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Star Wars
Adam Gallardo
1593072066
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
When the plan to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt falls apart, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca embark on another rescue mission that puts them into direct conflict with Boba Fett. Meanwhile, Luke's late arrival on Dagobah ends with him being captured by Darth Vader and the Emperor, just as the second Death Star is about to go on-line! Will the return of the Jedi become the end of the Jedi? The surprising climax is as exciting as that of the film on which it is based, but different from anything Star Wars fans have seen before!


Infinity
Maggie Shayne
0515126101
October 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Setting: Scottish Highlands, 1511 to the present
Sensuality Rating: 6

Infinity introduces readers to Nicodimus Lachlan, an Immortal High Witch, and his soul mate for all eternity, Arianna. Nicodimus has spent five centuries in dormant suspension, having lost his heart in what he believes to be the ultimate act of betrayal. Arianna, alone for five hundred years, continues to search for the Black Witch who stole Nicodimus's heart and made her an unwitting pawn in his treachery. But once Arianna restores life to Nicodimus's body, can she as easily renew his broken faith in her and their love? When it appears that Nicodimus carries a hatred in his newly reclaimed heart that will last forever, Arianna must risk her life to prove her love and loyalty. Although some readers may find the use of the first person distracting,...



One Two Three . . . Infinity
George Gamow
0486256642
Jan 1974
Paperback
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Book Description
Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.


The Colours of Infinity: The Beauty, the Power and the Sense of Fractals
Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon (Editor)
1904555055
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The world's founders and leaders of Fractal Geometry describe how the science has developed in the ten years since the making of the ground-breaking TV documentary.

About the Author
Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon has published poems and short stories in the UK, the US, and France. He formed his first film production company in 1976, and worked for Donovan, Pink Floyd, 10cc, Joe Cocker, Wings, and Leo Sayer. Gordon Films UK was formed in 1995 to produce the award-winning television documentary "The Colours of Infinity". His first book was "Introducing Fractal Geometry".


Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity (Great Discoveries Series)
David Foster Wallace
0393326292
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Before discussing the merits of David Foster Wallace's Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity, it is essential to define what the book is not. This volume in the "Great Discoveries" series is not a history of the personalities and social conditions that led to the "discovery" of infinity. Nor is it a narrative fixated on the cultish fear of--and obsession with--the infinite that has seemingly driven mathematicians insane over the centuries. Rather, Everything and More is a surprisingly rigorous march through the 2000 plus years of mathematical research that began with Aristotle; continued through Galileo, Isaac Newton, G.W. Leibniz, Karl Weierstrass, and J.W.R. Dedekind; and culminated in Georg Cantor and his Set Theory. The task Wallace (author of the bestseller Infinite Jest and other fiction) has set himself...


Star Wars
David Land
1569719047
Apr 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Adult/High School-"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away," Han Solo saved Luke Skywalker from freezing to death on the ice planet Hoth. As we all know, Luke went on to become a Jedi Knight and played an instrumental part in saving the universe. But what if Luke died on Hoth? What would have happened then? In this case, Luke's sister Leia steps in to train with Yoda. And that's only one of the changes. Although based on the classic movies, Infinities also references the new prequels. The art is faithful to the movie in both characters and setting. It's also well done and appealing. Fans will probably be thrilled to learn that they get to see under Boba Fett's helmet. A fun, creative "what if?" romp for anyone familiar with the original-and who isn't?-Susan Salpini, Fairfax County Public Schools,...


Infinity Gauntlet
Jim Shooter, et al
0785108920
July 22, 2005
Paperback
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Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
Amir D. Aczel
0760777780
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the late 19th century, a brilliant mathematician languished in an asylum. His greatest accomplishment, the result of a series of leaps of insight, was his pioneering understanding of the nature of infinity. This is the story of Georg Cantor: how he came to his theories and the reverberations of his work, the consequences of which shape our world. Cantor's theory of the infinite is famous for its many seeming contradictions: for example, we can prove there are as many points on a line one inch long as on a line one mile long; we can also prove that in all time there are as many years as there are days. According to Cantor, infinite sets are equal. The mind-twisting, deeply philosophical work of Cantor has its roots in ancient Greek mathematics and Jewish numerology as found in the mystical work known as the...


