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Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World Audiobook

Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

Author: Vaclav Smil Narrator: Stephen Perring Release Date: October 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'Well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we find out how many people it took to build the Great Pyramid, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie inspires readers to interrogate what they take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates 'The best book to read to better understand our world. Once in a while a book comes along that helps us see our planet more clearly. By showing us numbers about science, health, green technology and more, Smil's book does just that. It should be on every bookshelf!' Linda Yueh, author of The Great Economists 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word 'polymath' was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paints pictures with numbers like Smil' Guardian 'In a world of specialized intellectuals, Smil is an ambitious and astonishing polymath who swings for fences . . . They're among the most data-heavy books you'll find, with a remarkable way of framing basic facts' Wired 'He's a slayer of bullshit' David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics & Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University © Vaclav Smil 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too Audiobook

The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too

Author: David Sumpter Narrator: Sam Woolf Release Date: October 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Is there a secret formula for getting rich? For making something a viral hit? For deciding how long to stick with your current job, Netflix series, or even relationship? This book is all about the equations that make our world go round. Ten of them, in fact. They are integral to everything from investment banking to betting companies and social media giants. And they can help you to increase your chance of success, guard against financial loss, live more healthily and see through scaremongering. They are known only by mathematicians - until now. With wit and clarity, mathematician David Sumpter shows that it isn't the technical details which make these formulas so successful. It is the way they allow mathematicians to view problems from a different angle - a way of seeing the world that anyone can learn. Empowering and illuminating, The Ten Equations that Rule the World shows how maths really can change your life. © David Sumpter 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Book of Wonders: How Euclid’s Elements Built the World Audiobook

The Book of Wonders: How Euclid’s Elements Built the World

Author: Benjamin Wardhaugh Narrator: Paul Hilliar Release Date: August 2020

Euclid’s Elements of Geometry was a book that changed the world. In a sweeping history, Benjamin Wardhaugh traces how an ancient Greek text on mathematics – often hailed as the world’s first textbook – shaped two thousand years of art, philosophy and literature, as well as science and maths. Thirteen volumes of mathematical definitions, propositions and proofs. Writing in 300 BC, Euclid could not have known his logic would go unsurpassed until the nineteenth century, or that his writings were laying down the very foundations of human knowledge. Wardhaugh blasts the dust from Euclid’s legacy to offer not only a vibrant history of mathematics, told through people and invention, but also a broader story of culture. Telling stories from every continent, ranging between Ptolemy and Isaac Newton, Hobbes and Lewis Carrol, this is a history that dives from Ancient Greece to medieval Byzantium, early modern China, Renaissance Italy, the age of European empires, and our world today. How has geometry sat at the beating heart of sculpture, literature, music and thought? How can one unknowable figure of antiquity live through two millennia?

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Number Theory: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

Number Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Robin Wilson Narrator: Al Kessel Release Date: July 2020

Number theory is the branch of mathematics that is primarily concerned with the counting numbers. Of particular importance are the prime numbers, the 'building blocks' of our number system. The subject is an old one, dating back over two millennia to the ancient Greeks, and for many years has been studied for its intrinsic beauty and elegance, not least because several of its challenges are so easy to state that everyone can understand them, and yet no one has ever been able to resolve them. But number theory has also recently become of great practical importance-in the area of cryptography, where the security of your credit card, and indeed of the nation's defense, depends on a result concerning prime numbers that dates back to the eighteenth century. Recent years have witnessed other spectacular developments, such as Andrew Wiles's proof of 'Fermat's last theorem' (unproved for over 250 years) and some exciting work on prime numbers. In this Very Short Introduction Robin Wilson introduces the main areas of classical number theory, both ancient and modern. Drawing on the work of many of the greatest mathematicians of the past, such as Euclid, Fermat, Euler, and Gauss, he situates some of the most interesting and creative problems in the area in their historical context.

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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science Audiobook

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

Author: Michael S. Schneider Narrator: Al Kessel Release Date: June 2020

Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe shows you: ● Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. ● Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. ● Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. ● What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. ● How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. ● And much more.

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Topology: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

Topology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Richard Earl Narrator: Bruce Mann Release Date: June 2020

How is a subway map different from other maps? What makes a knot knotted? What makes the Möbius strip one-sided? These are questions of topology, the mathematical study of properties preserved by twisting or stretching objects. In the 20th century topology became as broad and fundamental as algebra and geometry, with important implications for science, especially physics. In this Very Short Introduction, Richard Earl gives a sense of the more visual elements of topology (looking at surfaces) as well as covering the formal definition of continuity. Considering some of the eye-opening examples that led mathematicians to recognize a need for studying topology, he pays homage to the historical people, problems, and surprises that have propelled the growth of this field.

