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

A history of the concept of zero from as far back as the Babylonian period, with philosophical excursions into the meaning of "nothing".
The two final volumes of the MAA tercentenary series on Euler present numerous papers on various aspects of Euler's life and work.
A collection of articles from the American Mathematical Monthly by experts on the evolution of various fields of mathematics.
A new history of mathematics in ancient Mesopotamia, concentrating on its social aspects.
A study of the rise of English algebra from the Medieval period to the end of the seventeenth century.
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 highly recommended new book on the history and applications of pi.
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.

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