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Critics Corner

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

The history of the Poincare conjecture up to its recent proof by Grigori Perelman.
Whimsical posters of fifteen mathematicians with brief biographies.
A history of the various algebraic structures that came together to give us "abstract algebra" by early in the twentieth century.
A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.
This textbook seamlessly combines the history of non-Euclidean geometry with the mathematical ideas.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
A survey of the attempts to prove Kepler's conjecture over the past 400 years.
[Translation of title: Algebra in the Time of Babylon. When Mathematics Were Written on Clay.] A thorough review of Jens Hoyrup's revision, expansion, and French translation of his own 1998 book for Danish high-school students.
A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.
A biography of Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.

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