The Mystery of the Aleph. Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity. Amir D. ACZEL.

The Mystery of the Aleph. Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity.

New York, NY: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. viii + 258pp. Green papered boards with gilt title, etc. to spine, frontisportrait, b&w illustrations, appendixes, references, index. From the publisher: "'The Mystery of the Aleph' tells the story of Georg Cantor (1845-1918), a Russian-born German who created set theory, the concept of infinite numbers, and the continuum hypothesis, which challenged the very foundations of mathematics. His ideas brought expected denunciation from established corners - he was called a 'corruptor of youth' not only for his work in mathematics, but for his larger attempts to meld spirituality and science. From the end of the 19th century until his death, one of history's most brilliant mathematicians languished in an asylum." Very light general shelf wear and dust - else a tight, unmarked VG+ copy in VG+ dust jacket. (Lightly rubbed, unclipped dust jacket is now protected by removable mylar sleeve.). Item #65493
ISBN: 156858105x

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