The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer
The book explores the science of numeration as it has developed all over the world, from Europe to China, via the Classical World, Mesopotamia, South America and, above all, India and the Arab lands.
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Ethnological and Psychological Approaches to the Sources of Numbers
Base Numbers and the Birth of Numbersystems
The Earliest Calculating Machine The Hand
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