From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers

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Penguin Books, 1987 - Mathematics - 503 pages
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"Traces the development of numerical systems in Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Babylonian, and Mayan cultures, and examines the origins of the Hindu-Arabic numerals we use today"--Back cover.

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I have to admit that I haven't finished reading this book. With over six hundred, large-format pages and relatively small type, it would probably not have made "Hal's Picks" until next year if I had ... Read full review

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This book has some really interesting information about the origin of numbers and number systems. I had been wondering about why the circle is divided into 360 degrees and not 100 or something else. Then I found this book in a used book store. Eureka! Read full review


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