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    Humble Pi

    A Comedy of Maths Errors

    by Matt Parker ...
    Narrated by Matt Parker ...


    9 hours 33 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Humble Pi written and read by Matt Parker.What makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? Billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? A building rock when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap's 1990 hit I've Got The Power? The answer is maths. Or, to be precise, what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world.As ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Our Mathematical Universe

    My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

    by Max Tegmark ...
    Narrated by Rob Shapiro ...


    15 hours 22 min

    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 ... Read more

    $37.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How Numbers Work

    Discover the strange and beautiful world of mathematics

    by New Scientist ...
    Narrated by Mark Elstob ...
    series New Scientist Instant Expert


    5 hours 10 min

    How Numbers Work is a tour of the mind-blowing but beautiful realm of numbers and the mathematical rules that connect them.Think of a number between one and ten.No, hang on, let's make this interesting. Between zero and infinity. Even if you stick to the whole numbers, there are a lot to choose from - an infinite number in fact. Throw in decimal fractions and infinity suddenly gets an awful lot ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Radical Uncertainty

    Decision-making for an unknowable future

    Narrated by Roger Davis ...


    15 hours 50 min

    **LONGLISTED FOR THE FT/**MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020'A brilliant new book'Daily Telegraph'Well written . . . and often entertaining'The Times'A sparkling analysis'Prospect'Entertaining and enlightening . . . This is a necessary critique and they make it with verve, knowledge and a wealth of sto... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

    A Cultural History

    by Paolo Zellini ...
    Narrated by Mark Elstob ...


    6 hours 46 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The complexity of mathematics - its abstract rules and obscure symbols - can seem very distant from the everyday. There are those things that are real and present, it is supposed, and then there are mathematical concepts: creations of our mind, mysterious tools for those unengaged with the world. Yet, from its most remote history and deepest purpose, mathematics has ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Philosophie als Kulturkritik


    Narrated by Max Horkheimer ...
    series O-Ton-Wissenschaft


    2 hours 50 min

    Max Horkheimer, geboren 14. Februar 1895 in Zuffenhausen bei Stuttgart, gestorben 7. Juli 1973 in Nürnberg; war Sozialphilosoph und Mitbegründer des Instituts für Sozialforschung. Horkheimer gilt gemeinsam mit Adorno als Hauptvertreter der Frankfurter Schule und der Kritischen Theorie. Seine Arbeiten beschäftigen sich größtenteils mit der Kritik der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft. Der von ihm ... Read more

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    Philosophie Grundlagen und Geschichte (Philosophie für Anfänger)

    Überblick und Grundlagen der Philosophie - Von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart

    Narrated by Mario Kunze ...


    2 hours 54 min

    Von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart - Wie die Philosophie den Alltag verändert Die Philosophie hat einen langen und teilweise steinigen Werdegang hinter sich. Sie ist älter als 2.000 Jahre und reicht von der Antike über das Mittelalter und die Zeiten der Renaissance bis hin zur Neuzeit und der heutigen Gegenwart. 2.000 Jahre in einem einzigen Band unterzubringen ist unmöglich, da es so viele ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Nature's Numbers

    by Ian Stewart ...
    Narrated by Ian Stewart ...


    2 hours 52 min

    Why do many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Why do tigers have stripes but leopards have spots?Mathematics is to nature as Sherlock Holmes is to evidence. Mathematics can look at a single snowflake and deduce the atomic geometry of its crystals; it can start with a violin string and uncover the existence of radio waves. And ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Most Elegant Equation

    Euler’s Formula and the Beauty of Mathematics

    by David Stipp ...
    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...


    5 hours 2 min

    Bertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt "as surely as poetry." This is especially true of one equation: ei(pi) + 1 = 0, the brainchild of Leonhard Euler, the Mozart of mathematics. More than two centuries after Euler's death, it is still regarded as a conceptual diamond of unsurpassed beauty. Called Euler's identity or God's equation, it includes just five numbers but represents an ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    When Money Talks

    A History of Coins and Numismatics

    by Frank L. Holt ...
    Narrated by Walter Dixon ...


    7 hours 11 min

    Coinage-it is one of the most successful and consistent technologies ever invented. Nothing else we still use in everyday life has a history quite like it. Look around at all the things that would bewilder a Greek, Roman, or Renaissance ancestor; then, dig into your purse or pocket for that one artifact that they would immediately recognize. Historian Frank L. Holt takes us on a journey through ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A History of Pi

    by Petr Beckmann ...
    Narrated by Stephen R. Thorne ...


    6 hours 42 min

    The history of pi, says the author, though a small part of the history of mathematics, is nevertheless a mirror of the history of man. Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror, giving the background of the times when pi made progress-and also when it did not, because science was being stifled by militarism or religious fanaticism. ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Exact Thinking in Demented Times

    The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science

    by Karl Sigmund ...
    Narrated by Nigel Patterson ...


