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

A wonderful book about the square root of 2, beginning with the search for the side of a square double a given square.
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.
A collection of articles dealing with mathematical models and objects and how they can be used in teaching.
A history of the development of Pascal's triangle in its various manifestations
This textbook seamlessly combines the history of non-Euclidean geometry with the mathematical ideas.
This website contains a complete version of Euclid's Elements, with all the proofs.
Review of Bertram's text on the history of Greek science.

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