Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Baker & Taylor, CATS, Jun 29, 2009
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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