The universal history of numbers: from prehistory to the invention of the computer 
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Review: The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer
User Review  Andrea Hickman Walker  GoodreadsI think the subtitle is rather misleading because it doesn't really discuss the invention of computers, unless one considers a computer to be any kind of calculating machine. There is a discussion of ... Read full review
Review: The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer
User Review  Eivind  GoodreadsFantastic! Always at hand Read full review
Contents
Ethnological and Psychological Approaches to the Sources of Numbers  3 
Base Numbers and the Birth of Numbersystems  23 
The Earliest Calculating MachineThe Hand  47 
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