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Mathematics reading recommendations

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Mathematics

Book Author ISBN and purchase links Why we're recommending it
Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction Timothy Gowers ISBN 978-0192853615, Amazon paperback  ??
The Mathematical Experience Philip J. Davis, Reuben Hersh ISBN 978-0395929681, Amazon paperback The book provides excellent insight into the kind of work that mathematicians do, without requiring the readers to grasp a lot of mathematics.