perfect figures the lore of numbers and how we learned to count

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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.

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.

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036083590
Genre : American literature
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Book Review Index 2009

Author : Dana Ferguson
ISBN : 1414419120
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Let S Count To 100

Author : Masayuki Sebe
ISBN : 9781554538133
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A colorful I-Spy counting book.

Edible Numbers

Author : Jennifer Vogel Bass
ISBN : 9781626724839
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Juicy apples! Plump, ripe pears! Twisted mushrooms! Counting your way through the farmer's market has never been so much fun. Discover a world filled with exciting fruits and vegetables in this bright, bold follow-up to Edible Colors. This simple concept counting book will leave your mouth watering as you count from one to twelve with a kaleidoscope of tasty produce. Readers will learn about counting, variety, and color through the detailed, crisp photographs of homegrown and farmer's market fruits and vegetables!

Figure Drawing For Artists

Author : Steve Huston
ISBN : 9781631590658
Genre : Art
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How often does an aspiring artist read a book or take a class on drawing the human body, only to end up with page after page of stiff lifeless marks rather than the well-conceived figure the course promised? Though there are many books on drawing the human figure, none teach how to draw a figure from the first few marks of the quick sketch to the last virtuosic stroke of the finished masterpiece, let alone through a convincing, easy-to-understand method. That changes now. In Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count, award-winning fine artist Steve Huston shows beginners and pros alike the two foundational concepts behind the greatest masterpieces in art and how to use them as the basis for their own success. Embark on a drawing journey and discover how these twin pillars of support are behind everything from the Venus De Milo to Michelangelo's Sibyl to George Bellow's Stag at Sharkey's, how they're the fundamental tools for animation studios around the world, and how the best comic book artists from the beginnings of the art form until now use them whether they know it or not. Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count sketches out the same two-step method taught to the artists of DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, and Disney Animation, so pick up a pencil and get drawing.

Balancing Bears

Author : Megan Atwood
ISBN : 9781614787600
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Animals make perfect counting company! The simple language teaches young readers mathematical terms and counting concepts. Learn to compare numbers in the Balancing Bears book in this adorable series that counts the critters.

The Fate Of Ten

Author : Pittacus Lore
ISBN : 9781405913652
Genre : Fiction
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The Fate of Ten is the explosive sixth instalment in the Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore. The sixth book in the thrilling, action-packed, New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. If the Garde can't find a way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Lorien: annihilation. There is still hope. When the Elders sent the Garde to Earth, they had a plan-one which the Garde are finally starting to understand. In the climax of The Revenge of Seven, a group of the Garde traveled to an ancient pyramid in Mexico known to their people as the Sanctuary. There they awoke a power that had been hidden within our planet for generations. Now this power can save the world . . . or destroy it. It will all depend on who wields it. Praise for Pittacus Lore: 'Tense, exciting, full of energy' Observer 'Relentlessly readable' The Times 'Tense, keeps you wondering' Sunday Times 'Set to eclipse Harry Potter and moody vampires. Pittacus Lore is about to become one of the hottest names on the planet' Big Issue

Babar S Counting Book

Author : Laurent de Brunhoff
ISBN : 1419703412
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Babar's children, Flora, Pom and Alexander, go for a walk and count all the interesting things they see, pleasing their father so much that he teaches them to count all the way from one to 20.

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