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Author Deakin, Micahael A. B., 1939-

Title The name of the number / Michael A. B. Deakin
Published Camberwell, Vic. : ACER Press, 2007
Melbourne : ACER Press, 2007

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Description xi, 112 pages : illustrations, ; 25 cm
Series Emergence of number
Emergence of number.
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
Summary 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 cultures in different places and times
Notes "David Leigh-Lancaster (series editor)"
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 101-105
Audience Scholarly & Professional ACER Press
Notes In English
Subject Numeration -- History.
Author Leigh-Lancaster, David.
ISBN 9780864317575