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Subject Guide: Mathematics: Award-winning Books

Euler Book Prize

The Euler Book Prize is awarded annually to an author or authors of an outstanding book about mathematics. The Prize is intended to recognize authors of exceptionally well written books with a positive impact on the public's view of mathematics and to encourage the writing of such books. Eligible books include mathematical monographs at the undergraduate level, histories, biographies, works of fiction, poetry; collections of essays, and works on mathematics as it is related to other areas of arts and sciences. For more information about the Mathematical Association of America, sponsors of this award, click here.

2022  Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey, 2019 edited by Allison K. Henrich, Emille Davie Lawrence, Matthew A. Pons, David Taylor 
2021  Mathematics for Human Flourishing by Francis Su and Christopher Jackson
2020  Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing by Tim Chartier
2019  Weapons of math destruction by Cathy O'Neil
2018  Things to make and do in the fourth dimension : a mathematician's journey through narcissistic numbers, optimal dating algorithms, at least two kinds of infinity, and more by Matt Parker
2017  In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world by Ian Stewart
2016  How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking by Jordan Ellenberg
2015  Love and math : the heart of hidden reality by Edward Frenkel
2014  The joy of x : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity by Steven Strogatz
2013  Magical mathematics : the mathematical ideas that animate great magic tricks by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham
2012  Crocheting adventures with hyperbolic planes by Daina Taimina
2011  The Princeton companion to mathematics by Timothy Gowers,
2010  Euler's gem : the polyhedron formula and the birth of topology by David S. Richeson
2009  King of infinite space : Donald Coxeter, the man who saved geometry by Siobhan Roberts
2008  The honors class : Hilbert's problems and their solvers by Benjamin H. Yandell
2007  Prime obsession : Bernhard Riemann and the greatest unsolved problem in mathematics by John Derbyshire