The History of Counting

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The History of Counting

By Denise Schmandt-Besserat; Michael Hays (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780688141189, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 1999

Drawing on years of research, a renowned archaeologist traces the evolution of counting. She shows how the concept of numbers came about, how various societies answered the question "How many?," and how our modern-day decimal system was developed. Engrossing and enlightening, this fascinating book introduces children to one of our most important inventions.

00-01 Utah Book Award (Informational Books)

Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council.