✓ The Crest of the Peacock: The Non-European Roots of Mathematics ☆ George Gheverghese Joseph, The Crest of the Peacock: The Non-European Roots of Mathematics, George Gheverghese Joseph, The Crest of the Peacock The Non European Roots of Mathematics From the Ishango Bone of central Africa and the Inca quipu of South America to the dawn of modern mathematics The Crest of the Peacock makes it clear that human beings everywhere have been capable of advanced and innovative mathematical thinking George Gheverghese Joseph takes us on a breathtaking multicultural tour of the roots and ✓ The Crest of the Peacock: The Non-European Roots of Mathematics ☆ George Gheverghese Joseph - The Crest of the Peacock: The Non-European Roots of Mathematics, The Crest of the Peacock The Non European Roots of Mathematics From the Ishango Bone of central Africa and the Inca quipu of South America to the dawn of modern mathematics The Crest of the Peacock makes it clear that human beings everywhere have been capable of

  • Title: The Crest of the Peacock: The Non-European Roots of Mathematics
  • Author: George Gheverghese Joseph
  • ISBN: 9780691006598
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback

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The Crest of the Peacock: The Non-European Roots of Mathematics

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  1. The problem of Eurocentrism is grossly overstated, particularly when it comes to histories of mathematics, but attacking it is an easy way to get people to think of you as sophisticated and brave, I guess.If Joseph set out, as he claims at various points, to show that non Europeans contributed far to modern mathematics than is commonly assumed, he failed If he merely wanted to show that people outside of Europe and the Islamic world also had very sophisticated mathematical traditions, I m not e [...]


  2. I ve had this book for years I flipped through it once in awhile and kept it around because I was interested in the multiple histories of math origins To counter another review here, the author does not propose a thesis of the European inheritance of math from elsewhere nor does he glorify Indian mathematicians He suggests there may be some paths of that nature but they are clearly loose hypotheses Mostly he focuses on math and eventually we get to the real inheritance of our dominant decimal sy [...]


  3. I read this in my history of math class this semester, and although we didn t read the entire book we read most of it and treated as one of our textbooks It was really interesting learning about the different historical roots of math which don t usually tend to be discussed Parts of it were hard to understand, but for the most part it was readable I especially liked his diagrams depicting the interconnections between civilizations influences on the development of math.


  4. This is a book that will keep you going There are chapters in here that will compare mathematics of Egyptians and Mesopotamians and the comparison between the Indians and Chinese I would say that it also depends on what culture interests you Are you interested in the repeative kind or are you interested in the wide spread of mathematical history


  5. This is an excellent book Especially in terms of a historical perspective of looking at how Mathematical concepts evolved in various civilizations at a similar time It also gives a revival to many civilizations forgot under the influence of Eurocentrism It is an interesting perspective to learn history aside Mathematics How ideas travelled all theway from Africa, Middle East, India, China and vice versa is also an indication of how connected scientific network was even back then Regarding critic [...]


  6. Un libro m s que le hace a os en espa ol y que la Ediciones Pir mide edicionespiramide tiene secuestrado sin reimprimirlo desde hace una d cada, protegiendo as la cultura para que nadie pueda acceder a ella As que lo he conseguido en ingl s y lo he rele do Es un buen libro sobre matem ticas, ameno y lleno de an cdotas que aligeran la lectura de un tema tan, a priori, rido como pueden ser las matem ticas Lo recomiendo.


  7. I read this in college UC Santa Cruz in a class on the History of Mathematics, and I just recently found it and started rereading it.



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