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Numbers: Their History and Meaning (1983)

by Graham Flegg

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A hugely entertaining work of mathematical history. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486421651, Paperback)

Extremely readable, jargon-free book for general readers traces the evolution of counting systems, from the primitive techniques of antiquity to computers. Text examines the earliest endeavors to count and record numbers, initial attempts to solve problems by using equations, and origins of infinite cardinal arithmetic. "Surprisingly exciting." — Choice.

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Extremely readable, jargon-free book for general readers traces the evolution of counting systems, from the primitive techniques of antiquity to computers. Text examines the earliest endeavors to count and record numbers, initial attempts to solve problems by using equations, and origins of infinite cardinal arithmetic. Surprisingly exciting. ? Choice.… (more)

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