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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 biography stressing Agnesi's deep commitment to help those in need.
A translation of one of the earliest European mathematical texts to use the Hindu-Arabic number system.
Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
A survey of the attempts to prove Kepler's conjecture over the past 400 years.
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.