The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
Zero is silently omnipresent in our lives in almost every way, but it has had to overcome numerous obstacles over the centuries. Robert Kaplan tells us how nothingness gradually came into being, opening its way across skeptical civilizations that resisted the idea, viewed as useless devilish sorcery.
Indians, Mayans, Egyptians, Greeks, Sumerians, Babylons... they all struggled with the concept. But due to its practical convenience, zero prevailed along ...
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