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  • Hardcover: 145 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser; 1995 edition (August 11, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0817638199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0817638191
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In fewer than 150 pages Vilenkin has packed a whole course on infinity: its history, philosophy, and mathematical theory. Abe Shenitzer's translation is very smooth and natural... When fractals have gone out of style, and chaos is no longer the flavor of the month, some kind of 'geometric set theory' or 'set-theoretic geometry' may very well remain, and In Search of Infinity may still be the best introduction to it."

--American Mathematical Monthly

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 16, 2001
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Everybody who has some interest to mathematics can understand this remarkable book. I was 17 when I read it first time. Now I have PhD in mathematics and often use examples from the book for my students and my children. Some things seem to be impossible (the curve covering a square, ...) but after reading this book one can feel it, not only understand.
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