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Product Description: An entertaining and illuminating collection of 100 surprising connections between math and the arts. At first glance, the worlds of math and the arts might not seem like comfortable neighbors. But as mathematician John D. Barrow points out, they have a strong and natural affinity―after all, math is the study of all patterns, and the world of the arts is rich with pattern...read more

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9780393352221 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 18, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: An entertaining and illuminating collection of 100 surprising connections between math and the arts.

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Product Description: A fascinating exploration of math’s connection to the arts. At first glance, the worlds of math and the arts might not seem like comfortable neighbors. But as mathematician John D. Barrow points out, they have a strong and natural affinity―after all, math is the study of all patterns, and the world of the arts is rich with pattern...read more

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9780393246551 | W W Norton & Co Inc, February 23, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A fascinating exploration of math’s connection to the arts.

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Product Description: An entertaining, eye-opening guide to what math and physics can reveal about sports. How can sprinter Usain Bolt break his world record without expending any additional effort? What dates of birth give rise to the best professional athletes? Is it better to have the inside or outside lane during a race? Drawing on vivid, real-life examples, mathematician John D...read more

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9780393345506 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, June 24, 2013), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: An entertaining, eye-opening guide to what math and physics can reveal about sports.

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Product Description: This highly interdisciplinary 2007 book highlights many of the ways in which chemistry plays a crucial role in making life an evolutionary possibility in the universe. Cosmologists and particle physicists have often explored how the observed laws and constants of nature lie within a narrow range that allows complexity and life to evolve and adapt...read more

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9781107406551 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, August 16, 2012), cover price $109.99 | About this edition: This highly interdisciplinary 2007 book highlights many of the ways in which chemistry plays a crucial role in making life an evolutionary possibility in the universe.

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Product Description: An entertaining, eye-opening guide to what math and physics can reveal about sports. How can sprinter Usain Bolt break his world record without expending any additional effort? Which demands a faster reaction time, tennis or baseball? What dates of birth give rise to the best professional athletes? Is it better to have the inside or outside lane during a race? And how can you improve your balance just by changing your posture? Drawing on vivid, real-life examples, John D...read more

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9780393063417 | W W Norton & Co Inc, June 18, 2012, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: An entertaining, eye-opening guide to what math and physics can reveal about sports.

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Product Description: “There can be few better guides to the bewildering array of potential universes, and none so readable or entertaining.”―Manjit Kumar, The Independent Einstein’s theory of general relativity opens the door for the study of other possible universes―and weird universes at that...read more

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9780393081213 | W W Norton & Co Inc, June 20, 2011, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: An unforgettable tour of the strange and wonderful universes that modern physics posits might-just might-be out there.

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9780393343113 | W W Norton & Co Inc, June 11, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: “There can be few better guides to the bewildering array of potential universes, and none so readable or entertaining.

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Product Description: This is a book about universes, a story that revolves around a single unusual and unappreciated fact: that Einstein's famous theory of relativity describes universes -- entire universes. Not many solutions of Einstein's tantalizing universe equations have ever been found, but those that have are all very remarkable...read more

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9781847920980 | Vintage Uk, February 3, 2011, cover price $32.75 | About this edition: This is a book about universes, a story that revolves around a single unusual and unappreciated fact: that Einstein's famous theory of relativity describes universes -- entire universes.

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Product Description: “Dozens of short essays, each prompted by one of science’s visual creations . . . beautiful.”―George Johnson, New York Times Book Review We live in a visual age―an age of images; iconic, instant, and influential. In this remarkable book, John D...read more

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9780393061772 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 21, 2008, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: A remarkable book tracing the history and influence of nearly two hundred iconic images that changed human conceptions of the universe and our place in it.

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9780393337990 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, December 14, 2009), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: “Dozens of short essays, each prompted by one of science’s visual creations .

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Product Description: Eminent cosmologist and writer John D. Barrow uses simple mathematics to answer one hundred perplexing questions from everyday life. Mathematics can reveal and illuminate things about the complex world we live in that can’t be found any other way...read more

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9780393070071 | W W Norton & Co Inc, May 18, 2009, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Eminent cosmologist and writer John D.

