Journey through genius: The great theorems of mathematics by William Dunham
This was a fantastic holiday read. I’d previously read Dunham’s The Calculus Gallery which is also a very good book. This book highlights several of the great theorems of mathematics, giving historial context and biographical details of the theorem’s creator. It has some great coverage of Euclid’s Elements, Archimedes’ calculation of Pi and coverage of Heron’s theorem. In all cases the historical information is great and the proof is given in a very clear fashion.