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John D. Barrow

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
Written by John D. Barrow
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2002
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-375-72609-5 (0-375-72609-8)

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






The Infinite Book
Written by John D. Barrow
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$18.00/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3224-2 (1-4000-3224-5)

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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