From zero to comma
You don't need to be a history or mathematics buff to dive into this collection, it is fascinating in itself.
It allows us to understand the way our ancestors calculated while bringing us to understand how we arrived at modern methods.
Here: the introduction of Arabic numerals in Europe. An adventure beginning in 1143 in Toledo and ending in the 16th century in Germany, this slow diffusion of the system is told to us through the centuries, the civilizations and the people who compose it. With the help of numerous examples and photos, what might seem dry at first glance is very pleasant to read.
We learn without difficulty. What was complicated for us is now understandable.