The Active Side of Infinity
Carlos Castaneda
006092960X
January 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Although he died last April, Castaneda, dubbed "the Godfather of the New Age" by some, speaks, as seems only fitting for a man who called himself a sorcerer, from beyond the beyond. Castaneda undertook this somewhat autobiographical record of memories and experiences during his famous apprenticeship to don Juan, the Yaqui Indian who tutored him in the ways of shamanism. According to Castaneda, don Juan asked him to remember the most significant events of his life and to describe them in great detail as a means to recoup psychic energy and to understand the forces of "infinity" that had led him to the path of the "warrior-traveler." Castaneda uses those personal events to illustrate aspects of Yaqui mysticism, restating the fundamental themes of his work in a more accessible manner than some of his other writings....


The Edge of Infinity
Fulvio Melia
0521814057
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Review
'Il libro di Fulvio Melia è ... un volumetto agile, ricco d'illustrazioni, in stile assolutamente divulgativo, ma con molti spunti originali e interessanti.' le Stelle
'... an interesting insight into the story of black hole research during the last few decades ... A recommended read.' Astronomy Now
'Melia is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona and there is no doubt that he knows what he is talking about.' Journal of the British Astronomical Association

Review
"Th[is] book is a quick read and a welcome addition to any black hole aficionado's bookshelf. Highly recommended." Choice

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Infinity Hold
Barry B. Longyear
0595092748
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Philadelphia Inquirer
"For those interested in science fiction, Barry Longyear is required reading."

Book Description
By the award-winning author of Enemy Mine. Infinity Hold. The story of an idea and of a murderer who becomes the first police officer in a world of murderers. "For those interested in science fiction, Barry Longyear is required reading." —Philadephia Inquirer


An Infinity of Little Hours: The Trial of Faith of Five Young Men in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order
Nancy Klein Maguire
1586483277
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Carthusians are contemplative monastics who live in community but spend most of their days alone in their private dwellings. With a lifestyle similar to that of their 11th-century French founder, they wear hair shirts, practice self-flagellation and eat just one meal a day from mid-September to Easter (though some monasteries reluctantly have begun allowing such luxuries as electricity, hot water and flush toilets). Maguire, a Renaissance scholar married to an ex-Carthusian, examines this living museum of a bygone age by following the lives of five young men who entered St. Hugh's Charterhouse in England between July 1960 and March 1961. As they work, pray and live in solitude, they discover not only God but also themselves. They do not, however, learn much about the rapid changes taking place beyond their walls,...


Introduction to Fourier Analysis and Wavelets (Brooks/Cole Series in Advanced Mathematics)
Mark A. Pinsky
0534376606
October 19, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Written by a successful author and respected mathematician, this book emphasizes a concrete and computational approach to the subject of Fourier analysis and wavelet theory while maintaining a balance between theory and applications. In some cases, several different proofs are offered for a given proposition, allowing students to compare different methods.

Book Info
Emphasizes a concrete and computational approach to the subject of Fourier analysis and wavelet theory while maintaining a balance between theory and applications.


Split Infinity (Apprentice Adept #1)
Piers Anthony
0345354915
October 1987
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Split Infinity is the first book in Piers Anthony's Apprentice Adept series. Here two worlds exist side by side: Proton and Phaze. Proton is a science fiction world, where everything works in a logical and scientific manner. Phaze is a fantasy world similar to Anthony's Xanth in that there's no such thing as science--it's all done with magic! The wild plot involves a young adventurer named Stiles who lives in Proton and learns that his "double" in Phaze has been murdered. To solve his own demise, Stiles must travel between the two realities, each abounding with the expected confusions and unexpected plot twists for which Anthony is famous. An artful blending of SF and fantasy clichés and situations, Split Infinity shows Piers Anthony at the top of his ingenious game(s). --Stanley Wiater

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Infinity and the Mind
Rudy Von B. Rucker
0691121273
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Review
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education : Compelling. . . . This memorable book is one to be kept on an accessible shelf after reading it

Review
Thomas Tymoczko, Smith College : Infinity and the Mind can be read and enjoyed by experts and nonexperts alike. Rudy Rucker is a talented logician who draws on his talents as a science-fiction writer and cartoonist to convey his ideas. This makes for not only a solid, accurate, and informative book but also a good read.
Martin Gardner : Informal, amusing, witty, profound. . . . In an extraordinary burst of creative energy, Rudy Rucker has managed to bring together every aspect of mathematical infinity. . . . A dizzying glimpse into that boundless region of blinding light where the mysteries of transcendence shatter the...


