# 100 Best Geometry Books of All Time

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*[sic – ed.]*, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.

Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of... more

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*Elements*. In keeping with Green Lion's design commitment, diagrams have been placed on every spread for convenient reference while working through the proofs; running heads on every page indicate both Euclid's book number and proposition numbers for that page; and adequate space for notes is allowed between propositions and around diagrams. The all-new index has built into it a glossary of Euclid's Greek terms.

Heath's translation has stood the test of time,... more

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*needs*a good ruler. What would you do if the neighboring kingdom were threatening war? Naturally, you'd call your strongest and bravest knights together to come up with a solution. But when your conference table causes more problems than the threat of your enemy, you need expert help. Enter Sir Cumference, his wife Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius. With the help of the carpenter, Geo of Metry, this... more

*phi*, or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago because of its crucial role in the construction of the pentagram, to which magical properties had been attributed. Since then it has shown a propensity to appear in the most astonishing... more

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*Quadrivium*is the first volume to bring together these four subjects in many hundreds of years. Composed of six successful... more

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This major survey of mathematics, featuring the work of 18 outstanding Russian mathematicians and including material on both elementary and advanced levels, encompasses 20 prime subject areas in mathematics in terms of their simple origins and their subsequent sophisticated developement. As Professor Morris Kline of New York University noted, "This unique work presents the amazing panorama of mathematics proper. It is the best answer in print to what mathematics... more

Nassim Nicholas TalebThere is something admirable about the school of the Russians: they are thinkers doing math, with remarkable clarity, minimal formalism, and total absence of unnecessary pedantry one finds in more modern texts (in the post Bourbaki era). This is of course surprising as one would have expected the exact opposite from the products of the communist era. Mathematicians should be using this book as a... (Source)

shapes cut from a square of paper, Tompert recounts the tale of two fox

fairies. Parker's pen-and-watercolor art adds drama, while the tangram insets

will motivate children to try their own versions. Ingenious."-- "Bulletin,

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*Requires only 20 minutes per day.

*Presented in a simple format that everyone can understand.

*Each lesson flows smoothly and logically to the next.

*Each lesson is short, concise, and straight to the point.

*Each new topic is clearly explained.

*Lots of examples with step-by-step solutions.

*Each lesson includes valuable helpful hints.

*Review is built into each lesson. Students will retain what they have... more

*Euclid's Window*Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology.

Based on Mlodinow's extensive historical research; his studies alongside colleagues such as Richard Feynman and Kip... more

**A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science.**

Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to... more

Barbara KiserThis is a firecracker of a book—a shot across the bows of theoretical physics. Sabine Hossenfelder, a theoretical physicist working on quantum gravity and blogger, confronts failures in her field head-on. (Source)

Now that the field has expanded greatly with many active researchers, Mandelbrot presents the definitive overview of the origins of his ideas and their new applications.

*The Fractal Geometry of Nature*is based on his highly acclaimed earlier work, but has much broader and deeper coverage and more extensive illustrations. less

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Like all titles in Barron's... more

*Elements*plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations and historical notes. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books 1-2: Triangles, rectangles.

*How to Solve It*will show anyone in any field how to think straight. In lucid and appealing prose, Polya reveals how the mathematical method of demonstrating a proof or finding an unknown can be of help in attacking any problem that can be "reasoned" out--from building a bridge to winning a game of anagrams. Generations of readers have relished Polya's deft--indeed, brilliant--instructions on stripping away irrelevancies and going straight to the heart of the problem. less

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*Sacred Geometry*demonstrates what happens to space in two dimensions - a subject last flowering in the art, science and architecture of the Renaissance and seen in the designs of Stonehenge, mosque decorations and church windows. With exquisite hand-drawn images throughout showing the relationship between shapes,... more

*New York Times*bestselling author and mathemetician Danica McKellar tackles all the angles—and curves—of geometry

In her three previous bestselling books

*Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math,*and

*Hot X: Algebra Exposed!*, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shattered the “math nerd” stereotype by showing girls how to ace their math classes and feel cool while doing it.

Sizzling with Danica's trademark sass and style, her fourth book,

*Girls Get Curves*, shows her readers how to feel confident, get in the driver's seat, and master the core... more

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*The Road to Reality*carefully explores the movement of the smallest atomic particles and reaches into the vastness of intergalactic space. Here, Penrose examines the mathematical foundations of the physical universe, exposing the underlying beauty of physics and giving us one the most... more

*Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity*provides a lucid and thoroughly modern introduction to general relativity. With an accessible and lively writing style, it introduces modern techniques to what can often be a formal and intimidating subject. Readers are led from the physics of flat spacetime (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein's equations, and on to exciting applications such as black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology. less

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*The Geometry of Hand-Sewing*Chanin presents their breakthrough method, featuring illustrated instructions (for both right- and left-handed stitchers) for more... more

**The rules are simple . . . The math is easy . . .The puzzles get harder and harder!**

Once you match wits with area mazes,

*you’ll be hooked!*Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles to find a missing value.

