Graph Theory 1736-1936

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First published in 1976, this book has been widely acclaimed as a major and enlivening contribution to the history of mathematics. The updated and corrected paperback contains extracts from the original writings of mathematicians who contributed to the foundations of graph theory. The author's commentary links each piece historically and frames the whole with explanations of the relevant mathematical terminology and notation.

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Norman L. Biggs is at London School of Economics. E. Keith Lloyd is at University of Southampton.

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"The lucidity, grace and wit of the writing makes this book a pleasure to read and re-read."--Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications


"Recommended to all graph theorists interested in the history of their subject."--Mathematical Reviews


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