New in As New dust jacket. 0517371456. This specific hardback book is in new condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges and corners and has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in as new condition with barely detectable wear if any. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "The late Issac Asimov's thoughts on various numbers, series and numerically interesting subjects, including Euler's "e, " the origin of the "Arabic numerals" and lots about various large numbers, including Googols and the transfinite numbers. The several chapters are a collection of articles he wrote mostly in the 1960's. Asimov introduces a version of the series he calls Asimov's Series. One would like to call him "Sir Issac Asimov." The book provides numerous factoids, some of which have significant historical significance. There's no bibliography, but he mentions some references. He reveals some history of the "so called Arabic" numeral system, including the invention of "zero."His insights into Calendars were very interesting to this reviewer. He vaguely endorsed a famous proposal for a symetric "World Calendar.""; 9 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; 249 pages.
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