Introducing Infinity (Paperback)

A Graphic Guide

Brian Clegg

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Infinity is a profoundly counter-intuitive and brain-twisting subject that has inspired some great thinkers – and provoked and shocked others. The ancient Greeks were so horrified by the implications of an endless number that they drowned the man who gave away the secret. And a German mathematician was driven mad by the repercussions of his discovery of transfinite numbers. Brian Clegg and Oliver Pugh’s brilliant graphic tour of infinity features a cast of characters ranging from Archimedes and Pythagoras to al-Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Galileo, Newton, Leibniz, Cantor, Venn, Gödel and Mandelbrot, and shows how infinity has challenged the finest minds of science and mathematics. Prepare to enter a world of paradox.

Brian Clegg is a science journalist and writer. He runs and his previous books include Inflight Science (Icon Books, 2012) Before the Big Bang (St Martin’s Griffin, 2011), Armageddon Science (St Martin’s Press, 2010), and A Brief History of Infinity (Robinson Publishing, 2003). Oliver Pugh works in advertising.

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ISBN: 9781848314061

Price: 7.99

Pages: 176

Publication date: 06/09/2012

Category: Popular Science

Series: Introducing...

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