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Essays on how number has been critical to the work of scientists through the ages.
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 biography of Gauss designed for high school students.
The 2006 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, 2006, have many sessions in the history of mathematics and their use in teaching.
The authors makes the case for Leonardo da Vinci as the first modern scientist, as he discussed Leonardo's mathematics and science.

The copybooks of two young men reveal very different purposes in learning geometry.

A powerful, unvanquished, excellent black snake, 80 angulas in length, enters into a hole at the rate of 7 1/2 angulas in 5/14 of a day, and in the course of a day its tail grows 11/4 of an angula.
An analysis of James Gregory's proof of the Pappus-Guldin theorem, along with the original documents both in Latin and English.
Apollonius found how to draw normals to an ellipse from points in the ellipse by using hyperbolas. A modern version is presented here.
A fox, a raccoon, and a hound pass through customs and together pay 111 coins.

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