HISTORIA MATHEMATICA: VOLUME 6, PAGES 1--107, FEBRUARY 1979
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VOLUME 6, PAGES 1--107, FEBRUARY 1979


            

This issue is dedicated to Laura Roebuck.                  



A Message to Readers of Historia Mathematica from the Chairman 

      of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics 

      Christoph J. Scriba ................................................. 1--2



Note from the Editor 

      Joseph W. Dauben .................................................... 3--4



The Contributions of Carl Friedrich Gauss to Geomagnetism 

      G. D. Garland ...................................................... 5--29



The H. G. Wells Quote on Statistics: A Question of Accuracy 

      James W. Tankard, Jr. ............................................. 30--33



Über Einen Gedanenstrich bei Frege: Eine Nachlese zur Edition Seines 

      Wissenschaftlichen Nachlasses 

      Gottfried Gabriel ................................................. 34--35



The Ladies' Diary or the Woman's Almanack, 1704--1841 

      Teri Perl ......................................................... 36--53



NOTE



Beppo Levi and the Axiom of Choice 

      Barbara Moss ...................................................... 54--56



SOURCES      



Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre, Oxford, England .................... 62



BOOK REVIEWS      



A history of ancient mathematical astronomy, by O. Neugebauer 

      (N. M. Swerdlow) .................................................. 76--85



Razvitie ponyattiya integrala [The development of the concept 

      of the integral], by F. A. Medvedev 

      (Esther R. Phillips) .............................................. 85--91      



Lobatchevski, by V. F. Kagan 

      (Imre Toth) ....................................................... 91--97



ABSTRACTS .............................................................. 98--105                              



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