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The Resource Africa and Mathematics : From Colonial Findings Back to the Ishango Rods, by Dirk Huylebrouck, (electronic resource)

Africa and Mathematics : From Colonial Findings Back to the Ishango Rods, by Dirk Huylebrouck, (electronic resource)

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Africa and Mathematics : From Colonial Findings Back to the Ishango Rods
Title
Africa and Mathematics
Title remainder
From Colonial Findings Back to the Ishango Rods
Statement of responsibility
by Dirk Huylebrouck
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume on ethnomathematics in Central Africa fills a gap in the current literature, focusing on a region rarely explored by other publications. It highlights the discovery of the Ishango rod, which was found to be the oldest mathematical tool in humanity's history, thereby shifting the origin of mathematics to the heart of Africa, and explores the different scientific hypotheses that emerged as a result. While it contains some high-level mathematics, the non-mathematical reader can easily skip these portions and enjoy the book’s survey of African history, culture, and art.--
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Huylebrouck, Dirk
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Mathematics, Culture, and the Arts,
  • Springer eBooks
  • Springer eBooks.
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Africa, Sub-Saharan-History
Label
Africa and Mathematics : From Colonial Findings Back to the Ishango Rods, by Dirk Huylebrouck, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.eui.eu/book/10.1007/978-3-030-04037-6
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I: Mathematics in the Heart of Africa -- 1. Rationale and Sources -- 2. Storytelling and Music -- 3. Creative Counting -- 4. Drawings -- 5. Reasoning Without Writing -- 6. Multiplication in the Yoruba and "Ethiopian" Way -- Part II: The Ishango Rod(s) -- 7. The Ishango Site -- 8. Mathematical Carvings -- 9. Missing Link -- 10. Not Out of Africa -- 11. A Second Rod -- Part III: Epilogue -- 12. Museum Visit, Teaching, Research -- References
Control code
978-3-030-04037-6
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 229 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030040376
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
217 illustrations, 110 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1091029058
Label
Africa and Mathematics : From Colonial Findings Back to the Ishango Rods, by Dirk Huylebrouck, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.eui.eu/book/10.1007/978-3-030-04037-6
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I: Mathematics in the Heart of Africa -- 1. Rationale and Sources -- 2. Storytelling and Music -- 3. Creative Counting -- 4. Drawings -- 5. Reasoning Without Writing -- 6. Multiplication in the Yoruba and "Ethiopian" Way -- Part II: The Ishango Rod(s) -- 7. The Ishango Site -- 8. Mathematical Carvings -- 9. Missing Link -- 10. Not Out of Africa -- 11. A Second Rod -- Part III: Epilogue -- 12. Museum Visit, Teaching, Research -- References
Control code
978-3-030-04037-6
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 229 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030040376
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
217 illustrations, 110 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1091029058

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