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# Popular Mathematics Books

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Paperback)

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 270 times as

avg rating 3.80 — 46,302 ratings — published 1884

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 270 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.80 — 46,302 ratings — published 1884

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

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 238 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 69,125 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 238 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.28 — 69,125 ratings — published 1979

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 221 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 5,855 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 221 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.11 — 5,855 ratings — published 1901

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 202 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 7,885 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 202 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.15 — 7,885 ratings — published 1995

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 198 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 3,015 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 198 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.10 — 3,015 ratings — published 1994

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 184 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 22,525 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 184 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.18 — 22,525 ratings — published 1997

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 177 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 12,821 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 177 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.94 — 12,821 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 167 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 10,312 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 167 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.12 — 10,312 ratings — published 1998

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 150 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 5,505 ratings — published 1940

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 150 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.92 — 5,505 ratings — published 1940

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 139 times as

avg rating 4.25 — 21,086 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 139 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.25 — 21,086 ratings — published 1999

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 136 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 4,537 ratings — published 1985

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 136 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.05 — 4,537 ratings — published 1985

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

by Richard Courant (shelved 133 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 3,226 ratings — published 1941

by Richard Courant (shelved 133 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.28 — 3,226 ratings — published 1941

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

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 132 times as

avg rating 3.75 — 9,125 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 132 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.75 — 9,125 ratings — published 2002

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

by William Dunham (shelved 125 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 4,718 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 125 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.19 — 4,718 ratings — published 1990

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

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 124 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 5,487 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 124 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.04 — 5,487 ratings — published 2003

Chaos: Making a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 119 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 33,677 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 119 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.97 — 33,677 ratings — published 1987

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 117 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 2,378 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 117 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.03 — 2,378 ratings — published 2001

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

by John Derbyshire (shelved 113 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 4,263 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 113 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.06 — 4,263 ratings — published 2003

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 108 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 666 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 108 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.13 — 666 ratings — published 1997

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 107 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 1,843 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 107 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.03 — 1,843 ratings — published 1993

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

by Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author) (shelved 103 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 7,846 ratings — published 1991

by Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author) (shelved 103 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.15 — 7,846 ratings — published 1991

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 102 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 1,043 ratings — published 1998

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 102 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.10 — 1,043 ratings — published 1998

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 99 times as

avg rating 3.82 — 4,952 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 99 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.82 — 4,952 ratings — published 1988

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

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 99 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 5,673 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 99 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.97 — 5,673 ratings — published 2012

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 98 times as

avg rating 4.44 — 3,096 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 98 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.44 — 3,096 ratings — published 2007

Euclid's Elements (Paperback)

by Euclid (shelved 96 times as

avg rating 4.26 — 5,263 ratings — published -290

by Euclid (shelved 96 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.26 — 5,263 ratings — published -290

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

by Leo Lionni (shelved 94 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 5,784 ratings — published 1960

by Leo Lionni (shelved 94 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.03 — 5,784 ratings — published 1960

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

by Eric Carle (shelved 93 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 27,985 ratings — published 1977

by Eric Carle (shelved 93 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.07 — 27,985 ratings — published 1977

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

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 93 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 3,251 ratings — published 2009

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 93 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.12 — 3,251 ratings — published 2009

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

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 93 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 2,839 ratings — published 2010

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 93 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.03 — 2,839 ratings — published 2010

e: the Story of a Number (Paperback)

by Eli Maor (shelved 92 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 2,783 ratings — published 1993

by Eli Maor (shelved 92 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.92 — 2,783 ratings — published 1993

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (Hardcover)

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 91 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 3,202 ratings — published 1988

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 91 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.28 — 3,202 ratings — published 1988

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

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 91 times as

avg rating 3.85 — 22,667 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 91 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.85 — 22,667 ratings — published 2008

How Big Is a Foot? (Paperback)

by Rolf Müller (shelved 88 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 1,125 ratings — published 1962

by Rolf Müller (shelved 88 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.09 — 1,125 ratings — published 1962

A History of Pi (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 88 times as

avg rating 3.87 — 3,836 ratings — published 1970

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 88 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.87 — 3,836 ratings — published 1970

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)

by Eric Carle (shelved 86 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 283,655 ratings — published 1969

by Eric Carle (shelved 86 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.27 — 283,655 ratings — published 1969

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

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 85 times as

avg rating 4.20 — 2,780 ratings — published 2013

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 85 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.20 — 2,780 ratings — published 2013

Principles of Mathematical Analysis (Paperback)

by Walter Rudin (shelved 83 times as

avg rating 4.24 — 1,587 ratings — published 1964

by Walter Rudin (shelved 83 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.24 — 1,587 ratings — published 1964

A Beautiful Mind (Paperback)

by Sylvia Nasar (shelved 83 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 147,051 ratings — published 1998

by Sylvia Nasar (shelved 83 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.09 — 147,051 ratings — published 1998

“It is the story that matters not just the ending.”

― Paul Lockhart,

― Paul Lockhart,

*A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form*
“I would say, if you like, that the party is like an out-moded mathematics...that is to say, the mathematics of Euclid. We need to invent a non-Euclidian mathematics with respect to political discipline.”

― Alain Badiou,

― Alain Badiou,

*The Concept of Model: An Introduction to the Materialist Epistemology of Mathematics*
Calculating First Pass Yields of Black Boxes

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