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Everything and More : A Compact History of Infinity - David Foster Wallace

Everything and More

A Compact History of Infinity

By: David Foster Wallace, Neal Stephenson (Introduction by)

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Published: 4th October 2010
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Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? David Foster Wallace brings his intellectual ambition and characteristic bravura style to the story of how mathematicians have struggled to understand the infinite, from the ancient Greeks to the nineteenth-century mathematical genius Georg Cantor's counterintuitive discovery that there was more than one kind of infinity. Smart, challenging, and thoroughly rewarding, Wallace's tour de force brings immediate and high-profile recognition to the bizarre and fascinating world of higher mathematics.

"A direct yet lyrical style devoted entirely to bringing out the elevated emotions of its two characters." -- Anthony Doerr - Boston Globe
"[Wallace] brings to his task a refreshingly conversational style as well as a surprisingly authoritative command of mathematics. . . . A success." -- John Allen Paulos - American Scholar
"Wallace is the perfect parachute buddy for a free fall into the mathematical and metaphysical abyss that is infinity." -- Dennis Lim - Village Voice

David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Paris Review's Aga Kahn Prize and John Train Prize for Humour, and the O. Henry Award. He died in 2008.

Visit David Foster Wallace's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780393339284
ISBN-10: 0393339289
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 4th October 2010
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.7  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.29