Mathematics for the Million: A Popular Self Educator

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G. Allen & Unwin, 1937 - Civilization - 686 pages
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Review: Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers

User Review  - Christian - Goodreads

A sweep of some grandeur over the rise of mathematics, from calendar civilisations to the great flowering in Alexandria and beyond. A breathtaking achievement. Read full review

Review: Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers

User Review  - hyacinth - Goodreads

Decent math, dry exposition, intrusive politics. George Orwell quotes Hogben among others in his essay Politics and the English Language as examples of writing "below the average" that exhibit "staleness of imagery" and "lack of precision". Fitting. Read full review

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MATHEMATICS THE MIRROR OF CIVILIZATION
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n FIRST STEPS IN MEASUREMENT
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in THE GRAMMAR OF SIZE ORDER AND NUMBER
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