Big Numbers: A Mind Expanding Trip to Infinity and Back
A fascinating odyssey through the complex world of mathematics, physics, and other scientific fields provides a look at the comparative scale of phenomena, from the infinitely vast to the infinitesmally small, covering such topics as fractals, codes, subatomic particles, galaxies, nanotechnology, and more. Original.
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