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Critics Corner

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

A general mathematics website with much information on the history of mathematics.
Thumbnail sketches of statisticians throughout history.
Short sketches on how mathematicians work and think.
Two posters illustrating the major milestones in the history of mathematics, from the first ideas of "number" to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.
A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.
A collection of articles from the American Mathematical Monthly by experts on the evolution of various fields of mathematics.
A new history of mathematics in ancient Mesopotamia, concentrating on its social aspects.
A study of the rise of English algebra from the Medieval period to the end of the seventeenth century.
Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.
A great book from which to learn and teach the subject of relativity.

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