George Polya

How to Solve It, a perennial best-seller by renowned mathematician G. Polya teaches readers how to think clearly in any discipline. Polya explains how the mathematical approach to proving a point or identifying an unknown can be useful in tackling any difficulty that can be “reasoned” out, from constructing a bridge to succeeding at an anagram game. Readers have cherished Polya’s shrewd—indeed, brilliant—direction on how to cut out the unnecessary and get to the crux of the issue for generations.