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It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics Audiobook

It All Adds Up: The Story of People and Mathematics

Author: Mickael Launay Narrator: Oli Hembrough, Oliver Hembrough Release Date: November 2018

'Fascinating ... so enlightening that suddenly maths doesn't seem so fearsome as it once did' SIMON WINCHESTER From Aristotle to Ada Lovelace: a brief history of the mathematical ideas that have forever changed the world and the everyday people and pioneers behind them. The story of our best invention yet. From our ability to calculate the passing of time to the algorithms that control computers and much else in our lives, numbers are everywhere. They are so indispensable that we forget how fundamental they are to our way of life. In this international bestseller, Mickaël Launay mixes history and anecdotes from around the world to reveal how mathematics became pivotal to the story of humankind. It is a journey into numbers with Launay as a guide. In museums, monuments or train stations, he uses the objects around us to explain what art can reveal about geometry, how Babylonian scholars developed one of the first complex written languages, and how 'Arabic' numbers were adopted from India. It All Adds Up also tells the story of how mapping the trajectory of an eclipse has helped to trace the precise day of one of the oldest battles in history, how the course of the modern-day Greenwich Meridian was established, and why negative numbers were accepted just last century. This book is a vital compendium of the great men and women of mathematics from Aristotle to Ada Lovelace, which demonstrates how mathematics shaped the written word and the world. With clarity, passion and wisdom, the author unveils the unexpected and at times serendipitous ways in which big mathematical ideas were created. Supporting the belief that - just like music or literature - maths should be accessible to everyone, Launay will inspire a new fondness for the numbers that surround us and the rich stories they contain.

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Making Up Your Own Mind: Thinking Effectively through Creative Puzzle-Solving Audiobook

Making Up Your Own Mind: Thinking Effectively through Creative Puzzle-Solving

Author: Edward B. Burger Narrator: Edward B. Burger Release Date: November 2018

How you can become better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills We solve countless problems-big and small-every day. With so much practice, why do we often have trouble making simple decisions-much less arriving at optimal solutions to important questions? Are we doomed to this muddle-or is there a practical way to learn to think more effectively and creatively? In this enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring book, Edward Burger shows how we can become far better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills using simple, effective thinking techniques. Making Up Your Own Mind teaches these techniques-including how to ask good questions, fail and try again, and change your mind-and then helps you practice them with fun verbal and visual puzzles. The goal is not to quickly solve each challenge but to come up with as many different ways of thinking about it as possible. As you see the puzzles in ever-greater depth, your mind will change, helping you become a more imaginative and creative thinker in daily life. And learning how to be a better thinker pays off in incalculable ways for anyone-including students, businesspeople, professionals, athletes, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners. A book about changing your mind and creating an even better version of yourself through mental play, Making Up Your Own Mind will delight and reward anyone who wants to learn how to find better solutions to life's innumerable puzzles. And the puzzles extend to the thought-provoking format of the book itself because one of the later short chapters is printed upside down while another is printed in mirror image, further challenging the reader to see the world through different perspectives and make new meaning.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers: How Maths Can Make Life Better Audiobook

The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers: How Maths Can Make Life Better

Author: Bobby Seagull Narrator: Bobby Seagull Release Date: October 2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers, written and read by Bobby Seagull. If you found maths lessons at school irrelevant and boring, that's because you didn't have a teacher like Bobby Seagull. Long before his rise to cult fandom on University Challenge, Bobby Seagull was obsessed with numbers. They were the keys that unlocked the randomness of football results, the beauty of art and the best way to get things done. In his absorbing book, Bobby tells the story of his life through numbers and shows the incredible ways maths can make sense of the world around us. From magic shows to rap lyrics, from hobbies to outer space, from fitness to food - Bobby's infectious enthusiasm for numbers will change how you think about almost everything. Told through fascinating stories and insights from Bobby's life, and with head-scratching puzzles in every chapter, you'll never look at numbers the same way again.

