A Story of Natural Numbers

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Black Dog Books

Age 12+

Science & Technology: General Interest Educational: Mathematics & Numeracy

Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, zero ... go!

Let’s introduce you to the amazing natural numbers: meet 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. You will have already met them. Without them your life would be very different. You wouldn’t be able to tell the time, send a letter or use a telephone. Imagine no computers, no TVs and no birthdays. But there was a time when they didn’t exist. Natural numbers have a long and fascinating history. Whet your appetite for numbers by reading A Story of Natural Numbers, which will grip you all the way from mysterious zero to the wonderful nine.


David Demant is currently Senior Curator of the Information and Communication department at Museum Victoria. He has published several children's and young adult books. A Story of Natural Numbers is his first Walker Books Australia title.

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