The Exact Sciences in Antiquity 
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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
Contents
Babylonian Mathematics  29 
Chapter HI The Sources their Decipherment and Evaluation  53 
Egyptian Mathematics and Astronomy  71 
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