Publisher description for Number words and number symbols : a cultural history of numbers / Karl Menninger ; translated by Paul Broneer from the revised German edition.


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Classic study discusses number sequence and number language, then explores written numerals and computations in a wide range of 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. 1969 edition.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Numerals History, Numeration History, Abacus History