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The Art of Logic in an Illogical World Audiobook

The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

Author: Eugenia Cheng Narrator: Moira Quirk Release Date: September 2018

How both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post-truth world In a world where fake news stories change election outcomes, has rationality become futile? In The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, Eugenia Cheng throws a lifeline to readers drowning in the illogic of contemporary life. Cheng is a mathematician, so she knows how to make an airtight argument. But even for her, logic sometimes falls prey to emotion, which is why she still fears flying and eats more cookies than she should. If a mathematician can't be logical, what are we to do? In this book, Cheng reveals the inner workings and limitations of logic, and explains why alogic--for example, emotion--is vital to how we think and communicate. Cheng shows us how to use logic and alogic together to navigate a world awash in bigotry, mansplaining, and manipulative memes. Insightful, useful, and funny, this essential book is for anyone who wants to think more clearly.

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Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Scienc Audiobook

Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Scienc

Author: Karl Sigmund Narrator: Nigel Patterson Release Date: August 2018

A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and science Inspired by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Bertrand Russell and David Hilbert's pursuit of the fundamental rules of mathematics, some of the most brilliant minds of the generation came together in post-World War I Vienna to present the latest theories in mathematics, science, and philosophy and to build a strong foundation for scientific investigation. Composed of such luminaries as Kurt Gödel and Rudolf Carnap, and stimulated by the works of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, the Vienna Circle left an indelible mark on science. Exact Thinking in Demented Times tells the often outrageous, sometimes tragic, and never boring stories of the men who transformed scientific thought. A revealing work of history, this landmark book pays tribute to those who dared to reinvent knowledge from the ground up.

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Hello World: How  to be Human in the Age of the Machine Audiobook

Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine

Author: Hannah Fry Narrator: Hannah Fry Release Date: August 2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Hello World, written and read by Hannah Fry. You are accused of a crime. Who would you rather determined your fate - a human or an algorithm? An algorithm is more consistent and less prone to error of judgement. Yet a human can look you in the eye before passing sentence. You need a liver transplant to save your life. Who would you want in charge of organ allocation? An algorithm can match organ donors with patients, potentially saving many more lives. But it may send you to the back of the queue. You're buying a (driverless) car. One vehicle is programmed to save as many lives as possible in a collision. Another promises to prioritize the lives of its passengers. Which do you choose? Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a not-too-distant future where machines rule supreme, making important decisions - in healthcare, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go even who we send to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want? Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. In Hello World she lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrates their power, exposes their limitations, and examines whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing. 'Wise, sharp and witty, the definitive guide to living in the age of social media, algorithms and automation.' Adam Rutherford

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Rubik’s Cube: How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube, Including Rubik’s Cube Algorithms Audiobook

Rubik’s Cube: How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube, Including Rubik’s Cube Algorithms

Author: Clark Cornell Narrator: Angela Julian Release Date: August 2018

If you want to impress your family and friends by solving the Rubik's Cube while staying calm and collected, then keep reading.... The Rubik's Cube seems like an innocent, colorful, and perfect gift for kids, something that will keep them busy for hours on end... Until you're faced with helping them solve it a few minutes later. That's when you realize the fiendish difficulty involved and feel a rising sense of panic as your plan backfires. Does it sound familiar? Rubik's Cube: How to Solve a Rubik's Cube, Including Rubik's Cube Algorithms includes:  - An easy-to-follow step-by-step guide with full-color images so you can solve the Rubik's Cube with ease - A detailed explanation on how the pieces fit and move together - Secret maneuvers the expert solvers don't want you to know about - maneuvers that will allow you to move any given piece to any position on the cube without perturbing everything else - Links to exclusive accompanying videos made for this audiobook only that you can watch if you ever get stuck - Possibly the easiest way to solve the Rubik's Cube - And much more! If you've tried solving the Rubik's Cube before but not been able to, it's not your fault. In fact, even if you've been looking for guidance, you may have come across Rubik's Cube guides that have obtuse or incomplete instructions.  As mentioned earlier, when you get this amazing guide, you will also have access to accompanying videos that will prove that this remarkable solving method works - from start to finish (every step of the way).

