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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 thorough study of Benjamin Franklin's mathematical accomplishments, in particular his work on magic squares.
The authors makes the case for Leonardo da Vinci as the first modern scientist, as he discussed Leonardo's mathematics and science.
Portraits of 92 living mathematicians, with autobiographical comments.
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."
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.