Numbers: their history and meaning

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Deutsch, Jan 1, 1983 - Mathematics - 294 pages
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Extremely readable, jargon-free book for general readers traces the evolution of counting systems, from the primitive techniques of antiquity to computers. Text examines the earliest endeavors to count and record numbers, initial attempts to solve problems by using equations, and origins of infinite cardinal arithmetic. "Surprisingly exciting." — "Choice."

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Contents

The Beginning of Numbers
10
Counting by Fives
23
Counting with Knots
36
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