A UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF NUMBERS: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer

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Ifrah's monumental follow-up to From One to Zero (1993) goes from one to (almost) infinity as he meticulously reviews the numbers and reckoning systems of countless tribes and cultures in a dazzling scholarly performance. "Performance" is the operative word here, for not only does Ifrah enumerate the words and symbols used for arithmetic, but he also explains how to use each system, providing ... Read full review

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