Crest of the Peacock The Non-European Roots of Mathematics

Crest of the Peacock The Non-European Roots of Mathematics
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  • ISBN-13: 9780691006598
  • ISBN: 0691006598
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press


Joseph, George G.


From the Ishango Bone of central Africa and the Inca quipu of South America to the dawn of modern mathematics,The Crest of the Peacockmakes it clear that human beings everywhere have been capable of advanced and innovative mathematical thinking. George Gheverghese Joseph takes us on a breathtaking multicultural tour of the roots and shoots of non-European mathematics. He shows us the deep influence the Egyptians and Babylonians had on the Greeks; the Arabs' major creative contributions; and the astounding range of successes of the great civilizations of India and China. This challenging and erudite book questions familiar assumptions and enlarges our sense of what we mean by mathematics.Joseph, George G. is the author of 'Crest of the Peacock The Non-European Roots of Mathematics', published 2000 under ISBN 9780691006598 and ISBN 0691006598.

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