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The wonderful world of mathematics

Author: Lancelot Thomas Hogben; André; Charles Keeping; Kenneth Symonds; Marjorie Saynor
Publisher: Garden City, New York : Garden City Books, 1955.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of mathematics as it developed and progressed with man's civilization.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hogben, Lancelot Thomas, 1895-1975.
Wonderful world of mathematics.
Garden City, N.Y. : Garden City Books, 1955
(OCoLC)630684077
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lancelot Thomas Hogben; André; Charles Keeping; Kenneth Symonds; Marjorie Saynor
OCLC Number: 2004262
Notes: First edition published in 1955 under title: Man must measure: the wonderful world of mathematics.
Description: 69 pages : illustrations ; 33 cm
Contents: The beginning: Time and tally --
Ancient Egypt: Taxes and triangles --
Babylon and Assyria: Square and circle --
Phoenician voyages: Stars and steering --
Greece and Rome: Proof and progress --
The Moslem Empire: Numbers and nothing --
Western Europe: Graphs and gravity --
The industrial world: Power and precision.
Responsibility: Lancelot Hogben ; art by André, Charles Keeping, Kenneth Symonds ; maps by Marjorie Saynor.

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Traces the history of mathematics as it developed and progressed with man's civilization.

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