Announcements and news related to the history of calculation which has come to the attention of Things that Count:
- Detlef Zerfowski has published a compendious new book Our World-wide Knowledge on Calculating Machines, Slide Rules and Calculating Tools: An Approach for a Comprehensive Overview of the Knowledge from Past until Present. of 1574 pages 13 years to compile this book more than 9000 references on articles and books on mechanical calculating and over 9000 patents.
- Denise Schmandt-Besserat has edited a new scholarly book: Symbols at ‘Ain Ghazal, ‘Ain Ghazal Excavation Reports 3, bibliotheca neolithica Asiae meridionalis et occidentals & Yarmouk University, Monograph of the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2013. Includes 368 pages, 139 figures (including 5 colour illustrations), 38 plates, 3 tables obtainable in hardcover through ex orient bookshop.