Perfect Figures: The Lore of Numbers and How We Learned to Count by Bunny Crumpacker
Since the beginning of civilization, numbers have been more than just a way to keep count. Perfect Figures tells the stories of how each number came to be and what incredible associations and superstitions have been connected to them ever since.
Thomas Dunne Books: 2007.
ISBN: 9780312360054. 288 pp.
Hardcover. Very good.