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Science  01 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5595, pp. 969-970
DOI: 10.1126/science.1077975

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Mathematics Elsewhere. An Exploration of Ideas Across Cultures. Marcia Ascher. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2002. 219 pp. $24.95, £17.95. ISBN 0-691-07020-2.

In this follow-up to her earlier Ethnomathematics, Ascher discusses the treatment of topics such as views of time, the future, maps, and mathematical relations in a variety of traditional and small-scale cultures.