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The resulting book is something of an unusual creature. Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: Buy the selected items together This item: Our counting numbers 1, 2, 3, etc are probably less than 10, years old, an offshoot of language, and there were probably no more than a handful of these discrete units for most of that time.

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Anyone in the other group, and Alex Bellos is one of these people, would disagree. Bellos starts his tour of the mathematical world with some anthropology, asking whether numbers are something natural to humans, or whether they are learned and constructed.

Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos. Studies of Mundukuru tribespeople, who live in a remote part of the Amazon, show that they can count to four or five and then their next quantity is “many”.

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