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    • Neil Armstrong

    • The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      Neil Armstrong: The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon profiles the famous astronaut's life and chronicles the most memorable space mission in history. You will learn about Neil Armstrong like never before.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler: The Lives of the Early Modern Astronomers Whose Partnership Revolutionized the Field of Astronomy

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler: The Lives of the Early Modern Astronomers Whose Partnership Revolutionized the Field of Astronomy examines the work that made the two of them some of history’s most important scientists. You will learn about Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler like never before.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Tycho Brahe: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary Astronomer Who Mentored Johannes Kepler

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Tycho Brahe: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary Astronomer Who Mentored Johannes Kepler examines the life and work that made him one of history’s most important scientists. You will learn about Tycho Brahe like never before. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Astrophysics and the Universe

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the dawn of time, man has sought to understand the universe and his place in it. How did the Earth and the Solar System come to be? How was the universe created? Like other scientific disciplines, astronomy and astrophysics is one big detective story. Hypotheses are formed, observations taken, and experiments performed in the search for universal laws that describe all that we see. In this resourceful guide, common and uncommon questions about the universe will be explained in comprehensive but easy-to-understand terms.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Illustrated Guide to the Universe

    • By: Charles River Editors, Bill Andrews
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This quick but comprehensive primer, The Illustrated Guide to the Universe by Bill Andrews of Astronomy magazine, gives a complete overview of our universe, starting with our solar system before moving outward to explore the rest of the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. 

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Machine Learning

    • An Overview of Artificial Intelligence
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Machine Learning: The History of Automating Computers to Observe and Analyze Data looks at the attempts to develop machine learning, from successes to failures. You will learn about machine learning like never before. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The World’s Most Famous Deserts

    • The History and Legacy of the Sahara Desert, Gobi Desert, and Mojave Desert
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim Johnston
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    They say that one is subjected to a sobering sample of what can only be described as an existential crisis when traversing the golden and seemingly infinite terrain of the Sahara Desert. If one climbed any of the countless sand dunes and twirled around in a place, particularly under the starlit sky, they would scarcely be able to tell east from west without a compass, for there would be nothing but dizzying carpets of indistinguishable sand hills unfurling into the distant horizon.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: The History and Legacy of NASA's Most Notorious Tragedy

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the decades after the Apollo program, American space shuttles flew over 130 missions and successfully completed over 98 percent of them, but unfortunately, the two most famous missions were the ones that ended tragically aboard the Challenger and Columbia. The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: The History and Legacy of NASA’s Most Notorious Tragedy chronicles the disaster from the origins of the Challenger mission to what went so terribly wrong.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One New Fact Revealed . The rest was mediocre.

    • By Julia on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Sea Monsters

    • A History of Creatures from the Haunted Deep in Legend and Lore
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The oceans of the world have always had an air of mystery. About 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by water, and until the 20th century no one had plumbed its depths. Even today the bigger seas and oceans remain a largely unexplored frontier, with new species being discovered every year. Thus it comes as no surprise that countless legends have arisen of strange creatures lurking in the depths.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Life and Death of the Universe

    • The History of the Big Bang and the Ultimate Fate of the Universe
    • By: Sarah Malloy, Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many of us on Earth live in a home with a street address, city, and zip code. But we have another address, which astronomers and astrophysicists refer to as our "cosmic address": Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Local Group, Virgo Supercluster, the Universe. Consider the vast scales that our cosmic address spans. Understandably, it's hard for our brains to truly imagine it. Our galaxy, The Milky Way, is populated with somewhere between 100-400 billion stars, one of which is our Sun, an average, run-of-the-mill star.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Eruption of Mount St. Helens

    • The Deadliest Volcanic Eruption in American History
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: James Weippert
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1980, the United States suffered the deadliest and most destructive volcanic eruption in its history when Mount St. Helens literally blew its lid off, the result of seismic activity during the eruption. What made the eruption all the more remarkable was that a fair amount of preparations had gone into anticipating it, after an earthquake in the area a few months earlier alerted federal geologists to the possibility of activity there. In fact, Mount St. Helens had been the cause of the earthquake itself, the result of its own lava flows under the surface.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Frightening thought in this day and age

    • By Jan on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Great Barrier Reef

    • The History of the World's Largest Coral Reef
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Jamie Ecklund
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The largest structure ever built was not made by humans, but by incredibly tiny organisms known as coral polyps. Over the course of tens of thousands of years, these small organisms have put together a collection of nearly 3,000 reefs, known as the Great Barrier Reef, which form a collective stretching across 130,000 square miles. Scientists have counted about 1,500 different fish species that use the reef, and it's estimated that 1.5 million birds use the site.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Apollo 1 Disaster

    • The Controversial History and Legacy of the Fire that Caused One of NASA's Greatest Tragedies
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Bob Barton
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Apollo space program is the most famous and celebrated in American history, but the first successful landing of men on the moon, during Apollo 11, had complicated roots dating back over a decade; it also involved one of NASA's most infamous tragedies. Landing on the moon presented an ideal goal all on its own, but the government's urgency in designing the Apollo program was actually brought about by the Soviet Union, which spent much of the 1950s leaving the United States in its dust (and rocket fuel).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed

    • By Scott Windjack on 12-09-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami

    • The Story of the Deadliest Natural Disaster of the 21st Century
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Kevin Zerbe
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Around eight o'clock a.m. on December 26, a massive earthquake registering 9.1-9.3 on the Richter Scale struck off of Sumatra, Indonesia, making it the third strongest earthquake ever recorded by seismographs. On top of that, the earthquake shook for nearly 10 minutes and generated incredibly strong tsunami waves. Thanks to the element of surprise, people in the region had virtually no warning of what was coming. The tsunami waves pulverized entire towns and swept away hundreds of thousands of people across Southeast Asia.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Galveston Hurricane of 1900

    • The Deadliest Natural Disaster in American History
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Steve Rausch
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900, killed between 6,000 and 12,000 people. Prior to advanced communications, few people knew about impending hurricanes except those closest to the site. In the days before television or even radio, catastrophic descriptions were merely recorded on paper, limiting our understanding of the immediate impact. Thus it was inevitable that the category 4 hurricane would cause almost inconceivable destruction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good at placing you in the storm.

    • By niquita rae on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Ebola: The History of the Virus and Its Outbreaks

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Steve Rausch
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It has long been a maxim that it is easy to forget when one is at war who the enemy really is, and that can certainly be said for the Ebola virus, which recently catapulted into headlines and instantly became the most feared disease in the world. In the case of the fight against Ebola, the enemy is not the person who has contracted the disease, nor is it the region where the virus has flourished. The enemy is a microscopic virus that, when seen under sufficient magnification, looks like a piece of loosely knotted rope.

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