Men of Mathematics
by E.T. Bell
Publisher: Archive.org 1937
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.
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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 Karl Fink - Open Court Publishing Company
The book is intended to give students of mathematics an historical survey of the elementary parts of this science and to furnish the teacher of the elements opportunity to review connectedly points for the most part long familiar to him.
by David Eugene Smith - Columbia University
This is an outline of the prominent movements in mathematics, presenting a few of the leading names, and calling attention to some of the bibliography of the subject. In these pages the term Mathematics will be limited to the domain of pure 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.