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For seven years, Paul Lockhart's A Mathematician's Lament enjoyed a samizdatstyle popularity in the mathematics underground, before demand prompted its 2009 publication to even wider applause and debate. An impassioned critique of K12 mathematics education, it outlined how we shortchange students by introducing them to math the wrong way. Here, Lockhart offers the positive side of the math education story by showing us how math should be done. Measurement offers a permanent solution to math phobia by introducing us to mathematics as an artful way of thinking and living.
In conversational prose that conveys his passion for the subject, Lockhart makes mathematics accessible without oversimplifying. He makes no more attempt to hide the challenge of mathematics than he does to shield us from its beautiful intensity. Favoring plain English over jargon and formulas, he succeeds in making complex ideas about the mathematics of shape and motion intuitive and graspable. His elegant discussion of mathematical reasoning and themes in classical geometry offers proof of his conviction that mathematics illuminates art as much as science.
Measurement is an invitation to summon curiosity, courage, and creativity in order to experience firsthand the playful excitement of mathematical work.
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Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887.... This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio", was discovered by Euclid more than 2,000 years ago. Since then it has shown a propensity to appear in the most astonishing variety of places.


Tedious Listen
 By Amanda Halsdorff on 102514
By: Mario Livio

Undeniable
 How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed
 By: Douglas Axe
 Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
 Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
 Unabridged

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Throughout his distinguished and unconventional career, engineerturnedmolecularbiologist Douglas Axe has been asking the questions that much of the scientific community would rather silence. Now, he presents his conclusions in this brave and pioneering book. Axe argues that the key to understanding our origin is the "design intuition"  the innate belief held by all humans that tasks we would need knowledge to accomplish can be accomplished only by someone who has that knowledge.


Seductively Challenge what are consider facts
 By Rafael Vila on 100816
By: Douglas Axe

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
 The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman
 By: Richard P. Feynman
 Narrated by: Sean Runnette
 Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
 Unabridged

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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman, from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wideranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science  a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will delight anyone interested in the world of ideas.


Interesting, but material is covered in better book.
 By Erlend on 040616

Euclid's Window
 The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
 By: Leonard Mlodinow
 Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
 Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
 Unabridged

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Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space  in the living room or in some other galaxy  have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology.


Wow!
 By Eric on 081310
By: Leonard Mlodinow
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