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A popular history of ancient mathematics, dealing with the mathematics of ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
There is a log of precious wood 18 feet long whose bases are 5 feet and 2.5 feet in circumference. Into what lengths should the log be cut to trisect its volume?
A report on an Australian teacher's use of material from the Rhind Papyrus.

The "rood", a linear measure dating from many centuries ago, is calculated anew in today's classrooms.

Problems taken from Chinese sources
This is the title page of the Siderius Nuncius (Starry Messenger) of Galileo (1564-1642), published in 1610. This book was a report on Galileo's first investigations with a telescope. Also includes Galileo's initial sketches of the surface of the moon.
The story of Gerbert, who became Pope Sylvester II in 999, and his mathematics.
Two cog-wheels, one having 26 cogs, and the other 20 cogs, run together. In how many revolutions of the larger wheel will the smaller gain in 12 revolutions?
A new history of mathematics text which asks lots of questions about the history and the mathematics.

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