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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 collection of articles from the American Mathematical Monthly by experts on the evolution of various fields of mathematics.
A new history of mathematics in ancient Mesopotamia, concentrating on its social aspects.
A study of the rise of English algebra from the Medieval period to the end of the seventeenth century.
Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.
A great book from which to learn and teach the subject of relativity.
A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.
The author became fascinated with the mysterious role of √-1 in electronics. Turning to history for insight, he brings the perspectives of both a practical man and a scholar in conveying the enchantment of mathematics for a non-mathematician.
An introduction to the prime numbers in many of their aspects.
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.