"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."
—JordanEllenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong and professor ofmathematics at University of Wisconsin-Madison
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!"—IanStewart, author of Calculating the CosmosPRAISE FOR EUGENIA CHENG
"[Cheng] conveys the spirit of inventiveness and creativity in math... Refreshing is the word that keeps coming to mind."—StevenStrogatz, 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."
—NatalieAngier, 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."
—AlexBellos, New York Times Book Review