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Product Description: Mathematics can tell us things about the world that can’t be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining little book answers one hundred essential questions about existence. It unravels the knotty questions, clarifies the conundrums, and sheds light into dark corners...read more

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9781847920034 | Gardners Books, October 16, 2008, cover price $15.55 | About this edition: Mathematics can tell us things about the world that can’t be learned in any other way.

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Product Description: This highly interdisciplinary 2007 book highlights many of the ways in which chemistry plays a crucial role in making life an evolutionary possibility in the universe. Cosmologists and particle physicists have often explored how the observed laws and constants of nature lie within a narrow range that allows complexity and life to evolve and adapt...read more

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9780521871020 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 14, 2008), cover price $149.99 | About this edition: This highly interdisciplinary 2007 book highlights many of the ways in which chemistry plays a crucial role in making life an evolutionary possibility in the universe.

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Product Description: Will we ever discover a single scientific theory that tells us everything that has happened, and everything that will happen, on every level in the Universe? The quest for the theory of everything - a single key that unlocks all the secrets of the Universe - is no longer a pipe-dream, but the focus of some of our most exciting research about the structure of the cosmos...read more

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9780192807212 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 26, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Published in 1991, John Barrow's Theories of Everything was hailed as "a mind-boggling intellectual adventure" by Publishers Weekly and as "an exhilarating journey.

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9780199548170 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 12, 2008), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Will we ever discover a single scientific theory that tells us everything that has happened, and everything that will happen, on every level in the Universe?

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A leading mathematician, cosmologist, and author of The Constants of Nature furnishes an eye-opening study of the concept of infinity, tracing the history and meaning of infinity, from ancient times to the present day, and examining the diverse permutations of the infinite and their influence on the human sense of the world around. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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9780375422270, titled "The Infinite Book: A Short Guide To The Boundless, Timeless, and Endless" | Pantheon Books, August 2, 2005, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Explores the concept of infinity, tracing the history and meaning of infinity from ancient times to the present day, and examining the diverse permutations of the infinite and their influence on the human sense of the world around.

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9781400032242 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, September 12, 2006), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A leading mathematician, cosmologist, and author of The Constants of Nature furnishes an eye-opening study of the concept of infinity, tracing the history and meaning of infinity, from ancient times to the present day, and examining the diverse permutations of the infinite and their influence on the human sense of the world around.
9780099443728 | New edition (Vintage Uk, April 1, 2006), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Infinity is a strange idea.

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Product Description: Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution. How we react to a beautiful painting or symphony draws upon instincts laid down long before humans existed. Now, in this enhanced edition of the highly popular The Artful Universe, Barrow further explores the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and the basic nature of the Universe...read more

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9780192805690 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 15, 2005, cover price $48.00 | About this edition: Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution.

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9780199601332 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, March 15, 2011), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution.

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Product Description: This preview of the future of physics comprises contributions from recognized authorities inspired by the pioneering work of John Wheeler. Quantum theory represents a unifying theme within the book, as it relates to the topics of the nature of physical reality, cosmic inflation, the arrow of time, models of the universe, superstrings, quantum gravity and cosmology...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By John D. Barrow (editor), P. C. W. Davies (editor) and Charles L. Harper (editor)

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9780521831130 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 30, 2004, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: This preview of the future of physics comprises contributions from recognized authorities inspired by the pioneering work of John Wheeler.

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A leading physicist and author of Theories of Everything describes what the constants of nature--the numbers that define the universe--tell us about the inner workings of the world around us and reveals how, despite our expertise at measuring the values of such constants, we cannot explain or predict them. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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9780375422218 | Pantheon Books, January 1, 2003, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A physicist describes what the constants of nature reveal about the inner workings of the world and explains how, despite our expertise at measuring the values of such numbers, we cannot explain nor predict them.

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9781400032259 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, March 1, 2004), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A leading physicist and author of Theories of Everything describes what the constants of nature--the numbers that define the universe--tell us about the inner workings of the world around us and reveals how, despite our expertise at measuring the values of such constants, we cannot explain or predict them.

