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Infinite book : a short guide to the boundless, timeless and endless

Author: John D Barrow
Publisher: New York : Vintage, [2006] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage books editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the concept of infinity, tracing the history and meaning of infinity from ancient times to the present day, and examining the diverse permutations of the infinite and their influence on the human sense of the world around.
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Genre/Form: Humor
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Barrow
ISBN: 1400032245 9781400032242
OCLC Number: 71891132
Description: xvi, 328 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Much ado about everything --
Infinity, almost and actual, fictitious and factual --
Welcome to the hotel infinity --
Infinity is not a big number --
The madness of Georg Cantor --
Infinity comes in three flavours --
Is the universe infinite? --
The infinite replication paradox --
Worlds without end --
Making infinity machines --
Living forever.
Responsibility: John D. Barrow.

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Explores the concept of infinity, tracing the history and meaning of infinity from ancient times to the present day, and examining the diverse permutations of the infinite and their influence on the human sense of the world around.

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