Victor Steinbok's concern about Kluwer's prices and policies is understandable. I hold no brief for Kluwer in general, but it may be helpful to say that the 60% ICMI discount is more widely available than Victor fears. That is, the category of 'ICMI member' is generously interpreted, I understand, and includes educationists and students interested in ICMI's aims, so would apply to members of this list. I believe you activate it by e-mailing Kluwer's order department (E-mail: email@example.com) with your order and the ICMI Order Discount Code "NISSDISCOUNT2000". The discounts for friends of ICMI bring the cost of 'History in Mathematics Education' down to $74, or Ã?Â£46.
Thus a more generous interpretation of Kluwer's policy here, as I understand it, is that the advertised price for the books in this series is the library price, and the discount rate is set so as to bring it more within the budget of individuals.
Greetings from Milton Keynes, John Fauvel
> ------------------------------ > > Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 01:33:40 -0500 > From: Victor Steinbok <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: Re: [HM] Mathematics Teacher Nov 2000 > > . . . I am simply amazed at the prices that some publishers get > away with. > The ICMI book is listed by Kluwer at $185, which is unbearable for > most professionals, let alone students and teachers (there is a 60% > discount for ICMI members, and teachers and students are not likely > to be members either). . . . > > > > I recommend that you read the recently published book: > > > > History in Mathematics Education > > The ICMI Study > > > > edited by > > John Fauvel > > The Open University, UK > > Jan van Maanen > > University of Groningen, The Netherlands > > > > (NEW ICMI STUDIES SERIES, Volume 6) > > > > In the page of the publisher > > > > http://kapis.www.wkap.nl/book.htm/0-7923-6399-X > > > > it is said that > > > > "This book investigates how the learning and teaching of > > mathematics can be improved through integrating the history > > of mathematics into all aspects of mathematics education: > > lessons, homework, texts, lectures, projects, assessment, > > and curricula." > > > > In fact many of the subscribers to this list have contributed to > > this volume. > > >