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List of famous mathematics books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular mathematics books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best mathematics novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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A Beautiful Mind: The Life of ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Sylvia Nasar A Beautiful Mind is a biography of Nobel Prize-winning economist and mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr. by Sylvia Nasar, professor of journalism at Columbia University. An unauthorized work, it ...more

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A Brief History of Economic Ge... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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A Brief History of Infinity is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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A Dark Place in the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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A dozen dozens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Harriet Ziefert

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A fish caught in time: the sea... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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A History of Pi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Petr Beckmann A History of Pi is a 1970 non-fiction book by Petr Beckmann that presents a layman's introduction to the concept of the mathematical constant pi.

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A History of Warfare is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
John Keegan A History of Warfare is a book by military historian John Keegan, which was published in 1993 by Random House. It discusses early warfare, the proliferation of Bronze Age warfare and then Iron ...more

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A Long Way from Euclid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Constance Reid

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A Monk and Two Peas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Robin Marantz Henig

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A Natural History of Australia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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A Natural History of the Sense... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Diane Ackerman A Natural History of the Senses is a 1990 non-fiction book by American author, poet, and naturalist Diane Ackerman. In this book, Ackerman examines both the science of how the different senses ...more

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A Rumor of War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Philip Caputo A Rumor of War is a 1977 memoir by Philip Caputo about his service in the United States Marine Corps in the early years of the Vietnam War.

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A Study In Human Nature is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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A to Z of Scientists in Weathe... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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A Treatise on Probability is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
John Maynard Keynes A Treatise on Probability was published by John Maynard Keynes while at Cambridge University in 1921. The Treatise attacked the classical theory of probability and proposed a ...more

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Abramowitz and Stegun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Milton Abramowitz Abramowitz and Stegun is the informal name of a mathematical reference work edited by Milton Abramowitz and Irene Stegun of the United States National Bureau of Standards. Its full title is ...more

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Acquainted with the Night is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Christopher Dewdney Acquainted with the Night: Excursions through the World After Dark is a non-fiction book by Christopher Dewdney about various aspects of night. It was first published in 2004 by HarperCollins. ...more

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Adding It Up is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Rosemary Wells

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Advanced Skywatching is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Jeff Kanipe

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Adventures from the technology... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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Africa counts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Claudia Zaslavsky

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Agaves of continental North Am... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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Ages in Chaos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Immanuel Velikovsky Ages in Chaos is a book by the controversial writer Immanuel Velikovsky, first published by Doubleday in 1952, which put forward a major revision of the history of the Ancient Near East, ...more

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Al Jami' fi Usul Al Hisab is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Alhazen Al Jami' fi Usul Al Hisab is a book written by Alhazen.

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All the Rivers Run is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Nancy Cato All the Rivers Run is a book by Nancy Cato.

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Allies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
William Shawcross

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Altering Eden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Deborah Cadbury

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Amazing and Wonderful Mind Mac... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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An Abundance of Katherines is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
John Green An Abundance of Katherines is a young adult novel by John Green. Released in 2006, it was a finalist for the Michael L. Printz Award. An appendix explaining some of the more complex equations ...more

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An Alchemy of Mind is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Diane Ackerman

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An Essay About The Origins And... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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An Interethnic Companion to As... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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An Intimate History of Killing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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An Intimate Look at the Night ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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Animal Passions is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Alan Coren

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Animals in translation is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Temple Grandin Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior is a 2005 book by Temple Grandin and co-written by Catherine Johnson. Animals in Translation explores the ...more

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Antisense and Ribozyme Methodo... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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Apollo 10 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Robert Godwin

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Apollo 11 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Robert Godwin

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Apollo 12: The NASA Mission Re... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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Apollo 14: The NASA Mission Re... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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Apollo 15 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Robert Godwin

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Apollo 16: The NASA Mission Re... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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Apollo 17: The NASA Mission Re... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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Apollo 7 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Robert Godwin

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Apollo 8: The NASA Mission Rep... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels

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Apollo 9 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Robert Godwin

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Archaeology is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels
Brian Fagan

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Assembly Automation and Produc... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Mathematics Books and Novels