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Everything and More

A Compact History of Infinity (Great Discoveries)

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"A gripping guide to the modern taming of the infinite."—The New York Times. With a new introduction by Neal Stephenson.

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.

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Cover of: Everything and More
Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity (Great Discoveries)
October 2003, W. W. Norton & Company
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First Sentence

"1a. There is such a thing as an historian of mathematics."

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Library of Congress
QA9 .W335 2003

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7450636M
ISBN 10
0393003388
ISBN 13
9780393003383
LC Control Number
2003011415
Library Thing
45872
Goodreads
821914

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