Books

This is a list of books discussed or referred to in posts on this blog. I have also included books mentioned in comments, in a rather pathetic attempt to make myself appear better-read than I really am.

  • Douglas Adams, Hitch-Hikers’ Guide to the Galaxy: here, here, here, here and here
  • Martin Aigner and Günter Ziegler, Proofs from the Book: here
  • John Ashberry, A Wave: here and here
  • John D. Barrow, The Infinite Book: here
  • Thomas Bayes, Essay towards solving a problem in the doctrine of chances: here
  • Alex Bellos, Alex’s Adventures in Numberland: here
  • Thetis Blacker, Pilgrimage of Dreams: here
  • B. Bollobás (ed.), Littlewood’s Miscellany: here and here
  • John Bonnycastle, Introduction to Astronomy in Letters to his Pupil: here
  • Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths: here, here and here
  • Jorge Luis Borges, Non-Fiction 1922–1986: here and here
  • Sasha Borovik, Mathematics under the Microscope: Notes on Cognitive Aspects of Mathematical Practice: here, here and here
  • Dee Brown, Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow: here
  • R. W. Burchfield (ed.), Fowler’s Modern English Usage: here
  • William Byers, How Mathematicians Think: here
  • Neill Cameron, Mo-Bot High: here
  • Peter J. Cameron, Combinatorics: Topics, Techniques, Algorithms: here
  • Peter J. Cameron, Oligomorphic Permutation Groups: here
  • Peter J. Cameron, Permutation Groups: here
  • P. J. Cameron and J. H. van Lint, Designs, Graphs, Codes and their Links: here
  • Girolamo Cardano, The Book of my Life: here
  • Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: here, here and here
  • Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there: here
  • G. K. Chesterton, Heretics: here
  • Charles Colbourn and Jeff Dinitz (eds.), CRC Handbook of Combinatorial Designs: here
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: here
  • J. H. Conway, On Numbers and Games: here and here
  • John Conway and Richard Guy, The Book of Numbers: here and here
  • Wendy Cope, Making Cocoa for Kinglsey Amis: here
  • Darryl Cunningham, Science Tales: here
  • Dante, Inferno (transl. Dorothy L. Sayers): here
  • Persi Diaconis, Group Representations in Probability and Statistics: here
  • Augustus De Morgan, Formal Logic: here
  • L. E. Dickson, Linear Groups: with an Exposition of the Galois Field Theory: here
  • Jean Dieudonné, A Panorama of Pure Mathematics: as seen by N. Bourbaki: here
  • Apostolos Doxiadis, Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture: here
  • Apostolos Doxiadis and Barry Mazur (eds.), Circles Disturbed: the Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative: here and here
  • Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou, Logicomix: here, here and here
  • Ivar Ekeland, The Broken Dice, and other Mathematical Tales of Chance: here
  • T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets: here, here, here, here, here and here
  • E. Everett, Orations and speeches on various occasions: here
  • John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson (eds.), Music and Mathematics: from Pythagoras to Fractals: here
  • Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Truth: A History and a Guide for the Perplexed: here
  • Richard Feynman, Surely you’re joking, Mr Feynman!: here
  • Richard Feynman, What do you care what other people think?: here
  • Richard Feynman, QED: the strange story of light and matter: here
  • Steven Finch, Mathematical Constants: here
  • Richard Elliott Friedman, The Disappearance of God: A Divine Mystery: here
  • Martin Gardner (ed.), The Annotated Alice: here
  • Simon Garfield, Just My Type: here
  • Margaret Gelling, Signposts to the Past: Place-names and the History of England: here
  • R. J. Gillings, Mathematics in the Time of the Pharaohs: here
  • Owen Gingerich, The Book Nobody Read: here
  • Sarah Glaz and JoAnne Growney (eds.), Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics: here
  • Ben Goldacre, Bad Science: here, here and here
  • Tim Gowers (ed.), The Princeton Companion to Mathematics: here
  • Loren Graham and Jean-Michel Kantor, Naming Infinity: here
  • R. L. Graham and J. Nešetřil (eds.), The Mathematics of Paul Erdős: here
  • Michael Gray and John Bauldie (eds.), All Across the Telegraph: here
  • Jacques Hadamard, The Mind of the Mathematician (formerly The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field): here and here
  • G. Halász, L. Lovász, M. Simonovits and V. T. Sós (eds.), Paul Erdős and his Mathematics: here
  • James Hannam, God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science: here
  • N. J. Hardiman (ed.), Exploring University Mathematics, 1: here
  • G. H. Hardy, A Mathematician’s Apology: here, here and here
  • Richard Hil, Whackademia: here and here
