
The Man Who
Counted  A collection of famous mathematical
puzzles, taken from a popular newspaper column, features the
""writings"" of the fictional author, Malba Tahan,
who describes different mathematical puzzles and solutions
applied to real situations.
(9780393309348) 

The Man Who
Loved Only Numbers

The biography of a mathematical genius. Paul Erdos was the most
prolific pure mathematician in history and, arguably, the
strangest too.
(9781857028294) 

The Infinite
Monkey Cage  Award winning science/comedy chat with
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests. Witty, irreverent look at the
world according to science with physicist Brian Cox and comedian
Robin Ince 
Free Podcast 

A Brief History of
Mathematics 
Professor Marcus du Sautoy
argues that mathematics is the
driving force behind modern
science. Ten fifteen minute
podcasts that reveal the
personalities behind the
calculations from Newton to the
present day. How do these
masters of abstraction find a
role in the real world?

Free Podcast 

Number Freak
 Derrick Niederman has compiled a compendium of numbers from 1
to 200 and gives you information about the characteristics and
qualities of each number.
(ISBN 9780715637104) 

The Neptune
File  Tom Standage tells the story of John Couch
Adams and the quest to find the planet Neptune using
mathematics to locate it's position.
(ISBN 071399472X).


50 Mathematical
Ideas  By exploring the subject through its 50 key
insights from the simple (the number one) and the subtle (the
invention of zero) to the sophisticated (proving Fermat's last
theorem) this book shows how mathematics has changed the way we
look at the world around us
ISBN: 9781847241474 

The Magic of
Mathematics  explores the mathematics of nature,
literature and art. This fascinating look at the surprising ways
mathematics influences the everyday world takes an abstract
universe and anchors it to the "real" worlds of science, history
and the arts in an intriguing way.
ISBN: 9780933174993 

A Tribute to Euler (You tube) by William Dunham 
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The Magical
Maze  is structured on the image of a maze
representing the network of connected mathematical ideas that
have proved so powerful and effective in the understanding of
the natural world. It covers topics such as numbers, probability,
game theory, patterns and oscillators, as well as knots,
computability, chaos and other topics chosen to communicate the
intellectual excitement and beauty of mathematics as a subject.
ISBN: 9780297819929 
It must
be beautiful  An exploration of some of the great
equations of modern science presented for the nonmathematician
by a range of experts
ISBN:
1862075557 

Alex's
Adventures in Numberland  Alex explains the
surprising geometry of the 50p piece, and the strategy of how
best to gamble it in a casino. He shines a light on the
mathematical patterns in nature, and on the peculiar
predictability of random behaviour by Alex Bellios.
ISBN:
9780747597162 

The Math Book
 Its 250 short entries provide a veritable history of
mathematics by focusing on its greatest theorems and the
geniuses who discovered them by Clifford Pickover.
ISBN: 9781402757969


You are a
Mathematician 
Beginning with the familiar, this book takes you on a journey
from the Greek mathematicians to quantum theory by David
Wells
ISBN: 014017480X 

Cabinet of
Mathematical Curiosities  There are some hidden gems
of logic, geometry and probability – like how to extract a
cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop up
dodecahedron, the real reason why you can’t divide anything by
zero and some tips for making money by proving the obvious.
There are beguiling secrets about familiar names like Pythagoras
or prime numbers, as well as anecdotes about great
mathematicians.
ISBN:
9781846680649 

The Music
of the Primes  A look at Riemann's hypothesis and
the relevance of a formula to generate primes by Marcus Du
Sautoy
ISBN: 1841155802 

Finding
Moonshine  A book full of insight into the nature of
symmetry and the people who study it by Marcus Du Sautoy
ISBN: 9780007214624 

Trigonometric Delights  an entertaining exploration
of trigonometry through a blend of history, biography and
mathematics by Eli Maor
ISBN: 0691095418 

Prisoners
Dilemma  Explains game theory lucidly and brings to
life the mathematician Von Neumann by William Poundstone
ISBN: 9780385415804 

e = mc^{2}  A biography
of the World's most famous equation by David Bodanis
ISBN: 0333780337 

Journey
through Genius  An exploration of some of the great
theorems of mathematics by William Dunham
ISBN:
9780140147391 

The Millennium Problems
 The 7 greatest unsolved
mathematical problems of our time by Keith Devlin
ISBN: 1862077355 

A Beautiful Mind  The
Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash
by Sylvia
Nasar
ISBN 0571212921 

CHAOS  The amazing
Sciences of the unpredictable by James Gleick
ISBN: 0749386061 

Fractal,
Images of Chaos by Hans Lauwerier.
A look at the use of fractals in computer art,
modelling population growth and the movements of
the planets in the solar system.
ISBN: 0140144110 

Six Easy Pieces
 The fundamentals of Physics explained
by Richard Feynmann
ISBN: 9780140276664 

Feynman's Lost Lecture
 The motion of the planets
around the sun by David and Ruth Goodstein
ISBN:
0099736217 

Images
of Infinity 
A collection of images, writings and cartoons
revolving around the ideas and paradoxes associated with
the infinite and infinitesimal.
Can a drawing of a hand drawing itself and the
thing it is drawing ever be finished? by Tarquin
Press.
ISBN: 0906212898 or 9780906212899 

Proofs
Without Words by Roger B. Nelson.
A look at the use of pictures and diagrams that
enable us to see why a particular mathematical statement
is true.
Visual clues to stimulate mathematical thought.
Book 1 
ISBN 0883857006
Book 2 
ISBN 0883857219 

Fermat’s
Last Theorem by Simon Singh
ISBN: 1841157910 

The Code Book by Simon
Singh
ISBN 1857028899
The Cracking Code Book
by Simon Singh
ISBN: 000717604X 

Does
God Play Dice? by Ian Stewart.
An excellent introduction to Chaos.
The title is a quotation from Einstein, who
believed the answer was no! [KS5]
ISBN: 0140256024
Game,
Set and Math by Ian Stewart.
ISBN 0140132376 

Longitude
 The True Story of the solving of the
Greatest Scientific Problem of the time by Dava Sobel
ISBN: 0007214227 

Mathematical
Puzzles and Diversions
More Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions
Mathematical Circus
The Unexpected Hanging
Fractal Music, Hypercards and More all by Martin
Gardner

