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Author: James R. Newman
Title: The world of mathematics
Additional book information: A small library of the literature of mathematics from A'h-mosé the Scribe to Albert Einstein. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1956. 18+2537 pp., 4 volumes. $20.00.
Reviewer: R. P. Boas, Jr.
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 63 (1957), 154-155