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The World of Mathematics

James Roy Newman (1907-1966) was an American mathematician and mathematical historian. In 1956 Newman published The World of Mathematics, a four volume library on the literature of mathematics from A'h-mose the Scribe to Albert Einstein, presented with commentaries and notes (1956). The four volume series covers many branches of mathematics and represents a 15-year effort by Newman to collect what he felt were the most important essays in the field. With essays ranging from a biography of Srinivasa Ramanujan by Newman to Bertrand Russell's Definition of Number, the series is often praised as suitable for any level of mathematical skill. The series has been reprinted several times by various publishers. (from wikipedia.org)

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The World of Mathematics (Vol. I)
By James Roy Newman, 1907-1966. Publisher: London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Table of Contents. Part I: General Survey. Part II: Historical and Biographical. Part III: Arithmetic, Numbers and the Art of Counting. Part IV: Mathematics of Space and Motion.
The World of Mathematics (Vol. II)
By James Roy Newman, 1907-1966. Publisher: London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Table of Contents. Part V: Mathematics and the Physical World. Part VI: Mathematics and Social Science. Part VII: The Laws of Chance.
The World of Mathematics (Vol. III)
By James Roy Newman, 1907-1966. Publisher: London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Table of Contents. Part VIII: Statistics and the Design of Experiments. Part IX: The Supreme Art of Abstraction: Group Theory. Part X: Mathematics of Infinity. Part XI: Mathematical Truth and the Structure of Mathematics. Part XII: The Mathematical Way of Thinking. ...
The World of Mathematics (Vol. IV)
By James Roy Newman, 1907-1966. Publisher: London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Table of Contents. Part XVIII: The Mathematician. Part XIX: Mathematical Machines: Can a Machine Think? Part XX: Mathematics in Warfare. Part XXI: A Mathematical Theory of Art. Part XXII: Mathematics of the Good. Part XXIII: Mathematics in Literature. ...