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    • The Day We Found the Universe

    • By: Marcia Bartusiak
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
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      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 71

    From one of our most acclaimed science writers: a dramatic narrative of the discovery of the true nature and startling size of the universe, delving back past the moment of revelation to trace the decades of work--by a select group of scientists--that made it possible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the Effort

    • By Roy on 08-13-09

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Uncertainty

    • Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science
    • By: David Lindley
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 174

    Werner Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle" challenged centuries of scientific understanding, placed him in direct opposition to Albert Einstein, and put Niels Bohr in the middle of one of the most heated debates in scientific history. Heisenberg's theorem stated that there were physical limits to what we could know about sub-atomic particles; this "uncertainty" would have shocking implications.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating insight into the real drama of physics

    • By Ryan on 09-07-10
    • Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science
    • By: David Lindley
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 331 ratings

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • By: Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,399

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story

    • By Prisca on 04-30-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Catching Fire

    • How Cooking Made Us Human
    • By: Richard Wrangham
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 704
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 465

    Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is the result of cooking. In a groundbreaking theory of our origins, Wrangham shows that the shift from raw to cooked foods was the key factor in human evolution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book about early human development...

    • By KHarrang on 12-10-09

    Regular price: $19.99

    • How to Build a Dinosaur

    • Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever
    • By: Jack Horner, James Gorman
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    In movies, in novels, in comic strips, and on television, we've all seen dinosaurs - or at least somebody's educated guess of what they would look like. But what if it were possible to build, or grow, a real dinosaur without finding ancient DNA? Jack Horner, the scientist who advised Steven Spielberg on the blockbuster film Jurassic Park and a pioneer in bringing paleontology into the 21st century, teams up with the editor of the New York Times's Science Times section to reveal exactly what's in store.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but misplaced title

    • By Robert on 06-19-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Sixty Stories

    • By: Donald Barthelme
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    With these audacious and murderously witty stories, Donald Barthelme threw the preoccupations of our time into the literary equivalent of a Cuisinart and served up a gorgeous salad of American culture, high and low. Here are the urban upheavals reimagined as frontier myth; travelogues through countries that might have been created by Kafka; cryptic dialogues that bore down to the bedrock of our longings, dreams, and angsts.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Read this collection instead

    • By Jessica on 07-05-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Neuro Revolution

    • How Brain Science Is Changing Our World
    • By: Zack Lynch, Byron Laursen
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    From foolproof lie detectors to sure-fire investment strategies to super-enhanced religious and aesthetic experiences, the insights and revelations within The Neuro Revolution will foster wonder, debate, and in some cases consternation. Above all, though, they need to be understood by those who will be most affected - all of us.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting topic

    • By Barbara on 03-11-12

    Regular price: $21.95

    • What's Next

    • Dispatches on the Future of Science
    • By: Max Brockman
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies, Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    This wide-ranging collection of never-before-published essays offers the very latest insights into the daunting scientific questions of our time. Its contributors - some of the most brilliant young scientists working today - provide not only an introduction to their cutting-edge research, but discuss the social, ethical, and philosophical ramifications of their work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the Time

    • By Roy on 07-15-09

    Regular price: $27.93