The Art of the Infinite

  • by Robert Kaplan, Ellen Kaplan
  • Narrated by Ray Chase
  • 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Art of the Infinite takes infinity, in its countless guises, as a touchstone for understanding mathematical thinking. Robert and Ellen Kaplan guide us through the “Republic of Numbers,” where we meet both its upstanding citizens and its more shadowy dwellers; and transport us across the plane of geometry into the unlikely realm where parallel lines meet. The journey is enriched by deft character studies of great mathematicians (and equally colorful lesser ones). And as we go deeper into infinity, we explore the most profound mystery of mathematics: Are its principles eternal truths that we discover? Or ones that we invent?

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A comprehensible rendition on counting and infinity

Beautifully narrated and punctuated by quotes from all sort of esoteric sources. It delves into some moderately heavy geometry and number theory, perhaps needing the included visuals. If you are moderately mathematical you will enjoy - it is almost a form of mathematical poetry,
With some amusing descriptions of the mathematicians involved ..
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- Ergonet

A riveting view of some mathematics history

The most romantic and inspiring mathematical novel to inspire amateurs and pros alike. Beautifully crafted and narrated. Recommended only if you do have a mathematical curious mind, even if one with little training in the matter.
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- NRivere

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury