ZERO IS NOT NOTHING by Mindel & Harry Sitomer

ZERO IS NOT NOTHING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As they used to say on Electric Company about letters of the alphabet, this book is brought to you by zero. Zero can be the starting point in any measurement, the break-even point for a businessman, or a separation point (as between freezing and melting of water on a Celsius thermometer--""It does not mean that there is no temperature at 0°""). ""Another very important use for zero"" is to hold the place in our ""place value system"" of writing numerals, and the Sitomers devote the second half of the book to explaining how the system works, why a zero was needed, and where the symbol and concept came from. Clear and fundamental--could be a positive starting point.

Pub Date: April 19th, 1978
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell