It seems to me that the book Leonhard Euler and the Bernoullis by M. B. W. Tent should be standard optional reading before starting any Calculus course at college. It seems to me to be a read worthy of a read before the course to put a bit of history behind the whole concept of Calculus. It puts into perspective how all the mathematic sciences have evolved over time. It was suggested by one of my Instructors at Lethbridge College, Braum Barber. If anyone wants to give it a read, they can find it here.
12/3/2017 9:04 AM 2664775 Tent – Leonhard Euler and the Bernoullis.pdf