- Jennifer
**Beineke**, Jason**Rosenhouse**: The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects

Research in Recreational Math - Gregory
**Chaitin**: Meta Maths: The Quest for Omega

- complexity and the limits of mathematics - John
**Derbyshire**: Prime Obsession

Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics - Ivar
**Ekeland**: The Broken Dice

And Other Mathematical Tales of Chance - Kenneth
**Falconer**: Fractals: A Very Short Introduction

- the obvious starting point for lay readers - Lynn
**Gamwell**: Mathematics and Art

A Cultural History - Julian
**Havil**: Gamma

Exploring Euler's Constant - Hans
**Lauwerier**: Fractals

Endlessly Repeated Geometrical Figures - Paul
**Lockhart**: Arithmetic******

- a deep look at elementary mathematics - Eli
**Maor**, Eugen**Jost**: Beautiful Geometry

- art illustrating classical results - Eli
**Maor**: Music by the Numbers

From Pythagoras to Schoenberg - Ernest
**Nagel**, James R.**Newman**: Gödel's Proof*****

- a readable popular explanation of the Incompleteness Theorem - Joseph
**O'Rourke**: How To Fold It*****

The Mathematics of Linkages, Origami, and Polyhedra - Piergiorgio
**Odifreddi**: The Mathematical Century*****

The 30 Greatest Problems of the Last 100 Years - Stephen
**Ornes**: Math Art: Truth, Beauty, and Equations

- the maths behind some contemporary art + artists - Burkard
**Polster**: Q.E.D.

Beauty in Mathematical Proof - David
**Reimer**: Count Like An Egyptian

A Hands-On Introduction to Ancient Mathematics - David S.
**Richeson**: Euler's Gem*****

The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology - Siobhan
**Roberts**: King of Infinite Space

Donald Coxeter, the Man Who Saved Geometry - Bruce
**Schechter**: My Brain Is Open*****

The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdös - Annemarie
**Schimmel**: The Mystery of Numbers

- an unstructured collection of numerological beliefs - Philibert
**Schogt**: The Wild Numbers

- a novel about a mathematician - Ian
**Stewart**, Martin**Golubitsky**: Fearful Symmetry

Is God a Geometer? - John
**Stillwell**: Elements of Mathematics: From Euclid to Gödel

- "elementary" and its boundary with "advanced" - Leonard M.
**Wapner**: The Pea and the Sun*****

- a popular presentation of the Banach-Tarski Theorem - Jeffrey R.
**Weeks**: The Shape of Space*****

- the geometry and topology of surfaces and three-manifolds - Hermann
**Weyl**: Symmetry

- group theory, art, architecture, biology

**See also**:
popular science