The universal history of numbers: from prehistory to the invention of the computer 
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Review: The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer
User Review  Douglas SummersStay  GoodreadsI assumed that this would be a history of mathematics, or perhaps arithmetic. But no, like the title says, it's a history of of numbers. Numbers and counting systems from all different cultures, from ... Read full review
Review: The Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer
User Review  Andrea Hickman Walker  GoodreadsI think the subtitle is rather misleading because it doesn't really discuss the invention of computers, unless one considers a computer to be any kind of calculating machine. There is a discussion of ... Read full review
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