The King of Infinite Space by David Berlinski audiobook

The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements

By David Berlinski
Read by Arthur Morey

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200066100

  • ISBN: 9798200066094

  • ISBN: 9798200066117

Runtime: 3.91 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid's Elements, arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics. In The King of Infinite Space, renowned mathematics writer David Berlinski provides a concise homage to this elusive mathematician and his staggering achievements. Berlinski shows that, for centuries, scientists and thinkers from Copernicus to Newton to Einstein have relied on Euclid's axiomatic system, a method of proof still taught in classrooms around the world. Euclid's use of elemental logic—and the mathematical statements he and others built from it—have dramatically expanded the frontiers of human knowledge.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An impressively concise distillation of the wizardry that transforms points, lines, and planes into sheer genius. Booklist Starred Review
“Written with David Berlinski’s characteristic mix of hothouse prose and standup comedy.” The Weekly Standard
“[A] pared and elegant homage to the peerless geometer [Euclid] and his magnum opus.” Nature
“Berlinski’s book succeeds not only as a history of geometry but also as an exploration of the power of ideas, masterfully replacing cold abstraction with humor and humanity.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An impressively concise distillation of the wizardry that transforms points, lines, and planes into sheer genius.” Booklist (starred review)
“Arthur Morey’s gentle voice brings…a sense of grace.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: David Berlinski

Author Bio: David Berlinski

David Berlinski is an American philosopher, educator, and author. He is a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, the hub of the intelligent design movement. A critic of the theory of evolution, Berlinski is theologically agnostic and refuses to theorize about the origins of life. He has written on philosophy, mathematics, and a variety of fictional works. His daughter, Claire Berlinski, is a well-known journalist.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 3.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English