The nothing that is

a natural history of zero

By Kaplan, Robert M.

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ISBN
978-0-19512-842-0
Publisher
Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2000.


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Reviewed on October 1, 1999

Kaplan presents a fascinating discussion of the intertwining development of the name, symbol, and concept of zero from ancient through surprisingly recent times. His investigative approach intriguingly combines historical, etymological, and mathematical perspectives. (Not coincidentally, Kaplan is an educator in mathematics, philosophy, and languages.) While ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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