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Title:
Ancient computing : from counting to calendars
Author:
Woods, Michael, 1946-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Runestone Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
88 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the methods of computation developed in various civilizations around the world, from prehistoric times up until the end of the Roman Empire.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 2.0 47096.
ISBN:
9780822529972
Format :
Book

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Without numbers there would be no clocks, no calendars, and no computers.The technology of computing began long before computers existed.Computing involves mathematics--the science of numbers.Math is used in almost every area of science, medicine, business, construction, manufacturing, and mapmaking.Join authors Michael and Mary Woods as they explore the engaging world of computing, from the invention of the abacus and sundials to the creation of calculators and computers.


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Gr 6-9-Accessible, clearly written series titles that look at the use of technology in early civilizations. The first book examines ancient methods of communication in the Middle East, India, China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Americas. Discussions of paints and painting techniques, writing systems and writing paraphernalia, printing methods, and libraries are included. Computing discusses the methods of computation developed in various societies around the world, from prehistoric times to the Roman Empire. Chapters cover counting, number systems, measurement, and their applications. Construction describes buildings and structures and examines materials, methods, and tools of construction. Above-average, full-color photographs of sites and artifacts and reproductions enhance these solid presentations.-Paul Bielich, Northwestern High School, Detroit, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.