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Beautifully illustrated practical mathematics manuscript designed to impress King James I

Our reviewer finds this collection of translations of Babylonian mathematical tablets to be both fascinating and accessible.

The first arithmetic book published in England was a 1522 Latin text by Cuthbert Tunstall.

Leonard and Thomas Digges applied mathematics to the science of war, including, as illustrated here, for troop formation.

Images from <em>De revolutionibus,</em> the book of Nicolaus Copernicus in which he presented his heliocentric theory, arguing that the planets, including the Earth, rotated about the Sun

Collection (from 1614) of Roger Bacon's 13th century writings on applications of mathematics

Boyer's classic text, as revised by Uta Merzbach, is still worth having.

This website is connected to the book, The Joy of Pi. It has numerous interesting facts about pi, with links to additional sites.

Review of a book that suggests that the accepted historical chronology is fundamentally flawed.

A delightful survey of the history of trigonometry, along with discussions of its uses, both ancient and modern.