There are thousands of books on mathematics, and these date back to one of the earliest textbooks, being The Elements of Euclid.

These books include textbooks, advanced books on mathematics, popular books, and biographies of famous mathematicians.

Many mathematicians have given their name to various topics in mathematics, such as Pythagoras and his famous theorem, as well as Descartes whose name is used in the name of the Cartesian plane which is used in analytical geometry.

# What I am reading…

*The Man of Numbers*, Keith Devlin, Bloomsbury, 2011.

I am fascinated by the history of mathematics, and I tend to question how we got to the mathematics we have today. One of the areas we take for granted today is basic arithmetic, but this was not always the case. It was largely due to an Italian called Leonardo of Pisa, commonly known to us as Fibonacci, who created the basic arithmetical system which we use today and made arithmetic accessible to all. A new biography of Fibonacci has been released recently and this well worth the read….