A Manual of Greek Mathematics

  title={A Manual of Greek Mathematics},
  author={Herbert Westren Turnbull},
IT is scarcely necessary to introduce the reader to an author so well known and so distinguished for his writings upon Greek mathematics. Among those who are fortunate enough to have learnt something of the wonder and liveliness of ancient geometry, a new book by Sir Thomas L. Heath is always hailed with delight. On the other hand, there are doubtless many who may be tempted to think that, amid the distractions and interests of present-day science, it is a vain thing to spend time in reading up… 
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