Synopses & Reviews
The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshipped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Science journalist Seife follows this innocent-looking number--zero--from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe and transcendence into the West. 75 line drawings.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-238) and index.
About the Author
Charles Seife is the author of five previous books, including Proofiness
which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for first nonfiction and was a New York Times
notable book. He has written for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Wired, New Scientist, Science, Scientific American,
and The Economist
. He is a professor of journalism at New York University and lives in New York City.