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
In 1986, gifted animator John Lasseter, technology guru Ed Catmull, and visionary Steve Jobs founded Pixar Animation Studios. Their goal: create a computer animated feature, despite predictions that it could never be done. An unprecedented catalog of blockbuster films later, the studio is honoring its history in this deluxe volume. From its fledgling days under George Lucas to ten demanding years creating Toy Story to the merger with Disney, each milestone is vibrantly detailed. Interviews with Pixar directors, producers, animators, voice talent, and industry insiders, as well as concept art, storyboards, and snapshots illuminate a history that is both definitive and enthralling.
to infinity and beyond First Tale of the Trinity: The Soul Crackers Religinon®, a global religious enterprise, claims that it can take you on a spiritual journey to infinity and beyond. 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 but joins only because of Dell’s insistence. However, when the "new reality" sets in, Religinon® is suddenly in the driver’s seat. As Dell's faith begins to falter, he tries to convince Roni to escape with him but it’s too late; she’s hooked and will not leave. In an effort to force her release, he stirs up public opinion against Religinon®, but the cult launches a vicious counterattack. Going underground, Dell becomes a warrior for life as he attempts to rescue Roni from the iron tentacles of a corrupt criminal enterprise masquerading as a religion. He learns that when the law is terrified of bringing a corrupt cult to justice for fear of retaliation and the fallout from violating its so-called religious freedom, nothing can arrest its quest for world domination; nothing, except the dedication, determination, and pure grit of a handful of former members; heroes who know the truth…the whole truth…and cannot be shuddered into silence. Welcome to the debut of a new genre of literature called cult fiction, where nothing is as it seems, and where truth and reality make strange bedfellows.
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.
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!
Is anything truly random? Does infinity actually exist? Could we ever see into other dimensions? In this delightful journey of discovery, David Darling and extraordinary child prodigy Agnijo Banerjee draw connections between the cutting edge of modern maths and life as we understand it, delving into the strange – would we like alien music? – and venturing out on quests to consider the existence of free will and the fantastical future of quantum computers. Packed with puzzles and paradoxes, mind-bending concepts and surprising solutions, this is for anyone who wants life’s questions answered – even those you never thought to ask.
Cool Personalised Couple Journal, Diary, Planner, Cute and Lovely Notebooks for Couples (Blank, 110 Pages, 6 X 9) (Couple Notebooks)
Author: Couple Notebooks
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Family & Relationships
To Infinity And Beyond (Couple Notebooks) - lovely notebook compostion for couples, cool for birthday, Valentine's day or anniversaries. Very cute and lovely notebook with loving theme perfect for a gift to reminds your beloved one how important is for you. Get yours today! It has as many as 110 unlinen pages where you can draw or write down everything what will come to your minds! You can write your couple goals, notes, plan a trip together, take it to college, or make a unforgettable gift for your beloved one who is very important for you! Specifications: Cover: Matte Dimensions: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Interior: Blank, White Paper, Unlined Pages: 110 Notebooks from Couple Notebooks Series are perfect gifts for a person in any age! Also for someone who have birthday, anniversary, and you can be sure that it will bring a smile to the face of your loved ones! Check my our other notebooks and find the perfect one that will suit you. My books carry a range of different notebooks and you will undoubtedly find the right one for you by checking through our different and exciting graphic options.