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Juan Chamorro

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  • Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

  • By: Frank Close
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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This short, smart audiobook tells you everything you need to know about "nothing." What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - "nothing" - exist? To answer these questions, eminent scientist Frank Close takes us on a lively and accessible journey that ranges from ancient ideas and cultural superstitions to the frontiers of current research, illuminating the story of how scientists have explored the void and the rich discoveries they have made there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thorough trip along physics

  • By Juan Chamorro on 01-05-18

A thorough trip along physics

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Reviewed: 01-05-18

The author of this book tells the history of vacuum from the Greek thinkers to quantum physics.

  • Quantum Theory

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: John Polkinghorne
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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Quantum theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries. The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes it easier to understand other QM books

  • By Kindle me this: on 05-01-14

very good information about a difficult topic

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Reviewed: 12-30-17

Quantum physics is hard to understand for the uninitiated mind but the author of this book makes it easier to get

  • Simply Good News

  • Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good
  • By: N. T. Wright
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
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Many people think the message of the Gospel is that if we believe in Jesus, we will be saved from hell and be transported to heaven after we die. But what if that is not what the Bible actually teaches? What if the good news Jesus came to announce is much bigger, much better, and includes much more than merely what happens after we die? Revered best-selling scholar N. T. Wright reveals what the gospel really is and how it can transform our todays just as much as our tomorrows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best entry point for a new NT Wright reader

  • By Adam Shields on 01-09-15

Get to know the Gospel better

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Reviewed: 12-26-17

Great reflections about the Gospel, taking in account its historical background by an outstanding author

  • Jesus of Nazareth

  • From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
  • By: Pope Benedict XVI
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
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In this bold, momentous work, the pope, in his first book written as Benedict XVI, seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent "popular" depictions and to restore Jesus' true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and incites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Insights

  • By Gerard on 07-08-07

you can't miss it!

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Reviewed: 11-26-17

Joseph Ratzinger has made an excellent job in this book. Both escolarly and easy to follow.

  • The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

  • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642
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Grasp the important ideas that have served as the backbone of philosophy across the ages with this extraordinary 60-lecture series. This is your opportunity to explore the enormous range of philosophical perspectives and ponder the most important and enduring of human questions-without spending your life poring over dense philosophical texts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Hard Review to Write

  • By Ark1836 on 11-20-15

Excellent lecturer. Very ambitious work

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Reviewed: 09-27-17

The lectures require a passion for philosophy because this is not light matter. Sometimes it can get a little heavy to follow but there is no other way around.

  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
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"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great primer for hard SF fans and physics laymen

  • By David on 01-05-15

Great course to get an idea about modern Physics

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Reviewed: 08-04-17

Excellent lecturer. He really tried and managed to make things simple enough for the general public.

  • One World

  • The Interaction of Science and Theology
  • By: John C. Polkinghorne
  • Narrated by: James Robert Killavey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 46
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Both science and religion explore aspects of reality, providing "a basis for their mutual interaction as they present their different perspectives onto the one world of existent reality," Polkinghorne argues. In One World he develops his thesis through an examination of the nature of science, the nature of the physical world, the character of theology, and the modes of thought in science and theology. He identifies "points of interaction" and points of potential conflict between science and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book - much food for thought

  • By Edward on 01-01-15

Difficult stuff made easy

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Reviewed: 07-17-17

I have learned a lot from this great and knowledgeable author. A good summary of modern physics and theology.

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  • How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable About Anything - Yes, Anything!

  • By: Albert Ellis Ph.D., Kristene A. Doyle - foreword
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 70
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Repackaged with a stunning new cover and an insightful new foreword, this book is one of six Dr. Albert Ellis "How To" titles to be reissued by Citadel in 2016-2017. Widely recognized as a pioneer of 20th century psychotherapy, Albert Ellis's works have stood the test of time, and continue to serve as the cornerstone of the Albert Ellis Institute, which has centers in 6 American cities and 20 countries abroad.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secondary thoughts and feelings about primary thoughts and feelings

  • By Anonymous on 11-19-16

The best of the best!

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Reviewed: 12-11-16

This is one of the best books you can get if you are interested in REBT. You will find here all the key principles, methods and techniques that make Albert Ellis' work so important.

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  • How to Stop Destroying Your Relationships

  • A Guide to Enjoyable Dating, Mating & Relating
  • By: Albert Ellis PhD, Robert A. Harper PhD, Ann Vernon PhD - foreword Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
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Lost enough loves for three lifetimes? Want to break bad habits and replace them with good ones that last? Whether you are male or female, single or married, gay or straight, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), created by world renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, can help anyone - at any age - learn to maintain healthy and lasting love. Simple and effective, the proven REBT techniques in this landmark book show you how to relate lovingly and intimately, for the long-term.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic REBT

  • By Juan Chamorro on 11-23-16

Classic REBT

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Reviewed: 11-23-16

Even though another doctor shares this book with Dr Ellis, you can find pure REBT here.

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  • The Modern Scholar: Faith and Reason: The Philosophy of Religion

  • By: Peter Kreeft
  • Narrated by: Peter Kreeft
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
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Through the ages, mankind has pursued questions of faith in something beyond the world of ordinary experience. Is there a God? How can we explain the presence of evil? Do humans, or human souls, live on after death? Is there a hell? The following lectures examine these eternal questions and present the most compelling arguments for and against God's existence, the seeming conflicts between religion and science, and the different truth-claims of the world's most popular religions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not without a perspective, but very good

  • By Joseph on 10-12-09

Approach to the main ideas of the world's religion

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Reviewed: 11-03-16

Very thorough but not overwhelming approach to comparative religion
philosophy. You can learn what is common to the different religions