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Brian Clegg - A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable - 9781841196503 - KTG0016236
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A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable

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Description for A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable Paperback. The story of a philosophical and mathematical concept that has driven men insane Series: Brief Histories. Num Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: PBK; PDZM. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 132 x 196 x 17. Weight in Grams: 198.
'Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.' Douglas Adams, Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy We human beings have trouble with infinity - yet infinity is a surprisingly human subject. Philosophers and mathematicians have gone mad contemplating its nature and complexity - yet it is a concept routinely used by schoolchildren. Exploring the infinite is a journey into paradox. Here is a quantity that turns arithmetic on its ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Robinson
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2003
Series
Brief Histories
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781841196503
SKU
KTG0016236
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About Brian Clegg
BRIAN CLEGG is a prize-winning science writer with a physics degree from Cambridge and a masters in the mathematical discipline operational research. He has written over 20 science books and articles for newspapers and magazines from The Observer and Wall Street Journal to BBC Focus and Playboy. He lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife and two children.

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