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Ancient Computing: From Computing to Calendars (Ancient Technology) Hardcover – 19 Feb 2001


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  • Hardcover: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group; Library Binding edition (19 Feb. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822529971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822529972
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 18.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,477,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Discusses the methods of computation developed in various civilizations around the world, from prehistoric times up until the end of the Roman Empire.

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Nice pictures --- at least one significant factual error 1 July 2011
By mulhern - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I enjoy this serious, because often the illustrations are well chosen.

However, on page 26 the book states that pi is equal to 22/7. Since pi is an _irrational_ number it can not be expressed as the ratio of any two integers. Pi is only approximately equal to 22/7. This is an extremely important mathematical fact, so the error is a disconcerting one.
Good for projects on math 22 Jan. 2003
By Gabriellle Bernard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
this book is terrific for project and for just reading and learning
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