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Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Zero The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Author: Charles Seife
Charles Seife traces the origins and colorful history of the number zero from Aristotle to superstring theory by way of Pythagoras, the Kabbalists, and Einstein. Weaving together ancient dramas and state-of-the-art science, Zero is a concise tour of a universe of ideas bound up in the simple notion of nothingness.
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ISBN-13: 9780140296471
ISBN-10: 0140296476
Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Pages: 256
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3.9 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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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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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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