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Author: Michael A B Deakin; Carolyn Glascodine; David Leigh-Lancaster
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : ACER Press, 2007.
Series: Emergence of number.
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This book looks at the history and anthroplogy of the expression of numbers throughout the ages and across different cultures. It deals with the different ways that number representation has been structured, the history and prehistory of number concepts, and the evolution of numerical representation (in words and symbol). These themes are explored through the various expressions of number-concepts in different  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A B Deakin; Carolyn Glascodine; David Leigh-Lancaster
ISBN: 9780864317575 0864317573
OCLC Number: 174052912
Notes: David Leigh-Lancaster (series editor).
Description: xi, 112 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 0. Introduction --
1. The language families of the world --
2. The notion of a base --
3. Other aspects of number: words and symbols --
4. Grammar: the grammatical status of number-words --
5. Early hisotry of numerical concepts --
6. Developed systems of number-words --
7. Projects --
8. Resources
Series Title: Emergence of number.
Responsibility: Michael A.B. Deakin ; [edited by Carolyn Glascodine].

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