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Reviews of books, websites, poster sets, movies, and other resources for learning and teaching the history of mathematics.

Seventeenth century proponents of the elusive infinitesimal clashed with Clavius and the Catholic Church.
A collection of problems that should be of interest to teachers at all levels. Frank Swetz shares this observation at the close of his book, Mathematical Expeditions: Exploring Word Problems across the Ages.
A collection of problems that should be of interest and use to teachers at all levels
Our reviewer finds this collection of translations of Babylonian mathematical tablets to be both fascinating and accessible.
Howard Eves' sixth edition is still worth considering for a textbook.
A lively history of number systems and number theory from earliest times up to the notion of "infinity".
A new collection of original source materials in the mathematics of five civilizations.
A superb collection of articles by experts on various areas of the history of analysis, from the Greeks to modern times.
A collection of original texts to help students learn some important areas of mathematics.
A gallery of episodes from the history of calculus.

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