Number

Number

The Language of Science

Book - 2007
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"Number is an eloquent, accessible tour de force that reveals how the concept of number evolved from prehistoric times through the twentieth century. Tobias Dantzig shows that the development of math?from the invention of counting to the discovery of infinity?is a profoundly human story that progressed by “trying and erring, by groping and stumbling.” He shows how commerce, war, and religion led to advances in math, and he recounts the stories of individuals whose breakthroughs expanded the concept of number and created the mathematics that we know today" -- (June 2007).
Publisher: New York : Plume ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2007.
ISBN: 9780452288119
0452288118
Branch Call Number: 510.1 Dan
Characteristics: xviii, 396 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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