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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 study of Victorian idealism and its relation to religion, as exemplified in the work of three 19th century British mathematicians.
This book is a collection of mathematical ideas organized around the themes of infinity and the illumination of the nature of mathematical thought.
The work of ten scientists who thought deeply about patterns.
This a wonderfully written tour of aspects of classical geometry-- a must read for all geometry teachers.
This book describes some of the so-called temple geometry problems that Japanese mathematicians posed and solved beginning in the seventeenth century.
The paperback reprint of this large collection of articles by experts on all aspects of the history and philosophy of mathematics.
A math history class visits the 'Beautiful Science' exhibit at the Huntington Library in Southern California.
A collection of articles about historical and contemporary women in mathematics.
A description of this well-regarded website.
This website offers a collection of biographies of mathematicians and a variety of resources on the development of various branches of mathematics. It is an extremely rich and extensive site.