Looking for that perfect summer (math) book?

With summer fast approaching (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), it is time to start thinking about your summer reading.  I know what you are thinking – so many math books, how can I choose the best one to enjoy at the beach, pool or mountain top?  Well, I have done all of the hard work for you.  Below are my favorite recommendations for your summer enjoyment!

Looking for a good biography?
  • The Man Who Loved Only Numbers by Paul Hoffman
  • Men of Mathematics by E.T. Bell
How about for those of you who enjoy an emotional rollercoaster?
  • A Mathematician’s Apology by G.H. Hardy
Is inspiration more to your liking?
  • Letters to a Young Mathematician by Ian Stewart
  • The Education of T.C. MITS by Lillian R. Lieber
How about a little mystery?
  • Great Feuds in Mathematics by Hal Hellman
  • Mathematical Scandals by Theoni Pappas
Or, are you looking for something more mathematical?
  • Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics by William Dunham
  • Euler:  The Master of Us All by William Dunham
Still looking for more?  How about some physics?
  • Einstein by Walter Isaacson
  • Einstein Defiant by Edmund Blair Bolles

If you are interested in learning more about these books, or if you would like to see many more suggestions, please visit my Suggested Books page on this website.


Looking for that perfect holiday gift?

Looking for that perfect holiday gift?  Instead of giving that video game or other mind-numbing gift, why not give the gift of knowledge?  A mathematically related gift can be the perfect present to help stimulate the mind.

Looking for that great book?  Try one of these.

Looking for that perfect pencil or pen?  How about something like this?

Need a refill on your coffee?  Try this.

  • The perfect cup of coffee – Nothing better than drinking the morning ‘cup of joe’ while staring at great mathematics.

Don’t know what to get?  How about something different?

As always, look around and enjoy the links.  And remember – these links are always available on the GIFT IDEAS page in the toolbar.