Mathematics of the Incas: code of the quipu
Unique, thought-provoking study discusses quipu, an accounting system employing knotted, colored cords, used by Incas to transmit information. Cultural context, mathematics involved, quipu-maker in Inca society, and even how to make a quipu. Fascinating for anthropologists, ethnologists, students, general readers. Over 125 photos and illustrations.
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Review: Mathematics of the Incas: Code of the QuipuUser Review - Bird - Goodreads
A clearly written book on a very interesting topic. Some of the more anthropological bits were a little boring for me, but I suspect that's just because I was only reading it for the math. Read full review