The Infinite in the Finite

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

1 SYMPHONIES OF STONE
1. Balfour M. Stonehenge and its mysteries, MacDonald and Janes, London ( 1979).
2. Westwood J. The atlas of mysterious places, George Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London ( 1987).

2 THE PYRAMID BUILDERS
1. Baines J. and Malek J. Atlas of ancient Egypt, Phaidon Press, Oxford ( 1980).
2. Robins G. and Shute C. The Rhind mathematical papyrus, British Museum Publications, London ( 1987).
3. Bunt L., Jones P., and Bedient J. The historical roots of elementary mathematics, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ ( 1976).
4. Van der B. L. Waerden The (2:n) table in the Rhind papyrus, Centaurus, 23, 259-74 ( 1980).
5. Gillings R. J. Mathematics in the time of the pharoahs, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA ( 1972).

4 BABYLON
1. Beek M. A. Atlas of Mesopotamia, Thomas Nelson and Sons, London ( 1962).
2. Neugebauer O. The Exact Sciences in Antiquity, Harper, New York ( 1962).
3. Van der B. L. Waerden Geometry and Algebra in Ancient Civilizations, Springer-Verlag, Berlin ( 1983).

5 THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
1. Cotterell A. The First Emperor of China, Holt, Rinehart, Winston, New York ( 1981).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • 1 - Symphonies of Stone 1
  • 2 - The Pyramid Builders 19
  • 3 - The Theban Mysteries 42
  • 4 - Babylon 53
  • 5 - The Middle Kingdom 72
  • 6 - The Achaeans 105
  • 7 - A World Made of Numbers 112
  • 8 - The Thoughts of Zeus 132
  • 9 - The Philosopher's Criticism 163
  • 10 - The Elements of Euclid 206
  • 11 - An Island Interlude 239
  • 12 - Proportion 252
  • 13 - The Divine Archimedes 278
  • 14 - Apollonius the Great Geometer 324
  • 15 - The Science of Numbers 366
  • 16 - The School of Alexandria 388
  • 17 - The Dark Sub­ Continent of India 426
  • 18 - The Contribution of Islam 461
  • Bibliography 509
  • Index 515
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