Looking for that perfect gift idea?

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 Numbers 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.