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

Elements of Mathematics: From Euclid to Gödel, by John Stillwell. 440 pp.
Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History, Annette Imhausen, 2016. 248 pp.
Review of the book Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers, by Joseph Mazur
Seventeenth century proponents of the elusive infinitesimal clashed with Clavius and the Catholic Church.
A collection of problems that should be of interest to teachers at all levels. Frank Swetz shares this observation at the close of his book, Mathematical Expeditions: Exploring Word Problems across the Ages.
Our reviewer finds this collection of translations of Babylonian mathematical tablets to be both fascinating and accessible.
The two final volumes of the MAA tercentenary series on Euler present numerous papers on various aspects of Euler's life and work.
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.

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