Numbers Through the Ages

ISBN: 
0333491319
Date published: 
January 1989
Paperback
Price: 
£16.99
Pages: 
240

A fascinating and well-illustrated account of the early history of counting, numerals and elementary calculation, this book will be of interest to all those studying History of Mathematics. It was originally part of a highly successful Open University course in History of Mathematics written with non-specialist students in mind, and so it will also provide useful background reading for many other disciplines as well as a valuable source of project work for Maths and History teachers. This edition contains new material on Ogham script, Cyrillic numerals and Sumerian mensuration, as well as a final section on the modern computer.