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Posted By Peter Bentley

My original illustrated title, The Book of Numbers, has been doing very well around the world. It's now been translated into so many languages that I am not sure I have a copy of each version of my own book.

Because of its success, the publisher asked me to produce a revised paperback edition, which we have decided to title, The Invention of Numbers. This version is a smaller pocket-sized version that retains the key diagrams but allows the reader to read the material in a rather more portable format than the original large volume.

It's taken several months to get it right, and I'm pleased to say that the first books are now hitting the shelves. Click here to see The Invention of Numbers on amazon.

On a similar topic, I've also had a nice message from a reader who also maintains a gorgeous website that illustrates numbers. Check it out.

Please allow me to draw your attention to our internet project Aim of the site is the build-up of a collection of number pictures from all around the world and hence to show the beauty of numbers in their everyday use beyond their practical importance. You can find a lot of samples from different applications and countries on the site.

We are hoping that the visitors will also be interested in supplemental information regarding numbers in general and have included a link to one of your books on the English and German versions of the site (which also includes lots of beatiful number pictures itself). Probably there are also students or employees at your faculty who like to travel and would be willing to contribute pictures to the collection. Having three kids in school, we are unfortunately not able to tour the world ourselves looking for beautiful number motives.

Invention of Numbers