books.google.com - The elements of algebra were known to the ancient Mesopotamians at least 4000 years ago. Today algebra stands as one of the cornerstones of modern mathematics. How then did the subject evolve? How did its constituent ideas and concepts arise, and how have they changed over the years? These are the questions...http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Beginnings_and_Evolution_of_Algebra.html?id=eBefKDTfmO8C&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareThe Beginnings and Evolution of Algebra