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Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

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A concise and appealing look at the strangest number in the universe and its continuing role as one of the great paradoxes of human thought The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. The Author of this Book is Charles Seife Now, as Y2K fever rages, it threatens a technological apocalypse. Array ISBN . For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea available in English. For zero, infinity's twin, is not like other numbers. It is both nothing and everything. In Zero science journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from its birth as an Eastern philoso

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

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