When Einstein Walked with Godel

Excursions to the Edge of Thought
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.32 hours)
Product Number: Z100136966
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427296726
Narrator/s: David Stifel
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Please log in to view pricing

Description

From Jim Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes When Einstein Walked with GOdel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought, an entertaining and accessible audiobook guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries Does time exist? What is infinity? Why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down? In this scintillating collection, Holt explores the human mind, the cosmos, and the thinkers who've tried to encompass the latter with the former. With his trademark clarity and humor, Holt probes the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the quest for the foundations of mathematics, and the nature of logic and truth. Along the way, he offers intimate biographical sketches of celebrated and neglected thinkers, from the physicist Emmy Noether to the computing pioneer Alan Turing and the discoverer of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot. In this audiobook, Holt offers a painless and playful introduction to many of our most beautiful but least understood ideas, from Einsteinian relativity to string theory, and also invites listeners to consider why the greatest logician of the twentieth century believed the U.S. Constitution contained a terrible contradiction-and whether the universe truly has a future.

x-large
Author(s): Jim Holt
Original Publish Date: May 15, 2018

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Jim Holt
Narrator(s): David Stifel
Product Number DD38259
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427296733
eBook
x-large
Author(s): Jim Holt
Product Number EB00714494
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374717841

Sign up for our email newsletter