Books by Georges Ifrah

Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Like many a software designer, the author has put plenty of information into his work, but has failed to make it user-friendly. (b&w drawings)"
An ambitious but baffling history of automatic calculation, from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic numbers to modern computers. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 14, 2000

"A must for any library—and a wonderful gift for anthropologists, ethnographers, cultural historians, and quiz kids."
Ifrah's monumental follow-up to From One to Zero (1993) goes from one to (almost) infinity as he meticulously reviews the numbers and reckoning systems of countless tribes and cultures in a dazzling scholarly performance. Read full book review >