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Critics Corner

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

Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.
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 collection of articles from the American Mathematical Monthly by experts on the evolution of various fields of mathematics.
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.
A highly recommended new book on the history and applications of pi.
A wide-ranging site with links to many sources in the history of mathematics.
Videotape of aspects of the history of mathematics.