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Finding Zero

Author : Amir D. Aczel
ISBN : 9781466879102
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 43.92 MB
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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, which we so depend on, 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, moldy texts, cross examining so-called scholars who offered wildly differing sets of facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle to find a definitive proof. Here, he takes the reader along for the ride. The history begins with the early Babylonian cuneiform numbers, followed by the later Greek and Roman letter numerals. Then Aczel asks the key question: where do the numbers we use today, the so-called Hindu-Arabic numerals, come from? It is this search that leads him to explore uncharted territory, to go on a grand quest into India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and ultimately into the wilds of Cambodia. There he is blown away to find the earliest zero—the keystone of our entire system of numbers—on a crumbling, vine-covered wall of a seventh-century temple adorned with eaten-away erotic sculptures. 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.
Category: Mathematics

Finding Zero

Author : Amir D. Aczel
ISBN : 9781137279842
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 81.26 MB
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The best-selling author of Fermat's Last Theorem traces his adventurous search to find the original sources of numerals, an effort that took him through the artifacts of the ancient world and ultimately deep into a Cambodian jungle.
Category: Mathematics

Finding Zero

Author : Amir D. Aczel
ISBN : 1250084911
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 36.31 MB
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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, which we so depend on, 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, moldy texts, cross examining so-called scholars who offered wildly differing sets of facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle to find a definitive proof. Here, he takes the reader along for the ride. The history begins with the early Babylonian cuneiform numbers, followed by the later Greek and Roman letter numerals. Then Aczel asks the key question: where do the numbers we use today, the so-called Hindu-Arabic numerals, come from? It is this search that leads him to explore uncharted territory, to go on a grand quest into India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and ultimately into the wilds of Cambodia. There he is blown away to find the earliest zero—the keystone of our entire system of numbers—on a crumbling, vine-covered wall of a seventh-century temple adorned with eaten-away erotic sculptures. 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.
Category: Mathematics

Finding Zero

Author : Chris Lianos
ISBN : 9781452527413
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 34.98 MB
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You can have abundance in your life. Chris Lianos invites you to discover the abundance from within by Finding Zero. This book illustrates how you can use metaphysics and neurolinguistic programming to solve the problems that confront you every day. Metaphysics is the study of the universe beyond what we can see. Neurolinguistic programming is the study of excellence and how you can achieve success using your mind, focus and language. Chris brings these two practices together to teach you how to release negative emotions and take practical steps to achieve abundance. You’ll contemplate key questions, such as the nature of reality and why you are here. Discover truths, including: • How you can access your divine guidance system • How to go beyond the veils that hide your abundance • How to crack the creation code and manifest your dream life • How to use universal prosperity laws linked to your abundance • How to avoid self-sabotaging behaviours • How to control your focus Filled with inspirational quotes, worksheets that promote self-discovery and diagrams that explain concepts, this book allows you to gain control over your life and achieve abundance by Finding Zero.
Category: Self-Help

From Zero To A Hundred

Author : Jason Roy
ISBN : 9781490832104
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 60.81 MB
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“He relearned to do the things that many of us take for granted, including eating, dressing, and walking. Jason struggled to retake control of his life and fought against a system that is not friendly for those with disabilities. It is with tenacity for life, justice, his family, and his belief in a higher power that kept his will to fight when many others may have quit. We are extremely proud of Jason!” —Dr. Jeffrey Berliner, DO, TIRR Memorial Hermann Sometimes you have to lose the life of your dreams to live your God-ordained destiny. What do you do when you’ve lost everything? How do you rebuild your life when you’ve lost the desire to live? These questions are at the core of From Zero to a Hundred, a story of hope and inspiration. In From Zero to a Hundred, Jason Roy, a medically retired police officer turned inspirational speaker, details how he survived two near-death experiences and pushed through the pain to discover his purpose. Through life-altering spinal cord injuries, paralysis, bouts with depression, and suicidal thoughts, Jason fought to remain steadfast in his faith in God, accept his new reality, and live his God-ordained destiny. He acknowledges that fear and doubt are normal responses to tragedy, but encourages us to step out on faith and be willing to lose everything to ultimately live the life of our dreams.
Category: Self-Help

