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To Infinity and Beyond : A Cultural History of the Infinite by Eli Maor (1991, Paperback)
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To Infinity And Beyond Princeton Paperbacks

To Infinity and Beyond Princeton Paperbacks Binding: Paperback Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr Publish Date: 1991/07/09 Language: ENGLISH Pages: 296 Dimensions: 9.75 x 6.75 x 0.75 Weight: 1.20 ISBN-13: 9780691025117


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  • To Infinity And Beyond Princeton Paperbacks available on July 18 2016 from Newegg for 33.81
  • ISBN bar code 9780691025117 ξ2 registered June 11 2017
  • ISBN bar code 9780691025117 ξ3 registered July 18 2016
  • ISBN bar code 9780691025117 ξ1 registered September 21 2015
  • Product category is Book

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Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind--from the "horror infiniti" of the Greeks to the works of M. C. Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician's fascination with infinity--a fascination mingled with puzzlement. "Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates."--Los Angeles Times "Eli enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama."--Choice "Fascinating and enjoyable.... places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics."--Science


References
    ^ (1991). To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite (revised Nov 2015)
    ^ To Infinity and Beyond : A Cultural History of the Infinite by Eli Maor (1991, Paperback) (revised Jun 2017)
    ^ To Infinity And Beyond Princeton Paperbacks, Princeton Univ Pr. Newegg. (revised Jul 2016)

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