 A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash by Sylvia Nasar
 A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design by Frank Wilczek
 A Certain Ambiguity  A Mathematical Novel by Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal
 A Curious History of Mathematics by Joel Levy
 A History of π by Peter Beckmann
 A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market by Edward O. Thorp
 A Mathematician Plays the Market by John Allen Paulos
 A Mathematician's Apology by C. P. Snow and G. H. Hardy
 A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science by Barbara Oakley
 A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
 A Strange Wilderness: The Lives of the Great Mathematicians by Amir D. Aczel
 Abraham De Moivre: Setting the Stage for Classical Probability and Its Applications by David R. Bellhouse
 Adventures of a Mathematician by Stanislaw M. Ulam
 Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
 Alex Through the LookingGlass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life by Alex Bellos
 Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos
 Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian
 An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of Minus One by Paul J. Nahin
 Another Fine Math You've Got Me into by Ian Stewart
 Are Numbers Real? by Brian Clegg
 As Easy as Pi by Jamie Buchan
 Birth of Theorem by Cedric Villaini
 Book of Proof by Richard Heath Hammack
 Borges and Mathematics by Guillermo Martinez
 Bridges to Infinity: The Human side of Mathematics by Michael Guillen
 Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein  Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding...by Mario Livio
 Can You Solve My Problems?: Ingenious, Perplexing, and Totally Satisfying Math and Logic Puzzles by Alex Bellos
 Descartes' Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe by Amir D. Aczel
 Do I Count?: Stories from Mathematics by Gunter M. Ziegler
 Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills by Paul J. Nahin
 Duel at Dawn: Heroes, Martyrs, and the Rise of Modern Mathematics by Amir R. Alexander
 e: the Story of a Number by Eli Maor
 Elements of Mathematics: From Euclid to Gödel by John Stillwell
 Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace by Leonard Mlodinow
 Euler: The Master of Us All by William Dunham
 Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem by Simon Singh
 Fermat's last theorem by Amir D. Aczel
 Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh
 Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry by Marcus Du Sautoy
 Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers by Amir D. Aczel
 Five Equations that changed the World by Michael Guillen
 Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
 Flatterland: Like Flatland Only More So by Ian Stewart
 Fractals, Googols and Other Mathematical Tales by Theoni Pappas
 From One to Zero by Georges Ifrah
 From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries: The Extraordinary Story of Maths by Chris Waring
 Further Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
 Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant by Julian Havil
 Genius at Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway by Siobhan Roberts
 God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History by Stephen Hawking
 Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
 Goedel's Way: Exploits into an undecidable world by Gregory Chaitin, Francisco A Doria, Newton C.A. da Costa
 God's Equation by Amir D. Aczel
 Gösta MittagLeffler: A Man of Conviction by Arild Stubhaug
 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: The Polymath Who Brought Us Calculus by M. B. W. Tent
 Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music by Anthony Ashton
 Henri Poincaré: A Scientific Biography by Jeremy Gray
 Here's Looking at Euclid by Alex Bellos
 Hidden In Plain Sight 6: Why Three Dimensions? by Andrew Thomas
 How Mathematicians Think: Using Ambiguity, Contradiction, and Paradox to Create Mathematics by William Byers
 How Not to be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg
 How to Bake Pi Eugenia Cheng
 How to Prove It: A Structured Approach by Daniel J. Velleman
 How to Solve it: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by George Polya
 How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics by Kevin Houston
 I Want to Be a Mathematician: An Automathography by Paul R. Halmos
 Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People by Stephen Wolfram
 Imagining Numbers by Barry Mazur
 In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World by Ian Stewart
 Infinity: Beyond the Beyond the Beyond by Hugh Gray Lieber, Lillian R. Lieber and Barry Mazur
 Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide by Brian Clegg
 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking by Keith Devlin
 Is God a Mathematician? and other musings by Narendra Murty
 Is God a Mathematician? by Benjamin Franklin
 Is God a Mathematician? by Mario Livio
 Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics by William Dunham
 Kerala Mathematics history and its possible transmission to Europe by George Gheverghese Joseph
 Language of Mathematics by Keith Devlin
 Leonhard Euler and the Bernoullis: Mathematicians from Basel by M. B. W. Tent
 Life's Other Secret: The New Mathematics of the Living World by Ian Stewart
 Locks, Mahabharata and Mathematics: An Exploration of Unexpected Parallels by V Raghunathan
 Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality by Edward Frenkel
 Loving and Hating Mathematics: Challenging the Myths of Mathematical Life by Reuben Hersh and Vera JohnSteiner
 Make Your Own Neural Network by Tariq Rashid
