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Robert Recorde

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A Chronology Part I: `Profite and Commoditie': the Practitioners Introduction Robert Recorde and William Herbert Earl of Pembroke The Affair at Clonmines The Physician Part II: Intrinsic Worth Introduction The Grounde of Artes The Pathway to Knowledg The Castle of Knowledge The Whetstone of Witte Antiquary and Linguist Readers and Publisher Part III: Retrospect and Prospects Retrospect and Prospects His Will and His Religion


From the reviews: "This volume primarily consists of a very detailed examination of Recorde's four major mathematical books. ... For the graduate student in the history of mathematics, this thorough and detailed work would be valuable." (M. D. Derk, ACM Computing Reviews, March, 2012) "This book fills a gap in historical biography that has existed for far too long. ... The majority of the chapters describe Recorde's life and career, but four are devoted to the description and analysis of his four mathematical works ... for which he is most famous. ... an excellent book. I can recommend it." (John Denniss, The Mathematical Association of America, April, 2012)

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