The Book of Nothing

Author(s): John D. Barrow

Popular Science

From the zeros of the mathematician to the void of the philosophers, from Shakespeare to the empty set, from the ether to the quantum vacuum, there is much ado about nothing at the heart of things. This book covers various aspects of nothingness to reveal how the human mind has had to make something of nothing in every field of human enquiry.

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"The startling story of the West's intellectual struggle with the concept of zero is told with admirable elegance and clarity." -"New Statesman"

General Fields

  • : 9780099288459
  • : CCV
  • : Vintage
  • : July 2001
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 113
  • : 400
  • : Popular science; Philosophy
  • : map, portraits
  • : John D. Barrow
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition