# Suggested reading

For those wanting to understand something of the practice, subject matter, history, philosophy and culture of mathematics:

- Elements of Mathematics John Stillwell
- Math without numbers Milo Beckman
- How to solve it George Polya
- The book of numbers John H Conway, Richard Guy
- Meta math: the quest for omega Gregory Chaitin
- Wearing Gauss’ Jersey Dean Hathout
- From zero to infinity: what makes numbers interesting Constance Reid
- Think of a number Malcolm E Lines
- A number for your thoughts Malcolm E Lines
- How to think like a mathematician Kevin Houston
- Genius at play Siobhan Roberts
- The man who knew infinity Robert Kanigel
- The man who loved only numbers Paul Hoffman
- Logicomix Apostolis Doxiadis
- Mathematics for human flourishing Francis Su
- Mathematics without apologies Michael Harris
- What is mathematics, really? Reuben Hersh
- The mathematical experience Philip Davis, Reuben Hersh
- Why is there a philosophy of mathematics at all? Ian Hacking
- Mathematical thought from ancient to modern times Vol 3 Morris Kline
- Mysticism and logic Bertrand Russell
- Plato on why mathematics is good for the soul Myles Burnyeat
- The recursive universe William Poundstone
- The ins and outs of peg solitaire John D Beasly
- The mathematics of Rubik’s cube Michael Hutchings
- Mathematics and Art: A cultural history Lynn Gramwell
- Martin Gardner
- The Universal Computer: The Road from Leibniz to Turing Martin Davis
- Gödel, Escher, Bach Douglas Hofstatder
- Gödel’s proof Ernest Nagel and James R Newman
- The Oxbridge Formula Paarul Shah
- Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences Mary L Boas
- Wikipedia Mathematics Portal
- Amazon search on SQA Higher Maths textbooks