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"I have always had great regard for this book as the one which relates the development of modern mathematical ideas in a readable fashion."â€”Michael F. O'Reilly, University of Minnesota in Morris"Outstanding scholarship and readability. One of only a couple of books available in English for in-depth historical studies at the fourth year/graduate level."â€”Charles V. Jones, Ball State University
"The consistently high quality of presentation, the accuracy, the readable style, and the stress on the conceptual development of mathematics make [these volumes] a most desirable reference."â€”Choice
"Without a doubt a book which should be in the library of every institution where mathematics is either taught or played."â€”The Economist
"What must be the definitive history of mathematical thought....Probably the most comprehensive account of mathematical history we have yet had."â€”Saturday Review
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