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

A wide-ranging site with links to many sources in the history of mathematics.
Videotape of aspects of the history of mathematics.
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.
In this fascinating and accessible book, the author devotes one lively, informative page of description and one striking, full-page illustration to each of 250 milestones in mathematics.
The story of the negative numbers

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