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The Book Of Nothing

By Barrow, John D




From one of our foremost mathematicians and cosmologists comes this fascinating exploration of the surprisingly substantial and varied nature of nothing.With unassailable expertise and a proven ability to make complex theories and ideas clearly accessible, John Barrow examines and explains every aspect of nothingness. From the zeros of mathematicians to the void of philosophers, from Shakespeare to the null set, from the ether to the quantum vacuum, this book illustrates the fact that nothing is real. Barrow begins with the origins of zero in ancient India, its rocky reception in Europe, and the early abhorrence and eventual acceptance of the concept of the void by Christianity. He traces the notion through the work of writers and thinkers from the ancient Greeks to our own time. He looks at mathematics, cosmology, theology, and physics to uncover the nothing that is at the heart of most things. Finally, he discusses recent concepts of nothing, which are having profound effects on our search for the origins and overall structure of the universe.lluminating the many ways in which humankind has come to understand "nothing," The Book of Nothing brilliantly belies its title.From the Hardcover edition.


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BARROW, John D.

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The Book of Nothing.

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Barrow, John D.

New York: Pantheon, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Stated First American Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in black and white. 361 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating exploration by a foremost mathematician and cosmologist on the nature of nothing. From the origins of zero in ancient India to the early abhorrence and eventual acceptance of the concept of the void by Christianity, he traces the notion through the work of writers and thinkers from the ancient Greeks to our own time. He looks at math, cosmology, theology, and physics to uncover the nothing that is at the heart of most things.

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New York: Pantheon Books, 2000. (2000), 361pp, illus., top corners slightly bumped, slight rubbing & edgewear to dj, contents clean.. First American. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good -.

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Barrow John D

London: Vintage, 2001. 380 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. This Remarkable Book Ranges Over Every Nook And Cranny Of Nothingness To Reveal How The Human Mind Has Had To Make Something Of Nothing In Every Field Of Human Enquiry.. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good/None Issued.

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Pantheon, 2001-04-17. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. An exceptional hardcover with a crisp dust jacket, a tight binding and an unmarked text. First edition, with a full number line. From a private smoke free collection. Shipping within 24 hours, tracking number and delivery Confirmation.

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Pantheon, 2001-04-17. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good Dust Jacket. 1st printing of 1st American edition, from a private collection. Tight and clean with unclipped dust jacket. Faint bowing to boards, DJ has light shelfwear. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Pantheon, 2000. 1st American Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine/Fine condition. First American Edition, first printing. No markings to the text block. No marks of personal identification or prior ownership.

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THE BOOK OF NOTHING

BARROW, JOHN D:

Jonathan Cape London 2000. Uncorrected proof copy, 368pp, MINT in turquoise wrappers

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The Book of Nothing

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Vintage, London, 2001. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good. Ex library with laminated covers. Very clean interior..

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The Book of Nothing

BARROW, JOHN D.

Vintage 2000. softcover octavo (VG); all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage costs.

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U.S.A.: Pantheon, 2001. A clean and sound copy. Careful packing and fast, efficient shipping including delivery confirmation. International Priority Air Mail shipping available for this item.. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+.

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London: Jonathan Cape,, 2002. First edition. hardcover. Very Good/very good. inscription half title

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New York: Pantheon Books. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 2001. 1st. hardcover. 8vo, 361 pp. .

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VINTAGE, 2001-01-01. New Ed. Paperback. Good.

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