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A great textbook, must meet several criteria: good exposition (not too arcane, not too shallow), fun problems, clean typesetting. These are the my favorite Math/CS books of all time. First my absolute favorite:

And then the runners-up:

John's Deep Math Thought for the Day: I noticed that at the 762nd decimal place of pi there occurs the sequence 999999. Wouldn't this be the logical place to round off?

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