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The Book of Nothing
     

The Book of Nothing

by John D. Barrow
 

From the zeros of the mathematicians to the void of the philosophers, from Shakespeare to the empty set, from the ether to the quantum vacuum, from being and nothingness to creatio ex nihilo, there is much ado about nothing at the heart of things. Recent exciting discoveries in astronomy shed new light on the nature of the vacuum and its dramatic effect upon the

Overview

From the zeros of the mathematicians to the void of the philosophers, from Shakespeare to the empty set, from the ether to the quantum vacuum, from being and nothingness to creatio ex nihilo, there is much ado about nothing at the heart of things. Recent exciting discoveries in astronomy shed new light on the nature of the vacuum and its dramatic effect upon the explanation of the Universe. John Barrow unravels the different concepts of nothing from quantum physics and cosmology to mathematics and philosophy. There is something of nothing for everyone in this remarkable book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780224059626
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/05/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Barrow, a distinguished scientist and popular science author, is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. His bestselling books include Theories of Everything and Impossibility

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