The History of Counting

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
8.78 X 11.29 X 0.37 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780688141189

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About the Author
Denise Schmandt-Besserat is Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Michael Hays is the illustrator of several books for children, including Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger and Hello, Tree! by Joanne Ryder. He lives in Oak Park, IL.
Reviews
"Denise Schmandt-Besserat, a world-famous archaeologist at the University of Texas, is generally credited as being the person who, through her discovery of physical number systems (clay tokens) from Sumerian civilization, first put together our current understanding of the origins of modern number systems...Numbers, and the way we represent them, are so much a part of our lives that you have to step back to realize that, like language itself, they are a truly remarkable invention. Such 'stepping back' and reflecting is rarely done outside the college philosophy class. Despite its brevity - just 41 pages of text - 'The History of Counting' provides a fairly comprehensive coverage of the whole field of number systems in general and the Hindu-Arabic system in particular."The New York Times Book Review 3/12/2000