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

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.
The first detailed biography of James Joseph Sylvester.
A brief history of mathematics aimed at college students with little technical knowledge of mathematics.
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 wonderful survey of the history of mathematics, emphasizing its relationship with the ambient culture.
A sketch of the history of topology, beginning with the polyhedron formula, but continuing up to the present.
Essays on various aspects of mathematical thought by prominent mathematicians of the past century.