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Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.

Here is the title page of part I of the General Trattato di Numeri (General Treatise on Number and Measure) (1556) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1500-1557). This is an extensive work on elementary mathematics that was popular in Italy for several decades after its publication.
A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?
Three persons bought a sugar loaf in the form of a perfect cone 25"" high and agreed to divide it...what was the slant height of each one's share?
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
On an expedition to seize his enemy's elephants, a king marched 2 yojanas the first day.
This book is a collection of mathematical ideas organized around the themes of infinity and the illumination of the nature of mathematical thought.
A series of circles have their centers on an equilateral hyperbola and pass through its center. Show that their envelope is a lemniscate.
These are the winning entries from the annual History of Mathematics SIGMAA Student Paper Contest.
There is much to see in this museum related to the history of mathematics.

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