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

A biography of Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.
Problems taken from Chinese sources
A collection of short pieces detailing how Euler solved a particular mathematics problem.
A collection of sixteen posters of contributors to calculus, with brief biographical sketches.
A biography stressing Agnesi's deep commitment to help those in need.
A translation of one of the earliest European mathematical texts to use the Hindu-Arabic number system.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.
William Cook recounts the history of and computational progress on the traveling salesman problem, emphasizing connections within mathematics and with other disciplines.
A new edition of a brief history text, arranged topically rather than chronologically.