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Living by numbers : in defence of quantity

Author: Steven Connor
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ideas about numbers, magnitudes and frequencies shape and give texture to almost everything we feel, say, dream and do. In Living by Numbers, Steven Connor explores the many ways in which we live in, and by, a world of numbers. Connor homes in on the unsuspected weirdness of the number one, the links between horror, counting and the uncountable, and the close associations of numbers and death. He considers the way  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Connor
ISBN: 9781780236469 1780236468
OCLC Number: 944087461
Description: 296 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Vernacular mathematics --
Quantality --
Horror of number --
Modern measures --
Lots --
Hilarious arithmetic --
Playing the numbers --
Keeping the beat --
The numerate eye --
Enough.
Other Titles: In defence of quantity
Responsibility: Steven Connor.

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Ideas about numbers, magnitudes and frequencies shape and give texture to almost everything we feel, say, dream and do. In Living by Numbers, Steven Connor explores the many ways in which we live in,  Read more...

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