Our reviewer finds this collection of translations of Babylonian mathematical tablets to be both fascinating and accessible.

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The first arithmetic book published in England was a 1522 Latin text by Cuthbert Tunstall.

Leonard and Thomas Digges applied mathematics to the science of war, including, as illustrated here, for troop formation.

Images from <em>De revolutionibus,</em> the book of Nicolaus Copernicus in which he presented his heliocentric theory, arguing that the planets, including the Earth, rotated about the Sun

Collection (from 1614) of Roger Bacon's 13th century writings on applications of mathematics

An extension of Al-Karaji's formula for the sum of the cubes by a 19th century Turkish author and journal editor

A tree is 20 feet tall and has a circumference of 3 feet. There is a vine that winds seven equally spaced times around the tree and reaches the top. What is the length of the vine?

The earliest known example of a printed book on arithmetic, dates to 1478. Also known as the Art of Calculation.

There is a garden is the shape of a rhombus whose side is 768.52 feet. Within the garden is an inscribed square flower bed whose side is 396 feet. What is the area of the garden?

One military horse cannot pull a load of 40 dan; neither can 2 ordinary horses, nor can three inferior horses.