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Numbers and the Making of Us

Counting and the Course of Human Cultures

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$18.95 • £15.95 • €17.00

ISBN 9780674237810

Publication Date: 04/22/2019

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312 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

7 photos, 1 illus.

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  • Prologue: On the Success of Our Species
  • I. Numbers Pervade the Human Experience
    • 1. Numbers Woven into Our Present
    • 2. Numbers Carved into Our Past
    • 3. A Numerical Journey around the World Today
    • 4. Beyond Number Words: Other Kinds of Numeric Language
  • II. Worlds without Numbers
    • 5. Anumeric People Today
    • 6. Quantities in the Minds of Young Children
    • 7. Quantities in the Minds of Animals
  • III. Numbers and the Shaping of Our Lives
    • 8. Inventing Numbers and Arithmetic
    • 9. Numbers and Culture: Subsistence and Symbolism
    • 10. Transformative Tools
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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