TITLE

Where do NUMBERS come from?: You can count on PEOPLE

PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Think of a Number;2005, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It tackles the 900 different counting systems adopted by tribes in Papua New Guinea as well as that of the ancient Babylonians. It notes that many of these tribes count past their fingers and do not use the base ten. As for the Babylonians, it is stated that they counted in base 60 and that they invented minutes and seconds.
ACCESSION #
43901424

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