Extended Audio Sample

Download How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space (Unabridged), by Janna Levin
3.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janna Levin Narrator: Christine Williams Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

The gifted young cosmologist Janna Levin sets out to determine the size of the universe, along the way providing an intimate look at the day-to-day life of a globe-trotting physicist. Nimbly synthesizing geometry, topology, and chaos and string theories, Levin shows how the pattern of hot and cold spots left over from the Big Bang may one day reveal the size and shape of the cosmos. She does so with such originality, lucidity, and even poetry, that How the Universe Got Its Spots becomes a thrilling and deeply personal communication between a scientist and the lay listener. Download and start listening now!

BK_BLAK_003511

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jane | 3/18/2011

    " This book is fascinating and sometimes poetic, but the author's attempts to draw parallels in Godel's and Turing's lives are heavy-handed in places. That's the only reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five. Still, I'm looking forward to more from Janna Levin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 3/11/2011

    " I can't come up with a better way to describe this than: mathematician fan fic.

    But it's good. A quick read. And very sad, mostly because Turing and Gödel had such sad lives, in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian | 1/31/2011

    " Pretty great book for being written by a physicist. Equal parts fiction, history and poetry. A quick read, too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doris | 1/2/2011

    " Janna Levin breathes life into her characters from a pen dipped in a magical, lyrical language. She dwells more on the humanity of her famous subjects than on their theorems, giving the reader an immediate intimacy with them. An amazing literary talent. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations