Description - Mathematics Elsewhere by Marcia Ascher
Mathematics Elsewhere is a fascinating and important contribution to a global view of mathematics. Presenting mathematical ideas of peoples from a variety of small-scale and traditional cultures, it humanizes our view of mathematics and expands our conception of what is mathematical. Through engaging examples of how particular societies structure time, reach decisions about the future, make models and maps, systematize relationships, and create intriguing figures, Marcia Ascher demonstrates that traditional cultures have mathematical ideas that are far more substantial and sophisticated than is generally acknowledged.
Buy Mathematics Elsewhere by Marcia Ascher from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Mathematics Elsewhere by Marcia Ascher
Book Reviews - Mathematics Elsewhere by Marcia Ascher
Author Biography - Marcia Ascher
Marcia Ascher is Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Ithaca College. She is the coauthor of "Code of the Quipu: A Study in Media, Mathematics, and Culture" and the author of "Ethnomathematics: A Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas".