"The Greats" - and more. [Edit: I have likely posted this in the wrong forum - any Mods are welcome to move it to a more apt location, apologies] I'm forming a reading list (Undergrad) for myself comprising of modern texts and "classics" by those such as Euclid and Euler. Advice often offered to Maths students is "read the greats" - so, suggest which texts constitute work by the Greats and should be read by students. That is, texts which are reasonably applicable today and offer wonderful insight to the respective subject. I have only two of the aforementioned on my list thus far; Euclid - Elements (All thirteen) Gauss - Disquisitiones Arithmeticae What other works by Greats should i have? And what are the opinions on the two listed above? Ontop of; General: The Princeton Companion To Mathematics Calculus: Introduction to Calculus and Analysis - Courant Calculus - Spivak Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems - Boyce & DiPrima and Apostol's texts (but at £100+ each they can wait) Algebra: Elementary Linear Algebra: Applications Version - Anton & Rorres Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications - Kollman & Hill Pure Maths/ Numb Theory: How to Prove It: A Structured Approach - Daniel J. Velleman (Author) Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics - Liebeck Topology: Introduction to Topology - Mendelson First Concepts of Topology - W.G. Chinn (Author), N.E. Steenrod (Author) Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis - Simmons Probability/Statistics: A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics: Understanding Why and How - F.M. Dekking (Author), et al. I only have a few opinions on any of these texts, i am here for more insight and any other suggestions. Indeed, warning me off of any texts is welcome also. Oh, and also, for anyone suggesting/advocating texts - would it be possible for you to indiciate the pre-requisites for reading said text? Thanks. P.S. - I have already read through alot of Mathwonks thread and taken a few suggestions from it ("who wants to be a . . ").