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I have recently been told of a proposal to produce an English translation of Landau's Handbuch der Lehre von der Verteilung der Primzahlen, and this prompts me to ask a more general question:

Which foreign-language books would you most like to see translated into English?

These could be classics of historical interest, books you would like your students to read, books you would like to teach from, or books of use in your own research.

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    $\begingroup$ The Russian translation of Milnor's Morse Theory. That's a nice book. :) $\endgroup$ Mar 11, 2010 at 0:04
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    $\begingroup$ I have both the original and the Russian translation. They're not quite the same -- the translation (that I have anyhow) has more examples and figures. $\endgroup$ Mar 11, 2010 at 0:24
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    $\begingroup$ I also have both of them! And I've just check (fast checking) that pictures are absolutely same. Russian version contains small attachments (by Anosov), but they are not... as good as the book and really short, few pages. You know, translation should be a translation (I am sure Arnol'd could add smth interesting to Milnor, I am a student of V.I., but it is not the case). $\endgroup$
    – Petya
    Mar 11, 2010 at 0:36
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    $\begingroup$ At least I understood a meaning of your smile! $\endgroup$
    – Petya
    Mar 11, 2010 at 0:49
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    $\begingroup$ Another interesting question along these lines: which books "lose" the most in translation? I can't read Russian, but apparently Kostrikin's "Around Burnside" is like that. $\endgroup$
    – Steve D
    Mar 11, 2010 at 2:32

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Gerhard Thomsen's Topologische Fragen der Differentialgeometrie XVI: Über die topologischen Invarianten der Differentialgleichung $y^{\prime\prime} = f(x,y)(y^\prime)^3 + g(x,y)(y^\prime)^2 + h(x,y)y^\prime + k(x,y)$ Teubner Leipzig 1930.

(See A. Khovanskii Topological Galois Theory Springer 2014, [translated from the 2008 Russian original] for subsequent developments.)

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Dissertation of Hopf: "Über Zusammenhänge zwischen Topologie und Metrik von Mannigfaltigkeiten" (En: Connections between topology and metric of manifolds).

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I haven't read the following, I want to read it just because in his books, Milnor referred to it for some proofs.

Cerf, J., Sur les difféomorphismes de la sphère de dimension trois ($\Gamma_ 4 = 0$), Lecture Notes in Mathematics. 53. Berlin-Heidelberg-New York: Springer-Verlag. XII, 133 p. (1968). ZBL0164.24502.

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Paul Lévy 1937 – Théorie de l'addition des variables aléatoires

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