## From zero to infinity: what makes numbers interesting |

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#### Review: From Zero to Infinity: What Makes Numbers Interesting

User Review - Sean Maguire - GoodreadsEven better than Hodges' 'From One to Nine'. First published in 1955, and updated to keep track of developments in math in the intervening 50 years, Reid does a masterful job of journeying through the ... Read full review

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User Review - Todd Spicer - GoodreadsRead it five and a half years ago. Got it out again seven weeks ago. Working through it now and really letting the big questions sink in more. Great place to start for concepts dealing with "the shadowy history and philosophy of the modern digits." Read full review

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