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Perfect Figures

Author : Bunny Crumpacker
ISBN : 9781429935470
Genre : Mathematics
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Since the beginning of civilization, numbers have been more than just a way to keep count. Perfect Figures tells the stories of how each number came to be and what incredible associations and superstitions have been connected to them ever since. Along the way are some of the great oddities of numbers' past as: -a time when finger-counting was a sign of intelligence (the Venerable Bede could count to a million on his hands) -the medieval Algorists, who were burnt at the stake for their use of Arabic rather than Roman numerals -the Bank of England, which stubbornly kept accounts on notched wooden sticks until 1826 Filled with Crumpacker's eloquent wit and broad intelligence, Perfect Figures brings the history of numbers to life just as Bill Bryson did for the English language in The Mother Tongue.
Category: Mathematics

The Rhetorical Invention Of Man

Author : Greg Goodale
ISBN : 9781498509312
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Rhetorical Invention of Man examines how the category “Man” has dominated Western thinking since the sixteenth century. This category, a historical anomaly according to Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida, has produced distortions in our ability to understand reality that do great harm to our health, morals, and environment.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Zero To Lazy Eight

Author : Alexander Humez
ISBN : UVA:X002492003
Genre : Education
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A collection of essays blending elements of linguistics and mathematics provides an educational glimpse into the social history and culture of common phrases and colloquial expressions. By the authors of Alpha to Omega.
Category: Education

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036083590
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Book Review Index 2009

Author : Dana Ferguson
ISBN : 1414419120
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Baseball Counting Book

Author : Barbara Barbieri McGrath
ISBN : 9781607342007
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Step up to the plate with this counting book about America's favorite pastime. THE BASEBALL COUNTING BOOK is spring training for little sluggers. The count is zero to zero when the ump calls, "Play ball!" Nine innings later we've counted balls, strikes, players, fans, and more, all the way to twenty. No one strikes out with these fun rhymes. Little leaguers will find themselves counting their way through practice and pointing out all the new things they've learned about this great game when they watch the pro's on TV or at the parks. Early readers will hit a home run with this charming counting book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Lore Anthology

Author : John Klobucher
ISBN : 9781312099494
Genre : Fiction
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Welcome to Lore of the Underlings, a trail of tales to the end of things, and maybe a bit beyond. In these first episodes of the Lore... Three brave strangers cross a wild land to find a folk hidden away, a people long turned from the light of the world yet the last hope to save the day. The Lore Anthology includes Episodes 1 through 5 from the Lore of the Underlings series, a poetically heroic and comically apocalyptic episodic fantasy-fiction epic.
Category: Fiction

Mark Z Danielewski S House Of Leaves

Author : Mark Z. Danielewski
ISBN : 9780375420528
Genre : Fiction
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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries
Category: Fiction

I Am Number Four Movie Tie In Edition

Author : Pittacus Lore
ISBN : 9780062026248
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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We may be walking past you right now. We are watching as you read this. We may be in your city, your town. We are living anonymously. We are waiting for the day when We will find each other. We will make our last stand together—if We win, We are saved, and You are saved as well. If we lose, all is lost.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Sayings Of Confucius

Author : Confucius
ISBN : HARVARD:32044014641690
Genre : Philosophy, Chinese
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Category: Philosophy, Chinese