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Finding zero : a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers

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by Aczel, Amir D. Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki. 2015. Adult Non-Fiction. MP3. 6:00 hours. 513.5 Acz.
Title
Finding zero : a mathematician's odyssey to uncover the origins of numbers
Author
Aczel, Amir D.
Narrator
Stefan Rudnicki
Media
MP3
Cassettes / Disks
1
Time
6:00 hours
Publication Date
2015
Genre
Adult Non-Fiction
Subject
Numerals--History.
Zero (The number)--History.
Abstract
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
Call No.
513.5 Acz
ISBN
9781481523738
Accession No.
20151179
Member Library Holdings
CPL c.3 06/16
NVD c.1 11/15
SPL c.2 06/16
Publisher
Ashland, Oregon : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2015
Producer
Blackstone
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by Plaidy, Jean. Narrated by Trish Grainge. Historical Fiction. Audiobook. 13:45 hours. H Pla.
Title
The haunted sisters
Author
Plaidy, Jean
Narrator
Trish Grainge
Media
Audiobook
Cassettes / Disks
11
Time
13:45 hours
Genre
Historical Fiction
Abstract
The British empire was on the verge of revolution and at the centre of events are the Stuart sisters: Mary the Queen, and Anne the Queen-to-be, continually haunted by the memory of their father, James II, whom they have wronged.
Call No.
H Pla
ISBN
0-7091-2503-8
Accession No.
1992047
Member Library Holdings
NVD c.2 2/92
Publisher
London : Robert Hale, c1966.
Producer
LSB 1991
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by Read, Miss. Narrated by Trish Grainge. General Fiction. Audiobook. 7:45 hours. F Rea.
Title
Storm in the village
Author
Read, Miss
Narrator
Trish Grainge
Media
Audiobook
Cassettes / Disks
6
Time
7:45 hours
Genre
General Fiction
Abstract
Two strangers arrive at Hundred Acre Field and the rumour is that a large housing estate is to be built there. While the protests and public enquiry take place, the villagers have other cause for shaking their heads when Miss Jackson falls in love and Joseph Coggs takes flight from Tyler's Row.
Call No.
F Rea
Accession No.
1991562
Member Library Holdings
BPL c.2 9/95
Publisher
London : Michael Joseph, c1958.
Producer
LSB 1991
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