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

A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.
The author became fascinated with the mysterious role of √-1 in electronics. Turning to history for insight, he brings the perspectives of both a practical man and a scholar in conveying the enchantment of mathematics for a non-mathematician.
An introduction to the prime numbers in many of their aspects.
A history of the concept of zero from as far back as the Babylonian period, with philosophical excursions into the meaning of "nothing".
The two final volumes of the MAA tercentenary series on Euler present numerous papers on various aspects of Euler's life and work.
A book delving into the working of the mathematical mind.
The development of 30 important mathematics subjects during the twentieth century made understandable to undergraduate mathematics majors.
A detailed study of the cycles of the Mayan calendar, along with some other ancient calendars.
A survey of techniques of minimizing and maximizing over the centuries.
In this collection of essays on modern trends and issues in the history of mathematics, consideration of mathematics history in the classroom is often more theoretical than practical.