Mathematics and measurement /
|Published:||Berkeley : University of California Press ; London : British Museum, c1987.|
|Series:||Reading the past ;
v. 2 |
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|Main Author:||Dilke, Oswald Ashton Wentworth.|
This fully illustrated book outlines the ancient systems of mathematics and measurement and describes how they were used in mapping, surveying, telling time, trade and commerce, as well as in leisure pursuits such as games and puzzles, and in the occult.
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|Physical Description:||63 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -63) and index.|
|ISBN:||0520060725 (pbk. : alk. paper)|