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# Popular Mathematics Books

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 390 times as

avg rating 4.22 — 30,075 ratings — published 1997

by Simon Singh (shelved 390 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.22 — 30,075 ratings — published 1997

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Paperback)

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 355 times as

avg rating 3.81 — 62,170 ratings — published 1884

by Edwin A. Abbott (shelved 355 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.81 — 62,170 ratings — published 1884

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

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 321 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 98,937 ratings — published 1979

by Douglas R. Hofstadter (shelved 321 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.29 — 98,937 ratings — published 1979

The Doorbell Rang (Paperback)

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 255 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 8,170 ratings — published 1901

by Pat Hutchins (shelved 255 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.14 — 8,170 ratings — published 1901

Math Curse (Hardcover)

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 244 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 9,982 ratings — published 1995

by Jon Scieszka (shelved 244 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.17 — 9,982 ratings — published 1995

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea (Paperback)

by Charles Seife (shelved 238 times as

avg rating 3.95 — 17,090 ratings — published 2000

by Charles Seife (shelved 238 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.95 — 17,090 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 227 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 14,504 ratings — published 1998

by Paul Hoffman (shelved 227 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.14 — 14,504 ratings — published 1998

The Greedy Triangle (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 224 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 4,241 ratings — published 1994

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 224 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.11 — 4,241 ratings — published 1994

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

by Richard Courant (shelved 208 times as

avg rating 4.23 — 5,600 ratings — published 1941

by Richard Courant (shelved 208 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.23 — 5,600 ratings — published 1941

A Mathematician's Apology (Paperback)

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 204 times as

avg rating 3.93 — 8,176 ratings — published 1940

by G.H. Hardy (shelved 204 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.93 — 8,176 ratings — published 1940

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

by Simon Singh (shelved 203 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 31,668 ratings — published 1999

by Simon Singh (shelved 203 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.29 — 31,668 ratings — published 1999

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

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 184 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 28,658 ratings — published 2014

by Jordan Ellenberg (shelved 184 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.92 — 28,658 ratings — published 2014

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

by William Dunham (shelved 184 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 7,007 ratings — published 1990

by William Dunham (shelved 184 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.17 — 7,007 ratings — published 1990

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

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 174 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 7,973 ratings — published 2003

by Marcus du Sautoy (shelved 174 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.05 — 7,973 ratings — published 2003

Chaos: Making a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (Goodreads Author) (shelved 173 times as

avg rating 3.98 — 44,133 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (Goodreads Author) (shelved 173 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.98 — 44,133 ratings — published 1987

How Much Is a Million? (Paperback)

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 164 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 5,913 ratings — published 1985

by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 164 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.06 — 5,913 ratings — published 1985

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

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 162 times as

avg rating 3.77 — 11,416 ratings — published 2002

by Mario Livio (Goodreads Author) (shelved 162 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.77 — 11,416 ratings — published 2002

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

by John Derbyshire (shelved 161 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 6,319 ratings — published 2003

by John Derbyshire (shelved 161 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.06 — 6,319 ratings — published 2003

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

by Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author) (shelved 158 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 13,829 ratings — published 1991

by Robert Kanigel (Goodreads Author) (shelved 158 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.14 — 13,829 ratings — published 1991

Grapes Of Math (Paperback)

by Greg Tang (shelved 153 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 3,337 ratings — published 2001

by Greg Tang (shelved 153 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.06 — 3,337 ratings — published 2001

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (Hardcover)

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 147 times as

avg rating 4.39 — 5,015 ratings — published 2007

by Timothy Gowers (shelved 147 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.39 — 5,015 ratings — published 2007

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

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 142 times as

avg rating 3.98 — 7,844 ratings — published 2012

by Steven H. Strogatz (Goodreads Author) (shelved 142 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.98 — 7,844 ratings — published 2012

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (Paperback)

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 139 times as

avg rating 3.81 — 7,341 ratings — published 1988

by John Allen Paulos (shelved 139 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.81 — 7,341 ratings — published 1988

Euclid's Elements (Paperback)

by Euclid (shelved 134 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 7,708 ratings — published -290

by Euclid (shelved 134 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.28 — 7,708 ratings — published -290

One Hundred Hungry Ants (Paperback)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 131 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 2,541 ratings — published 1993

by Elinor J. Pinczes (shelved 131 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.05 — 2,541 ratings — published 1993

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

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 130 times as

avg rating 3.88 — 30,489 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Mlodinow (shelved 130 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.88 — 30,489 ratings — published 2008

How to Lie with Statistics (Paperback)

by Darrell Huff (shelved 127 times as

avg rating 3.86 — 19,867 ratings — published 1954

by Darrell Huff (shelved 127 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.86 — 19,867 ratings — published 1954

A Beautiful Mind (Paperback)

by Sylvia Nasar (shelved 124 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 222,528 ratings — published 1998

by Sylvia Nasar (shelved 124 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.12 — 222,528 ratings — published 1998

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (Hardcover)

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 123 times as

avg rating 4.31 — 5,336 ratings — published 1988

by Ronald L. Graham (shelved 123 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.31 — 5,336 ratings — published 1988

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Hardcover)

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 122 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 1,090 ratings — published 1997

by Marilyn Burns (shelved 122 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.16 — 1,090 ratings — published 1997

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

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 121 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 4,558 ratings — published 2009

by Clifford A. Pickover (shelved 121 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.03 — 4,558 ratings — published 2009

A History of π (Paperback)

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 120 times as

avg rating 3.90 — 5,080 ratings — published 1970

by Petr Beckmann (shelved 120 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.90 — 5,080 ratings — published 1970

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

by Nate Silver (shelved 119 times as

avg rating 3.95 — 70,678 ratings — published 2012

by Nate Silver (shelved 119 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 3.95 — 70,678 ratings — published 2012

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

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 118 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 4,944 ratings — published 2013

by Deborah Heiligman (shelved 118 times as

*mathematics*)avg rating 4.18 — 4,944 ratings — published 2013

“Elodin proved a difficult man to find. He had an office in Hollows, but never seemed to use it. When I visited Ledgers and Lists, I discovered he only taught one class: Unlikely Maths. However, this was less than helpful in tracking him down, as according to the ledger, the time of the class was 'now' and the location was 'everywhere.”

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes -- I mean the universe -- but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth.”

― Galileo Galilei

― Galileo Galilei

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math and maths