Calling math history geeks -- any reading suggestions? Hey everyone! Inquiring minds (well, at least one) want to know: what are some good books on math from a historical perspective? I recently acquired "Mathematics of Nonmathematicians" (Dover Books) as the reviews suggested it was mostly historical. It's not very heavy on the math though, which is obviously just fulfilling the title. I have a mechanical engineering degree (BSMS, currently plugging away at an MS while working full-time). Not that that means anything, but I am interested in more "heavy" texts. Ones that can point to how those much smarter than myself maybe approached problems, and how they arrived at their solutions (e.g., history of Fourier Series, Calculus, or Laplace Transforms, etc.). I have a lot of Amazon hits, but reviews can sometimes be misleading or overzealous about how awesome the content really is. So, with that any suggestions? Does such a book even exist?