Rogerson's Book of Numbers: The culture of numbers from 1001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World (Paperback)
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Rogerson's Book of Numbers: The culture of numbers from 1001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 06/11/2014
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Rogerson's Book of Numbers tells the stories behind our iconic numbers. It is based on a numerical array of virtues, spiritual attributes, gods, devils, sacred cities, powers, calendars, heroes, saints, icons and cultural symbols. It provides a dazzling mass of information for those intrigued by the many roles numbers play in folklore and popular culture, in music and poetry, and in the many religions, cultures and belief systems of our world. The stories unfold from millions to zero: from the number of the beast (666) to the seven deadly sins, the twelve signs of the zodiac to the four suits of a pack of cards. Along the way you will discover why Genghis Khan built a city of 108 towers, how Dante forged his Divine Comedy on the number eleven, and why thirteen is so unlucky in the west while fourteen is the number to avoid in China. Now available as a paperback, this is your pocket-book guide to the numerical mysteries of the universe.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781252680
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 238 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Ill-killed Ill-quartered Ill-cooked Ill-seasoned Ill-served -- Samuel Johnson's five-fold malediction of a dissappointing plate of mutton
Detailed and wide-reaching ... this is a lot more than trivia ... an enjoyable, cultural and cultured tome -- John Lloyd * The Bookbag *
Eclectic ... He brings abstraction to vibrant life. Full of interest and learning lightly worn, this is an admirable and entertaining book. -- Ross Leckie * Country Life *

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