Math Lair Home > **Book Reviews**

Here is a selection of reviews of mathematics-related books, sorted by type, along with my (purely subjective) ratings of each:

- Bridges to Infinity by Michael Guillen (7/10)
- Computers and the Imagination by Clifford Pickover (9/10)
- Guesstimation by Lawrence Weinstein and John A. Adam (9/10)
- The Magic of Mathematics by Theoni Pappas (8.5/10)
- More Puzzles, Paradoxes and Brain Teasers by Stan Gibilisco (8/10)
- Mazes for the Mind by Clifford Pickover (9.5/10)
- The World's Most Famous Math Problem by Marilyn vos Savant (2.5/10)

- Classic Mathemagic by Raymond Blum, Adam Hart-Davis, Bob Longe, and Derrick Niederman (5/10)
- Puzzles in Math & Logic by Aaron J. Friedland (9/10)
- Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers by Martin Gardner (9/10)

- The I Hate Mathematics Book by Marilyn Burns (9.5/10)
- Math for Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns (9/10)

- A Parent's Guide to the New Mathematics by Evelyn Sharp (6.5/10)

- Misteaks by Barry Cipra (8.5/10)
- A Survey of Mathematics by Vivian Shaw Groza (8/10)

- A History of Mathematics by Carl B. Boyer, revised by Uta C. Merzbach (8/10)

- Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic by Constance Kazuko Kamii with Georgia DeClark (8/10)
- What's Math Got to Do With it? by Jo Boaler (9/10)

The "Source Material" section of this site contains some pages that discuss certain books, although they are not strictly book reviews. These are:

- Elements by Euclid
- History of Hindu Mathematics: A Source Book by Bibhutibhusan Datta and Avadhesh Narayan Singh
- On Sophistical Refutations by Aristotle
- Pillow-Problems by Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)
- The Pythagorean Proposition by Elisha S. Loomis
- The Search for Truth by Eric Temple Bell