The Story of 1 (2006)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - World History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Follow host Terry Jones on a guided tour of the most simple number known to man in this detailed exploration of the history of the number "1." From the origins of modern numbers to the creation of the most enduring civilizations in history, the number "1" has played a key role in some of mankind's greatest achievements. Now, thanks to computer graphics and detailed research, viewers can learn how the invention of zero changed the course of modern history and mathematics and saved mankind from continuing to rely on the Roman numeral system.

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history, mathematics, numbers, origins, research