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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity

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"Aleph" tells the story of Georg Cantor (1845-1918), a Russian-born German who created set theory, the concept of infinite numbers, and the "continuum hypothesis", which challenged the very foundations of mathematics. Illustrations.

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By the author of "Fermat's Last Theorem", this title sheds light on a convoluted mathematical theory while providing a portrait of a complex man, George Cantor (1845-1918), whose work on the "continuum problem" drove him mad and into an asylum.

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Amir D. Aczel is the bestselling author of ten books, including Entanglement, The Riddle of the Compass, The Mystery of the Aleph, and Fermat's Last Theorem. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Ronald Taylor, April 15, 2009 (view all comments by Ronald Taylor)
I had to the read this book overnight for an assignment. I thought I would hate it. Boy was I wrong. I loved this book. Aczel writes in a very engaging, accessible style. He never goes over the head of the reader and writes just enough about Kabbalah, remaining focused on the enigmatic Georg Cantor and mathematics.
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ISBN:
9780743422994
Author:
Aczel, Amir D.
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Author:
Aczel, Amir D., PH.D.
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Cabala
Subject:
Infinite
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
bk-266
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 12.46 oz

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"Synopsis" by , By the author of "Fermat's Last Theorem", this title sheds light on a convoluted mathematical theory while providing a portrait of a complex man, George Cantor (1845-1918), whose work on the "continuum problem" drove him mad and into an asylum.
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