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The History of Countingby Denise Schmandt-besserat
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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
About the Author
Michael Hays is the illustrator of several books for children, including Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger and Hello, Tree! by Joanne Ryder. He lives in Oak Park, IL.
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