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Über Sinn und Bedeutung und andere Schriften Audiobook

Über Sinn und Bedeutung und andere Schriften

Author: Gottlob Frege Narrator: Patrick Beck Release Date: June 2020

'Einer der größten abendländischen Denker überhaupt, ein Denker vom Rang und der Tiefe eines Leibniz.' So nannte der Philosoph Heinrich Scholz den 1848 in Wismar geborenen und 1925 in Bad Kleinen verstorbenen Mathematiker, Logiker und Philosophen Gottlob Frege. Mittlerweile legendär ist Gottlob Freges Unterscheidung von Sinn und Bedeutung am Beispiel des Planeten Venus: 'Es würde die Bedeutung von Abendstern und Morgenstern dieselbe sein, aber nicht der Sinn.' Das vorliegende Hörbuch vereint vier wichtige Schriften Gottlob Freges: 'Über Sinn und Bedeutung' - Hier differenziert und entfaltet Frege die zentralen Begriffe Sinn, Bedeutung, Gedanke und Vorstellung. 'Über Begriff und Gegenstand' - Eine Ergänzung und Fortführung zu 'Über Sinn und Bedeutung', hier werden entsprechend dem Titel die Begriffe Begriff und Gegenstand entfaltet. 'Über die wissenschaftliche Berechtigung einer Begriffsschrift' - Hier erläutert Frege die Notwendigkeit der Einführung einer Kunstsprache für die Wissenschaften, seiner Begriffsschrift. 'Was ist eine Funktion?' - Frege nähert sich hier dem für die Mathematik so wichtigen Begriff der Funktion. Gottlob Frege hat sowohl für die heutige Philosophie als auch für die moderne Logik die entscheidenden Grundlagen gelegt. Nebenbei bemerkt: Ohne seine Arbeit wären Programmiersprachen heute kaum denkbar. Dieses Hörbuch ist ein Muss.

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Mathematics for Human Flourishing Audiobook

Mathematics for Human Flourishing

Author: Francis Su Narrator: David Sadzin Release Date: May 2020

An inclusive vision of mathematics-its beauty, its humanity, and its power to build virtues that help us all flourish For mathematician Francis Su, a society without mathematical affection is like a city without concerts, parks, or museums. To miss out on mathematics is to live without experiencing some of humanity's most beautiful ideas. In this profound book, written for a wide audience but especially for those disenchanted by their past experiences, an award-winning mathematician and educator weaves parables, puzzles, and personal reflections to show how mathematics meets basic human desires-such as for play, beauty, freedom, justice, and love-and cultivates virtues essential for human flourishing. These desires and virtues, and the stories told here, reveal how mathematics is intimately tied to being human. Some lessons emerge from those who have struggled, including philosopher Simone Weil, whose own mathematical contributions were overshadowed by her brother's, and Christopher Jackson, who discovered mathematics as an inmate in a federal prison. Christopher's letters to the author appear throughout the book and show how this intellectual pursuit can-and must-be open to all.

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Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and  Audiobook

Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and

Author: Jo Boaler Narrator: Pearl Hewitt Release Date: March 2020

Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler-Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning-has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students. There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all.

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The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History Audiobook

The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History

Author: Paolo Zellini Narrator: Mark Elstob Release Date: February 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. The complexity of mathematics - its abstract rules and obscure symbols - can seem very distant from the everyday. There are those things that are real and present, it is supposed, and then there are mathematical concepts: creations of our mind, mysterious tools for those unengaged with the world. Yet, from its most remote history and deepest purpose, mathematics has served not just as a way to understand and order, but also as a foundation for the reality it describes. In this elegant book, mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini offers a brief cultural and intellectual history of mathematics, ranging widely from the paradoxes of ancient Greece to the sacred altars of India, from Mesopotamian calculus to our own contemporary obsession with algorithms. Masterful and illuminating, The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men transforms our understanding of mathematical thinking, showing that it is inextricably linked with the philosophical and the religious as well as the mundane - and, indeed, with our own very human experience of the universe. © Paolo Zellini 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life Audiobook

The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life

Author: Marcus Du Sautoy Narrator: James Bryce Release Date: November 2019

From the author of 'The Music of the Primes' and 'Finding Moonshine' comes a short, lively book on five mathematical problems that just refuse be solved - and on how many everyday problems can be solved by maths. Every time we download a song from Itunes, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our mobile phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. Maths may fail to provide answers to various of its own problems, but it can provide answers to problems that don't seem to be its own - how prime numbers are the key to Real Madrid's success, to secrets on the Internet and to the survival of insects in the forests of North America. In 'The Number Mysteries', Marcus du Sautoy explains how to fake a Jackson Pollock; how to work out whether or not the universe has a hole in the middle of it; how to make the world's roundest football. He shows us how to see shapes in four dimensions - and how maths makes you a better gambler. He tells us about the quest to predict the future - from the flight of asteroids to an impending storm, from bending a ball like Beckham to predicting population growth. It's a book to dip in to; a book to challenge and puzzle - and a book that gives us answers.

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How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information Audiobook

How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information

Author: Alberto Cairo Narrator: Jonathan Yen Release Date: October 2019

We've all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don't understand what we're looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous-and easier to share than ever. We associate charts with science and reason; the flashy visuals are both appealing and persuasive. Pie charts, maps, bar and line graphs, and scatter plots (to name a few) can better inform us, revealing patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. In short, good charts make us smarter-if we know how to read them. However, they can also lead us astray. Charts lie in a variety of ways-displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty-or are frequently misunderstood, such as the confusing cone of uncertainty maps shown on TV every hurricane season. To make matters worse, many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate them to promote their own agendas. In How Charts Lie, data visualization expert Alberto Cairo teaches us to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones to understand complex stories.

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