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Zero The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

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ISBN-10: 0140296476

ISBN-13: 9780140296471

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles Seife

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

A graduate of Yale University in Mathematics, Charles Seife's areas of research include probability theory and artificial intelligence. His journalism includes articles for The New Scientist, The Economist, and Scientific American among others. His first book, Zero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea, won the PEN Award for Non-fiction.

Null and Void
Nothing Doing: The Origin of Zero
Nothing Comes of Nothing: The West Rejects Zero
Nothing Ventured: Zero Goes East
The Infinite God of Nothing: The Theology of Zero
Infinite Zeros and Infidel Mathematicians: Zero and the Scientific Revolution
Infinity's Twin: The Infinite Nature of Zero
Absolute Zeros: The Physics of Zero
Zero Hour at Ground Zero: Zero at the Edge of Space and Time
Zero's Final Victory: End Time
Animal, Vegetable, or Minister?
The Golden Ratio
The Modern Definition of a Derivative
Cantor Enumerates the Rational Numbers
Make Your Own Wormhole Time Machine
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index