Princeton tops Library Journal’s best-selling Mathematics books

Library Journal published the Top 20 best-selling mathematics books for libraries this week and Princeton has the honor of claiming 6 of those spots including the top 3.The #1 seller according to Library Journal is The Princeton Companion to Mathematics edited by Timothy Gowers, number two is Euler’s Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology by David S. Richeson, and number three is The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth: The Early History of Trigonometry by Glen Van Brummelen.
Also making the list–Plato’s Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics by Jeremy Gray at number 6, Mathematics in Ancient Iraq: A Social History by Eleanor Robson at number 11; and Rational Decisions by Ken Binmore at number 15.

Here is the complete list.


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