Mathematics in Western Culture 
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User Review  CJ  GoodreadsA very wellwritten book. I started out reading this in preparation for taking Calculus. Having gone through Calc 2, I realize now I probably didn't have to read this in order to do well in class. But ... Read full review
Review: Mathematics in Western Culture
User Review  GoodreadsA very wellwritten book. I started out reading this in preparation for taking Calculus. Having gone through Calc 2, I realize now I probably didn't have to read this in order to do well in class. But ... Read full review
Contents
Introduction True and False Concept1ons  3 
The Rule of Thumb in Mathematics  13 
The Birth of the Mathematical Spirit  24 
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