Schaum's Outline of Fourier Analysis with Applications to Boundary Value Problems
Murray R Spiegel
0070602190
March 1, 1974
Paperback
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Book Description
Ace your course in Fourier analysis with this powerful study guide! With its clear explanations, hundreds of fully solved problems, and comprehensive coverage of the applications of Fourier series, this useful tool can sharpen your problem-solving skills, improve your comprehension, and reduce the time you need to spend studying. It also includes hundreds of additional practice problems for you to work on your own, at your own speed to help you get ready for tests. Featuring theorem proofs as well as real-world application examples, this comprehensive guide is also the perfect tutor for brushing up for graduate or professional exams!

From the Back Cover

Ace your course in Fourier analysis with this powerful study guide! It can sharpen your problem-solving skills,...



To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite
Eli Maor
0691025118
January 1991
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Fascinating and enjoyable . . . [P]laces the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics.

Book Description

Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind--from the "horror infiniti" of the Greeks to the works of M. C. Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician's fascination with infinity--a fascination mingled with puzzlement. "Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues...



The Art of the Infinite
Robert Kaplan
0195176065
Oct 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
While Kaplan (The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero) and his wife intend this volume to delight the numerophobic into seeing the beauty in math, the "art" they describe is hidden in a thicket of dry proofs. And yet they've written a lovely and erudite history of the subject in spite of that, one that will absorb anyone who already fancies numbers and all their possibilities. Hand-drawn diagrams accompany dense explanatory prose in this exploration of infinity, as the authors chart mathematical discoveries and great thinkers throughout history. Frequent references to luminaries from the humanities (Shakespeare, Baudelaire, Gaudi, Robert Graves) would earn this book comfortable shelving in a liberal arts library if the math weren't so devilishly hard to grasp. (A typical passage compares the way great...


Infinity Pools
Ana G. Canizares
0060893400
June 2006
Hardcover
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Infinity
Adrian W. Moore (Editor)
1855212609
April 1993
Hardcover
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Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority (Philosophical Series)
Emmanuel Levinas, Alphonso Lingis (Translator)
0820702455
August 1969
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
Robert Kanigel
0671750615
June 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This moving and astonishing biography tells the improbable story of India-born Srinavasa Ramanujan Iyengar, self-taught mathematical prodigy. In 1913 Ramanujan, a 25-year-old clerk who had flunked out of two colleges, wrote a letter filled with startlingly original theorems to eminent English mathematician G. H. Hardy. Struck by the Indian's genius, Hardy, member of the Cambridge Apostles and an obsessive cricket aficionado, brought Ramanujan to England. Over the next five years, the vegetarian Brahmin who claimed his discoveries were revealed to him by a Hindu goddess turned out influential mathematical propositions. Cut off from his young Indian wife left at home and emotionally neglected by fatherly yet aloof Hardy, Ramanujan returned to India in 1919, depressed, sullen and quarrelsome; he died one year later...


Ten Lectures on Wavelets (C B M S - N S F Regional Conference Series in Applied Mathematics)
Ingrid Daubechies
0898712742
May 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Wavelets are a mathematical development that may revolutionize the world of information storage and retrieval according to many experts. They are a fairly simple mathematical tool now being applied to the compression of data--such as fingerprints, weather satellite photographs, and medical x-rays--that were previously thought to be impossible to condense without losing crucial details. This monograph contains 10 lectures presented by Dr. Daubechies as the principal speaker at the 1990 CBMS-NSF Conference on Wavelets and Applications. The author has worked on several aspects of the wavelet transform and has developed a collection of wavelets that are remarkably efficient. The opening chapter provides an overview of the main problems presented in the book. Following chapters discuss the theoretical and practical...

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