 Making Number Talks Matter: Developing Mathematical Practices and Deepening Understanding by Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker
 Math and Art: An Introduction to Visual Mathematics by Sasho Kalajdzievski
 Math Concepts Everyone Should Know (And Can Learn) by Metin Bektas
 Math Stuff by Theoni Pappas
 Math Talk: Selected Essays by Theoni Pappas
 Math, Better Explained: Learn to Unlock Your Math Intuition by Kalid Azad
 MathADay by Theoni Pappas
 Mathematical Circles by Fomin Et Al
 Mathematical Footprints: Discovering Mathematics Everywhere by Theoni Pappas
 Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students′ Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching by Jo Boaler
 Mathematical Mysteries: The Beauty and Magic of Numbers by Calvin C. Clawson
 Mathematical Snippets: Exploring Mathematical Ideas in Small Bites by Theoni Pappas
 Mathematical Sorcery by Calvin C. Clawson
 Mathematicians and their Gods: Interactions between Mathematics and Religious Beliefs by Snezana Lawrence and Mark McCartney
 Mathematicians are People Too: Vol 1: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians by Luetta Reimer
 Mathematicians are People Too: Vol 2: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians by Luetta Reimer
 Mathematics and its history by John Stillwell
 Mathematics and the Imagination by Edward Kasner, James Roy Newman
 Mathematics for the Nonmathematician by Morris Kline
 Mathematics, Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner
 Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty by Ron Aharoni
 Mathematics: An Illustrated History of Numbers by Tom Jackson
 Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers by Jan Gullberg
 Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning by A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov and M. A. Lavrent'ev
 Mathletics by Wayne L. Winston
 Men of Mathematics by E T Bell
 My Brain Is Open: The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos by Bruce Schechter
 My Search for Ramanujan: How I Learned to Count by Ken Ono and Amir D. Aczel
 Nagel & Newman: Godel's Proof Special by Ernest Nagel and James R. Newman
 Niels Henrik Abel and his Times: Called Too Soon by Flames Afar by Arild Stubhaug
 Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers by John MacCormick
 Number Mysteries by Marcus Du Sautoy
 Number and Numbers by Alain Badz
 Number, Shape, & Symmetry: An Introduction to Number Theory, Geometry, and Group Theory by Diane L. Herrmann, Paul J. Sally, Jr.
 Numbers: The Universal Language by Denis Guedj and Lory Frankel
 Of Men & Numbers: The Story of the Great Mathematicians by Jane Muir
 On Numbers and Games by John H. Conway
 Our Mathematical Universe by Max Tegmark
 Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis by Barry Mazur and William Stein
 Prime Obsession: Berhhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics by John Derryshire
 Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart
 Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers by Ian Stewart
 Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled by the Numbers by Charles Seife
 Proofs from the Book by Martin Aligner and Gunter M Ziegler
 Puzzles from Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
 Pythagoras' Revenge: A Mathematical Mystery by Arturo Sangalli
 Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof by Burkard Polster
 Quite Right: The Story of Mathematics, Measurement, and Money by Norman Biggs
 Remarkable Mathematicians: From Euler to Von Neumann by I. M. James, Ioan James and James Ioan
 Roads to Infinity: The Mathematics of Truth and Proof by John Stillwell
 Scale by Geoffrey West
 Short Stories About Numbers by Rajnish Kumar
 Significant Figures: The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians by Ian Stewart
 Soccermatics by David Sumpter
 Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett and Maureen Ann Seaberg
 Summing It Up: From One Plus One to Modern Number Theory by Avner Ash and Robert Gross
 Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics by Mark Ronan
 Symmetry by Hermann Weyl
 Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction by Ian Stewart
 Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order by Steven Strogatz
 Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics by Ian Stewart
 The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
 The Art of Mathematics: Coffee Time in Memphis by Béla Bollobás
 The Artist and the Mathematician: The Story of Nicolas Bourbaki, the Genius Mathematician Who Never Existed by Amir D. Aczel
 The Book of Numbers by John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
 The Book of Numbers by Richard K Guy and John Horton Conway
 The Calculus of Friendship  What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math by Steven Strogatz
 The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Codebreaking by Simon Singh
 The Colossal Book of Mathematics  Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes & Problems by Martin Gardner
 The Connolly Book of Numbers, Vol 1: The Fundamentals by Eileen Connolly
 The Connolly Book of Numbers, Vol II: The Conslutant's Manual by Eileen Connolly
 The Constants Of Nature by John D. Barrow
 The Crest of the Peacock by George Gheverghese Joseph
 The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
 The Education of T.C. Mits: What Modern Mathematics Means to You by Barry Mazur, Hugh Gray Lieber and Lillian R. Lieber
 The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry by Mario Livio
 The Fascinating World of Graph Theory by Arthur Benjamin
 The Genius of Euler: Reflections on his Life and Work by William Dunham
 The Geometry of Art and Life by Matila Ghyka
 The Golden Ratio Coloring Book: And Other Mathematical Patterns Inspired by Nature and Art by Steve Richards
