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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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 david malaguti
 092323
please leave your politics at home
A little bit all over the place, but an interesting view into one mathematician's head.
Worth a Listen.
The "Fundamentals" chapter veered into whether mathematics is a racist, imperialist, sexist, CISgender endeavor..for 20 minutes...
Presented as a dialogue between two women. Reading what a (selfloathing) white dude wrote.
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 Kindle Customer
 061323
I learned something
Pros: I learned that math is ever evolving.
Cons: It got wired when the narrator started talking to herself. I really didn’t get the point. It felt like she was talking to a child or a teenager in order to get her point across. Despite listening to the entire book, I literally tuned out and should have moved onto something else. It was not that good of a book to me.
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 021023
Decent
I wanted a little more depth but I understand the market has a bias towards novice or expert. Worth the time
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Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: Observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria.


A rare glimpse into the inner world of physics
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Once upon a Prime
 The Wondrous Connections Between Mathematics and Literature
 By: Sarah Hart
 Narrated by: Sarah Hart
 Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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We often think of mathematics and literature as polar opposites. But what if, instead, they were fundamentally linked? In her clear, insightful, laughoutloud funny debut, Once Upon a Prime, Professor Sarah Hart shows us the myriad connections between math and literature, and how understanding those connections can enhance our enjoyment of both. As the first woman to hold England’s oldest mathematical chair, Professor Hart is the ideal tour guide, taking us on an unforgettable journey through the books we thought we knew, revealing new layers of beauty and wonder.


The Infinite Review
 By LCorSMT on 042623
By: Sarah Hart

Infinite Powers
 How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
 By: Steven Strogatz
 Narrated by: Bob Souer
 Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
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Infinite Powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves. Strogatz reveals how this form of math rose to the challenges of each age: how to determine the area of a circle with only sand and a stick; how to explain why Mars goes "backwards" sometimes; how to turn the tide in the fight against AIDS.


Not written to be read aloud
 By A Reader in Maine on 022120
By: Steven Strogatz

Thinking Better
 The Art of the Shortcut in Math and Life
 By: Marcus Du Sautoy
 Narrated by: Mark Elstob
 Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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We are often told that hard work is the key to success. But success isn’t about hard work  it’s about shortcuts. Shortcuts allow us to solve one problem quickly so that we can tackle an even bigger one. They make us capable of doing great things. And according to Marcus du Sautoy, math is the very art of the shortcut. Thinking Better is a celebration of how math lets us do more with less.


Very difficult to flow without diagrams
 By Khaled on 110321
By: Marcus Du Sautoy

Bernoulli's Fallacy
 Statistical Illogic and the Crisis of Modern Science
 By: Aubrey Clayton
 Narrated by: Tim H. Dixon
 Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
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Aubrey Clayton traces the history of how statistics went astray, beginning with the groundbreaking work of the 17thcentury mathematician Jacob Bernoulli and winding through gambling, astronomy, and genetics. Clayton recounts the feuds among rival schools of statistics, exploring the surprisingly human problems that gave rise to the discipline and the alltoohuman shortcomings that derailed it.


Rigorously Bayesian
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By: Aubrey Clayton

The Math of Life and Death
 By: Kit Yates
 Narrated by: Kit Yates
 Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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From birthdays to birth rates to how we perceive the passing of time, mathematical patterns shape our lives. But for those of us who left math behind in high school, the numbers and figures hurled at us as we go about our days can sometimes leave us scratching our heads, feeling as if we're fumbling through a mathematical minefield.


Good but More Statistics than Biology
 By Anonymous User on 020820
By: Kit Yates

Artificial Intelligence
 Modern Magic or Dangerous Future?
 By: Yorick Wilks
 Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
 Length: 5 hrs
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