SCIENCE MEMOIRS

Lives in the lab
Scientists are a different breed. They are typically brilliant, often mysterious, and because not many of us can boast to being scientific geniuses we are naturally curious about their lives and how their personal experiences shapes their work. Getting the inside scoop from the scientists themselves opens a window into worlds and minds we are not often privy to. Listening to their stories, as they wish for them to be told, is an eye-opening and entertaining romp into the world of giants in their fields.
    • Lab Girl

    • By: Hope Jahren
    • Narrated by: Hope Jahren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,304

    An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration, in work and in life; and a stunningly fresh look at plants....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A paradigm-shifting perspective on plant life

    • By Elizabeth on 05-20-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Brief Candle in the Dark

    • My Life in Science
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a Dawkins Groupie but...

    • By Anne on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Moonwalking with Einstein

    • The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
    • By: Joshua Foer
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,861
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854

    Foer's journey from forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Got the Ball Rolling

    • By Christopher on 03-17-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Black Man in a White Coat

    • A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine
    • By: Damon Tweedy
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556

    One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with racial identity, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely eye opening!

    • By Kelene on 02-23-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Uncle Tungsten

    • Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    In this endlessly charming and eloquent memoir, the author chronicles his love affair with science and the magnificently odd and sometimes harrowing childhood in which that love affair unfolded....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The curious child

    • By Jean on 09-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • My Life as a Quant

    • Reflections on Physics and Finance
    • By: Emanuel Derman
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    In My Life as a Quant, Emanuel Derman relives his exciting journey as one of the first high-energy particle physicists to migrate to Wall Street....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyed It

    • By Justin on 02-16-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • An Imperfect Offering

    • Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century
    • By: James Orbinski
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In 1988, James Orbinski, then a medical student in his 20s, embarked on a year-long research trip to Rwanda, a trip that would change who he would be as a doctor and as a man....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply disturbing but essential reading

    • By Oakland on 05-18-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Double Helix

    • A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
    • By: James D. Watson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, Roger Clark
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 600
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 513
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 518

    By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous book!

    • By A. Lai on 03-04-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

    • By: Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,957
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,967

    With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious and inspiring

    • By Brad Grimm on 11-09-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Working Stiff

    • Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
    • By: Judy Melinek MD, T. J. Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,976
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963

    Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, though disturbing at times

    • By Sean on 08-26-14

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

    • By: C. G. Jung
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 617

    In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dr. Jung's Life Would Make A Good Movie

    • By M. Clarke on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $34.42

    • iWoz

    • How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way
    • By: Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,357
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,282
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,308

    The mastermind behind Apple sheds his low profile and steps forward to tell his story for the first time....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Another Apple History!

    • By Daniel Dennis on 04-08-08
    • How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way
    • By: Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 12-01-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 3,357 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49