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  • The Infinite Bookby John D. Barrow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 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 divisible into ever-smaller pieces?... more...

  • New Theories of Everythingby John D. Barrow

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 17.99

    Will we ever discover a single scientific theory that tells us everything that has happened, and everything that will happen, on every level in the Universe? What might such a theory look like, and what would it mean? John D. Barrow presents and explains the latest theories, predictions and controversies surrounding the ultimate explanation, from superstrings... more...

  • The Book of Nothingby John D. Barrow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 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 void is actually seething... more...

  • Impossibilityby John D. Barrow

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 20.99

    In Impossibility, John D. Barrow--one of our most elegant and accomplished science writers--argues convincingly that there are limits to human discovery, that there are things that are ultimately unknowable, undoable, or unreachable. Barrow first examines the limits of the human mind: our brain evolved to meet the demands of our immediate environment,... more...

  • The Origin Of The Universeby John D. Barrow

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    There was immense excitement in the scientific community and among the general public when the COBE space probe sent back data that proved not only that the Big Bang had happened but also that it had happened at more or less exactly the time that astronomers had calculated. Barrow describes these finds and then goes on to explain how they allow us... more...

  • The Origin Of The Universeby John D. Barrow

    Orion 2014; US$ 14.31

    There was immense excitement in the scientific community and among the general public when the COBE space probe sent back data that proved not only that the Big Bang had happened but also that it had happened at more or less exactly the time that astronomers had calculated. Barrow describes these finds and then goes on to explain how they allow us... more...

  • The Origin Of The Universeby John D Barrow

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    "There is no more profound, enduring or fascinating question in all of science than that of how time, space, and matter began. Now John Barrow, who has been at the cutting edge of research in this area" more...

  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sportby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    What can maths tell us about sports? 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport sheds light on the mysteries of running, jumping, swimming and points scoring across the whole sporting spectrum. Whether you are a competitor striving to go faster or higher, or an armchair enthusiast wanting to understand more,... more...

  • Cosmic Imageryby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2011; US$ 39.98

    * Certain key images embody our understanding of life and the universe we inhabit. Some, like Robert Hooke's first microscopic views of the natural world, or the stunning images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope , were made possible by our new technical capabilities. * Others, like the first graph , were breathtakingly simple but perennially... more...

  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Artsby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2014; US$ 19.18

    What can maths tell us about art and design? Professor John D. Barrow has all the answers. In 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts , he shows us that mathematics and the arts are not so far removed from each other. He takes us on a 100-step tour, guiding us through art forms as various as... more...