**Making up Numbers: A History of Invention in Mathematics**

by Ekkehard Kopp

**Publisher**: Open Book Publishers 2023**ISBN-13**: 9781800640979**Number of pages**: 282

**Description**:

The book offers a detailed but accessible account of a wide range of mathematical ideas. Starting with elementary concepts, it leads the reader towards aspects of current mathematical research. The book explains how conceptual hurdles in the development of numbers and number systems were overcome in the course of history.

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