"Ms. Cheng's chatty tone keeps things fresh. She has a knack for folksy analogies, and at different points in the book she illuminates different properties of infinity by discussing Legos, the iPod Shuffle, snorkeling, Battenberg cakes and Winnie-the-Pooh... she does a great service by showing us non-mathematician schlubs how real mathematical creativity works."
--Wall Street Journal
"Our minds cannot truly grasp the concept of infinity, but Eugenia Cheng takes us on a wild journey to help us in our search for it. It's a small, unassuming symbol, but it holds a giant idea. Cheng helps us understand the basics of infinity and then takes us on a ride to see its most lofty applications. From the practical to the entirely theoretical, this is a book to watch for."
"The idea of infinity is one of the most perplexing things in mathematics, and the most fun. Eugenia Cheng's Beyond Infinity is a spirited and friendly guide--appealingly down to earth about math that's extremely far out."
Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong and professor of
mathematics at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Infinity is witty, charming, and crystal clear. Eugenia Cheng's
enthusiasm and carefully chosen metaphors and analogies carry us effortlessly
through the mathematical landscape of the infinite. A brilliant book!"—Ian
Stewart, author of Calculating the Cosmos
PRAISE FOR EUGENIA CHENG
"[Cheng] conveys the spirit of inventiveness and creativity in math... Refreshing is the word that keeps coming to mind."—Steven
Strogatz, as quoted in the New York Times
Cheng...has a knack for brushing aside conventions and edicts, like so many pie
crumbs from a cutting board."—Natalie
Angier, New York Times
Cheng's] tone is clear, clever and friendly. Even at her most whimsical she is
rigorous and insightful... [She is] a lucid and nimble expositor."—Alex
Bellos, New York Times Book Review