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Poster of Banneker, with a brief description of his life and work.
The ICM meets every four years. This year, the meeting takes place August 22-30 and is being held in Madrid. Section 20 of the Congress deals with the history of mathematics.

The authors provide an analysis and English translation of the argument by a little known French mathematician that calculus should be based on series rather than on infinitesimals.

If two Post-boys, A and B at 59 miles distance from one another, set out in the morning in order to meet...
A certain man had in his trade four weights with which he could weigh integral pounds from one up to 40. How many pounds was each weight?
Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.
A history of the various algebraic structures that came together to give us "abstract algebra" by early in the twentieth century.
There is a log 18 feet long, the diameter of the extremities being 1 ft and 2.6 ft respectively...
An introduction to the work of Venn as well as the work of the author in extending some of Venn's results.
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."

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