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# Popular Math Books

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

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avg rating 4.29 — 108,560 ratings — published 1979

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*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 108,560 ratings — published 1979

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

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avg rating 4.22 — 32,854 ratings — published 1997

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*math*)avg rating 4.22 — 32,854 ratings — published 1997

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

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avg rating 4.14 — 8,920 ratings — published 1986

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*math*)avg rating 4.14 — 8,920 ratings — published 1986

Math Curse (Hardcover)

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avg rating 4.17 — 10,478 ratings — published 1995

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*math*)avg rating 4.17 — 10,478 ratings — published 1995

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

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avg rating 4.12 — 4,524 ratings — published 1994

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*math*)avg rating 4.12 — 4,524 ratings — published 1994

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

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avg rating 3.94 — 34,046 ratings — published 2014

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*math*)avg rating 3.94 — 34,046 ratings — published 2014

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

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avg rating 3.96 — 18,280 ratings — published 2000

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*math*)avg rating 3.96 — 18,280 ratings — published 2000

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

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avg rating 4.14 — 15,768 ratings — published 1998

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*math*)avg rating 4.14 — 15,768 ratings — published 1998

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

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avg rating 4.08 — 6,190 ratings — published 1985

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*math*)avg rating 4.08 — 6,190 ratings — published 1985

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

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avg rating 4.07 — 3,528 ratings — published 2001

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*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 3,528 ratings — published 2001

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

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avg rating 4.30 — 35,796 ratings — published 1999

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*math*)avg rating 4.30 — 35,796 ratings — published 1999

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

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avg rating 3.98 — 8,492 ratings — published 2012

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*math*)avg rating 3.98 — 8,492 ratings — published 2012

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

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avg rating 4.22 — 6,274 ratings — published 1941

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*math*)avg rating 4.22 — 6,274 ratings — published 1941

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

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avg rating 3.81 — 8,237 ratings — published 1988

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*math*)avg rating 3.81 — 8,237 ratings — published 1988

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

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avg rating 3.88 — 32,518 ratings — published 2008

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*math*)avg rating 3.88 — 32,518 ratings — published 2008

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

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avg rating 4.07 — 8,774 ratings — published 2003

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*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 8,774 ratings — published 2003

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

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avg rating 4.18 — 7,584 ratings — published 1990

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*math*)avg rating 4.18 — 7,584 ratings — published 1990

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

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avg rating 3.78 — 12,009 ratings — published 2002

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*math*)avg rating 3.78 — 12,009 ratings — published 2002

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

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avg rating 4.39 — 5,497 ratings — published 2007

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*math*)avg rating 4.39 — 5,497 ratings — published 2007

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

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avg rating 3.93 — 9,051 ratings — published 1940

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*math*)avg rating 3.93 — 9,051 ratings — published 1940

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

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avg rating 4.07 — 6,890 ratings — published 2003

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*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 6,890 ratings — published 2003

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

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avg rating 4.06 — 2,679 ratings — published 1993

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*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 2,679 ratings — published 1993

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

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avg rating 4.15 — 1,186 ratings — published 1997

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*math*)avg rating 4.15 — 1,186 ratings — published 1997

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

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avg rating 3.96 — 76,467 ratings — published 2012

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*math*)avg rating 3.96 — 76,467 ratings — published 2012

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

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avg rating 4.17 — 5,490 ratings — published 2013

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*math*)avg rating 4.17 — 5,490 ratings — published 2013

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (Hardcover)

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avg rating 4.32 — 6,024 ratings — published 1988

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*math*)avg rating 4.32 — 6,024 ratings — published 1988

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

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avg rating 4.06 — 4,406 ratings — published 2010

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*math*)avg rating 4.06 — 4,406 ratings — published 2010

Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

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avg rating 4.09 — 1,587 ratings — published 1998

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*math*)avg rating 4.09 — 1,587 ratings — published 1998

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure (Hardcover)

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avg rating 4.10 — 4,522 ratings — published 1997

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*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 4,522 ratings — published 1997

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Paperback)

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avg rating 3.92 — 5,937 ratings — published 1997

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*math*)avg rating 3.92 — 5,937 ratings — published 1997

Gödel's Proof (Hardcover)

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avg rating 4.14 — 8,715 ratings — published 1958

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*math*)avg rating 4.14 — 8,715 ratings — published 1958

