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# Popular Mathematics Books

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Paperback)

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 292 times as

avg rating 3.80 — 49,999 ratings — published 1884

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 292 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.80 — 49,999 ratings — published 1884

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

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 254 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 75,317 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 254 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.28 — 75,317 ratings — published 1979

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 226 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 6,377 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 226 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.12 — 6,377 ratings — published 1901

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 216 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 8,470 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 216 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.16 — 8,470 ratings — published 1995

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 208 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 3,389 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 208 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.11 — 3,389 ratings — published 1994

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 201 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 23,983 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 201 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.19 — 23,983 ratings — published 1997

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 192 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 13,874 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 192 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.94 — 13,874 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 179 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 11,376 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 179 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.13 — 11,376 ratings — published 1998

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 163 times as

avg rating 4.26 — 23,921 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 163 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.26 — 23,921 ratings — published 1999

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 161 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 6,053 ratings — published 1940

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 161 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.92 — 6,053 ratings — published 1940

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

by Richard Courant (shelved 151 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 3,794 ratings — published 1941

by Richard Courant (shelved 151 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.27 — 3,794 ratings — published 1941

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

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 148 times as

avg rating 3.75 — 9,817 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 148 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.75 — 9,817 ratings — published 2002

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 145 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 4,899 ratings — published 1985

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 145 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.05 — 4,899 ratings — published 1985

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

by William Dunham (shelved 140 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 5,373 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 140 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.19 — 5,373 ratings — published 1990

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

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 138 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 6,081 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 138 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.04 — 6,081 ratings — published 2003

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 131 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 2,617 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 131 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.04 — 2,617 ratings — published 2001

Chaos: Making a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 129 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 36,682 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 129 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.97 — 36,682 ratings — published 1987

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

by John Derbyshire (shelved 128 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 4,761 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 128 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.06 — 4,761 ratings — published 2003

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 115 times as

avg rating 4.43 — 3,665 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 115 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.43 — 3,665 ratings — published 2007

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 113 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 2,019 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 113 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.04 — 2,019 ratings — published 1993

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 112 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 749 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 112 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.14 — 749 ratings — published 1997

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

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 111 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 6,203 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 111 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.97 — 6,203 ratings — published 2012

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

by Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author) (shelved 111 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 8,817 ratings — published 1991

by Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author) (shelved 111 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.15 — 8,817 ratings — published 1991

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 110 times as

avg rating 3.83 — 5,529 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 110 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.83 — 5,529 ratings — published 1988

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 105 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 1,162 ratings — published 1998

by Loreen Leedy (Goodreads Author) (shelved 105 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.09 — 1,162 ratings — published 1998

Euclid's Elements (Paperback)

by Euclid (shelved 104 times as

avg rating 4.25 — 5,759 ratings — published -290

by Euclid (shelved 104 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.25 — 5,759 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 104 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 3,602 ratings — published 2009

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 104 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.10 — 3,602 ratings — published 2009

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

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 103 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 3,133 ratings — published 2010

by Alex Bellos (Goodreads Author) (shelved 103 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.05 — 3,133 ratings — published 2010

e: the Story of a Number (Paperback)

by Eli Maor (shelved 102 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 3,091 ratings — published 1993

by Eli Maor (shelved 102 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.92 — 3,091 ratings — published 1993

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (Hardcover)

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 101 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 3,691 ratings — published 1988

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 101 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.29 — 3,691 ratings — published 1988

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

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 100 times as

avg rating 3.89 — 12,342 ratings — published 2014

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 100 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.89 — 12,342 ratings — published 2014

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

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 100 times as

avg rating 3.85 — 24,782 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 100 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.85 — 24,782 ratings — published 2008

A History of Pi (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 97 times as

avg rating 3.88 — 4,212 ratings — published 1970

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 97 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.88 — 4,212 ratings — published 1970

A Beautiful Mind (Paperback)

by Sylvia Nasar (shelved 96 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 166,939 ratings — published 1998

by Sylvia Nasar (shelved 96 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.10 — 166,939 ratings — published 1998

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book)

by Eric Carle (shelved 95 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 317,173 ratings — published 1969

by Eric Carle (shelved 95 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.27 — 317,173 ratings — published 1969

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

by Eric Carle (shelved 95 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 29,928 ratings — published 1977

by Eric Carle (shelved 95 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.08 — 29,928 ratings — published 1977

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

by Leo Lionni (shelved 94 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 6,260 ratings — published 1960

by Leo Lionni (shelved 94 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.04 — 6,260 ratings — published 1960

Principles of Mathematical Analysis (Paperback)

by Walter Rudin (shelved 92 times as

avg rating 4.26 — 1,819 ratings — published 1964

by Walter Rudin (shelved 92 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.26 — 1,819 ratings — published 1964

“[

It’s like asking why is Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don't see why, someone can't tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren't beautiful, nothing is.”

― Paul Erdős

*When asked why are numbers beautiful*?]It’s like asking why is Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don't see why, someone can't tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren't beautiful, nothing is.”

― Paul Erdős

“Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity I do not understand it myself any more.”

― Albert Einstein

― Albert Einstein

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