From Zero To Zen

Author : Liz Lajoie
ISBN : 9781683507055
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 40.56 MB
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Are you frustrated with your finances and ready for a painless solution? Is your coaching or creative business ramping up, but your bookkeeping gets you down? Do you cringe when you have to deal with your finances, and wish it could just be easy? From Zero to Zen shows you how to manage your money so your business is fabulously successful. When you dig into your books and learn exactly what to do and when, you’ll take your business to a whole new level. This book is for motivated coaches and creative professionals who want to help people and make money.
Category: Business & Economics

Holes

Author : Louis Sachar
ISBN : 0307798364
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 30.57 MB
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Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Nothing That Is

Author : Robert Kaplan
ISBN : 9780195128420
Genre : Mathematics
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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.
Category: Mathematics

Zero Limits

Author : Joe Vitale
ISBN : 9780470893326
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 65.82 MB
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Praise For Zero Limits "This riveting book can awaken humanity. It reveals the simple power of four phrases to transform your life. It's all based in love by an author spreading love. You should get ten copies of it----one for you and nine to give away. It's that good." ---- Debbie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers "I love this book! I feel it will be the definitive personal-change/self-help book for at least a generation and viewed as a watershed event by historians. There is real potential for this book to start a movement that will end war, poverty, and the environmental devastation of our beloved planet." ---- Marc Gitterle, MD, www.CardioSecret.com "This book is like a stick of dynamite, and the moment you start reading, the fuse is lit. It blows away all the complex and confusing success paradigms of the past and reveals a refreshing and clear path to transform your life with just one simple step. As you explore Zero Limits with Vitale, be prepared for a journey that is both challenging and inspiring beyond anything you've imagined." ---- Craig Perrine, www.MaverickMarketer.com "There are more than 6 billion different manifestations of human existence on the planet?and only one of us here. In Zero Limits, Vitale has captured the truth that all great spiritual, scientific, and psychological principles teach at the most fundamental level. Boil it all down to the basics and the keys are quite simple---- the answer to all life's challenges is profound love and gratitude. Read this book; it's a reminder of the truth and ability you already possess." ---- James Arthur Ray, philosopher and bestselling author of Practical Spirituality and The Science of Success "Wow! This is the best and most important book Vitale has ever written!" ---- Cindy Cashman, www.FirstSpaceWedding.com "I couldn't put it down. This book elegantly sketches what I've learned and learned about in twenty-one years of personal study, and then it takes it to the next level. If you're looking for true peace along with 'the good stuff,' then this book is for you." ---- David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich "Zero Limits is Vitale's adventure into the most mind-altering reading experience of your life." ---- Joseph Sugarman, President, BluBlocker Sunglasses, Inc.
Category: Business & Economics

Year Zero

Author : Rob Reid
ISBN : 9780345534514
Genre : Fiction
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An alien advance party was suddenly nosing around my planet. Worse, they were lawyering up. . . . and In the hilarious tradition of The Hitchhikerandrsquo;s Guide to the Galaxy, Rob Reid takes you on a headlong journey through the outer reaches of the universeandmdash;and the inner workings of our absurdly dysfunctional music industry. and Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks itandrsquo;s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. and The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanityandrsquo;s music ever since andldquo;Year Zeroandrdquo; (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang. The resulting fines and penalties have bankrupted the whole universe. We humans suddenly own everythingandmdash;and the aliens are not amused. and Nick Carter has just been tapped to clean up this mess before things get ugly, and heandrsquo;s an unlikely galaxy-hopping hero: Heandrsquo;s scared of heights. Heandrsquo;s also about to be fired. And he happens to have the same name as a Backstreet Boy. But he does know a thing or two about copyright law. And heandrsquo;s packing a couple of other pencil-pushing superpowers that could come in handy. and Soon heandrsquo;s on the run from a sinister parrot and a highly combustible vacuum cleaner. With Carly and Frampton as his guides, Nick now has forty-eight hours to save humanity, while hopefully wowing the hot girl who lives down the hall from him. andldquo;Hilarious, provocative, and supersmart,and Year Zeroand is aand brilliant novel to be enjoyed in perpetuity in the known universe and in all unknown universes yet to be discovered.andrdquo;andmdash;John Hodgman, resident expert, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Category: Fiction