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    • 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 24,857
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      5 out of 5 stars 22,271
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,074

    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

    • What If?

    • Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    • By: Randall Munroe
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,964
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,258

    Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humorous but serious answers to crazy hypothetical

    • By Neuron on 05-08-16
    • Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    • By: Randall Munroe
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 09-02-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7,964 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 4,713
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,310
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,296

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Over-acting voice actors

    • By Seph on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 858
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      5 out of 5 stars 779
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      5 out of 5 stars 775

    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
    • A wonderful, wonderful listening experience

    • By La Traviata on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • A Brief History of Time

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Michael Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,060
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,839
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,814

    This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Its author, Stephen W. Hawking, is arguably the greatest mind since Einstein. From the vantage point of the wheelchair, where he has spent the last 20 years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Professor Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. A Brief History of Time is Hawking's classic introduction to today's most important scientific ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily Digestible Presentation of Complex Topics

    • By James on 05-19-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • Bill Bryson's Appliance of Science

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Sunday Times best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson, teams up with The Science Museum to celebrate the ideas and inventions of the incurably curious. Across this five-episode series, Bill Bryson, with the help of The Science Museum's curators, takes us object-by-object through some of the museum's lesser known inventions and discoveries - and the human stories behind them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By STACEY on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Einstein

    • His Life and Universe
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,760
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,934
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,965

    Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprise: Two books in one!

    • By Henrik on 04-20-07

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Why Does Spacetime Curve?

    • By: Richard Wolfson
    • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    What causes spacetime to curve? Einstein's theory of relativity offers an answer, but for decades after he published it, there were only a few, very subtle tests of its validity. How has modern astrophysics changed all that?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No WHY really

    • By Ivan B. Ahlert on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • 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 3,400
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,007
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,945

    "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

    • Mind to Matter

    • The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality
    • By: Dawson Church
    • Narrated by: Dawson Church
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    The idea that “thoughts become things” has become a meme in popular culture. It’s held as a firm proposition in metaphysics, and some spiritual teachers ascribe infinite powers to the mind. But are these claims scientifically accurate? What does the scientific evidence tell us about the scope of the human mind to transform thoughts into reality? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • you are not the Observer your mitochondria is

    • By Daniel Schaeffer on 10-06-18
    • The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality
    • By: Dawson Church
    • Narrated by: Dawson Church
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 424 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Order of Time

    • By: Carlo Rovelli
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,446
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

    In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most listeners, this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it appears. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where, at the most fundamental level, time disappears.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brain Workout With A Great Narrator

    • By Raymond on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

    • By: Jeffrey C. Grossman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey C. Grossman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Nothing has had a more profound impact on the development of modern civilization than thermodynamics. Thermodynamic processes are at the heart of everything that involves heat, energy, and work, making an understanding of the subject indispensable for careers in engineering, physical science, biology, meteorology, and even nutrition and culinary arts. Get an in-depth tour of this vital and fascinating science in 24 enthralling lectures suitable for everyone from science novices to experts who wish to review elementary concepts and formulas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good for very select audience

    • By James S. on 01-15-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes

    • By: Benjamin Schumacher, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Schumacher
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes covers the exciting concepts, history, and applications of information theory in 24 challenging and eye-opening half-hour lectures taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher of Kenyon College. A prominent physicist and award-winning educator at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Professor Schumacher is also a pioneer in the field of quantum information, which is the latest exciting development in this dynamic scientific field. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A *meaningful* course :-)

    • By Mike on 01-12-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Beyond Weird

    • By: Philip Ball
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    An exhilarating tour of the contemporary quantum landscape, Beyond Weird is a book about what quantum physics really means - and what it doesn't. Science writer Philip Ball offers an up-to-date, accessible account of the quest to come to grips with the most fundamental theory of physical reality, and to explain how its counterintuitive principles underpin the world we experience. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    • How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
    • By: Steven Novella, Bob Novella - contributor, Cara Santa Maria - contributor, and others
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 375
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      5 out of 5 stars 346
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      5 out of 5 stars 345

    The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is your map through this maze of modern life. Here Dr. Steven Novella and friends will explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories - from anti-vaccines to homeopathy, UFO sightings to N-rays. You'll learn the difference between science and pseudoscience, essential critical thinking skills, ways to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy co-worker of yours, and how to combat sloppy reasoning, bad arguments, and superstitious thinking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Demon Haunted World 2.0

    • By Daniel Sean Osborne on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Thinking in Systems

    • A Primer
    • By: Donella H. Meadows
    • Narrated by: Tia Rider Sorensen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international best seller, Limits to Growth - the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet - Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect intro into system thinking

    • By Anonymous User on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Time Travel, Tunneling, Tennis, and Tea

    • By: Richard Wolfson
    • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    What are the two big ideas of modern physics? How can nonscientists gain a handle on these ideas and the radical changes they bring to our philosophical thinking about the physical world?

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    • 25th Anniversary Edition
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 37 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719

    Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly - or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than 25 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow... Grade A+ ... Exceptional.

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-16

    Regular price: $47.24

    • The Elegant Universe

    • Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    • By: Brian Greene
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 975
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 972

    In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas-is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Written, Good Narration

    • By Verena on 06-12-09
    • Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    • By: Brian Greene
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 12-23-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325 ratings

    Regular price: $39.93

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