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Weird Math: A Teenage Genius and His Teacher Reveal the Strange Connections Between Math and Everyda Audiobook

Weird Math: A Teenage Genius and His Teacher Reveal the Strange Connections Between Math and Everyda

Author: Agnijo Banerjee, David Darling Narrator: Gary Furlong Release Date: July 2018

A teenage genius and his teacher take listeners on a wild ride to the extremes of mathematics Everyone has stared at the crumpled page of a math assignment and wondered, where on Earth will I ever use this? It turns out, Earth is precisely the place. As teen math prodigy Agnijo Banerjee and his teacher David Darling reveal, complex math surrounds us. If we think long enough about the universe, we're left not with material stuff, but a ghostly and beautiful set of equations. Packed with puzzles and paradoxes, mind-bending concepts, and surprising solutions, Weird Math leads us from a lyrical exploration of mathematics in our universe to profound questions about God, chance, and infinity. A magical introduction to the mysteries of math, it will entrance beginners and seasoned mathematicians alike.

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Is God a Mathematician? Audiobook

Is God a Mathematician?

Author: Mario Livio Narrator: Tom Parks Release Date: April 2018

From ancient times to the present, scientists and philosophers have marveled at how the seemingly abstract discipline of mathematics could so perfectly explain the natural world. More than that-mathematics has often made predictions, for example, about subatomic particles or cosmic phenomena that were unknown at the time, but later were proven to be true. Is mathematics ultimately invented or discovered? And if, as Einstein insisted, mathematics is "a product of human thought that is independent of experience," how can it so accurately describe and even predict the world around us? In Is God a Mathematician? astrophysicist and author Mario Livio brilliantly explores mathematical ideas from Pythagoras to the present day as he shows us how intriguing questions and ingenious answers have led to ever deeper insights into our world. This fascinating book will interest anyone curious about the human mind, the scientific world, and the relationship between them. "Theologians have God, philosophers existence, and scientists mathematics. Mario Livio makes the case for how these three ideas might be related. . . . Livio's rich history gives the discussions human force and verve." -Sam Kean, New Scientist

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Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen - Afroamerikanische Mathematikerinnen in der NASA (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen - Afroamerikanische Mathematikerinnen in der NASA (Ungekürzt)

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly Narrator: Julia Nachtmann Release Date: January 2018

Das Hörbuch zum Kinofilm 1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. 'Menschliche Rechner' - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte.

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Chancing It: The Laws of Chance and What They Mean for You Audiobook

Chancing It: The Laws of Chance and What They Mean for You

Author: Robert Matthews Narrator: Jeff Cummings Release Date: October 2017

Over the years, some very smart people have thought they understood the rules of chance-only to fail dismally. Whether you call it probability, risk, or uncertainty, the workings of chance often defy common sense. Fortunately, advances in math and science have revealed the laws of chance, and understanding those laws can help in your everyday life. In Chancing It, award-winning scientist and writer Robert Matthews shows how to understand the laws of probability and use them to your advantage. He gives you access to some of the most potent intellectual tools ever developed and explains how to use them to guide your judgments and decisions. By the end of the book, you will know: • How to understand and even predict coincidences • When an insurance policy is worth having • Why "expert" predictions are often misleading • How to tell when a scientific claim is a breakthrough or baloney • When it makes sense to place a bet on anything from sports to stock markets A groundbreaking introduction to the power of probability, Chancing It will sharpen your decision-making and maximize your luck.

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Significant Figures: The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians Audiobook

Significant Figures: The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians

Author: Ian Stewart Narrator: Roger Clark Release Date: September 2017

In Significant Figures, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Delving into the lives of twenty-five great mathematicians, Stewart examines the roles they played in creating, inventing, and discovering the mathematics we use today. Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of mathematics from Archimedes to Benoit Mandelbrot, and learn about those too often left out of the cannon, such as Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (c. 780-850), the creator of algebra, and Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), Countess of Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer. Tracing the evolution of mathematics over the course of two millennia, Significant Figures will educate and delight aspiring mathematicians and experts alike.

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