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Everything and more : a compact history of infinity

Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: New York : Atlas Book, ©2003.
Series: Great discoveries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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David Foster Wallace brings his intellectual ambition and bravura style to the story of how mathematicians have struggled to understand the infinite, from the ancient Greeks to the nineteenth-century mathematical genius Georg Cantor's counterintuitive discovery that there is more than one kind of infinity.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 0393003388 9780393003383
OCLC Number: 52295275
Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Great discoveries.
Responsibility: David Foster Wallace.
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The best-selling author of Infinite Jest on the two-thousand-year-old quest to understand infinity.  Read more...

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