ITEM CODE: 2083
TITLE: EVERYTHING AND MORE: A Compact History of Infinity
AUTHOR: David Foster Wallace
BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Publisher: Atlas Book/W.W. Norton & Company (New York 2003)
Copyright: 2003 by David Foster Wallace
Edition: First Edition, First printing
DESCRIPTION: Collectible First Edition, First Printing from this American Literary Genius and author of the masterpiece "The Infinite Jest"
Like new; book in fine unread condition, in fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket with light rub to surface and edges; very light rub to head and tail caps of cover spine; light dust to text block edges, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked; spine is solid, binding tight.
One of the outstanding voices of his generation, David Foster Wallace has won a large and devoted following for the intellectual ambition and bravura style of his fiction and essays. Now he brings his considerable talents to the history of one of math's most enduring puzzles: the seemingly paradoxical nature of infinity.
Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? The nineteenth-century mathematical genius Georg Cantor's answer to this question not only surprised him but also shook the very foundations upon which math had been built. Cantor's counterintuitive discovery of a progression of larger and larger infinities created controversy in his time and may have hastened his mental breakdown, but it also helped lead to the development of set theory, analytic philosophy, and even computer technology.
Smart, challenging, and thoroughly rewarding, Wallace's tour de force brings immediate and high-profile recognition to the bizarre and fascinating world of higher mathematics.
Length: 21 cm
Width: 14.25 cm
Thickness: 2.75 cm
Weight: 0.4 Kg
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The last time I saw Royce I was just a girl. I was drawn to him even then, though he returned from war with dark secrets of his own. I've sworn that nothing will keep me from avenging my mother . . . but with my desire for the devastatingly handsome Royce raging out of control, how can I resist the perfect seduction?
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Condition: Very Good
Award-winning author Jillian Hunter has written a deliciously sexy new novel rife with sly wit, perilous temptation, and breathless passion.
Handsome cavalry officer Sir Gabriel Boscastle returns from Waterloo a hero, only to resume his pursuit of forbidden pleasures in London. There is no bet this cynical gentleman will not take -- and no woman he cannot seduce. But when he travels to the country manor he wins during a card game, he discovers there is one gamble he has never risked and that he may have met his match. His opponent and neighbor is none other than Alethea Claridge, the only person who stood by him during his wildest years and the only woman ever to captivate his heart.
The beautiful and solitary Lady Alethea is seemingly still mourning for her fiance, who died in battle. But beneath her shield of feigned sorrow, she hides an unspeakable secret -- one that could destroy her reputation forever. So when this dark horseman thunders back into her life one night, she is understandably wary of him. She had defended Gabriel once when he was a wicked boy. But now, as a beguiling man, he makes his sensual desires well known even as he swears he will reform. Will the irresistible scoundrel redeem himself and restore her trust in love or ruin her completely? She will soon have her answer as Gabriel challenges everything she believes about love, about herself, and about what it takes to be a hero.
Award: 2008 RT Reviewers' Choice -- Regency Historical Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Condition: Good+ / Very Good
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