The Infinite Book
A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
By (author) John D. Barrow
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Infinite Book by John D. Barrow
Book DescriptionInfinity is surely the strangest idea that humans have ever had. Where did it come from and what is it telling us about our Universe? Can there actually be infinities? Can you do an infinite number of things in a finite amount of time? Is the Universe infinite? Infinity is also the place where things happen that don't. What is it like to live in a Universe where nothing is original, where you can live forever, where anything that can be done, is done, over and over again? These are some of the deep questions that the idea of the infinite pushes us to ask. Throughout history, the infinite has been a dangerous concept. Many have lost their lives, their careers, or their freedom for talking about it. The Infinite Book will take you on a tour of these dangerous questions and the strange answers that scientists, mathematicians, philosophers and theologians have come up with to deal with its threats to our sanity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099443728
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John D. Barrow
Philosophy of Cosmology, Hardback (March 2017)
This book addresses foundational questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology for a broad academic audience.
100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didnt Know About Math and the Arts, Paperback (February 2016)
An entertaining and illuminating collection of 100 surprising connections between math and the arts.
100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Math and the Arts, Hardback (April 2015)
A fascinating exploration of math's connection to the arts.
100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts, Hardback (November 2014)» View all books by John D. Barrow
Shows us that mathematics and the arts are not so far removed from each other. This book takes us on a 100-step tour, guiding us through art forms as various as sculpture, literature, architecture and dance, and reveals what maths can tell us about the mysteries of the worlds of art and design.
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Author Biography - John D. Barrow
John D. Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University, Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and the current Gresham Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London. His principal area of scientific research is cosmology, and he is the author of many highly acclaimed books about the nature and significance of modern developments in physics, astronomy, and mathematics, including The Origin of the Universe, The Universe that Discovered Itself; The Book of Nothing, The Constants of Nature, The Infinite Book: a Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless, The Artful Universe Expanded, New Theories of Everything, Cosmic Imagery and, most recently, The Book of Universes.
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