- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press (July 9, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691025118
- ISBN-13: 978-0691025117
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #601,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite
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'Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates.' -Los Angeles Times
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This is a fantastic book for anyone who has had some extensive Math and Calculus training in his/her past. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to open their mind and learn something beautiful with ease.