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Published by Random House in New York] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mathematics,
  • Ancient Mathematics,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

First published in 1963.

SeriesNew mathematical library -- 13, New mathematical library -- 13.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 133 p.
Number of Pages133
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26898425M
LC Control Number65065949

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