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Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity
By David Foster Wallace and Neal Stephenson (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date October 4, 2010
Pages 344
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393339284
ISBN-10 0393339289
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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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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