From Zero to Ten
Oxford University Press (US)
HB ISBN 1-84089-180-7
PB US ISBN 0195219252
The intrepid birds from 'Write Around the World' are back! This time they time travel around our world to reveal the beginnings of numbers and how they have changed all of our lives. Numbers started off as scratches on bits of stone and bone, but they are all we need to solve mathematical problems. This title traces the history of "Arabic" numerals and the development of mathematics. It also looks at how we present numbers for measuring distance, weight, time and money.
"The tone and style of the narrative engages from beginning to end and the historical facts are complimented by amusing illustrations." Books are Forever