Number: The Language of Science : A Critical Survey Written for the Cultured NonMathematician 
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User Review  Francisco Rodríguez  GoodreadsI was fascinated by the fact that the act of counting and the concept of number is not a selfevident truth inherent in human beings, but something that had to be learnt. Realizing that a pair of ... Read full review
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