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Critics Corner

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

A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.
This collection of readings gives details on the history of mathematics education in the U.S. from 1828 to 1959.
A new sourcebook containing the works in their original form along with a translation and a brief commentary.
A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
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.
An introduction to the prime numbers in many of their aspects.