The Exact Sciences in AntiquityBased on a series of lectures delivered at Cornell University in the fall of 1949, and since revised, this is the standard nontechnical coverage of Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics and astronomy, and their transmission to the Hellenistic world. Entirely modern in its data and conclusions, it reveals the surprising sophistication of certain areas of early science, particularly Babylonian mathematics. 
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User Review  GR Reader  GoodreadsI once had the chance to sleep with Otto Neugebauer, not long before he sadly departed this world. Even at the age of 89 he had no trouble giving me four orgasms in the course of the night ... Read full review
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User Review  AC  GoodreadsA work of genius. Brief, dense, utterly right. (A biographical essay on Otto Neugebauer: http://www.nap.edu/html/biomems/oneug...) Read full review
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Speaking Mathematically: Communication in Mathematics Classrooms David Pimm No preview available  1987 