The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless (Paperback)John D. Barrow (author)
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'A delight. Popular science doesn't come much better than this' Independent
Everything you might want to know about infinity - in history and all the way to today's cutting-edge science.
Infinity is surely the strangest idea that humans have ever had. Where did it come from and what is it telling us about our Universe? Can there actually be infinities? Can you do an infinite number of things in a finite amount of time? Is the Universe infinite?
Infinity is also the place where things happen that don't. What is it like to live in a Universe where nothing is original, where you can live forever, where anything that can be done, is done, over and over again?
These are some of the deep questions that the idea of the infinite pushes us to ask. Throughout history, the infinite has been a dangerous concept. Many have lost their lives, their careers, or their freedom for talking about it.
The Infinite Book will take you on a tour of these dangerous questions and the strange answers that scientists, mathematicians, philosophers and theologians have come up with to deal with its threats to our sanity.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
Barrow brings his charm and wit to provide an account that is highly engaging * Nature *
Science writing at its best. A cutting-edge scientist and a proven writer tackles a subject of infinite fascination. As page-turning as a detective story * Good Book Guide *
If you enjoy a good intellectual wrestle, this book is for you * Daily Mail *
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