 The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number by Mario Livio
 The Golden Section: Nature’s Greatest Secret by Scott Olsen
 The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible by Lance Fortnow
 The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life by Alex Bellos
 The Great Mathematical Problems by Ian Stewart
 The History of Counting by Denise SchmandtBesserat and Michael Hays
 The History of Zero: Exploring Our PlaceValue Number System by Tika Downey
 The Honors Class by Ben H Yandell
 The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt
 The Irrationals by Julian Havil
 The Joy of Pi by David Blatner
 The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz
 The Little Green Math Book: 30 Powerful Principles for Building Math and Numeracy Skills by Brandon Royal
 The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why by Arthur Benjamin
 The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution by Keith J. Devlin
 The Man Who Counted  A Collection of Mathematical Adventures by Malba Tahan, Leslie Clark, Alastair Reid and Patricia Reid Baquero
 The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel
 The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman
 The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman
 The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics by Clifford A. Pickover
 The Mathematics of Games: An Introduction to Probability by David G. Taylor
 The Mathematical Brain by Brian Butterworth
 The Mathematical Experience by Elena Anne Marchisotto, Reuben Hersh and Philip J Davis
 The Mathematical Traveler: Exploring The Grand History Of Numbers by Calvin C. Clawson
 The Mathematician's Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer
 The Mathematician Sophus Lie by Arild Stubhaug
 The Mathematics Devotional by Clifford A. Pickover
 The Mathematics Lover's Companion: Masterpieces for Everyone by Edward Scheinerman
 The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam by Victor J. Katz
 The Mind of the Mathematician by Michael Fitzgerald and Ioan James
 The Music of Reason: Experience the Beauty of Mathematics Through Quotations by Theoni Pappas
 The Music of the Primes by Marcus Du Sautoy
 The Mystery of the Aleph by Amir D. Aczel
 The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero by Robert M. Kaplan
 The Numbers Game by Chris Anderson and David Sally
 The Outer Limits of Reason  What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us by Noson S. Yanofsky
 The Pea and the Sun: A Mathematical Paradox by Leonard M. Wapner
 The Pleasures of Counting by T.W. Körner
 The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe by Donal O'Shea
 The Prince of Mathematics: Carl Friedrich Gauss by M. B. W. Tent
 The Proof and the Pudding by Jim Henle
 The Queen of Mathematics: A Historically Motivated Guide to Number Theory by Jay Goldman
 The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed the World by Amir D. Aczel
 The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
 The Symmetries of Things by John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel and Chaim GoodmanStrauss
 The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel by W. L. Bloch
 The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer by Georges Ifrah
 The Universal History of Numbers: The Computer and the Information Revolution by Georges Ifrah
 The Universal History of Numbers: The World's First NumberSystems by Georges Ifrah
 Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More by Matt Parker
 To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite by Eli Maor
 Trolling Euclid: An Irreverent Guide to Nine of Mathematics' Most Important Problems by Tom Wright
 Unknown Quantity X: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra by John Derbyshire
 Visions of the Universe: A Coloring Journey Through Math's Great Mysteries by Alex Bellos
 Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
 What Is Mathematics, Really? by Reuben Hersh
 What Is Mathematics? by Richard Courant and Herbert Robbins
 What We Cannot Know by Marcus Du Sautoy
 What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success by Jo Boaler
 Yearning for the impossible by John Stillwell
 Zero History by William Gibson
 Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
 50 Greatest Mathematicians of the World by Rajesh Thakur
 50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know by Tony Crilly
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Mathematics for Everyone
Mathematics is everywhere. Hence, it is for everyone. Mathematical concepts, simple to complex, are explained by great mathematicians and writers of the recent centuries in popular formats. Many of these monographs are enjoyable by even those who do not have any previous knowledge in Mathematics or science. They are addictive! You start reading, you stop reading! This collection is dedicated to all my students who helped me improve my interest in Mathematics. Read and Enjoy!
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GREAT list, but can't help but add a few more:
ReplyDeleteMatt Parker's "Things to Make and Do In the Fourth Dimension" (fun topics)
Martin Gardner's "The Colossal Book of Mathematics" (classic)
Siobhan Roberts' "Genius At Play" (fascinating as a biography but also contains math)
Ed Frenkel's "Love and Math"
William Byers' "How Mathematicians Think"
So many wonderful and varied popular math reads out there!
Thanks a lot! List is updated.
ReplyDeleteThanks fro sharing,, Can you explain in detail what is the Difference between Axiom and Theorem
ReplyDeleteAxiom is true by faith whereas Theorem is true by proof.
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