0030295408 A Very Good book and a Very Good dustjacket. Dj has some light rubs on the covers. 359 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
"The interpolations tying mathematics into human life and thought are brilliantly clear." Booklist
"Her presentation...is conversational and humorous, and should help to simplify some complex concepts." Kirkus
Infinity. It sounds simple...but is it? This elegant, accessible, and playful book artfully illuminates one of the most intriguing ideas in mathematics. Lillian Lieber presents an entertaining, yet thorough, explanation of the concept and cleverly connects mathematical reasoning to larger issues in society. Infinity includes a new foreword by Harvard professor Barry Mazur.
"Another excellent book for the lay reader of mathematics...In explaining [infinity], the author introduces the reader to a good many other mathematical terms and concepts that seem unintelligible in a formal text but are much less formidable when presented in the author's individual and very readable style." Library Journal
"Mrs. Lieber, in this text illustrated by her husband, Hugh Gray Lieber, has tackled the formidable task of explaining infinity in simple terms, in short line, short sentence technique popularized by her in The Education of T.C. MITS." Chicago Sunday Tribune
Lillian Lieber was the head of the Department of Mathematics at Long Island University. She wrote a series of lighthearted (and well-respected) math books in the 1940s, including The Einstein Theory of Relativity and The Education of T.C. MITS (also published by Paul Dry Books).
Hugh Gray Lieber was the head of the Department of Fine Arts at Long Island University. He illustrated many books written by his wife Lillian.
Barry Mazur is a mathematician and is the Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author of Imagining Numbers (particularly the square root of minus fifteen). He has won numerous honors in his field, including the Veblen Prize, Cole Prize, Steele Prize, and Chauvenet Prize.
About the Author: Lillian R. Lieber was Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics at Long Island University. She wrote a series of light-hearted (and well-respected) math books, many of them illustrated by her husband. Hugh Gray Lieber was Professor and Head of the Department of Fine Arts at Long Island University. Barry Mazur does his mathematics at Harvard University and lives in Cambridge, Massachussetts, with the writer Grace Dane Mazur. He is the author of "Imagining Numbers (Particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen)" (FSG, 2003). He has won numerous prizes in his field, including the Veblen Prize, Cole Prize, Steele Prize, and Chauvenet Prize.
Title: Infinity: Beyond the Beyond the Beyond
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston 1953-01-01
Publication Date: 1953
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2863720315
Book Description Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Very Good. Lieber, Hugh Gray (illustrator). 6th Printing. Sixth printing, hardcover, has previous owner's name to first free endpage, light bumps to spine ends and corners with slight crease to upper corner of text block, faint stain to top of spine, and a few spots to top edge of boards and rear gutter, otherwise a bright, solid VG copy in Near VG dust jacket which has shallow chips to spine ends and corners, a few small chips and tears to edges, faint stain around top of spine, and some light rubbing. Seller Inventory # 92515
Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1953. Condition: Good. Hugh Gray Lieber (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0030295408-2-4
Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1953. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020030295408
Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1953. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010030295408
Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1953. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110030295408
Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1953. Condition: New. Hugh Gray Lieber (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0030295408