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Everything and more : a compact history of infinity

Auteur: David Foster Wallace
Uitgever: New York : Atlas Book, ©2003.
Serie: Great discoveries.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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/Vorm: History
Genre: Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 0393003388 9780393003383
OCLC-nummer: 52295275
Beschrijving: 319 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Serietitel: Great discoveries.
Verantwoordelijkheid: David Foster Wallace.
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