I’ve been thinking a lot lately about books. About all the books I’ve read, all the books I want to read. And the ever-lengthening list of books that have been recommended to me. But even though I suspect I will never get through all the books on this lift, I am always grateful for a well-thought-out recommendation.
In that spirit, today I want to recommend three books to anyone who has enjoyed any post on this site. Each of them is full of information about the history of mathematics, brain-strengthening math content, and most importantly to us deep insights into the Zen of mathematics. I assure you that none of these books is about apples.
Today’s Recommendations (alph. by author)
- Prime Obsession, by John Derbyshire
- Journey Through Genius: the great theorems of mathematics, by William Dunham
- An Imaginary Tale: The Story of , by Paul Nahin.