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Everything and more : a compact history of [infinity]

Autore: David Foster Wallace
Editore: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Serie: Great discoveries.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: History
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 0393003388 9780393003383
Numero OCLC: 123124306
Note: On title page the word "infinity" consists of the symbol for infinity.
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Descrizione: 319 pages ; 21 cm.
Titolo della serie: Great discoveries.
Responsabilità: David Foster Wallace.
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The best-selling author of Infinite Jest on the two-thousand-year-old quest to understand infinity.  Per saperne di più…

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