrell Huff (shelved 98 times as

avg rating 3.86 — 16,717 ratings — published 1954

by Darrell Huff (shelved 98 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.86 — 16,717 ratings — published 1954

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Paperback)

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 97 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 5,055 ratings — published 1997

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (shelved 97 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 5,055 ratings — published 1997

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale (Hardcover)

by Demi (shelved 93 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 3,429 ratings — published 1997

by Demi (shelved 93 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 3,429 ratings — published 1997

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality (Hardcover)

by Edward Frenkel (shelved 92 times as

avg rating 3.60 — 6,092 ratings — published 2013

by Edward Frenkel (shelved 92 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.60 — 6,092 ratings — published 2013

How Big Is a Foot? (Paperback)

by Rolf Müller (shelved 92 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 1,467 ratings — published 1962

by Rolf Müller (shelved 92 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.12 — 1,467 ratings — published 1962

Chaos: Making a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (Goodreads Author) (shelved 90 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 41,158 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (Goodreads Author) (shelved 90 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 41,158 ratings — published 1987

A Remainder of One (Hardcover)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 87 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 732 ratings — published 1985

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 87 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.09 — 732 ratings — published 1985

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (Hardcover)

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 85 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 3,914 ratings — published 1997

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 85 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.09 — 3,914 ratings — published 1997

Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money (Paperback)

by Amy Axelrod (shelved 83 times as

avg rating 3.93 — 807 ratings — published 1994

by Amy Axelrod (shelved 83 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.93 — 807 ratings — published 1994

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 4,207 ratings — published 2009

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 81 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.04 — 4,207 ratings — published 2009

Letters to a Young Mathematician (Hardcover)

by Ian Stewart (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 3.81 — 2,052 ratings — published 2006

by Ian Stewart (shelved 80 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.81 — 2,052 ratings — published 2006

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan (Paperback)

by Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author) (shelved 79 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 12,200 ratings — published 1991

by Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author) (shelved 79 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.14 — 12,200 ratings — published 1991

A History of π (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 79 times as

avg rating 3.90 — 4,773 ratings — published 1970

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 79 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.90 — 4,773 ratings — published 1970

Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens (Paperback)

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 77 times as

avg rating 3.86 — 634 ratings — published 2009

by Cindy Neuschwander (shelved 77 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.86 — 634 ratings — published 2009

Principles of Mathematical Analysis (Paperback)

by Walter Rudin (shelved 77 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 2,239 ratings — published 1964

by Walter Rudin (shelved 77 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.27 — 2,239 ratings — published 1964

e: the Story of a Number (Paperback)

by Eli Maor (shelved 77 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 3,681 ratings — published 1993

by Eli Maor (shelved 77 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.91 — 3,681 ratings — published 1993

An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of Minus One (Paperback)

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 76 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 3,727 ratings — published 1998

by Paul J. Nahin (shelved 76 times as

*math*)avg rating 3.97 — 3,727 ratings — published 1998

Zero the Hero (Hardcover)

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 74 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 1,275 ratings — published 2011

by Joan Holub (Goodreads Author) (shelved 74 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 1,275 ratings — published 2011

Proofs from THE BOOK (Hardcover)

by Martin Aigner (shelved 74 times as

avg rating 4.37 — 2,072 ratings — published 1998

by Martin Aigner (shelved 74 times as

*math*)avg rating 4.37 — 2,072 ratings — published 1998

“Just as I had long suspected, a person didn't really need math for anything anyway. Maybe some people did. Some limited people.”

― Augusten Burroughs, Possible Side Effects

― Augusten Burroughs, Possible Side Effects

“Pray tell us, what's your favorite number?"...

"Shiva jumped up to the board, uninvited, and wrote 10,213,223"...

"And pray, why would this number interest us?"

"It is the only number that describes itself when you read it, 'One zero, two ones, three twos, two threes'.”

― Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

"Shiva jumped up to the board, uninvited, and wrote 10,213,223"...

"And pray, why would this number interest us?"

"It is the only number that describes itself when you read it, 'One zero, two ones, three twos, two threes'.”

― Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone