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Critics Corner

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

Author Keith Devlin argues that the impact of the Pisan merchant and his Arabic numbers on medieval Europe was even greater than previously thought.
A new edition of a classic work on number theory.
A collection of articles in the history of mathematics that appeared in journals of the Mathematical Association of America over the past 90 years.
A historically minded textbook designed to teach real analysis by considering some of the problems faced by 19th century mathematicians.
The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.
A collection of articles on mathematics in Europe from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.
A collection of 24 mini-posters, each containing a quotation about mathematics.