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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.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
A collection of articles about historical and contemporary women in mathematics.
This work discusses the people who solved some of Hilbert's problems from 1900, as well as the mathematics involved in the solutions.
The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.
A study of Victorian idealism and its relation to religion, as exemplified in the work of three 19th century British mathematicians.
This book is a collection of mathematical ideas organized around the themes of infinity and the illumination of the nature of mathematical thought.

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