I am a student currently near Dallas, TX, studying for Physics. I thoroughly enjoy a good sci-fi listen, as well as any scientific material here on Audible. Let the listening... BEGIN!
I have been listening to a lot of scientific audiobooks as soon as I joined Audible, but this one was different. Chris Impey does a fantastic job of setting up "short stories" in which he acts as a proton in the earliest time of the Universe, or jumps across multiple galaxies looking for planet Earth, or even simply to find his bearings.
Impey does a marvelous job of explaining the Universe in simple terms, and he makes it relatable to the casual listener. I certainly enjoyed exploring the Universe through Impey.
Please give this book a listen! I recommend it.
Words cannot fully sum of the vast importance of this audiobook. In it is first explained why every single citizen should be scientifically literate. It is quite literally of paramount importance. I cannot sum it quite as well as the book elaborates.
Additionally, I found out that I was not quite as literate as I had thought. I learned some new concepts, and at the end felt so much more enlightened by all this SCIENCE!
As a scientist, books like this make me smile, not only because of the data and facts, but because of the noble attempt to teach the world the basics, and sum it all up in one book.
Do not let this idea scare you, nothing is delved into in vast detail. This is an incredibly broad set of descriptions to bring you up to speed on basic science and how some things work. America's future depends on science, as well as every other technologically competant country!
Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.
History of Science, sure, but that certainly is not all by any means. It is the history of the remarkable men and women who contributed to a knowledge about ourselves, our planet and our place in time and space. It is a story about some of the greatest minds, their thinking, treachery, genius and stupidity. Never does the book seem like a lecture though at nearly every turn there is something to learn and fairly easily understand. The subjects are serious though Bryson's wit and humor should keep everyone smiling and chuckling all the way through. The content is great; the narration superb.