Here are pythagoras, who gave the world the very idea of a proof; Leibniz and Newton, co-discoverers of the calculus; Cantor, master of the infinite; and Gödel, intoxicated by the mystical significance of numbers; Euclid, who in one magnificent proof placed everything in doubt. In infinite ascent, david berlinski, the acclaimed author of the advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus, elegance, bringing to life with wit, and deep insight a 2, tells the story of mathematics, and Newton’s Gift, 500-year-long intellectual adventure.

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# The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

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# Human Nature

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# A Tour of the Calculus

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# One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics

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# The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer

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# The Deniable Darwin

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# The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements

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# The Advent of the Algorithm: The Idea that Rules the World

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# One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics

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# Newton's Gift: How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World

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