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

A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.
William Cook recounts the history of and computational progress on the traveling salesman problem, emphasizing connections within mathematics and with other disciplines.
A new edition of a brief history text, arranged topically rather than chronologically.
A biography of the geometer Donald Coxeter.
A compilation of ethnomathematical ideas from around the world.
A solid history of mathematics text that any instructor of a history course should consider.
A set of four posters dealing with the Pythagorean Theorem, infinity, prime numbers, and the history of pi.

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