## Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous IdeaThe Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. For zero, infinity's twin, is not like other numbers. It is both nothing and everything. In |

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#### Smart and entertaining at the same time

User Review - kawasakign - BordersGreat book. As an engineer that took way to much math back in college, I now have a greater appreciation for how all the great mathematicians of the past created our modern calculus. Ties together religion, philosophy and science and math all together to get the whole historical story. Read full review

#### Zero: the biography of a dangerous idea

User Review - Not Available - Book VerdictThis is a very light treatment of big ideas. In the first chapters, Seife, a correspondent for New Scientist, skims over the historical and intellectual development of zero, covered more thoughtfully ... Read full review