From Zero to Infinity: What Makes Numbers Interesting

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 16, 2006 - Mathematics - 208 pages
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From Zero to Infinity is a combination of number lore, number history, and sparkling descriptions of the simply stated but exceedingly difficult problems posed by the most ordinary numbers that first appeared in 1955 and has been kept in print continuously ever since. With the fifth edition this classic has been updated to report on advances in number theory over the last 50 years, including the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. Deceptively simple in style and structure, it is a book to which the reader will return again and again, gaining greater understanding and satisfaction with each reading.

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look at the preface. A lot of information about zero.

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Although not trained as a mathematician, Constance Reid is well known for her books on mathematicians and mathematics. Following the success of From Zero to Infinity, her first book, Reid went on to write A Long Way from Euclid, Hilbert, Courant in Gottingen and New York, Neyman, The Search for E.T. Bell, Julia--A Life in Mathematics, among others.

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