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Any Good Books on History of Math?

  1. Dec 7, 2014 #1
    I'm wondering if there are any good books for a semi-layperson (I study math in school, but at a low level right now), which detail the history of math. I'd be interested in knowing:

    Major Names (such as Euclid)
    Major Developments in Ideas (such as how calculus was created, how algebra came about, etc.)

    ...but all of which was written in a way that a layperson could decently understand (say with a high school math education). Do any such books exist?
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  3. Dec 7, 2014 #2
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  4. Dec 11, 2014 #3
    I don't know what you exactly need but maybe you can found some here?
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