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Finding Zero : a Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers

Author: Amir D Aczel; 3M Company.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amir D Aczel; 3M Company.
ISBN: 9781466879102 1466879106
OCLC Number: 1014279484
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Aczel, Amir D.

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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.

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