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The story of Nicolaus Mercator, music, and logarithms.
A certain slave fled from Milan to Naples going 1/10 of the whole journey each day. At the beginning of the third day, his master sent a slave after him and this slave went 1/7 of the whole journey each day.
A study of the nature of architecture in ancient Egypt and its relationship to Egyptian mathematics.
This a wonderfully written tour of aspects of classical geometry-- a must read for all geometry teachers.
Brief biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities based on their work.
Page 6: Images from the Paul Halmos Photo Collection of Abram Besicovitch, R. H. Bing, Burton W. Jones, Garrett Birkhoff, Abolghassem Ghaffari, Errett Bishop, and Max Black
Essays on how number has been critical to the work of scientists through the ages.
This is the title page of the Margarita philosophica (Pearl of Wisdom) of Gregor Reisch (1467 - 1525). The first edition was published in 1503. This work was used as a university textbook in the early sixteenth century.
The classic work by Dirk Struik is still worth reading, especially for its attention to the social context of the development of mathematical ideas.
A new edition of a classic work on number theory.