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The Book Of Nothing
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'Barrow explains nothing with great clarity, a lovely lightness of touch and enormous erudition' Spectator

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John D. Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University, Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and the current Gresham Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London. His principal area of scientific research is cosmology, and he is the author of many highly acclaimed books about the nature and significance of modern developments in physics, astronomy, and mathematics, including The Origin of the Universe, The Universe that Discovered Itself; The Book of Nothing, The Constants of Nature, The Infinite Book: a Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless, The Artful Universe Expanded, New Theories of Everything, and Cosmic Imagery.

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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 *
"When it comes to explaining the trickiest ideas John Barrow goes the extra mile which helps you to understand when going on" * Guardian *
"An entertaining and informative account of how the zero came into being in ancient civilisations such as the Babylonian and Egyptian...I am happy to report that nothing is full of interesting reading" * New Scientist *

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