The Nothing That Is
A Natural History of Zero
ISBN10: 0195128427 ISBN13: 9780195128420 Contributors: Kaplan, Ellen (Illustrator) Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand Published: Oct 28 1999 Pages: 225 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
The value of nothing is explored in rich detail as the author reaches back as far as the ancient Sumerians to find evidence that humans have long struggled with the concept of zero, from the Greeks who may or may not have known of it, to the East where it was first used, to the modern-day desktop PC, which uses it as an essential letter in its computational alphabet.