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Finding zero: a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers

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"The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. 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. [This book] 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"--
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subject_facetMATHEMATICS / Counting & Numeration
Mathematics / History & Philosophy
Numerals -- History
SCIENCE / History
Science / History
Zero (The number) -- History
title_displayFinding zero : a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers
title_fullFinding Zero A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers
Finding zero : a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers / Amir D. Aczel
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Zero (The number)