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

A history of the development of Pascal's triangle in its various manifestations
A novel about Pythagoras and his followers
A study of the nature of architecture in ancient Egypt and its relationship to Egyptian mathematics.
An excellent and careful study of matrix methods for solving systems of linear equations in first century China.
A wonderful book about the square root of 2, beginning with the search for the side of a square double a given square.
A five-volume set of biographies of mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century, aimed at secondary students.
A small selection of Euler's works, explained by a master expositor.
The history of the Poincare conjecture up to its recent proof by Grigori Perelman.
Whimsical posters of fifteen mathematicians with brief biographies.
A history of the various algebraic structures that came together to give us "abstract algebra" by early in the twentieth century.

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