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# Popular Mathematics Books

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

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 295 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 65,524 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 295 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.28 — 65,524 ratings — published 1979

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Paperback)

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 253 times as

avg rating 3.80 — 44,230 ratings — published 1884

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 253 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.80 — 44,230 ratings — published 1884

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 218 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 5,489 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 218 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.11 — 5,489 ratings — published 1901

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 195 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 7,542 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 195 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.15 — 7,542 ratings — published 1995

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 190 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 2,815 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 190 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.10 — 2,815 ratings — published 1994

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 174 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 21,551 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 174 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.18 — 21,551 ratings — published 1997

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 165 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 12,200 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 165 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.94 — 12,200 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 153 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 9,720 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 153 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.13 — 9,720 ratings — published 1998

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 149 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 5,178 ratings — published 1940

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 149 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.92 — 5,178 ratings — published 1940

How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Paperback)

by George Pólya (shelved 140 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 4,428 ratings — published 1944

by George Pólya (shelved 140 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.17 — 4,428 ratings — published 1944

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 130 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 4,325 ratings — published 1985

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 130 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.04 — 4,325 ratings — published 1985

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

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 129 times as

avg rating 3.75 — 8,740 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 129 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.75 — 8,740 ratings — published 2002

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 129 times as

avg rating 4.25 — 19,594 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 129 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.25 — 19,594 ratings — published 1999

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

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 119 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 5,115 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 119 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.05 — 5,115 ratings — published 2003

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

by Richard Courant (shelved 119 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 2,993 ratings — published 1941

by Richard Courant (shelved 119 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.27 — 2,993 ratings — published 1941

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

by William Dunham (shelved 115 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 4,374 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 115 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.19 — 4,374 ratings — published 1990

Chaos: The Making of a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 114 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 32,037 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 114 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.97 — 32,037 ratings — published 1987

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 113 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 2,210 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 113 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.02 — 2,210 ratings — published 2001

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

by John Derbyshire (shelved 107 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 3,919 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 107 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.07 — 3,919 ratings — published 2003

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 105 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 612 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 105 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.12 — 612 ratings — published 1997

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 103 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 1,704 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 103 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.04 — 1,704 ratings — published 1993

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 100 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 972 ratings — published 1998

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 100 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.10 — 972 ratings — published 1998

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth (Paperback)

by Apostolos Doxiadis (shelved 100 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 13,584 ratings — published 2008

by Apostolos Doxiadis (shelved 100 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.97 — 13,584 ratings — published 2008

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

by Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author) (shelved 97 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 7,287 ratings — published 1991

by Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author) (shelved 97 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.16 — 7,287 ratings — published 1991

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 95 times as

avg rating 3.81 — 4,656 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 95 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.81 — 4,656 ratings — published 1988

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

by Leo Lionni (shelved 94 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 5,517 ratings — published 1960

by Leo Lionni (shelved 94 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.03 — 5,517 ratings — published 1960

Euclid's Elements (Paperback)

by Euclid (shelved 93 times as

avg rating 4.25 — 4,990 ratings — published -290

by Euclid (shelved 93 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.25 — 4,990 ratings — published -290

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

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 90 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 3,036 ratings — published 2009

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 90 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.13 — 3,036 ratings — published 2009

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 89 times as

avg rating 4.46 — 2,865 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 89 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.46 — 2,865 ratings — published 2007

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

by Eric Carle (shelved 89 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 26,896 ratings — published 1977

by Eric Carle (shelved 89 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.07 — 26,896 ratings — published 1977

e: the Story of a Number (Paperback)

by Eli Maor (shelved 88 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 2,602 ratings — published 1993

by Eli Maor (shelved 88 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.92 — 2,602 ratings — published 1993

A History of Pi (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 87 times as

avg rating 3.86 — 3,613 ratings — published 1970

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 87 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.86 — 3,613 ratings — published 1970

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

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 87 times as

avg rating 3.96 — 5,367 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 87 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.96 — 5,367 ratings — published 2012

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

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 85 times as

avg rating 3.84 — 21,157 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 85 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.84 — 21,157 ratings — published 2008

How Big Is a Foot? (Paperback)

by Rolf Müller (shelved 85 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 1,037 ratings — published 1962

by Rolf Müller (shelved 85 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.10 — 1,037 ratings — published 1962

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (Hardcover)

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 83 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 2,972 ratings — published 1988

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 83 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.27 — 2,972 ratings — published 1988

Principles of Mathematical Analysis (Paperback)

by Walter Rudin (shelved 83 times as

avg rating 4.24 — 1,448 ratings — published 1964

by Walter Rudin (shelved 83 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.24 — 1,448 ratings — published 1964

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

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 83 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 2,663 ratings — published 2010

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 83 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.02 — 2,663 ratings — published 2010

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)

by Eric Carle (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 268,094 ratings — published 1969

by Eric Carle (shelved 82 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.27 — 268,094 ratings — published 1969

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

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 2,515 ratings — published 2013

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 80 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.19 — 2,515 ratings — published 2013

“Geometry has two great treasures; one is the Theorem of Pythagoras; the other, the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a measure of gold; the second we may name a precious jewel.”

― Johannes Kepler

― Johannes Kepler

“In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. ”

― Fran Lebowitz

― Fran Lebowitz

Calculating First Pass Yields of Black Boxes

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