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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


  • Numeration -- Juvenile literature,
  • Number systems

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Tells of early man"s first need to count, the influence of agriculture and herding on the development of the tally, and numerical systems from Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, Rome, and India.

Edition Notes

StatementIllustrated by Mircea Vasiliu.
ContributionsVasiliu, Mircea, illus.
LC ClassificationsPZ10.L23 St
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p.
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5821509M
LC Control Number61007769

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