The story of numbers

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Fawcett Columbine, Jun 14, 1994 - Mathematics - 266 pages
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Journeying through time, THE STORY OF NUMBERS explores the history of mathematics to trace the rise of various number sysems in cultures from Mesopotamia to the modern Computer Era. John McLeish reveals how these number systems in turn have shaped the cultures that devised them. From the secrets and the beauty of the Mayan calendar, to Arabaian algebra, the Chinese counting board, from Pythagoras to Newton to Boole, McLeish uncovers the human side of numbers, who used them and how they have shaped our world.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Language of Number
7
The Amerindians and Number
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