## The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics (Third Edition)From the Ishango Bone of central Africa and the Inca The third edition emphasizes the dialogue between civilizations, and further explores how mathematical ideas were transmitted from East to West. The book's scope is now even wider, incorporating recent findings on the history of mathematics in China, India, and early Islamic civilizations as well as Egypt and Mesopotamia. With more detailed coverage of proto-mathematics and the origins of trigonometry and infinity in the East, |

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### Contents

The History of Mathematics Alternative Perspectives
| 1 |

Mathematics from Bones Strings and Standing Stones
| 30 |

The Beginnings of Written Mathematics Egypt
| 79 |

The Beginnings of Written Mathematics Mesopotamia
| 125 |

Egyptian and Mesopotamian Mathematics An Assessment
| 177 |

Ancient Chinese Mathematics
| 188 |

Special Topics in Chinese Mathematics
| 246 |

Ancient Indian Mathematics
| 311 |

Indian Mathematics The Classical Period and After
| 372 |

A Passage to Infinity The Kerala Episode
| 418 |

Prelude to Modern Mathematics The Islamic Contribution
| 450 |

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Name Index | 543 |

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The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics George Gheverghese Joseph Limited preview - 2010 |