*Just Remember:*

Area = length × width

Use spatial reasoning to find helpful relationships

Whole numbers are all you need. You can

*always*get the answer without using fractions!

Originally invented for gifted students, area mazes (

*menseki meiro*), have taken all of Japan by storm. Are you a... more

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Math skills taught include finding the area and perimeter of a rectangle and a circle. Introduces an underlying concept of calculus -- using straight lines to measure curves. less

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**Barron’s**

*Regents Exams and Answers: Geometry*provides essential review for students taking the Geometry Regents, including actual exams administered for the course, thorough answer explanations, and comprehensive review of all topics.This edition features:

Six actual, administered Regents exams so students can get familiar with the test

Comprehensive review questions grouped by topic, to help refresh skills learned in class

Thorough explanations for all answers

Score analysis charts to help identify strengths and weaknesses

Study tips... more

*Let's Review Regents: Geometry 2020*

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TIB's Geometry includes more than 500 of the right, well-illustrated, carefully worked out and explained proofs and problems. Throughout TIB's Geometry, there is ongoing, specific guidance as to the most effective solution and test taking strategies. Recurring patterns, which provide solutions to proofs, are pointed out, explained and... more

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**A perfect introduction to mathematical concepts for young readers, written by a Newbery honor-winning author!**

This colorfully illustrated biography of the Greek philosopher and scientist Eratosthenes, who compiled the first geography book and accurately measured the globe's circumference, is just right for budding mathematicians, scientists, historians, and librarians! Filled with fascinating details about Eratosthenes's world (and in print since 1994), kids are sure to flip through the pages time and again. less

The treatment is direct and simple. The reader is introduced to new ideas and then is urged to solve problems using these ideas. The problems form an essential part of this book and the...

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Bill BarhydtWritten before Facebook, this book predicts what the world will look like with amazing precision. (Source)

**Which One Doesn’t Belong? has won the**

*Mathical Book Prize*, which will be presented to*Christopher Danielson*at the National Math Festival in Washington, DC on April 22, 2017. The*Mathical Book Prize*is an annual award for fiction and nonfiction books that inspire children of all ages to see math in the world around them.Every colorful page of Christopher Danielson’s children’s picture book,

*Which One Doesn’t Belong?,*contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question “Which one doesn’t... more

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*Matt, Bibi, and their dog Riley crawled through the tiny opening first. FWUMP! A secret door suddenly closed behind them . . .*

**Matt and Bibi use math to escape from a pharaoh's tomb!**

When the Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial site of an ancient pharaoh, Matt and Bibi are locked into an adventure they did not expect. Stuck inside a pyramid with only each other, their dog Riley, and geometric hieroglyphics to help them find their way, the twins must use their math knowledge to solve the riddles on the walls and locate the burial... more

Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life's up and downs. And even when we disagree with our friends, if they're tried-and-true, they don't stay bent out of shape for long. That's the beauty of a good buddy. This joyous book rejoices in the simple beauties of friendship, and reminds readers of all ages that it's good to have a group of pals. less

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**Prime Obsession**is a fascinating and fluent account of an epic... more

This book is a simple guide to understanding magical symbols by taking in account their... more

**A funny, insightful, and self-contained guide to Einstein's relativity theory and classical field theories--including electromagnetism**

Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a must-read for both devotees of the series and any... more

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*Washington Post*Best Children’s Book of 2017**Parents’ Choice Recommended**

Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect’s life and her triumph over adversity from celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter.

Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and dreamed of designing her own cities. After studying architecture in London, she opened her own studio and started designing buildings. But as a Muslim woman, Hadid faced many obstacles. Determined to succeed, she worked hard for many years, and achieved her... more

Finding a perfect analogy in the situation of the geometrical characters in

*Flatland,*Professor Rucker continues the adventures of the two-dimensional world visited by a three-dimensional... more

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*The Da Vinci Code*has awakened the public to the powerful and very ancient idea that religious truths and mathematical principles are intimately intertwined.

*Sacred Geometry*offers an accessible way of understanding how that connection is revealed in nature and the arts. Over the centuries, temple builders have relied on magic numbers to shape sacred spaces, astronomers have used geometry to calculate... more

Included are nearly 200 problems dealing with congruence and parallelism, the Pythagorean theorem, circles, area relationships, Ptolemy and the cyclic quadrilateral, collinearity and concurrency, and many other subjects. Within each topic, the problems are arranged in approximate order of difficulty. Detailed solutions (as well as hints) are... more

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This book was the origin of a grand scheme developed by Thurston that is now coming to fruition. In the 1920s and 1930s the mathematics of two-dimensional... more

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- Interactive exercises:
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