Numbers: the universal language

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Harry Abrams, 1997 - Mathematics - 175 pages
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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.

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User Review  - Ron Moreland - Goodreads

This book introduces the readers to how numbers are viewed in different cultures around the world. From a teaching perspective, I would use this book to show students how numbers are viewed in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elena - Goodreads

So interesting! A brief history of numbers and their ties with philosophy, religion, art, and how, through the centuries they have developed into the abstract concepts that so go over my head!!!! The ... Read full review

Contents

HOW MANY?
13
FROM NUMBERS TO FIGURES
33
THE UNIVERSE EXPANDS
82
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Denis Guedj is Professor of the History of Science at Paris VIII University. He has spent many years devising courses and games to teach adults and children math. He is the author of "Numbers: The Universal Language."

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