Great article. i’m getting this book, thanks for the tip.
Personally, I consider mathematics to be a rather useful albeit, dry, intimidating field of study. In public school, my grades in arithmetic and math were terrible. I finally found a truce with the subject in college when I aced Algebra 101. A few years ago, I started an independent study of Trigonometry that more or less, still continues. To me, mathematics is difficult and requires a great deal of discipline for a follow-through.
That is why I was surprised to find an attractively packaged slim volume about mathematics on the new books shelf at the Norfolk (Nebraska) Public Library. The dustcover of Finding Zero: A Mathematician’s Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers by Amir D. Aczel is reminiscent of Buddhist philosophy publications. The drawing of a right palm immediately made me think of a classic Mudra or gesture of the Lord Buddha. The juxtaposition of the illustration with the…
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