Number: The Language of Science : A Critical Survey Written for the Cultured NonMathematician 
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User Review  Chris Cousins  GoodreadsStarts off simply with a history of the development of numbers. Gets very involved in highend maths as you go on. Read full review
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User Review  Binit  GoodreadsThis is a rather old book (originally published in 1930's) and so the language is slightly dated and some of the concepts are explained rather confusingly. But it does give a great explanation of some ... Read full review
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