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

by Alex Bellos

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,...

Math in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained In An Instant

by Paul Glendinning

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...

The Big Questions: Mathematics

by Tony Crilly

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...

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

by Daniel Tammet

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...

The Tiger That Isn't: Seeing Through a World of Numbers

by Michael Blastland & Andrew Dilnot

Mathematics scares and depresses most of us, but politicians, journalists and everyone in power use numbers all the time to bamboozle us. Most maths is really simple - as easy as 2+2 in fact. Better still it...

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012

by Mircea Pitici & David Mumford

This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics...

Mathletics: A Scientist Explains 100 Amazing Things About the World of Sports

by John D. Barrow

An entertaining, eye-opening guide to what math and physics can reveal about sports. How can sprinter Usain Bolt break his world record without expending any additional effort? What dates of birth give rise...

One Hundred Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: Math Explains Your World

by John D. Barrow

"Where else does math become a romp, full of entertaining tricks and turns?"-Bryce Christensen, BooklistHave you ever considered why you always get stuck in the longest line? Why two's company but three's a...

A Wealth of Numbers: An Anthology of 500 Years of Popular Mathematics Writing

by Benjamin Wardhaugh

Despite what we may sometimes imagine, popular mathematics writing didn't begin with Martin Gardner. In fact, it has a rich tradition stretching back hundreds of years. This entertaining and enlightening anthology--the...

Numbers and Other Math Ideas Come Alive

by Theoni Pappas

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

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

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 Best Writing on Mathematics 2011

by Mircea Pitici

This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011...

Fascinating Mathematical People: Interviews and Memoirs

by Donald J. Albers, Gerald L. Alexanderson & Philip J. Davis

Fascinating Mathematical People is a collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active. The candid portraits...