Zero the biography of a dangerous idea was written by charles seife an american journalist and journalism professor at nyu seifes biography of course is of a number and hence it is not a standard biographical work. The book starts with the history of zero and ends with some of the complex physics that came to be because of the number 0 part philosophical but all math i couldnt wait to get to the next page because of all the drama that is 0. Zero the biography of a dangerous idea is a book by american author and journalist charles seife the book offers a comprehensive look at number 0 and its controversing role as one of the great paradoxes of human thought and history since its invention by the ancient babylonians. Zero the biography of a dangerous idea by charles seife is more than just a math book its a history of zero and infinity which the author constantly reminds readers of their resemblances from their birth the controversial and the indecisiveness of mathematicians scientists philosopher and theologians. Charles seife is the author of five previous books including proofiness and zero which won the pen martha albrand award for first nonfiction and was a new york times notable book he has written for a wide variety of publications including the new york times wired new scientist science scientific american and the economisthe is a professor of journalism at new york university and
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