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Sasha

Loves science.

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  • The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Paul Davies
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). But after a half century of scanning the skies, astronomers have little to report but an eerie silence---eerie because many scientists are convinced that the universe is teeming with life.

    Gary says: "I love the topic and I love this book"
    "Science needs a science reader."
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    I was into the third chapter when I realized the many references to temperatures could not be correct. But I'm not going to dream of the need to correct a well known physicist. It then hit me that the values of the temperatures were off by a factor of 10. Mr. George K. Wilson is adding a decimal to each value. It is disconcerting to have to analyze the information while listening.

    This book should be narrated by someone else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Empire of the Summer Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By S. C. Gwynne
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Few people realize that the Comanche Indians were the greatest warring tribe in American history. Their 40-year battle with settlers held up the development of the new nation. Empire of the Summer Moon tells of the rise and fall of this fierce, powerful, and proud tribe, and begins in 1836 with the kidnapping of a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower blue eyes named Cynthia Ann Parker.

    John says: "Quannah Parker"
    "Why change the text?"
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    I have the first Scribner hardcover edition May 2010. I have noticed that the Audible edition
    has been changed from the hardcover paper edition. I really wish the text would not change from one format to another. When these changes refer to events how does one know which version of fact is true?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Science News

    • NONE (1 hr)
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    Science News, the United State's only weekly newsmagazine of science, is your source for the latest coverage of everything from biology to technology. Now available in audio exclusively at audible.com® - you can buy one issue at a time or sign up for a 1-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription.

    Dennis Frank says: "Excellent resource, mediocre reader"
    "Science is hard to read"
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    Heart of the Matter
    By Charles Petit
    As heard in the January 12, 2013 edition of Science News from Audible, read by Mark Moran.
    “A neutrino with the typical oomph of those made in nuclear reactors would have a velocity that differs from the speed of light by only one part in 1,020, says Zoltan Ligeti. A theoretical physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. A light-year is 1,016 meters.”
    I think the 1,020 should be 10 raised to the 20th and 1,016 should be 10 raised to the 16th.
    (the light-year = 1.057 raised to the 16th.)

    Mr. Mark Moran may have read the script wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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