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

This website is connected to the book, The Joy of Pi. It has numerous interesting facts about pi, with links to additional sites.
The classic work by Dirk Struik is still worth reading, especially for its attention to the social context of the development of mathematical ideas.
This unique and beautiful book features the biographies of twenty-two notable female mathematicians and scientists, showing how their determination, creativity, and intellectual passion helped them excel in their fields.
A creative expression combining text, design and illustrations, originally designed for the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid.
Collection of historical articles that appeared in Consortium, the newsletter of COMAP.
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.
A novel about Pythagoras and his followers
A study of the nature of architecture in ancient Egypt and its relationship to Egyptian mathematics.
An excellent and careful study of matrix methods for solving systems of linear equations in first century China.