Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity"A gripping guide to the modern taming of the infinite." —New York Times Part history, part philosophy, part love letter to the study of mathematics, Everything and More is an illuminating tour of infinity. With his infectious curiosity and trademark verbal pyrotechnics, David Foster Wallace takes us from Aristotle to Newton, Leibniz, Karl Weierstrass, and finally Georg Cantor and his set theory. Through it all, Wallace proves to be an ideal guide—funny, wry, and unfailingly enthusiastic. Featuring an introduction by Neal Stephenson, this edition is a perfect introduction to the beauty of mathematics and the undeniable strangeness of the infinite. 
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User Review  Eoin  LibraryThingHighwire all the way. More DFW or math in either direction and the thing falls to it's death. If you would like a glimpse of what Real math is like and don't hate Mr. Wallace, this is worth it. Read full review
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User Review  tgraettinger  LibraryThingI found it interesting, but hard to read  not just because the content was difficult, but more due to the toonumerous asides made by the author. This was likely a stylistic choice of the author, but ... Read full review
Contents
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Section 3  38 
Section 4  46 
Section 5  53 
Section 6  54 
Section 7  69 
Section 8  76 
Section 20  169 
Section 21  173 
Section 22  183 
Section 23  186 
Section 24  191 
Section 25  194 
Section 26  211 
Section 27  212 
Section 9  79 
Section 10  81 
Section 11  85 
Section 12  95 
Section 13  97 
Section 14  105 
Section 15  113 
Section 16  131 
Section 17  139 
Section 18  151 
Section 19  155 
Section 28  239 
Section 29  249 
Section 30  251 
Section 31  253 
Section 32  261 
Section 33  272 
Section 34  295 
Section 35  306 
Section 36  307 
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Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity David Foster Wallace,Neal Stephenson Limited preview  2010 