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    • The Shape of a Life

    • One Mathematician’s Search for the Universe’s Hidden Geometry
    • By: Shing-Tung Yau, Steve Nadis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Harvard geometer and Fields medalist Shing-Tung Yau has provided a mathematical foundation for string theory, offered new insights into black holes, and mathematically demonstrated the stability of our universe. In this autobiography, Yau reflects on his improbable journey to becoming one of the world’s most distinguished mathematicians. With complicated ideas explained for a broad audience, listeners not only get insights into the life of an eminent mathematician, but also an accessible way to understand advanced and highly abstract concepts in mathematics and theoretical physics.

    Regular price: $20.89

    • Einstein on the Run

    • How Britain Saved the World’s Greatest Scientist
    • By: Andrew Robinson
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In autumn 1933, Albert Einstein found himself living alone in an isolated holiday hut in rural England. There, he toiled peacefully at mathematics while occasionally stepping out for walks or to play his violin. But how had Einstein come to abandon his Berlin home and go "on the run"? In this lively account, Andrew Robinson tells the story of the world’s greatest scientist and Britain for the first time, showing why Britain was the perfect refuge for Einstein from rumored assassination by Nazi agents.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Mapmaker's Wife

    • A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon
    • By: Robert Whitaker
    • Narrated by: Eric Jason Martin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the early years of the 18th century, a band of French scientists set off on a daring, decade-long expedition to South America in a race to measure the precise shape of the earth. Like Lewis and Clark's exploration of the American West, their incredible mission revealed the mysteries of a little-known continent to a world hungry for discovery. Scaling 16,000-foot mountains in the Peruvian Andes, and braving jaguars, pumas, insects, and vampire bats in the jungle, the scientists barely completed their mission.

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    • The Aeronauts

    • Travels in the Air
    • By: James Glaisher
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In 1862, ambitious scientist James Glaisher set out to do the impossible: ascend higher into the skies than ever before to establish his groundbreaking research. Glaisher’s death-defying journey forms the story of the major motion picture The Aeronauts, starring Eddie Redmayne as Glaisher and Felicity Jones as his balloon companion, Amelia Wren. Written in his own words, The Aeronauts chronicles Glaisher’s incredible flights and discoveries first hand, as well as his observations on the pioneers who came before and inspired him.

    Regular price: $17.47