Mathematics Pre-May Seminar

Book Review Ideas

Amir D. Aczel The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
Amir D. Aczel Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe
Lesley and Roy Adkins The Keys of Egypt: The Race to Crack the Hieroglyph Code
Ken Alder The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error that Transformed the World
Amir R. Alexander Duel at Dawn: Heroes, Martyrs, and the Rise of Modern Mathematics
Bulent Atalay Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
Petr Beckmann The History of Pi
David Bodanis E=mc^2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
William J. Broad The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets
James A. Connor Kepler's Witch : An Astronomer's Discovery of Cosmic Order Amid Religious War, Political Intrigue, and the Heresy Trial of His Mother
Tobias Dantzig Number: the Language of Science
John Derbyshire Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
Marcus du Sautoy The Music of the Primes : Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
Owen Gingerich The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus
Rebecca Goldstein Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel
Martin Gorst Measuring Eternity: The Search for the Beginning of Time
Anthony Grafton Cardano's Cosmos: The Worlds and Works of a Renaissance Astrologer
Edward Harrison Darkness at Night: A Riddle of the Universe
Julian Havil Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant
J. L. Heilbron The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories
Hal Hellman Great Feuds in Mathematics: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever
Alan Hirschfeld Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos
Lisa Jardine Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
Ross King Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Ross King Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Morris Kline Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty
Morris Kline Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge
David Lindley Degrees Kelvin: A Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy
Mario Livio The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi
Mario Livio The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry
Basil Mahon The Man Who Changed Everything : The Life of James Clerk Maxwell
Eli Maor e, the Story of a Number
Eli Maor To Infinity and Beyond
Arthur I. Miller Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty That Causes Havoc
Arthur I. Miller Insights of Genius: Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art
Paul J. Nahin An Imaginary Tale: The Story of i
Oystein Ore Cardano, the Gambling Scholar
David Salsburg The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century
Charles Seife Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Simon Singh Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
Simon Singh The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Dava Sobel Galileo's Daughter
Tom Standage The Neptune File: A Story of Astronomical Rivalry and the Pioneers of Planet Hunting
Doron Swade The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer
George G. Szpiro Kepler's Conjecture: How Some of the Greatest Minds in History Helped Solve One of the Oldest Math Problems in the World
Adrian Tinniswood His Invention So Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren
Christopher Hitchens The Elgin Marbles: Should They Be Returned to Greece?

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