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Book Title: A Brief History of Infinity|
The author of the book: Brian Clegg
Date of issue: September 12th 2003
ISBN 13: 9781841196503
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 376 KB
Edition: Robinson Publishing
Read full description of the books A Brief History of Infinity:When I saw that Brian Clegg had written a book about infinity and the audiobook was narrated by Gordon Griffin I lined this up as a monthly download from Audible. It was a wonderful listen. Lots of history, lots of philosophy, lots of maths and a sprinkling of science all narrated by one of the most pleasurable narrators I have listened to. There were parts that amazed me, parts that made me laugh, parts that made me sad and parts where I could not quite follow audibly and probably needed a diagram or the written book.
While Brian Clegg is not the most awe inspiring and beautiful science writer out there, he is an under-appreciated work-horse kind of writer that consistently produces books that are fun, fascinating and accessible. Part of his style that I like is that he is so sensible. There are no large and outrageous claims in his books, they are based on well-researched and well-established material. Probably the best way I can put it is that he isn't out to write sexy books. To some this may seem boring, but to geeks like me it is refreshing and like a comfortable companion that is not out to prove anything, just to tell you a great yarn. Also his books are not aimed to be definitive volumes on the subject, he always refers the reader on to where they may find out more. These are more like a well-produced documentary, with interesting stories and overviews of deeper concepts.
So once again Brian has produced an entertaining little volume. I'd recommend his works to both the layman and the professional. The layman gets an interesting introduction to the material and the professional find out many little interesting historical facts and stories along the way.
Read information about the authorBrian's latest books, Ten Billion Tomorrows and How Many Moons does the Earth Have are now available to pre-order. He has written a range of other science titles, including the bestselling Inflight Science, The God Effect, Before the Big Bang, A Brief History of Infinity, Build Your Own Time Machine and Dice World.
Along with appearances at the Royal Institution in London he has spoken at venues from Oxford and Cambridge Universities to Cheltenham Festival of Science, has contributed to radio and TV programmes, and is a popular speaker at schools. Brian is also editor of the successful www.popularscience.co.uk book review site and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Brian has Masters degrees from Cambridge University in Natural Sciences and from Lancaster University in Operational Research, a discipline originally developed during the Second World War to apply the power of mathematics to warfare. It has since been widely applied to problem solving and decision making in business.
Brian has also written regular columns, features and reviews for numerous publications, including Nature, The Guardian, PC Week, Computer Weekly, Personal Computer World, The Observer, Innovative Leader, Professional Manager, BBC History, Good Housekeeping and House Beautiful. His books have been translated into many languages, including German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Norwegian, Thai and even Indonesian.
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