Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

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Baker & Taylor, CATS, Jun 29, 2009
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A "biography" of the most vexing and troublesome number in human history reveals how the Babylonians invented it, why the Greeks were afraid of it and the Hindus worshipped it, the role it played in hunting down heretics in the Middle Ages, and its place in the Y2K issue.

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User Review  - stef7sa - LibraryThing

Interesting read. Most surprising the representation of complex numbers as points on a globe. The physics part at the end seemed a bit far fetched. Read full review

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

Generally lively and fun book w/ a few flaws. The somewhat inaccurate historical asides as footnotes are a bit troubling, but sometimes they end up in parentheses instead, which is more annoying. The ... Read full review

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