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

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avg rating 3.61 — 7,110 ratings — published 2013

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*math*)avg rating 3.61 — 7,110 ratings — published 2013

How to Lie with Statistics (Paperback)

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avg rating 3.86 — 22,794 ratings — published 1954

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*math*)avg rating 3.86 — 22,794 ratings — published 1954

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

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avg rating 4.18 — 9,364 ratings — published 1944

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*math*)avg rating 4.18 — 9,364 ratings — published 1944

Inch by Inch (Paperback)

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avg rating 4.07 — 8,046 ratings — published 1960

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*math*)avg rating 4.07 — 8,046 ratings — published 1960

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board book)

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avg rating 4.28 — 447,959 ratings — published 1969

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*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 447,959 ratings — published 1969

Chaos: Making a New Science (Paperback)

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avg rating 3.98 — 47,456 ratings — published 1987

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*math*)avg rating 3.98 — 47,456 ratings — published 1987

The Grouchy Ladybug (Paperback)

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avg rating 4.10 — 34,923 ratings — published 1977

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*math*)avg rating 4.10 — 34,923 ratings — published 1977

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale (Hardcover)

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avg rating 4.30 — 4,008 ratings — published 1997

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*math*)avg rating 4.30 — 4,008 ratings — published 1997

Euclid's Elements (Paperback)

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avg rating 4.29 — 8,429 ratings — published -290

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*math*)avg rating 4.29 — 8,429 ratings — published -290

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

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avg rating 4.03 — 4,926 ratings — published 2009

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*math*)avg rating 4.03 — 4,926 ratings — published 2009

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

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avg rating 4.15 — 15,156 ratings — published 1991

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*math*)avg rating 4.15 — 15,156 ratings — published 1991

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

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avg rating 4.22 — 24,499 ratings — published 2014

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*math*)avg rating 4.22 — 24,499 ratings — published 2014

How Big Is a Foot? (Paperback)

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avg rating 4.14 — 1,690 ratings — published 1962

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*math*)avg rating 4.14 — 1,690 ratings — published 1962

A Remainder of One (Hardcover)

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avg rating 4.14 — 884 ratings — published 1985

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*math*)avg rating 4.14 — 884 ratings — published 1985

Letters to a Young Mathematician (Hardcover)

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avg rating 3.81 — 2,447 ratings — published 2006

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*math*)avg rating 3.81 — 2,447 ratings — published 2006

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

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avg rating 3.86 — 730 ratings — published 2009

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*math*)avg rating 3.86 — 730 ratings — published 2009

Principles of Mathematical Analysis (Paperback)

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avg rating 4.28 — 2,781 ratings — published 1964

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*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 2,781 ratings — published 1964

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

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avg rating 3.96 — 4,526 ratings — published 1998

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*math*)avg rating 3.96 — 4,526 ratings — published 1998

How to Prove It: A Structured Approach (Paperback)

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avg rating 4.28 — 2,697 ratings — published 1994

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*math*)avg rating 4.28 — 2,697 ratings — published 1994

“I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of Plato. In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language.”

― Werner Heisenberg

― Werner Heisenberg

“I've got a few ideas," (Amy) admitted. "But I don't know where we're going in the long term. I mean - have you ever thought about what this ultimate treasure could be?"

"Something cool." (Dan)

"Oh, that's real helpful. I mean, what could make somebody the most powerful Cahill in history? And why thirty-nine clues?"

Dan shrugged. "Thirty-nine is a sweet number. It's thirteen times three. It's also the sum of five prime numbers in a row - 3,5,7,11,13.

Amy stared at him. "How did you know that?"

"What do you mean? It's obvious.”

― Rick Riordan, The Maze of Bones

"Something cool." (Dan)

"Oh, that's real helpful. I mean, what could make somebody the most powerful Cahill in history? And why thirty-nine clues?"

Dan shrugged. "Thirty-nine is a sweet number. It's thirteen times three. It's also the sum of five prime numbers in a row - 3,5,7,11,13.

*And*if you add the first three powers of three, 3 to the first, 3 to the second, and s to the third, you get thirty-nine."Amy stared at him. "How did you know that?"

"What do you mean? It's obvious.”

― Rick Riordan, The Maze of Bones

The Incredible Origins of the Onyx Sun (Sample Chapters)

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