A History of Mathematics
by Florian Cajori
Publisher: The MacMillan Company 1909
Number of pages: 556
The history of mathematics is important as a valuable contribution to the history of civilization. Human progress is closely identified with scientific thought. Mathematical and physical researches are a reliable record of intellectual progress. The history of mathematics is one of the large windows through which the philosophic eye looks into past ages and traces the line of intellectual development.
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by Steven G. Krantz - Mathematical Association of America
A series of snapshots of the history of mathematics from ancient times to the twentieth century. The intent is to give the reader a sense of mathematical culture and history. The book abounds with stories, and personalities play a strong role.
by E.T. Bell - Archive.org
Nature Professor E. T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary ... he carries the reader along; he whets the appetite.
by Oscar Sheynin - arXiv.org
This book covers the history of probability up to Kolmogorov with essential additional coverage of statistics up to Fisher. The book covers an extremely wide field, and is targeted at the same readers as any other book on history of science.
by Thomas Little Heath
History and tradition know Archimedes almost exclusively as the inventor of a number of ingenious mechanical appliances. Few have any acquaintance with the details of the original discoveries in mathematics of the greatest mathematician of antiquity.