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December 16th, 2014, 05:39 AM  #1 
Member Joined: May 2014 From: India Posts: 87 Thanks: 5 Math Focus: Abstract maths!  Pls suggest a good book
My mother has asked me to choose anything of my liking for my birthday present. I want to get some good book on interesting maths. Will you please suggest me some of the books which I can buy and enjoy? P.S:I do not want traditional schoolbooks. But if u could tell me inspirational books which will help me explore the beauty of math and make me wonder, I will be grateful. 
December 16th, 2014, 07:11 AM  #2 
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Recreations In The Theory Of Numbers Recreations in the Theory of Numbers (Dover Recreational Math): Albert H. Beiler: 9780486210964: Amazon.com: Books You can buy it new for less than $10 (U.S.) and it will give you years of mathematical enjoyment. 
December 16th, 2014, 08:16 AM  #3 
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Perhaps The Man Who Loved Only Numbers which is quite an interesting read.

April 13th, 2015, 12:37 AM  #4 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2015 From: USA Posts: 12 Thanks: 0  Pls suggest a good book
I will Suggest you Godel, Escher, Bach : an Eternal Golden Braid ( Douglas Hofstadter 1979 ). It is really a very Interesting as well as awesome Book, i had ever read in my whole life.


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