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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 collection of the Kenneth May lectures in the history of mathematics given at meetings of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.
Brief biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities based on their work.
Two excellent volumes on Euler in honor of his three hundredth birthday
Poster picturing five famous women, from Hypatia to Grace Hopper.
Essays on how number has been critical to the work of scientists through the ages.
An introduction to the work of Venn as well as the work of the author in extending some of Venn's results.
A comprehensive history of trigonometry from ancient times to the Renaissance.
Website containing much information on mathematical symbolism and terminology, as well as portraits of mathematicians from postage stamps.
Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.
The author constructs a possible mathematical path from the ancient Babylonians to Pythagoras, Euclid, and the ancient Greeks.