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# The History of Mathematics from Antiquity to the Present: A Selective Annotated Bibliography, edited by Joseph W. Dauben: Revised Edition on CD-ROM edited by Albert C. Lewis, in cooperation with the International Commission on the History of Mathematics

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Here, thirty-eight experts from ten countries have
critically annotated a selection of the literature within their respective
specialties in the history of mathematics. The result is a comprehensive guide
designed as a starting point for anyone wishing to learn more about any area of
the history of mathematics. The 4,800 entries are arranged by subject,
and each includes full bibliographical information. Annotations and
introductory notes provide evaluation and context to help a user
decide where to go next.

As mathematics has had a long and rich history, the study of
that history is broad ranging. This guide covers the history framed
in all time periods and regions of the world beginning with the
ancient Egyptian, Greek, Chinese, Islamic, Indian, African, and
Mesopotamian civilizations. It focuses on the branches of mathematics
but necessarily gives substantial attention to the relationship
mathematics has had with navigation, mapmaking, logic, philosophy,
computing, and all the branches of physics. It also devotes special
sections to such topics as institutions, societies, women in
mathematics, and how mathematics has been taught.

The success of the first edition in print showed the value of such a guide.
It covered the literature up to 1982 and was published in 1985. This
revised and updated edition, still very selective, has twice as many
entries as the first, reflecting the enormous growth in the literature
since that time. And the CD-ROM format makes navigating and searching
the bibliography easier and faster.

The CD-ROM's content is in PDF format with bookmarks, enabling
browsers to link from the table of contents directly to sections of
interest. Links from the author and subject index items to individual
entries enable users to go directly to specific items of
interest. Adobe™Acrobat®Reader 4.0 with Search, provided for
Macintosh®, Windows®, and UNIX®, makes it possible for users
to search text throughout the CD using PDF: the search term is
highlighted, and you can move from hit to hit across files. This
edition is unique in that it also offers a listing of World Wide Web
resources, and live links within the text to selected Web sites.

Overall, this revised edition of

#### Readership

General readers, researchers, teachers, and students interested in mathematics, history and philosophy of mathematics, and history of science.

#### Reviews & Endorsements

An impressive resource, it has 4,800 annotated bibliographic citations, twice the number of references included in the 1985 print version … a great addition to the disc is a listing of Internet sites that pertain to the history of mathematics, complete with URL links. This fantastic program is a valuable resource for mathematicians, mathematics historians, teachers and students of mathematics, and any layperson interested in mathematics.

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Newcomers to the history of mathematics … will be grateful for this second edition (on CD-ROM) of J.W. Dauben's fine scholarly bibliography … [It] will certainly continue as one of the central reference works of its field … essential for most academic libraries and many large public libraries.

-- American Reference Books Annual