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Topic: math query
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Antreas P. Hatzipolakis

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Re: math query
Posted: Oct 26, 1995 3:35 PM
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>>I had not known of Schwartzman's book and am grateful for the reference.
>>Other books on the subject are Menninger's text and also J.R. Hurford's
>>"The Linguistic Theory of Numerals" (CUP, 1975) and "Language and Number"
>>(Oxford: Blackwell, 1987), Thomas Crump's, "The Anthropology of Numbers"
>>(CUP, 1990), O. Szemerenyi's "Studies in the Indo-European System of
>>Numerals" (Carl Winter Universitaetverlag, 1960) and indeed I have seen
>>others, but don't have the references so readily to hand.

>And this one is significant,I think:
>David Nelson - George Gheverghese Joseph - Julian Williams:
>Multicultural Mathematics. Oxford - New York. Oxford Univ. Press 1993.
>Note that it contains an excellent bibliography 17 pages long (pp.207-223)

I found in my library another one:
Graham Flegg, Numbers Their History and Meaning. Penguin Books 1983

Every chapter of this book starts with remarkable quotes, like this (ch. 3):
Our forefathers had no other books than the score and the tally.

Antreas P. Hatzipolakis
Anopolis, Sfakia, Crete

* Except the blind forces of Nature, nothing moves in this world *
* which is not Greek in its origin. Sir Henry James Sumner Maine.*

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