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- DescriptionPresenting mathematical ideas of people from a variety of small-scale and traditional cultures, this book humanizes our view of mathematics and expands our conception of what is mathematical. It demonstrates that traditional cultures have mathematical ideas that are far more substantial and sophisticated than is generally acknowledged.
- Author BiographyMarcia Ascher is Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Ithaca College. She is the coauthor of Code of the Quipu: A Study in Media, Mathematics, and Culture and the author of Ethnomathematics: A Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas .
- PrizesCommended for AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Mathematics and Statistics 2003.
- Author(s)Marcia Ascher
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication18/10/2004
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note6 halftones. 52 line illus. 5 tables.
- Weight314 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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