From five fingers to infinity: a journey through the history of mathematics

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Open Court, May 1, 1994 - Mathematics - 770 pages
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This book is an absorbing, entertaining, user-friendly account of one of the greatest adventures in human thought. It is a global survey of the history of mathematics. This work tells the astonishing story of the history of mathematics in 114 popular articles, presented in a chronological and thematic manner, with numerous illustrations.--[book jacket]

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Contents

Mathematics in the History of Civilization
4
The Growth of Mathematical Knowledge
22
The Parallel Postulate
26
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