Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading:

Abbott, Edwin Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Abelson, Robert Statistics as Principled Argument

Boyer, Carl and Uta Merzbach A History of Mathematics

Davis, Philip The Thread: A Mathematical Yarn

Davis, Philip and Reuben Hersch The Mathematical Experience

Dawkins, Richard The Selfish Gene

Dunham, William Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics

Gleick, James Chaos: The Making of a New Science

Grabiner, Judith The Origins of Cauchy's Rigorous Calculus

Hacking, Ian The Emergence of Probability

Hacking, Ian The Taming of Chance

Hardy, G.H. A Mathematician's Apology

Huff, Darrell How to Lie With Statistics

Ifrah, Georges From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers

Kuhn, Thomas The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Levitt, Steven and Stephen Dubner Freakonomics

Russell, Bertrand Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy

Struik, Dirk A Concise History of Mathematics

(Go to the Dept. of Mathematics home page.)