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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

The Bulletin publishes expository articles on contemporary mathematical research, written in a way that gives insight to mathematicians who may not be experts in the particular topic. The Bulletin also publishes reviews of selected books in mathematics and short articles in the Mathematical Perspectives section, both by invitation only.

ISSN 1088-9485 (online) ISSN 0273-0979 (print)

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Book Review

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Book Information:

Authors: Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall
Title: Taming the unknown. A history of algebra from antiquity to the early twentieth century
Additional book information: Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2014, xvi+485 pp., ISBN 978-0-691-14905-9, US $49.50

Review Information:

Reviewer: John Stillwell
Affiliation: University of San Francisco
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 52 (2015), 725-731
Published electronically: March 23, 2015
Review copyright: © Copyright 2015 American Mathematical Society