The Infinite Book: Book by John D. Barrow

The Infinite Book

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9780099443728    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 352        Language: English
Infinity is surely the strangest idea that humans have everthought.Where did it come from and what is it telling us about ourUniverse?Can there actually be infinities? Or is infinity just a labelforsomething...Read more
Infinity is surely the strangest idea that humans have everthought.Where did it come from and what is it telling us about ourUniverse?Can there actually be infinities? Or is infinity just a labelforsomething that is never reached, no matter how long you go oncounting?Are infinities like numbers, with some bigger than others, andoneinfinity at the top, bigger than all the rest? Can you do aninfinitenumber of things in a finite amount of time? Is the universeinfinite? Is it infinitely old and will it continue to exist forever? Is matter infinitely divisible into ever-smaller pieces? But infinity is also the place where things happen that don't. All manner of strange paradoxes and fantasies characterise an infinite universe.

If our Universe isinfinite then an infinite number of exact copies of you areat thisvery moment reading an identical sentence on an identicalplanetsomewhere else in the Universe. So what is it like to live in a Universe where nothing is original, where you can live forever,whereanything that can be done, is done, over and over again? These aresomeof the deep questions that the idea of the infinite pushes us to ask.Throughout history, the infinite has been a dangerous idea. Many have lost their lives, their careers, or their freedom for talking aboutit.The Infinite Book will take you on a tour of these dangerousquestionsand the strange answers that scientists, mathematicians,philosophers,and theologians have come up with to deal with its threatsto our sanity.
Read less
About the author: John D. Barrow
John D. Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University, Fellow of Clare Hall,... Read more
John D. Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University, Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and the current Gresham Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London. His principal area of scientific research is cosmology, and he is the author of many highly acclaimed books about the nature and significance of modern developments in physics, astronomy, and mathematics, including 'The Origin of the Universe' 'The Universe that Discovered Itself' 'The Book of Nothing' 'The Constants of Nature' 'The Infinite Book: a Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless', 'The Artful Universe Expanded, 'and' New Theories of Everything,' and 100 'Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know'. He is also the author of the award-winning play 'Infinities'.
Read less
Review:
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...Read more
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.
Read less

Other books by John D. Barrow

Recommended Books for you - See all

Price: Rs. 580   Rs.574
You save: Rs.6
Vendor : Royal Enterprises, MUMBAI
BUY NOW

FREE SHIPPING | Delivered in 3 working days

(Cash on delivery available)

Be assured. 7 days Return & Refund Policy.
Click here

2 offers starting from Rs. 574

Rs.574   FREE SHIPPING

In stock | Delivered in 3 working days

Royal Enterprises, MUMBAI

Add to cart

Rs.897   FREE SHIPPING

In stock | Delivered in 3 working days

S.V. Enterprise., Mumbai

Add to cart

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions