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Description - Imaginary Numbers by William Frucht

"William Frucht's wide-ranging compilation of mathematically flavored fiction and poetry is humorous, thought-provoking, and profoundly entertaining."-John Allen Paulos, author of Once Upon a NumberThis delightful anthology-the first such collection since the publication of Clifton Fadiman's bestselling Fantasia Mathematica and The Mathematical Magpie-explores the many ways in which creative writers have investigated mathematical themes, from the marvels of infinity and the peculiarities of spacetime to artificial intelligence, black holes, and quantum weirdness. * Features works by Italo Calvino, Lewis Carroll, Jorge Luis Borges, William Gibson, J. G. Ballard, James Dickey, Carl Sandburg, and Alan Lightman * Reintroduces lesser-known but seminal works such as science-fiction writer Connie Willis's cult classic "The Schwartzchild Radius" William Frucht (Danbury, CT) is the Senior Editor of trade science books for Basic Books.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471393412
ISBN-10: 047139341X
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 141mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Frucht

William Frucht is a senior editor at Basic Books and the coauthor, with Larry Siever, of The New View of Self.