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Bill Berlinghoff was educated at Holy Cross, Boston College, and Wesleyan University, where he received his Ph.D. in mathematics.  He began his teaching career at The College of St. Rose in Albany, NY, and then spent 20 years on the faculty of Southern Connecticut State University.  Now retired, he was recently a Visiting Professor at Colby College in Maine.  There he often taught a first-year course for liberal arts students.  Bill is the author of Mathematics: The Art of Reason (D. C. Heath, 1968) and co-author of three other college texts – A Mathematical Panorama (D. C. Heath, 1980), A Mathematics Sampler (5th ed., Ardsley House, 2001), and The Mathematics of the Elementary Grades (Ardsley House, 1990).  He is also Senior Writer of MATH Connections, a Standards-based secondary core curriculum.

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 Carter 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.  For the MAA,  Fernando is the editor of an online book review service and of the Carus Mathematical Monographs. In addition to this book, he wrote, edited, or co-wrote several other mathematics books, as well as many research papers and expository articles.

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