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A leading mathematician and cosmologist explores the concept of nothingness, from the origins of zero in ancient India, through changing ideas about 'nothing' from ancient Greece to the present day, to attempts by modern mathematics, cosmology, theology, and physics to explain the role of 'nothing' in the structure of the universe. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

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9780375420993 | Pantheon Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Explores the concept of nothingness, from the origins of zero in ancient India to attempts by modern mathematics, cosmology, theology, and physics to explain the role of 'nothing' in the structure of the universe.

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9780375726095 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, August 1, 2002), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A leading mathematician and cosmologist explores the concept of nothingness, from the origins of zero in ancient India, through changing ideas about 'nothing' from ancient Greece to the present day, to attempts by modern mathematics, cosmology, theology, and physics to explain the role of 'nothing' in the structure of the universe.

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Product Description: Warum ist ein Überschreiten der Lichtgeschwindigkeit unmöglich? Und warum kann kein mathematisches Theoriengebäude die Welt vollständig beschreiben? Durch Grenzen, die jeder wissenschaftlichen Forschung gesetzt sind, werden bei John D...read more

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9783827411105 | Spektrum Akademischer Verlag Gmbh, March 6, 2001, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Warum ist ein Überschreiten der Lichtgeschwindigkeit unmöglich?

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Product Description: The origins of life on earth, the workings of the human mind, the mysteries of the Universe itself-profound questions such as these were once the province of philosophy and theology alone. Today they have become the staple-and indeed the hallmark-of the finest writing about science...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780198502548, titled "Between Inner Space and Outer Space: Essays on Science, Art, and Philosophy" | Oxford Univ Pr, May 20, 1999, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A collection of essays which examines such concepts as the Laws of Nature, life on other planets, issues of time and space, quantum reality, and how science relates to religion and aesthetics

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9780192880413 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 1, 2000, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The origins of life on earth, the workings of the human mind, the mysteries of the Universe itself-profound questions such as these were once the province of philosophy and theology alone.

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Product Description: Are there really laws of nature out there waiting to be discovered? Or are they simply an illusion? This revised edition of "The World Within the World", is John Barrow's extraordinary study of how we view the universe. Covering the magical notions of primitive cultures to the latest ideas about chaos, black holes, inflation, and superstrings, the book traces the development of our concept of what the laws of nature are and how we come to know them...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780192862006 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 1, 2000, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Are there really laws of nature out there waiting to be discovered?

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Product Description: In Impossibility, John D. Barrow--one of our most elegant and accomplished science writers--argues convincingly that there are limits to human discovery, that there are things that are ultimately unknowable, undoable, or unreachable...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780198518907 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 7, 1998, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Illuminating some of the most profound questions faced by science, the author demonstrates the limitations imposed on human knowledge and discovery by evolution, possibility, ethics, and other factors

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9780195130829 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, October 28, 1999, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: In Impossibility, John D.

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Product Description: Am Anfang war Symmetrie im Inferno des kosmischen Urknalls, mit dem unsere physikalische Welt begann. Was hat diese Symmetrie gebrochen und Strukturen wie Galaxien, Sterne, Planeten und Lebensbedingungen für Menschen geschaffen, die über das Universum nachdenken können? 'Die linke Hand der Schöpfung' ist ein Pionierbuch der Erfolgsautoren John D...read more

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9783827405265 | Gardners Books, March 23, 1999, cover price $12.35 | About this edition: Am Anfang war Symmetrie im Inferno des kosmischen Urknalls, mit dem unsere physikalische Welt begann.

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9789681656577 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, December 31, 1998, cover price $14.99

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Explains which events took place from '10 to the minus 35th power' seconds onward after the big bang, detailing discoveries along the way which resolved many of the controversies

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9780465053148 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, June 1, 1997), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Explains which events took place from '10 to the minus 35th power' seconds onward after the big bang, detailing discoveries along the way which resolved many of the controversies

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A study of the beginning of time, space, and matter speculates on the nature of time, the existence of wormholes, and the concept of the 'inflationary universe,' noting the significance of recent COBE satellite observations. QPB & Astronomy Main. BOMC, History, & Lib of Science Alt.

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9780465053544 | Basic Books, October 1, 1994, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Explains which events took place from '10 to the minus 35th power' seconds onward after the big bang, detailing discoveries along the way which resolved many of the controversies

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