## History of mathematicsVolume 1 of a 2-volume history -- from Egyptian papyri and medieval maps to modern graphs and diagrams. Non-technical chronological survey with thousands of biographical notes, critical evaluations, contemporary opinions on over 1,100 mathematicians. |

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### Contents

PREHISTORIC MATHEMATICS | 1 |

THE HISTORIC PERIOD DOWN TO 1000 B C | 20 |

HI THE PERIOD FROM 1000 B C TO 300 B C | 54 |

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