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The Resource Finding zero : a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers, Amir D. Aczel

Finding zero : a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers, Amir D. Aczel

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Finding zero : a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers
Title
Finding zero
Title remainder
a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers
Statement of responsibility
Amir D. Aczel
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Language
eng
Summary
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 has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery. Finding Zero is an adventure-filled saga of Amir Aczel's lifelong obsession: to find the original sources of our numerals. Aczel has doggedly crisscrossed the ancient world, scouring dusty texts, cross examining so-called scholars who offered wildly differing facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle to find a definitive proof. While on this odyssey, Aczel meets a host of fascinating characters: academics in search of truth, jungle trekkers looking for adventure, surprisingly honest politicians, shameless smugglers, and treacherous archaeological thieves--who finally reveal where our numbers come from. Here, he takes the reader along for the ride
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BLACP
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Aczel, Amir D
Credits note
Directed by Cassandra de Cuir
Dewey number
513.5
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not applicable
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LC call number
QA141.2
LC item number
.A29 2015d
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history
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Read by Stefan Rudnicki
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1945-
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  • Rudnicki, Stefan
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
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  • Numerals
  • Zero (The number)
  • Numerals
  • Zero (The number)
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Finding zero : a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers, Amir D. Aczel
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  • Title from container
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  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
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digital storage
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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5 audio discs (6 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781481523721
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(library edition)
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not applicable
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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s
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digital, CD audio
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  • Zbhdw
  • ZEbhdw
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • ocn892648856
  • (OCoLC)892648856
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Label
Finding zero : a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers, Amir D. Aczel
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481523721
Isbn Type
(library edition)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • Zbhdw
  • ZEbhdw
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn892648856
  • (OCoLC)892648856
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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