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The Grapes of Math

by Alex Bellos Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over...

Here's Looking at Euclid

by Alex Bellos Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race,...

Thinking In Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math

by Daniel Tammet Little, Brown and Company (July 30, 2013)

The irresistibly engaging book that "enlarges one's wonder at Tammet's mind and his all-embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers." --Oliver Sacks, MD

THINKING IN NUMBERS is the book that Daniel...

Math with Bad Drawings

by Ben Orlin Black Dog & Leventhal (September 17, 2018)

A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world.

In Math With Bad Drawings,...

Calculating the Cosmos

by Ian Stewart Basic Books (October 24, 2016)

A prize-winning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos. In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire...

Six Easy Pieces

by Richard P. Feynman Basic Books (March 21, 2011)

Learn from a Nobel Peace Prize winner in this entertaining and educational guide to physics, written for the enjoyment of curious beginners and aspiring scientists alike.

It was Richard Feynman's outrageous and...

The Math of Life and Death

by Kit Yates Scribner (January 07, 2020)

A brilliant and entertaining mathematician illuminates seven mathematical principles that shape our lives.

“Kit Yates shows how our private and social lives are suffused by mathematics. Ignorance may bring...

The Math of Life and Death

by Kit Yates Simon & Schuster Audio (January 07, 2020)

A brilliant and entertaining mathematician illuminates seven mathematical principles that shape our lives.

“Kit Yates shows how our private and social lives are suffused by mathematics. Ignorance may bring...

Do Dice Play God?

by Ian Stewart Basic Books (September 03, 2019)

A celebrated mathematician explores how math helps us make sense of an unpredictable world

We would like to believe we can know things for certain. We want to be able to figure out who will win an election, if...

When Einstein Walked with Gödel

by Jim Holt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2018)

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When...

Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning

by Sherman Stein Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

Equally appealing to beginners and to the mathematically adept, this book bridges the humanities and sciences to explore applications behind computers, cell phones, measurement of astronomical distance, cell...


by Albrecht Beutelspacher, Andrea Easterday, Andrea Bruder & John J. Watkins Dover Publications (February 17, 2016)

Posing the question "What exactly is a number?" a distinguished German mathematician presents this intriguing and accessible survey. Albrecht Beutelspacher ― founder of the renowned interactive mathematics...

A Mathematician's Lament

by Paul Lockhart & Keith Devlin Bellevue Literary Press (April 01, 2009)

“One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen.”—Keith Devlin, math columnist on NPR’s Morning Edition

A brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching...

Math-A-Day: A Book of Days for Your Mathematical Year

by Theoni Pappas Wide World Publishing (October 18, 1999)

Pappas has come up with yet another way to make math part of your life. MATH -A-DAY is not a calendar and not a reference book, but a compendium of mathematical information that will give you your math fix everyday....

The Magic of Mathematics

by Theoni Pappas Wide World Publishing (September 30, 2011)

Delves into the world of ideas, explores the spell mathematics casts on our lives, and helps you discover mathematics where you least expect it. Be spellbound by the mathematical designs found in nature. Learn...

Numbers and Other Math Ideas Come Alive

by Theoni Pappas Wide World Publishing (April 10, 2012)

Most people don’t think about numbers, or take them for granted. For the average person numbers are looked upon as cold, clinical, inanimate objects. Math ideas are viewed as something to get a job done or...

Mathematical Footprints: Discovering Mathematics Everywhere

by Theoni Pappas Wide World Publishing (October 18, 1999)

MATHEMATICAL FOOTPRINTS takes a creative look at the role mathematics has played since prehistoric times, and will play in the future, and uncovers mathematics where you least expect to find it from its many...

Math Stuff

by Theoni Pappas Wide World Publishing (September 18, 2002)

Whether it's stuff in your kitchen or garden, stuff that powers your car or your body, stuff that helps you work, communicate or play, or stuff that you've never heard of you can bet that mathematics is there....

The Number Devil

by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Rotraut Susanne Berner & Michael Henry Heim Metropolitan Books (April 30, 2000)

The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration.

In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite...

The Big Questions: Mathematics

by Tony Crilly Quercus (September 03, 2013)

In Big Questions: Mathematics, Tony Crilly answers the 20 key questions:

What is math for? Where do numbers come from? Why are primes the atoms of maths? Which are the strangest numbers? Are imaginary numbers...

Math in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained In An Instant

by Paul Glendinning Quercus (September 10, 2013)

Paul Glendinning is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester. He was founding Head of School for Mathematics at the combined University of Manchester and has published over fifty academic...