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Publisher's Summary
An audio tour of the structures and patterns we call "math"
This is an audiobook about math, but it contains no numbers.
Math Without Numbers is a vivid, conversational, and wholly original guide to the three main branches of abstract math  topology, analysis, and algebra  which turn out to be surprisingly easy to grasp. This audiobook upends the conventional approach to math, inviting you to think creatively about shape and dimension, the infinite and infinitesimal, symmetries, proofs, and how these concepts all fit together. What awaits listeners is a freewheeling tour of the inimitable joys and unsolved mysteries of this curiously powerful subject.
Like the classic math allegory Flatland, first published over a century ago, or Douglas Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach 40 years ago, there has never been a math book quite like Math Without Numbers. So many popularizations of math have dwelt on numbers like pi or zero or infinity. This audiobook goes well beyond to questions such as: How many shapes are there? Is anything bigger than infinity? And is math even true? Milo Beckman shows why math is mostly just pattern recognition and how it keeps on surprising us with unexpected, useful connections to the real world.
The ambitions of this audiobook take a special kind of author. An inventive, original thinker pursuing his calling with jubilant passion. A prodigy. Milo Beckman completed the graduatelevel course sequence in mathematics at age 16, when he was a sophomore at Harvard; while writing this book, he was studying the philosophical foundations of physics at Columbia under Brian Greene, among others.
This audiobook includes a PDF of illustrations and additional concepts from the book.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Critic Reviews
“With charm, unwavering enthusiasm, and a lot of cartoons, Math Without Numbers waltzes the reader through a garden of higher mathematics.” (Jordan Ellenberg, professor of mathematics, University of WisconsinMadison, author of How Not To Be Wrong)
“A playful paean to the pleasures of studying higher math ... Readers with an abundance of curiosity and the time to puzzle over Beckman’s many examples, riddles, and questions, will make many fascinating discoveries.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A pleasant, amusing look at mathematics as a description of everything.” (Kirkus Reviews)
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 The Heart of Hidden Reality
 By: Edward Frenkel
 Narrated by: Tony Craine
 Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
 Unabridged

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In Love and Math, renowned mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math we've never seen, suffused with all the beauty and elegance of a work of art. In this heartfelt and passionate audiobook, Frenkel shows that mathematics, far from occupying a specialist niche, goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures, time, and space. Love and Math tells two intertwined stories: of the wonders of mathematics and of one young man's journey learning and living it.


Answers tough questions, but not for all listeners
 By Gary on 033114
By: Edward Frenkel

From Eternity to Here
 The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
 By: Sean Carroll
 Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
 Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
 Unabridged

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Time moves forward, not backwardeveryone knows you can't unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today's hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too. In From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itselfa period of modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed.


Great Book For Cosmology Lovers
 By Mardon on 102411
By: Sean Carroll

Our Mathematical Universe
 My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
 By: Max Tegmark
 Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
 Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
 Unabridged

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Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy, and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mindboggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist.


Wow!
 By Michael on 020214
By: Max Tegmark

The Universe
 Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos
 By: John Brockman
 Narrated by: Antony Ferguson, Danny Campbell, Jo Anna Perrin
 Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
 Unabridged

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In The Universe, today's most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding of The Universe and everything in it, including the cuttingedge research and discoveries that are shaping our knowledge. Lee Smolin reveals how math and cosmology are helping us create a theory of the whole universe. Neil Turok analyzes the fundamental laws of nature, what came before the big bang, and the possibility of a unified theory. And much more.


Equivalant to reading 25 books
 By Gary on 100514
By: John Brockman

Decoding Reality
 The Universe as Quantum Information
 By: Vlatko Vedral
 Narrated by: Jay Russell
 Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
 Unabridged

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For a physicist, all the world is information. The universe and its workings are the ebb and flow of information. We are all transient patterns of information, passing on the recipe for our basic forms to future generations using a fourletter digital code called DNA. In this engaging and mindstretching account, Vlatko Vedral considers some of the deepest questions about the universe and considers the implications of interpreting it in terms of information.


OK but rambly
 By Michael on 081510
By: Vlatko Vedral

Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
 By: Lee Smolin
 Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
 Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
 Unabridged

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In Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin provides an accessible overview of the attempts to build a final "theory of everything." He explains in simple terms what scientists are talking about when they say the world is made from exotic entities such as loops, strings, and black holes and tells the fascinating stories behind these discoveries: the rivalries, epiphanies, and intrigues he witnessed firsthand.


Physics still in trouble
 By Philomath on 110918
By: Lee Smolin

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror
 How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality
 By: Dave Goldberg
 Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
 Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
 Unabridged

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A physicist speeds across space, time, and everything in between showing that our elegant universe from the Higgs boson to antimatter to the most massive group of galaxies is shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven all our recent discoveries about the universe and all the ones to come. Why is the sky dark at night? Is it possible to build a shrinkray gun? If there is antimatter, can there be antipeople? Why are past, present, and future our only options? Are time and space like a butterfly's wings? No one but Dave Goldberg, the coolest nerd physicist on the planet, could give a hyperdrive tour of the universe like this one.


Good, but for whom?
 By Michael on 083113
By: Dave Goldberg