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The Great Unknown - Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science

Marcus du Sautoy

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"Brilliant and fascinating. No one is better at making the recondite accessible and exciting." -Bill Bryson A captivating journey to the outer reaches of human knowledge Ever since the dawn of civilization we have been driven by a desire to know. But are there limits to human knowledge? Are some things beyond the predictive powers of science and the capacities of the human brain? Or are those challenges the next big discovery waiting to happen? In The Great Unknown, one of the world's most brilliant mathematicians takes us into the minds of science's greatest innovators as he probes the many mysteries we have yet to solve. From the very large to the very small, from the distant future to the deep past, from the complexities of the human brain to the infinities of mathematics, Marcus du Sautoy invites us to join him on a journey to the seven frontiers of knowledge, the outer edges where scientists are actively grappling with the unknown. Can we locate consciousness in the brain? What is dark energy made of? Can we speak of time before the Big Bang? Is it possible to predict the future? At once exhilarating and mind bending, The Great Unknown will challenge you to think in new ways about every aspect of the known world. Du Sautoy reminds us that major breakthroughs were often ridiculed at the time of their discovery and invites us to consider big questions-about who we are and the nature of God-that even the most creative scientists have yet to answer definitively.

Language:

English

Length:

14h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:55


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:19


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:58


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:35


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:36


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:44


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:15


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:42


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:42


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:27


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:20


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:16


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:43


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:16


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:05


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:51


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:42


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:12


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:19


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:24


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:20


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:48


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:06


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:09


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:10


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

09:04


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:53


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:42


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:36


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:07


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

09:20


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:24


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:23


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:01


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:20


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:02


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:51


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:03


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:18


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:11


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:59


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:15


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:50


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:55


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:59


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:42


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:51


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:13


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:28


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:41


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:49


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:18


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:29


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:52


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:08


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:16


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:48


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:02


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:23


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:23


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:39


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

08:53


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:16


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

00:37