About the Authors

Fernando
Gouvêa was born in Brazil and educated at the University of
São Paulo and at Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in
mathematics. Fernando is Professor of Mathematics at Colby College, where he teaches, among
other things, a regular course on the history of mathematics. He was a
participant in the *Institute for the History of Mathematics and its Use
in Teaching*, organized by the Mathematical
Association of America. Fernando is the editor of the newsletter of the
MAA and he also runs MAA
Reviews, the MAA's comprehensive online book review service. In
addition to this book, he wrote, edited, or co-wrote four other (rather
technical) mathematics books as well as many research papers and expository
articles.

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