    13 hours 58 min

    A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and science Inspired by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Bertrand Russell and David Hilbert's pursuit of the fundamental rules of mathematics, some of the most brilliant minds of the generation came together in post-World War I Vienna to present the latest theories in ... Read more

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    The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

    by Charles Seife ...
    Narrated by Bob Souer ...


    6 hours 25 min

    The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. For zero, infinity's twin, is not like other numbers. It is both nothing and everything. In Zero, science ... Read more

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    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Craig Jessen ...


    5 hours 21 min

    The aim of this book is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and listeners of this book will emerge with a clearer understanding of paradoxical-sounding concepts such as infinity, curved space, and imaginary numbers. The first few ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Games for Your Mind

    The History and Future of Logic Puzzles

    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...


    13 hours 4 min

    Logic puzzles were first introduced to the public by Lewis Carroll in the late nineteenth century and have been popular ever since. Games like Sudoku and Mastermind are fun and engrossing recreational activities, but they also share deep foundations in mathematical logic and are worthy of serious intellectual inquiry. In this informative and entertaining book, Jason Rosenhouse begins by ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Forestillinger om Ana Ivan

    Narrated by Christian Engell ...


    8 hours 3 min

    'Forestillinger om Ana Ivan' begynder i Brooklyn et forår hvor en ung, dansk praktikant møder kunstneren og matematikeren Ana Ivan. Ana er opvokset i Rumænien i tiden op til Ceausescus fald i 1989, og hendes livshistorie indeholder en dramatisk og afgørende begivenhed.Over de næste måneder hjælper praktikanten Ana med at gennemføre et eksperiment, der skal opløse hendes tidsfornemmelse, og inden ... Read more

    $16.29 AUD

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    Change Is the Only Constant

    The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World

    by Ben Orlin ...
    Narrated by Will Collyer ...


    5 hours 46 min

    **The next book from Ben Orlin, the popular math blogger and author of the underground bestseller Math With Bad Drawings.Change Is The Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and wonderfully bad drawings.Change is the Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Perfect Bet

    How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling

    Narrated by Jonathan Yen ...


    8 hours 34 min

    Bringing together ideas from mathematics, psychology, economics and physics, The Perfect Bet traces the origins of successful betting methods. From the simple to the intricate, and the audacious to the absurd, Adam Kucharski reveals the long and tangled history between betting and science, and explains why gambling continues to generate insights into luck and decision-making today. Covering ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mystery of the Aleph

    by Amir D. Aczel ...
    Narrated by Henry Levya ...


    5 hours 25 min

    From the end of the 19th century until his death, one of history's most brilliant mathematicians languished in an asylum. The Mystery of the Aleph tells the story of Georg Cantor (1845-1918), a Russian-born German who created set theory, the concept of infinite numbers, and the "continuum hypothesis," which challenged the very foundations of mathematics. His ideas brought expected denunciation ... Read more

    $18.66 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Vladimir Lenin - The State and Revolution

    Narrated by Andrew Roberts ...


    4 hours 10 min

    Lenin wrote The State and Revolution in August and September 1917, when he was in hiding. When Lenin left Switzerland for Russia in April 1917, he feared arrest by the Provisional Government. The State and Revolution describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution to establish the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Political Science. Classics Collection:

    Sun Tzu-The Art of War, Plato-The Republic, Niccolo Machiavelli-The Prince, Lao Tzu-Tao Te Ching, Thomas More-Utopia, Thomas Paine-Common Sense, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels-The Communist Manifesto


    36 hours 24 min

    Why Political Science Classics Collection is so important? In today's world, providing quality training for the younger generation at colleges and universities is of primary importance. But higher education is not enough. Any graduate is first and foremost a citizen of his nation. He has the right to be an actor in the political life of his society. The political changes taking place today in the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Historias de Nuestra Historia

    Temporada 2012


    21 hours 32 min

    Historias de nuestra historia. Felipe Pigna. La historia de nuestra historia, en tiempo presente, pensada desde ahora e interpelando las verdades de manual. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Simon Singh's Numbers

    A BBC Radio Mathematics Adventure


    3 hours 27 min

    Simon Singh takes a quirky look at some of the most important numbers in mathematicsPhysicist and popular science author Simon Singh explores the numbers and concepts that lie at the heart of some of the trickiest problems in mathematics, revealing their history, significance and unique qualities.Beginning with zero - which, amazingly, wasn't invented until 400 BC and then took thousands of years ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Simply Nietzsche

    by Peter Kail ...
    Narrated by Victoria Meakin ...
    Audiobook 16 - Great Lives


    4 hours 40 min

    Born and raised in a small town in Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) began his career in philology (the study of language), and served as a professor at the University of Basel. In 1879, he was forced to leave due to health issues, which afflicted him throughout his life. Supported by his university pension and aided by friends, he spent the next decade as an independent author, ... Read more

    $12.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial