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The Resource Africa counts : number and pattern in African cultures, Claudia Zaslavsky

Africa counts : number and pattern in African cultures, Claudia Zaslavsky

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Africa counts : number and pattern in African cultures
Title
Africa counts
Title remainder
number and pattern in African cultures
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Zaslavsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study of mathematical thinking among sub-Saharan African peoples covers counting in words and in gestures; measuring time, distance, weight, and other quantities; manipulating money and keeping accounts; number systems; patterns in music, poetry, art, and architecture; and number magic and taboos. African games such as mankala and elaborate versions of tic-tac-toe show how complex this thinking can be
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zaslavsky, Claudia
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN476.15
LC item number
.Z37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnomathematics
  • Games
Label
Africa counts : number and pattern in African cultures, Claudia Zaslavsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40305617
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xv, 352 pages
Isbn
9781556523502
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98049813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Africa counts : number and pattern in African cultures, Claudia Zaslavsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40305617
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xv, 352 pages
Isbn
9781556523502
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98049813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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