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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite

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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 ...

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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite
2011, Birkhauser

ISBN-13: 9781461253969

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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite
1991, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691025117

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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite
1987, Birkhauser, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9783764333256

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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite
1986, Birkhauser

ISBN-13: 9780817633257

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