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|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Martin Campbell-Kelly; Mary Croarken; Raymond Flood; Eleanor Robson; Oxford University Press.
|Reproduction Notes:||Electronic reproduction. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004. (Oxford Scholarship Online). Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) or Filefox 2.0 (or higher). Available as searchable text in HTML format. Access restricted to subscribing institutions.|
|Description:||372 p. : ill.|
|Contents:||Introduction; Table and tabular formatting in Sumer, Babylonia and Assyria, 2500 BCE - 50 CE; The making of logarithm tables; The computation factory: de Prony's project for making tables in the 1790's; Difference engines: from Muller to Comrie; The 'unerring certainty of mechanical agency': machines and table making in the nineteenth century; Table making in astronomy; The General Registry Office and the tabulation of data, 1837 - 1939; Table making by committee; British table maker 1871 - 1965; Table making for the relief of labour; The making of astronomical tables in H.M. Nautical Almanac Office; The rise and rise of the spreadsheet; Biographical Notes|
|Series Title:||Oxford scholarship online., Mathematics module.|
|Responsibility:||Edited by Martin Campbell-Kelly, Mary Croarken, Raymond Flood, Eleanor Robson.|
The book itself is the fruit of a very good idea of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, which was to have a conference and then a book on the theme of mathematical tables, and the