Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers

A riveting account of mathematician Amir Aczel’s lifelong obsession: to find the sources of our numbers. Aczel takes the reader on a fascinating ride as he doggedly crisscrosses the world, scouring dusty, moldy texts, cross-examining self-proclaimed experts who offer wildly differing theories, and ultimately penetrating deep into the Cambodian jungle to find definitive proof.

Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers