A History of MathematicsThe updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics For more than forty years, "A History of Mathematics" has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind's relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features uptodate coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincare Conjecture," " in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computeraided proofs. Distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single, approachable volume Covers mathematical discoveries, concepts, and thinkers, from Ancient Egypt to the present Includes uptodate references and an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments. Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincare and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, "A History of Mathematics" is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it." 
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User Review  Wayne Arnold  Goodreadsgeek in me thoroughly enjoyed this book Read full review
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User Review  Jason  GoodreadsA rather dull book. I know it is old, but I've read older (math) books that were far more interesting. It isn't the material, it is the way it is presented. There is no enthusiasm for the topic at ... Read full review
Contents
Arithmetic Pragmatism  
Apollonius ofPerge  
Crosscurrents  
Ancient and Medieval India  
The Islamic Hegemony  
The Latin West  