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 mind--from the "horror infiniti" of the Greeks to the works of M. C. 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. But above all, the book describes the mathematician's fascination with infinity--a fascination mingled with puzzlement. "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 "[Eli Maor's] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama."--Choice "Fascinating and enjoyable.... places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics."--Science
Chronicles the history of the studio from its origins, through the success of such features as Toy Story and Finding Nemo, to its merger with Disney, and includes interviews with animators, business executives, and industry insiders.
Get ready to rocket off with Buzz Lightyear and the whole gang from Andy's room in this 16-page book with lift-the-flaps on every spread. The biggest surprise comes at the end, when a little green alien launches himself right out of the book! To Infinity and Beyond is full of DisneyoPixar fun all the way through to its blastoff ending!
With this book, children can unlock the mysteries of maths and discover the wonder of numbers. Readers will discover incredible information, such as why zero is so useful; what a googol really is; why music, maths and space are connected; why bees prefer hexagons; how to tell the time on other planets; and much much more. From marvellous measurements and startling shapes, to terrific theories and numbers in nature - maths has never been as amazing as this!
I Love You to Infinity and Beyond is an illustrated children's book that reaches into the parents' feelings and memories of bringing up a child in the early years, from nicknames to common phrases expressing love.
Religinon, a global religious enterprise, claims it can take you to Infinity and Beyond, via its SpiritPower Technology. Rock star Dell Englund is convinced and persuades his wife to join. However, when Dell's money runs out, Religinon runs him out and keeps his wife. Roni is not seeking spiritual highs, test driving it only out of curiosity and because of Dell's passionate insistence. However, when the "new reality" sets in, Religinon slides right into the driver's seat. As Dell's faith falters, he begs Roni to leave with him - but it's too late - she's hooked and cannot leave. Sure she is being held against her will, he goes to the police, but is stunned to discover the law will not touch a Religinon case... the cost is just too steep. Dell is advised by the chief of police to disappear if he wants to survive. Good advice, but not without his wife. Going underground, Dell attempts to rescue Roni from the iron tentacles of a corrupt criminal enterprise masquerading as a religion. In an effort to force her release, he stirs up public opinion against Religinon with his concert crusades. He knows it's a crapshoot in the dark he's betting his life on. No one has been famous enough to walk away and live to tell the tale. Until now. But how long he'll last is anyone's guess. It's Orwell's 1984. Here and Now.
What Che Guevara started ... someone had to finish
Author: Stephen E. Holmes
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
Che Guevara and Alberto Granado’s journey through South America in 1952 on a Norton 500 motorcycle is one of the most famous motorcycle journeys of all time. Guevara’s experiences on that journey led him to become a key figure of the Cuban Revolution and one of the greatest inspirational icons of the twentieth century. Steve Holmes and Pete Sandford’s journey through South America in 2009 is arguably the least known motorcycle journey of all time, but it took them on the same route, through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. Along the way, the pair did battle with some of the most dangerous environments on the planet including the Atacama Desert (the driest place on Earth) and the mighty Amazon River. To make it just a bit tougher they made the trip on authentic period Nortons just like Che’s. Che’s motorcycle never completed the 5000 mile journey. Would Holmes and Sandford’s 60-year-old bikes survive this epic trip? To infinity and beyond relates the dangerous and exciting adventure as they follow Che’s route faithfully.
Weird Maths is a lively, accessible, fun book about mathematics, the maths that is all around us, that defines us, our intelligence, our curiosity. In this delightful journey of discovery, David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee explore the cutting edge of modern maths and delve into some fascinating questions: Is anything truly random? Does infinity actually exist? Can maths help us understand chaos? Can chess be solved with maths? If there are aliens and if they play music, would we like it? Packed with puzzles and paradoxes, mind-bending concepts and surprising solutions, Weird Maths is a book for anyone who is interested in maths or in popular science.
"Cantor's Continuum Hypothesis remains a mystery in mathematics. Initially developed by Georg Cantor, the Continuum Hypothesis states, in its weakest form, that no set has cardinality between that of the natural numbers and the real numbers. Cantor was never able to prove his hypothesis, and the combined results of Kurt Gödel and Paul Cohen later showed that the hypothesis was independent of the accepted axioms of set theory (ZFC - Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory with the axiom of choice). In this project, a detailed history of the hypothesis is presented and analyzed, specifically focusing on the work of Cantor, Gödel, and Cohen. The impact of the hypothesis on mathematical thinking is emphasized, specifically in the search for possible new axioms leading to various logical systems in contrast to ZFC"--Abstract.