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    • The Man of Numbers

    • Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution
    • By: Keith Devlin
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not good for understanding his arithmetic

    • By Christopher Smith, Esq. on 12-25-15

    Regular price: $19.95