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\iteman{ZMATH 2012d.00022}
\itemau{Davis, Philip J.}
\itemti{Ancient loons. Stories Pingree told me.}
\itemso{Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (ISBN 978-1-4665-0111-9/hbk; 978-1-4665-0121-8/ebook). xii, 138~p. (2012).}
\itemab
As the author himself describes in the Preface, ``this slim volume tells of my relations with David E. Pingree: a classicist, an Orientalist, a historian of ancient mathematics, and for many years a member of the Department of the History of Mathematics at Brown University.'' This nice book is a collection of short stories reconstructed from the author's correspondence and conversations with his friend Pingree. An award-winning writer invites the reader to explore interesting connections between ancient characters, both mythical and historical, by recreating a variety of historical events. A very enjoyable reading that does not require any special training in mathematics.
\itemrv{Svitlana P. Rogovchenko (Ume{\aa})}
\itemcc{A30}
\itemut{history of mathematics; ancient mathematics; David Pingree}
\itemli{http://www.crcnetbase.com/isbn/9781466501119}
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