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    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,690
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210

    "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

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

    • By: Don Lincoln, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Don Lincoln
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    At the end of his career, Albert Einstein was pursuing a dream far more ambitious than the theory of relativity. He was trying to find an equation that explained all physical reality - a theory of everything. Experimental physicist and award-winning educator Dr. Don Lincoln takes you on this exciting journey in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Suitable for the intellectually curious at all levels and assuming no background beyond basic high-school math, these 24 half-hour lectures cover recent developments at the forefront of particle physics and cosmology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audible’s Best Science Offering, A Gem

    • By MikeB on 12-08-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27,008
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24,186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,976

    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

    • By TMort on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime

    • By: Benjamin Schumacher, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Schumacher
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Gravity controls everything from the falling of an apple to the rising of ocean’s tides to the motions of the heavens above. If you’ve ever wondered how this most puzzling force works across our entire universe, you will be delighted by this 24-part course that is accessible to any curious person, regardless of your science education. No other product on the market presents the subject of gravity in as much detail as this course, which will follow the past 400 years of research and experimentation in the field.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good freshman high school lecture

    • By Ron A. Parsons on 01-29-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,299
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,937
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,892

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Six stars

    • By mark harris on 12-24-16

    Regular price: $38.95

    • One Giant Leap

    • The Untold Story of How We Flew to the Moon
    • By: Charles Fishman
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 23

    In One Giant Leap, Charles Fishman introduces listeners to the men and women tasked with putting a man on the moon. From the halls of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary digital pioneer Charles Draper created the two computers aboard Apollo 11, to the factories where hundreds of women weaved computer programs with copper wire, Fishman captures the sweeping achievement of these ordinary Americans. This is the captivating story of men and women charged with changing the world as we know it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Apollo Program in Historical Context

    • By Nat on 06-19-19

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Brief Answers to the Big Questions

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne - foreword, Lucy Hawking - afterword
    • Narrated by: Ben Whishaw
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,346
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,209
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,204

    Stephen Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet - including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence - he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My heart - and mind - are both shattered.

    • By Kim & Tim on 10-19-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

    • By: Bradley E. Schaefer, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bradley E. Schaefer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    The Sun, Moon, and stars are crucial to your daily existence. The perfect regularity of the heavens is the only guaranteed part of life and inspires deep religious and philosophical ideas, while unexpected events such as eclipses and comets incite fear. Experience this ancient outlook with noted astrophysicist and historian of astronomy Professor Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Schaefer takes you around the world, exploring the close relationship that people thousands of years ago had with the sky.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The performance was not the problem

    • By Mark J on 03-14-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Origin and Evolution of Earth

    • From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence
    • By: Robert M. Hazen, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert M. Hazen
    • Length: 25 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 732
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 724

    This course chronicles the history of Earth and life on Earth from the point of view of the minerals that made it all happen. A major theme is how minerals and life coevolved, leading to the unprecedented mineral diversity on our world compared to the other planets in the solar system. Professor Hazen tells this epic story in 48 action-packed lectures that take you from the big bang to the formation of the solar system to the major milestones that marked the evolution of Earth and life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best

    • By Brian on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Cosmos

    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,916
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,901

    Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Levar Burton channelling Captain Kirk

    • By DM on 09-11-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Life and Death of Stars

    • By: Keivan G. Stassun, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Keivan G. Stassun
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    We understand the stars at a much deeper level, not as legendary figures connected with constellations, but as engines of matter, energy, and the raw material of life itself. The Life and Death of Stars introduces you to this story in 24 half-hour lectures that lead you through the essential ideas of astrophysics - the science of stars. Your guide is Professor Stassun, an award-winning teacher and noted astrophysicist. He provides lively, eloquent, and authoritative explanations at a level suitable for science novices as well as for those who already know their way around the starry sky.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better to Get Video

    • By James on 01-08-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Inexplicable Space

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Scientists have made astounding progress in their grasp of the universe. But what remains to be understood? Investigate some perplexing aspects of space that science has uncovered in the last half-century. Learn about the mysterious trajectory of the Pioneer spacecraft (known as the “Pioneer anomaly”). Explore two of the longest-standing problems in astrophysics: dark matter and dark energy. And even try to map the shape of space-time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the price (free)

    • By Michael on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • What Happens Next? Conversations from MARS

    • By: Adam Savage
    • Narrated by: Adam Savage
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 472

    Every year, 200 experts across machine learning, automation, robotics, and space arrive in Palm Springs for MARS to share new ideas about how these four fields will shape our future. TV host and maker of things Adam Savage (MythBusters) takes listeners deep inside the MARS conference. In interviews with more than a dozen leading scientists and thinkers, Savage explores the mind-blowing and often misunderstood ways in which science and innovation are transforming the way we live, work, and play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So much fun in a very geeky kinda way!

    • By Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore on 12-31-18

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    • By: Don Lincoln, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Don Lincoln
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Consider these commonly held scientific beliefs: Planetary orbits are fixed ellipses; we only use 10 percent of our brains; nothing travels faster than light; a thrown object’s trajectory is a parabola. They seem correct, but they’re all misconceptions that aren’t entirely accurate. There’s much more to the story than you think. These magnificent 24 lectures are devoted to busting myths, clearing up confusion, and giving you scientific epiphanies that could change how you think about your everyday world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bad science, right from the start

    • By D. Renai on 06-23-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Origin Story

    • A Big History of Everything
    • By: David Christian
    • Narrated by: Jamie Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248

    Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day - and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History", the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great introduction into big history

    • By Diana on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Accessory to War

    • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
    • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson - introduction
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,011

    In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring, educational, patriotic.

    • By Kevin on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $38.95

    • Understanding Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo

    • By: Steven Pollock
    • Narrated by: Steven Pollock
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Speculations on Earth's place in the universe, the nature of planets, and the structure of the solar system were at the heart of the development of classical physics. This lecture looks at the work of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice primer

    • By CLin on 03-30-19

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The Demon-Haunted World

    • Science as a Candle in the Dark
    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Seth MacFarlane
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648

    How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cary's new career

    • By DT on 09-05-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • American Moonshot

    • John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Stephen Graybill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    As the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award-winning historian and perennial New York Times best-selling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible writing. One giant bag of cliches

    • By THOMAS LAMBE on 04-23-19

    Regular price: $42.20

    • The Future of Humanity

    • Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
    • By: Michio Kaku
    • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265

    The number-one best-selling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility - and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, humans will one day need to leave Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and exciting.

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-18
    • Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
    • By: Michio Kaku
    • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 02-20-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

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