 
New SEL Resources
Reference Spotlight
Numerical
notation : a comparative history
by Stephen Chrisomalis
QA41 .C47
2010
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University
Press, 2010.
ix, 486 p. : ill. ;
24 cm.
ISBN: 0521878187
ISBN13: 9780521878180
This book is a crosscultural
reference volume of all attested numerical notation systems
(graphic, nonphonetic systems for representing numbers),
encompassing more than 100 such systems used over the past 5,500
years. Using a typology that defies progressive, unilinear
evolutionary models of change, Stephen Chrisomalis identifies
five basic types of numerical notation systems, using a cultural
phylogenetic framework to show relationships between systems and
to create a general theory of change in numerical systems.
Numerical notation systems are primarily representational
systems, not computational technologies. Cognitive factors that
help explain how numerical systems change relate to general
principles, such as conciseness or avoidance of ambiguity, which
apply also to writing systems. The transformation and
replacement of numerical notation systems relates to specific
social, economic, and technological changes, such as the
development of the printing press or the expansion of the global
worldsystem.

New SEL Reference Books
October 2010
September 2010

Annual book
of ASTM standards, v. 03.01, 03.02, 04.05, 04.10, 08.01, 08.02, 08.03,
09.01, 09.02, 11.05, 11.06, 12.01, 14.02, 14.03, 14.04, 15.05, 15.06, 15.10
TA401 .A653

Abstracts of
papers presented to the American Mathematics Society, v. 31.02, 31.03
QA1 .A521

Assistantships and graduate fellowships in the mathematical sciences
QA13 .A88
2009

Peterson
field guide to birds of eastern and central North America,
by Roger Tory Peterson
QL681 .P45 2010

Masonry
Instant Answers
by Rochelle Jaffe
TH5313 .J34 2004

Civil
Engineering Formulas
by Tyler Gregory Hicks
TA331 .H53 2010

Handbook of
Human Molecular Evolution, v. 01, v. 02
edited by David N. Cooper and Hildegard KehrerSawatzki
QH325. H346 2008
June 2010

Annual book
of ASTM standards, v. 02.01, 02.04, 10.01, 10.02, 14.01, 15.09
TA401 .A653

Texas ... commercial fishing guide
SH222.T4 T442

Operations Research Calculations Handbook
by Dennis Blumenfeld
T57.6 .B57

Mechanical behavior of concrete
edited by JeanMichel Torrenti, Gilles PijaudierCabot, JeanMarie Reynouard
TP882.3 .M43
2010

Pressure
vessel handbook
by Eugene Megyesy
 The
Oxford handbook of membrane computing
edited by Gheorghe Păun, Grzegorz Rozenberg and
Arto Salomaa
QA76.9.N37
O94 2010

Standard handbook of machine design
edited by Joseph E. Shigley, Charles R. Mischke,
Thomas H. Brown, Jr
TJ230 .S8235
2004

A dictionary of the space age
by Paul Dickson
TL509 .D475
2009

Shigley's mechanical engineering design
by Richard G. Budynas, J. Keith Nisbett
TJ230 .S5 2011

Handbook of chemical engineering calculations
edited by Nicholas P. Chopey
TP149 .H285
2004

Theory of machines and mechanisms
by John J. Uicker, Jr., Gordon R. Pennock, Joseph E. Shigley
TJ145 .U33
2011

Reservoir engineering handbook
by Tarek Ahmed
TN871 .A337
2010

Annual book
of ASTM standards v. 02.05, 04.03, 04.04
TA401 .A653 2010

Jane's all
the world's aircraft
edited by Paul Jackson
TL501 .J3

Handbook of
molecular chaperones : roles, structures and mechanisms
edited by Piero Durante, Leandro Colucci
QP552.M64
H36 2010
May 2010

Numerical
notation : a comparative history,
by Stephen Chrisomalis
QA41 .C47
2010

Handbook of
basal ganglia structure and function,
edited by Heinz Steiner, Kuei Y. Tseng
QP383.3
.H36 2010

International
building code,
International Code Council
KF5701 .I524

Annual book
of ASTM standards, v. 02.03, 04.13, 10.03, 10.04, 11.01, 11.02, 15.02
TA401 .A653

Design of
municipal wastewater treatment plants, 5th ed., v. 1, 2, 3
Water Environment Federation; American Society of Civil Engineers
TD201 .W337
no. 8 2010

Molecular
genetics of recombination,
edited by Andrés Aguilera, Rodney Rothstein
QH443 .M65
2007
April 2010

Handbook of
comparative world steel standards, 4th ed.
by John E. Bringas
TA472 .H25
2007

ACI manual of
concrete practice, 2010
Index, pt. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
TA683 .A5

The
mechatronics handbook, 2nd ed., v. 1 2
edited by Robert H. Bishop
TJ163.12 .M4226
2008

Annual book
of ASTM standards, v. 03.04, 04.08, 04.09, 05.02, 05.03, 05.04, 06.03,
06.04, 15.01
TA401 .A653

Environmental regulatory calculations handbook,
by Leo Stander and Louis Theodore
KF3775 .S73
2008

Uniform
mechanical code,
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
KF5708.Z95 I567

Structural
steel designer's handbook : AISC, AASHTO, AISI, ASTM, AREMA, and ASCE07
design standards, 4th ed.
edited by Roger L. Brockenbrough and Frederick S. Merritt
TA684 .S79
2006

Abstracts of
papers presented to the American Mathematical Society, v.29, 30
American Mathematical Society
QA 1 .A521

Theilheimer's
synthetic methods of organic chemistry = Synthetische Methoden der
organischen Chemie, v.75
QD 262 .S94
New SEL Periodical Titles

Genetics is available
fulltext from v.1 (1916present) because of our print subscription,
call number: QH 431 .G43.

Nucleic Acids Research
is available fulltext from v. 27 (1999present) in the Oxford
University Press collection.  Open Access

Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
is available fulltext from v. 1 (2002present).  Open Access
New SEL Databases
New SEL Books
Latest 2 Weeks Sorted by:
