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Description - Story of Numbers by J. McLeish

"Completely fascinating."TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPLEMENTJourneying through time, THE STORY OF NUMBERS explores the history of mathematics to trace the rise of various number sysems in cultures from Mesopotamia to the modern Computer Era. John McLeish reveals how these number systems in turn have shaped the cultures that devised them. From the secrets and the beauty of the Mayan calendar, to Arabaian algebra, the Chinese counting board, from Pythagoras to Newton to Boole, McLeish uncovers the human side of numbers, who used them and how they have shaped our world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780449909386
ISBN-10: 0449909387
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 8
Imprint: Fawcett
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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