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Critics Corner

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

Jacqueline Stedall has uncovered the numerous algebraic ideas of Thomas Harriot from the early 17th century and has organized them into a readable treatise.
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."
Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.
This website is connected to the book, The Joy of Pi. It has numerous interesting facts about pi, with links to additional sites.
Original source material from seventeen mathematicians, with commentary by Stephen Hawking.
Short biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities.
Aspects of classical Greek mathematics are compared with areas of Babylonian mathematics.
A collection of biographies of sixty mathematicians from the eighteenth century to the twentieth.
A collection of articles dealing with mathematical models and objects and how they can be used in teaching.
A history of the development of Pascal's triangle in its various manifestations

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