Mathematical Digest


Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"$1.5 million buys book that put world in its place," by Eric Adler. The Kansas City Star, 1 May 2004.

The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology in Kansas City houses first editions of some of the most significant books in science history, and the library recently purchased Narratio prima, the full title of which is First report to Johann Schöner on the Books of the Revolutions of the learned gentleman and distinguished mathematician, the Reverend Doctor Nicolaus Copernicus of Torun, Canon of Warmia, by a certain youth devoted to mathematics, published in 1540. The Linda Hall Library posts a description and photographs of the rare book.

--- Annette Emerson