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Finding Zero Binding: Hardcover Publisher: St Martins Pr Publish Date: 2015/01/06 Synopsis: "The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created

  • Finding Zero available on February 21 2017 from NeweggBusiness for Https://" itemprop="offers" target="_external" title="" itemscope itemtype="">30.37
  • Finding Zero available on October 27 2015 from Newegg for 23.4
  • ISBN bar code 9781137279842 ξ1 registered August 14 2016
  • ISBN bar code 9781137279842 ξ2 registered October 27 2015
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Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals, which we so depend on, has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery. Finding Zero is an adventure filled saga of Amir Aczel's lifelong obsession: to find the original sources of our numerals. Aczel has doggedly crisscrossed the ancient world, scouring dusty, moldy texts, cross examining so-called scholars who offered wildly differing sets of facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle to find a definitive proof. Here, he takes the reader along for the ride. The history begins with the early Babylonian cuneiform numbers, fol...

    ^ Finding Zero, St Martins Pr. NeweggBusiness. (revised Feb 2017)
    ^ Finding Zero, St Martins Pr. Newegg. (revised Oct 2015)

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