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A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?
Now there are six-headed four legged animals and four-headed two-legged birds. Find the total number of animals and birds.
A survey of over two thousand years of the history of mathematics on the Indian subcontinent.
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
A ladder has 100 steps. On the first step sits 1 pigeon; on the second, 2; on the third, 3; and so on up to the hundredth. How many pigeons in all?

What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895

A California miner has a spherical ball of gold, 2 inches in diamter, which he wants to exchange for spherical balls 1 inch in diameter. How many of the smaller spheres should he receive?
There is much to see in this museum related to the history of mathematics.
In a given square, inscribe 4 equal circles so that...
Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.