  • F. H. Hinsley and Alan Stripp (eds.), Code Breakers: the Inside Story of Bletchley Park: here
  • Russell Hoban, Riddley Walker: here and here
  • Richard Holmes, The Age of Wonder: here and here
  • Homer, The Iliad: here
  • Aldous Huxley, Island: here
  • Julian Jaynes, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind: here, here, here and here
  • Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland: here
  • Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love: here
  • Robert Kanigel, The Man who Knew Infinity: A Life of The Genius Ramanujan: here
  • Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill, The Voynich manuscript: here
  • David Kindersley, Mr Eric Gill: Further Thoughts of an Apprentice: here
  • Felix Klein, The Icosahedron: and the solution of equations of the fifth degree: here
  • David Knowles, The Evolution of Medieval Thought: here, here and here
  • D. E. Knuth, Surreal Numbers: here
  • D. E. Knuth, The TeXbook: here and here
  • Arthur Koestler, The Sleepwalkers: here
  • Norman Kretzmann and Barbara Ensign Kretzmann (ed.), The Sophismata of Richard Kilvington: here
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, On Death and Dying: here
  • Eric S. Lander, Symmetric Designs: An Algebraic Approach: here
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven: here
  • Stanislaw Lem, His Master’s Voice: here
  • Rachel Lichtenstein and Iain Sinclair, Rodinsky’s Room: here
  • Richard Mabey, Beechcombings: here
  • Saunders Mac Lane, Categories for the Working Mathematician: here
  • Thomas Malory, Le Morte D’Arthur: here
  • Yuri Manin, Mathematics as Metaphor: here
  • Eli Maor, e: the story of a number: here
  • Linda Marsh (ed.), The Wordsworth Book of Sonnets: here
  • G. H. Martin and J. R. L. Highfield, A Hstory of Merton College: here
  • Alexander Masters, The Genius in my Basement: The Biography of a Happy Man: here
  • Barry Mazur, Imagining Numbers (particularly the square root of minus fifteen): here
  • David McCandless, Information is Beautiful: here
  • S. B. McGrayne, The Theory that Would Not Die: How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy: here
  • Donald Meyers, Australian Universities: A Portrait of Decline: here, here and here
  • Peter M. Neumann, The Mathematical Writings of Évariste Galois: here
  • Kathleen Ollerenshaw, To Talk of Many Things: An Autobiography: here and here
  • George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four: here
  • Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick, Feynman: here
  • John C. Oxtoby, Measure and Category: here
  • Palinurus, The Unquiet Grave: here
  • S. Parameswaran, The Golden Age of Indian Mathematics: here
  • Karl Petersen, Ergodic Theory: here
  • Robert Phillips, Aspects of Alice: here
  • Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: here, here, here and here
  • John von Plato, Creating Modern Probability: here
  • Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, The Oxford Book of English Verse: here
  • Barnaby Rogerson, Rogerson’s Book of Numbers: here
  • Jason Rosenhouse, The Monty Hall Problem: The Remarkable Story of Math’s Most Contentious Brain Teaser: here
  • David Ruelle, The Mathematician’s Brain: here
  • Bertrand Russell, Mysticism and Logic: here
  • Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy: here
  • Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead, Principia Mathematica: here
  • Lee Sallows, A Gallery of Geomagic Squares: here
  • Michael J. Sandel, Justice: here
  • Sangharakshita, The Thousand-Petalled Lotus: here
  • Dorothy L. Sayers, The Nine Tailors: here
  • F. C. S. Schiller, Formal Logic: A Scientific and Social Problem: here
  • Sohrab Sepehri, The Traveler/We Nothing But Look: here
  • William Shakespeare, The Complete Works: here
  • Iain Sinclair, London Orbital: here
  • Lee Smolin, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity: here
  • John Stachel (ed.), Einstein’s Miraculous Year: here
  • Oliver Stadtler, Japanese Pilgrimage: here
  • Bob Stewart, Where is Saint George?: here and here
  • Ian Stewart, Galois Theory: here
  • Ian Stewart, Does God play dice?: here
  • Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail: here
  • Tiresias, Notes from Overground: here, here and here
  • Gerard Unger, While you’re reading: here
  • R. Van der Weyer, Little Gidding: Story and Guide: here
  • Michael White, Leonardo da Vinci: The First Scientist: here
  • Helmut Wielandt, Finite Permutation Groups: here
  • Robin Wilson and John J. Watkins (eds.), Combinatorics Ancient and Modern: here
  • Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own: here
  • Alexander Woollcott (ed.), The Complete Lewis Carroll: here
  • Peter Wright, Spycatcher: here

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