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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 O'Neill, Gilda. Narrated by Annie Aldington. General Fiction. MP3. 9:05 hours. F One.
Title
Rough justice
Author
O'Neill, Gilda
Narrator
Annie Aldington
Media
MP3
Cassettes / Disks
1
Time
9:05 hours
Genre
General Fiction
Subject
East End (London, England)--Fiction.
Family violence--Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--England--London--Fiction.
Abstract
Set in 1936 against a backdrop of civil war in Spain and the privations of the Depression at home, Rough Justice follows the lives, loves and losses of the Flanagans, the Tanners and the Lovells. All three families live on the top floor of the crumbling Turnbury Buildings - a Spartan Victorian dwelling close to the docks in London's East End.
Call No.
F One
ISBN
9781445022086
Accession No.
2012819
Member Library Holdings
BPL c.2 12/12
FV c.1 12/12
Publisher
Oxford : Isis, 2012
Producer
Ulverscroft 2086
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