## Looking for that perfect gift idea?

November 25, 2010 3 Comments

Instead of giving that video game or other mind-numbing gift, why not give the gift of knowledge? A mathematically related book can be the perfect gift to help stimulate the mind. Below are my top 6 picks for math books:

1) *The Man Who Loved Only Number*s by Paul Hoffman

2) *Men of Mathematics* by E.T. Bell

3) *Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics* by William Dunham

4) *The Education of T.C. Mits *by Lillian R. Lieber

5) *A Mathematician’s Apology* by G.H. Hardy

6) *Letters to a Young Mathematician* by Ian Stewart

While these are my favorites, there are many others I like. To see a complete list of recommendations and/or to see descriptions of these books, click on my “Suggested Books” page on this blog.

Enjoy!