Mathematics creates ALL.
No--but great narration and voice inflection which is needed for such lengthy and detailed accounts of the history of math and it's involvement in all things.
The eccentricity of these famous mathematicians moved me. They seemed moved by a force within that was out of their own control. Many times these key players are troubled and misunderstood. These geniuses are difficult to deal with. Colleagues and family members often suffer because of the narcissism frequently seen in their personalities. This was a wonderful review of Isaac Newton and the Royal Society and enjoyable even if you aren't an egghead.
Truth is stranger than fiction. These historical characters can be funny at times and downright despicable at other times.
This book was great. I loved learning about the characters in the Royal Society and others. There is quite a bit of attention paid to Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, which I really liked. It was also nice to learn about the discoveries that were being made and how they affected popular beliefs surrounding God and Science and the nature of the universe.
Additionally, the narrator was great and it was easy to follow and pick up at any time.
I love learning, teaching, and exploring!
I loved this book! It was fascinating to hear about the motivations and stories from some of the early science icons. The book is presented almost like a story and the narrator was excellent!
I am a professional historian, so if history is not your thing then take my review with a grain of salt. This book is very well written (though it is geared toward a lay audience so it's sometimes a bit repetitive) and the narrator is one of my favorites.
well narrated, interesting balance of slice of life, technical theory and historical fact. for those curious about the ideas and the men behind them.
a good in depth account of the period and it's mindset. good performance too. it gets a little repetitive at times when the author tried to illustrate the same facts over and over.
After reading this book, I have decided I am only 350 years behind the learning curve.I am starting anew with more inspiration!.
Calculus, Gravity, God
Great book summarizing the world of math, science, astronomy, physics and God's role in the real physical world in the 17th century.
It has been a while since I read up on important historical figures of that time frame, but after listening to this book, I am thinking I want a more in depth knowledge of Galileo, Kepler, Leibniz and Newton.
The author ties these people and others of the time as well as the pervading world view (God is the ultimate creator) into a seamless summary of the 17th centuries greatest contributions to the world of math and science.