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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 27,364
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      5 out of 5 stars 24,500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,290

    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

    • 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 3,806
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,304

    "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 493
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 448

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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
    • Great narration

    • By Emily Lewis on 03-02-19

    Regular price: $13.85

    • 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 5,451
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,158

    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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Course; Particularly as Review

    • By Qoheleth on 01-12-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Science of Energy

    • Resources and Power Explained
    • By: Michael E. Wysession, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael E. Wysession
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959

    To better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Overview

    • By Amanda Gannon on 04-07-16

    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 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    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
    • Almost perfect. Broad scope with good depth.

    • By James S. on 01-02-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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 11,254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,380
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,410

    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

    • 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 1,402
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,260
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,255

    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

    • 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 5,471
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,999
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,983

    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

    • Redefining Reality

    • The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science
    • By: Steven Gimbel, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven Gimbel
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,953
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,671
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,634

    No subject is bigger than reality itself, and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality is undergoing continual revision and has been for centuries. The quest to pin down what's real and what's illusory is both philosophical and scientific, a metaphysical search for ultimate reality that goes back to the ancient Greeks. For the last 400 years, this search has been increasingly guided by scientists, who create theories and test them in order to define and redefine reality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • mind = blown

    • By Bailey on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $59.95

    • 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 8,594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,868
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,830

    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 8,594 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Lost in Math

    • How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
    • By: Sabine Hossenfelder
    • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: Observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rare glimpse into the inner world of physics

    • By Joe on 12-08-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Chemistry and Our Universe

    • How It All Works
    • By: Ron B. Davis, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ron B. Davis
    • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works is your in-depth introduction to this vital field, taught through 60 engaging half-hour lectures that are suitable for any background or none at all. Covering a year’s worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this amazingly comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math. Your guide is Professor Ron B. Davis, Jr., a research chemist and award-winning teacher at Georgetown University.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Professor, Hard to Follow.

    • By Jen on 05-14-19

    Regular price: $59.95

    • 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 1,911
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722

    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

    • 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 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • The Disappearing Spoon

    • And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
    • By: Sam Kean
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,446
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,443

    Reporter Sam Kean reveals the periodic table as it’s never been seen before. Not only is it one of man's crowning scientific achievements, it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By James on 10-12-10
    • And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
    • By: Sam Kean
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 08-18-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,446 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 2,053
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,900
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888

    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: $57.95

    • The Space Race

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Colin Brake, Patrick Chapman, Richard Hollingham, and others
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A century ago very few people dreamed of space travel. Today it is the most daring and technologically sophisticated quest ever undertaken, being driven not just by government agencies such as NASA and ESA, but also by visionaries such as Richard Branson (Virgin Galactic), Elon Musk (SpaceX) and Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin). To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, this major drama-documentary series charts the definitive story of the past, present and future of humankind’s exploration of space. The Space Race is narrated by Kate Mulgrew and features a full cast.

    Regular price: $21.81

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