The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands. To Infinity and Beyond. Eli Maor. To Infinity and Beyond A Cultural History of the Infinite. With Illustrations and 6 Color Plates. Birkhauser BostonĀ· BaselĀ·. To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite, Eli Maor. (reprint of Birkhauser edition) pp., illustrations, paper $ ISBN.

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A top-notch editor clarifies an author’s voice the lei heat clarifies butter leaving no thermal trace in the final product. Other editions – View all To Infinity and Beyond: Aug 13, Ann rated it really liked it Shelves: An excellent historical overview of the concept of infinity.

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Yossi rated it liked it Jan 31, 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. If you are truly interested in exploring the idea of Infinity then these are all great books worth your time. Refresh and try again. Jun 12, Marcia rated it it was amazing.

Being me, I especially found the math and art portions interesting, especially because there are a whole lot of references and even a chapter to M. Indeed, in an important way this work is about the intellectual and emotional kinship we may all find in reaching both within and beyond ourselves to the extremities of rational thought, aesthetic vision, and the physical world.

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In organization and character this earlier work of Maor’s foreshadows the better edited Infinitj published “e: Open Mwor See a Problem? Princeton University Press Amazon.

To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite by Eli Maor

Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinit 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 infinitj the “horror infiniti” of the Greeks to the works of M.

But above all, the book describes the mathematician’s fascination with infinity–a fascination mingled with puzzlement.

That said, this is a finely felt, thoughtfully designed, and beautiful work that largely carries through in clarity an exploration of mathematical, geometric, aesthetic, and cosmological infinity.

The Internet, which is actually a vast network containing some 38, smaller networks in countries, is currently the world’s most extensive online system, supporting e-mail, information databases, and various other subscription and free services for close to 20 million regular users. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates. His prime example is the thriving WELL system, which hosts a wide spectrum of discussion topics. May 14, Laura Buckby rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: There were a few areas I pretty much just skimmed through.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. To Infinity and Beyond: Okay, tails off at the end.

To Infinity and Beyond: A very readable exposition on history of the concept of infinity. Workers can hold conferences and tap into scores of databases and services. References to this book African Fractals: My library Help Advanced Book Search. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind–from the “horror infiniti” of the Greeks to the works kaor M.

To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite

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Excellent for the layman and still satisfying for the expert. He addresses infinity in several categories: A Cultural History of the Infinite Princeton paperbacks: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Concern with Truth and Beauty carry his account of infinity, as one might expect of a mathematician. Jul 18, Chris Lawnsby rated it really liked it. Aug 05, Zac rated it really liked it. Feb 16, Kate rated it really liked it. Escher; from the ornamental designs Leah rated it really liked it Oct 11, Nov 19, Kevin added it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.