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Re: math query
Posted:
Oct 26, 1995 3:35 PM


>[...] >>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 IndoEuropean 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.207223)
I found in my library another one: Graham Flegg, Numbers Their History and Meaning. Penguin Books 1983
Note: 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. (Shakespeare)
Antreas P. Hatzipolakis Anopolis, Sfakia, Crete G R E E C E
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