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Author Gillings's Book
Mathematics in the Time of the Pharaohs
Professor Gillings of University New South Wales, Australia tackles his subject, which is precisely described in the title, with gusto and thoroughness. This is a fascinating crossover book aimed at those interested in Egyptology, mathematics, and the development of language, writing systems, literacy, and numeracy. As may be expected there are many valuable sidelights on ancient Egyptian society as he discusses famous papyri such as the Rhind Mathematic...
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