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Early History of Geometry

  1. Allman, George Johnston, Greek Geometry from Thales to Euclid, p 18-51, QA22.A43
  2. Berggren, J.L. Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam, Springer-Verlag 1986.
  3. Brunes, Tons, The Secrets of Ancient Geometry and Its Use, NC40.B713
  4. Campell & Higgins, ed., Mathematics: People, Problems, Results, Vol I.
  5. Dantzig, Tobias, The Bequest of the Greeks: p 22-23, 60-67, QA22.D3
  6. Doxiadis, C.A., Architectural Space in Ancient Greece
  7. Dunham, William, Journey Through Genius QA21.D78
  8. Eves, Howard W., A Survey of Geometry, (Rev. Ed) p 9-13, QA445.E92
  9. Eves, Howard, Introduction to the History of Mathematics
  10. Gow, James, A Short History of Greek Mathematics, p 66-72, 147-158, QA22.G7
  11. Heath, Sir Thomas, A History of Greek Mathematics, p 65-117, 141-169, QA22.H4 (vol. 1)
  12. Heilbron, J.L., Geometry Civilized. History, Culture, and Technique. Clarendon Press, Oxford 1998. Contains wonderful artistic and historic illustrations.
  13. Hoffer, William, ``A Magic Ratio Recurs Throughout History,'' Smithsonian, December `75
  14. Joseph, George Gheverghese, The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics
  15. Kline, Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times QA21.K53
  16. Knorr, Wilbur, The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems
  17. Lawlor, Robert, Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice
  18. Maziarz, Edward and Greenwood, Thomas, Greek Mathematical Philosophy QA22.M38
  19. Meiggs, Russell, Roman Ostia DG70.08N4
  20. Mikami, The Development of Mathematics in China and Japan, Chelsea 1974.
  21. Morrow, Glenn R.; Proclus: A Commentary on the First Book of Euclid's Elements , Princeton 1970.
  22. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Historical Topics for the Mathematics Classroom, 1989.
  23. O'Shea, Thomas, Geometric Transformations and Musical Compositions, The Math Teacher, Oct. `79
  24. Rothman, Tony, ``Japanese Temple Geometry,'' Scientific American , May 1998, p 85-91.
  25. Shiran, Du & Li Yan, Chinese Mathematics: A Concise History, Clarendon 1987.
  26. Straffin, Philip D. Jr.; ``Liu Hui and the First Golden Age of Chinese Mathematics,'' Mathematics Magazine, June 1998, p 163-181.
  27. Swetz, Frank, Was Phythagoras Chinese?: An examination of right triangle theory in ancient China QA27.C5
  28. Taylor, Thomas, translated from the Greek Jambichus Life of Pythagoras, or Phythagoric Life, the whole book but especially pages 320-328, B243.J2
  29. Watts, Donald & Carol, A Roman Apartment Complex, Scientific American, Dec. `86


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