The Resource Number words and number symbols : a cultural history of numbers, Karl Menninger ; translated by Paul Broneer from the revised German edition, (electronic resource)

Number words and number symbols : a cultural history of numbers, Karl Menninger ; translated by Paul Broneer from the revised German edition, (electronic resource)

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Number words and number symbols : a cultural history of numbers
Title
Number words and number symbols
Title remainder
a cultural history of numbers
Statement of responsibility
Karl Menninger ; translated by Paul Broneer from the revised German edition
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Classic study discusses number sequence and language and explores written numerals and computations in many cultures. The historian of mathematics will find much to interest him here both in the contents and viewpoint, while the casual reader is likely to be intrigued by the author's superior narrative ability. ? Library Journal. 282 illustrations
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VALIL
Dewey number
513.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA141.2
LC item number
.M4513 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Freading eBooks
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adult
Number words and number symbols : a cultural history of numbers, Karl Menninger ; translated by Paul Broneer from the revised German edition, (electronic resource)
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Number words and number symbols : a cultural history of numbers, Karl Menninger ; translated by Paul Broneer from the revised German edition, (electronic resource)
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https://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/ZnJlYWQ6OTc4MDQ4NjMxOTc3Mzpl
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Note
  • Translation of: Zahlwort und Ziffer
  • Originally published: Cambridge, Mass. : M.I.T. Press, 1969
  • Includes index
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
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rdacontent
Contents
Number sequence and number language: Number sequence: Abstract number sequence -- Number sequence used concretely -- Expansion of the number sequence by means of supplementary quantities -- Principles of the number sequence -- Historical gradations -- Laws governing the formation of number words -- Our number words: Indo-European family languages --Non-indo-European languages -- Meaning of our number words -- Was there a Babylonian influence on our number sequence? -- Hidden number words -- Evolution of the number sequence -- Written numerals and computations: Finger counting: Finger counting -- Folk symbols for numbers: Tally sticks -- Peasant numerals -- Knots used as numerals -- Alphabetical numerals: Gothic numerals -- Letters and numbers -- Two Greek sets of numerals -- Some other connections between letters and numbers -- German "Roman numerals: Roman numerals in cursive form -- Abacus: Nature of the counting board -- Counting board in ancient civilizations -- Counting board in the early middle ages -- Counting board in the later middle ages -- Counting -- Our own numerals: Place-value notation -- Antecedents of our numerals -- Westward migration of the Indian numerals -- Indian numerals in western Europe -- Spoken numbers and number symbols in China and Japan: Far Eastern number systems -- Spoken numbers -- Index
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9780486319773
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illustrations.
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