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What did you like best about Beyond Infinity? What did you like least?
I liked the discussion of the development of calculus best. I deplored the author wasting my time by reciting all 375 digits in 200!, including the 49 zeros at the end. I also tired of the numerous needless examples to what small children think or do. The author often recited at least five elements of a sequence when three would have been sufficient. At least 90 minutes of this recording is needless fluff.
What other book might you compare Beyond Infinity to and why?
Is God A Mathematician by Livio due to its historical discussion of the development of mathematics.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Moira Quirk?
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Only if it were no more than two hours in length.
Any additional comments?
It is truly a shame that an author with such an insightful understanding of infinity found it necessary to swell the contents of her book with so much superfluous information.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Beyond Infinity features a lot of stories about the author, and several analogies regarding young children, but not a lot about infinity or mathematics.
The narration, while perky in the extreme, isn't so bad, but it's more appropriate for a young children's book. Actually, maybe that's exactly what this is—a book for young children.
The book is charming, but it's the mathematical ideas that I want access to, and this book is so cutesy that I'm going to return it.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful