This classic best-seller by a well-known author introduces mathematics history to math and math education majors. Suggested essay topics and problem studies challenge students. CULTURAL CONNECTIONS sections explain the time and culture in which mathematics developed and evolved. Portraits of mathematicians and material on women in mathematics are of special interest.
The new edition of this standard text features research on women in mathematics, added "Cultural Connections" explaining the context in which mathematics developed, an expanded chronological table, and additional illustrations, portraits, and problem studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)