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John D. Barrow

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John D. Barrow, a distinguished scientist and popular science author, is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. His best-selling books include Theories of Everything and Impossibility.

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The Book of Nothing
Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe
Written by John D. Barrow


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $15.95

What conceptual blind spot kept the ancient Greeks (unlike the Indians and Maya) from developing a concept of zero? Why did St. Augustine equate nothingness with the Devil? What tortuous means did 17th-century scientists employ in their attempts to create a vacuum? And why do contemporary quantum physicists believe that the... Read more >
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The Book of Nothing
Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe
Written by John D. Barrow


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 20, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Infinite Book
A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
Written by John D. Barrow


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $18.00

For a thousand years, infinity has proven to be a difficult and illuminating challenge for mathematicians and theologians. It certainly is the strangest idea that humans have ever thought. Where did it come from and what is it telling us about our Universe? Can there actually be infinities? Is matter infinitely... Read more >
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The Infinite Book
A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
Written by John D. Barrow


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

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