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Intimations of infinity

the mythopoeia of the Iqwaye counting system and number

by Jadran Mimica

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Published by Berg, Distributed exclusively in the US and Canada by St. Martin"s Press in Oxford [England], New York, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Yagwoia (Papua New Guinea people),
  • Numeration.,
  • Number concept.,
  • Infinite.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMythopoeia of the Iqwaye counting system and number.
    StatementJadran Mimica ; with an afterword by Roy Wagner.
    SeriesExplorations in anthropology
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDU740.42 .M56 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 188 p. :
    Number of Pages188
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2392900M
    ISBN 100854961453
    LC Control Number87022412


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