Book Reviews of Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Zero The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Author: Charles Seife
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ISBN-13: 9780140296471
ISBN-10: 0140296476
Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
A lot of interesting information, although the author unfortunately belongs to the "tell them, tell them, and tell them again" school of writing.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not just a math book... a sociological, religious, history, AND math book. Seife has an engaging way of writing about lofty topics.
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Math concepts well presented for the layman.
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The writing is very patronizing, as if the author thought that all his readers were not-very-bright eleven year olds. I didn't really need multiple paragraphs to explain to me that any number multiplied by zero gives zero. I know that. I did manage to finish grade school. There is some interesting stuff in here, but I didn't find it worth the reading.