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Critics Corner

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

Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.
A great book from which to learn and teach the subject of relativity.
A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.
The author became fascinated with the mysterious role of √-1 in electronics. Turning to history for insight, he brings the perspectives of both a practical man and a scholar in conveying the enchantment of mathematics for a non-mathematician.
The first detailed biography of James Joseph Sylvester.
A brief history of mathematics aimed at college students with little technical knowledge of mathematics.
A book delving into the working of the mathematical mind.
The development of 30 important mathematics subjects during the twentieth century made understandable to undergraduate mathematics majors.
A detailed study of the cycles of the Mayan calendar, along with some other ancient calendars.
A survey of techniques of minimizing and maximizing over the centuries.

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