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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 3,788
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,361
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288

    "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

    • 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 27,318
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24,462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,252

    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

    • 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 483
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 438

    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

    • 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 19,447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,063
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,018

    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

    • 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 5,463
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,992
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,976

    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

    • 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 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 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 1,398
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,257
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,252

    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

    • 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 1,180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,046

    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

    • 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 1,426
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278

    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

    • 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 557
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    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

    • Einstein's Cosmos

    • How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time: Great Discoveries
    • By: Michio Kaku
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400

    A dazzling tour of the universe as Einstein saw it. How did Albert Einstein come up with the theories that changed the way we look at the world? By thinking in pictures. Michio Kaku, leading theoretical physicist (a cofounder of string theory) and best-selling science storyteller, shows how Einstein used seemingly simple images to lead a revolution in science. With originality and expertise, Kaku uncovers the surprising beauty that lies at the heart of Einstein's cosmos

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five stars and could not understand half

    • By BillB on 02-22-14
    • How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time: Great Discoveries
    • By: Michio Kaku
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 07-30-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorites…

    • By Jeffrey L. Smith, PE on 02-22-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Big Picture

    • On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
    • By: Sean Carroll
    • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939

    Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on the Higgs boson and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeping this on REPEAT for months to come

    • By Chris Akers on 06-10-16
    • On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
    • By: Sean Carroll
    • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 05-10-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • 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 1,448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292

    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 1,448 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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 146
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    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 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 1,864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685

    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

    • The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

    • By: The Great Courses, Joshua N. Winn
    • Narrated by: Professor Joshua N. Winn
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598

    As recently as 1990, it seemed plausible that the solar system was a unique phenomenon in our galaxy. Thanks to advances in technology and clever new uses of existing data, now we know that planetary systems and possibly even a new Earth can be found throughout galaxies near and far.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun across the universe

    • By Mark on 01-08-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    • By: Don Lincoln, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Don Lincoln
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Welcome to the Universe

    • An Astrophysical Tour
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 927
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 836
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834

    Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So many things to learn

    • By lennyankireddi on 04-25-17

    Regular price: $29.95

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