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    Rogerson's Book of Numbers: The Culture of Numbers from 1001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World (Hardback) By (author) Barnaby Rogerson

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    DescriptionRogerson's Book of Numbers tells the stories behind our iconic numbers. It is based on a numerical array of virtues, spiritual attributes, gods, devils, sacred cities, powers, calendars, heroes, saints, icons and cultural symbols. It provides a dazzling mass of information for those intrigued by the many roles numbers play in folklore and popular culture, in music and poetry, and in the many religions, cultures and belief systems of our world. The stories unfold from millions to zero: from the number of the beast (666) to the seven deadly sins, the twelve signs of the zodiac to the four suits of a pack of cards. Along the way you will discover why Genghis Khan built a city of 108 towers, how Dante forged his Divine Comedy on the number eleven, and why thirteen is so unlucky in the west while fourteen is the number to avoid in China.

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    Rogerson's Book of Numbers
    The Culture of Numbers from 1001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barnaby Rogerson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 307 g
    ISBN 13: 9781781250990
    ISBN 10: 1781250995

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: OCC015000
    BIC subject category V2: VXFN
    BISAC V2.8: OCC021000
    DC23: 133.3359
    Illustrations note
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Barnaby Rogerson is an author, publisher and journalist. Together with his partner Rose Baring, he runs Eland Publishing, which specializes in keeping the classics of travel literature in print. He has also written dozens of travel articles, book reviews and historical essays on various North African and Islamic themes, for Vanity Fair, Cornucopia, Conde Nast Traveller, Geographical, Traveller, Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, House & Garden, Harpers & Queen and the TLS.
    Review quote
    "'Ill-killed Ill-quartered Ill-cooked Ill-seasoned Ill-served' (Samuel Johnson's five-fold malediction of a dissappointing plate of mutton)"