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  • The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution | Keith Devlin

    The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Keith Devlin
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
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    In 1202, a 32-year-old Italian finished one of the most influential books of all time, which introduced modern arithmetic to Western Europe. Devised in India in the 7th and 8th centuries and brought to North Africa by Muslim traders, the Hindu-Arabic system helped transform the West into the dominant force in science, technology, and commerce, leaving behind Muslim cultures which had long known it but had failed to see its potential.

    Christopher Smith, Esq. says: "not good for understanding his arithmetic"
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