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18 July 2011

The Arithmetic Revolution

Listen to National Public Radio's Weekend Edition broadcast segment Fibonacci's 'Numbers': The Man Behind The Math. "Weekend Edition "Math Guy" Keith Devlin tells the story of this arithmetic revolution in his new book, The Man of Numbers. Numerals 0 to 9 had been around in Hindu and Arabic cultures for centuries, but the problem was, Europeans didn't really do business with the numbers."

On the post page, you can read the transcript of the interview, download the mp3 file, read an excerpt from the new book, and see pages from the original Liber Abaci.