skip to content
Covid-19 virus
COVID-19 Resources

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel). Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this WorldCat.org search. OCLC’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus issues in their communities.

Image provided by: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM
Everything and more : a compact history of infinity Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Everything and more : a compact history of infinity

Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: New York : Atlas Book, ©2010.
Series: Great discoveries
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? David Foster Wallace brings his intellectual ambition and characteristic 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 was more than one kind of infinity. Smart, challenging,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Foster Wallace
ISBN: 9780393339284 0393339289
OCLC Number: 722457922
Description: xxxi, 344 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Great discoveries
Responsibility: David Foster Wallace.

Abstract:

"Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? David Foster Wallace brings his intellectual ambition and characteristic 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 was more than one kind of infinity. Smart, challenging, and thoroughly rewarding, Wallace's tour de force brings immediate and high-profile recognition to the bizarre and fascinating world of higher mathematics."--Publisher's description.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity<\/h3>
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/722457922<\/a>> # Everything and more : a compact history of infinity<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:CreativeWork<\/a>, schema:Book<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0library:oclcnum<\/a> \"722457922<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0library:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/nyu<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0library:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/dbpedia.org\/resource\/New_York_City<\/a>> ; # New York<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/972421<\/a>> ; # Infinite<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/864659130#Topic\/infinite_history<\/a>> ; # Infinite--History<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/511.3\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:copyrightYear<\/a> \"2010<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/68975157<\/a>> ; # David Foster Wallace<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:datePublished<\/a> \"2010<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:description<\/a> \"\"Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? David Foster Wallace brings his intellectual ambition and characteristic 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 was more than one kind of infinity. Smart, challenging, and thoroughly rewarding, Wallace\'s tour de force brings immediate and high-profile recognition to the bizarre and fascinating world of higher mathematics.\"--Publisher\'s description.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/864659130<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:genre<\/a> \"History<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isPartOf<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/864659130#Series\/great_discoveries<\/a>> ; # Great discoveries<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Everything and more : a compact history of infinity<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:productID<\/a> \"722457922<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:publication<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/722457922#PublicationEvent\/new_york_atlas_book_2010<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:publisher<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/864659130#Agent\/atlas_book<\/a>> ; # Atlas Book<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780393339284<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0wdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/722457922<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>

Related Entities<\/h3>
<http:\/\/dbpedia.org\/resource\/New_York_City<\/a>> # New York<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"New York<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/511.3\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/864659130#Agent\/atlas_book<\/a>> # Atlas Book<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a bgn:Agent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Atlas Book<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/864659130#Series\/great_discoveries<\/a>> # Great discoveries<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a bgn:PublicationSeries<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/722457922<\/a>> ; # Everything and more : a compact history of infinity<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Great discoveries<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/864659130#Topic\/infinite_history<\/a>> # Infinite--History<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85066098<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Infinite--History<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/nyu<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0dcterms:identifier<\/a> \"nyu<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/972421<\/a>> # Infinite<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Infinite<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/68975157<\/a>> # David Foster Wallace<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Wallace<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"David Foster<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"David Foster Wallace<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780393339284<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isbn<\/a> \"0393339289<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isbn<\/a> \"9780393339284<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/722457922<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a genont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/722457922<\/a>> ; # Everything and more : a compact history of infinity<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:dateModified<\/a> \"2018-11-08<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0void:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>