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The Resource The man of numbers : Fibonacci's arithmetic revolution, Keith Devlin

The man of numbers : Fibonacci's arithmetic revolution, Keith Devlin

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The man of numbers : Fibonacci's arithmetic revolution
Title
The man of numbers
Title remainder
Fibonacci's arithmetic revolution
Statement of responsibility
Keith Devlin
Title variation
man of numbers
Title variation remainder
Fibonaccis arithmetic revolution
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1202, a 32-year old Italian finished one of the most influential books of all time, which introduced modern arithmetic to Western Europe. Devised in India in the seventh and eighth centuries and brought to North Africa by Muslim traders, the Hindu-Arabic system helped transform the West into the dominant force in science, technology, and commerce, leaving behind Muslim cultures which had long known it but had failed to see its potential.The young Italian, Leonardo of Pisa (better known today as Fibonacci), had learned the Hindu number system when he traveled to North Africa with his father, a customs agent. The book he created was Liber abbaci, the 'Book of Calculation', and the revolution that followed its publication was enormous
Summary
Traces the life of the mathematician who introduced Arabic numbers to Western Europe, including how the book "Liber Abbaci" enabled people to understand numbers, engage in commerce, and make advances in the fields of science, technology, and business
Biography type
individual biography
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10009538
Cataloging source
BT
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Devlin, Keith J
Dewey number
513
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Fibonacci, Leonardo
  • Mathematicians
  • Arithmetic
  • Mathematics, Medieval
Target audience
adult
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Fibonacci's arithmetic revolution
Label
The man of numbers : Fibonacci's arithmetic revolution, Keith Devlin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-172) and index
Control code
000047834553
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 183 p.
Isbn
9781408824443
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The man of numbers : Fibonacci's arithmetic revolution, Keith Devlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-172) and index
Control code
000047834553
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 183 p.
Isbn
9781408824443
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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