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Pioneers in Mathematics Set, 5-Volumes

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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Published:10/01/2006
  • Status: In Stock
  • ISBN: 0816054223 • 13-Digit ISBN: 978-0-8160-5422-0
  • List Price: $175.00 • Discount Price: $157.50
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Modern Mathematics
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“…a must for any high school or college mathematics teacher…gems…would recommend them to anyone, teachers and students especially, who want to get a good feel for the people behind the mathematics, past and present.”
MAA Online

“…strongly recommend[ed]…as a great addition to any mathematics classroom…”
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

“…a valuable addition to the library of any middle school or high school.”
Mathematics Teacher

"...should be added to middle and high school libraries everywhere..."


The Pioneers in Mathematics set fills a void in the academic literature available on mathematicians and their discoveries by presenting moderate-length biographies, of approximately 3,000 words each, written for an audience of middle school and high school students. Coverage spans the entire history of mathematics, from ancient times through the present, and makes the mathematicians’ lives and work relevant to the students’ lives and schoolwork.

Each book in the five-volume set follows the lives of 10 mathematicians who lived during a specific historical period. Their stories represent the thousands of scholars who made significant mathematical discoveries that advanced the world’s knowledge. Their achievements provide a glimpse into the lives and minds of some of the most important pioneers in mathematics.

Mathematicians covered include:

  • Euclid of Alexandria (ca. 325 BCE-ca. 270 BCE)
  • Omar Khayyám (ca. 1048-ca. 1131)
  • François Viète (1540-1603)
  • Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716)
  • Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780-1872)
  • Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
  • David Hilbert (1862-1943)
  • Amalie Emmy Noether (1882-1935)
  • Stephen Hawking (1942-)
  • Sarah Flannery (1982-)
  • And many others.

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