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    • Through Two Doors at Once

    • The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality
    • By: Anil Ananthaswamy
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The intellectual adventure story of the "double-slit" experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself - and continues to almost 200 years later. Through Two Doors at Once celebrates the elegant simplicity of an iconic experiment and its profound reach. With his extraordinarily gifted eloquence, Anil Ananthaswamy travels around the world, through history and down to the smallest scales of physical reality we have yet fathomed. It is the most fantastic voyage you can take. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent exposition of the conundrum

    • By GLYNN A on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Man Who Wasn't There

    • Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self
    • By: Anil Ananthaswamy
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive, in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Self as malady

    • By Tom on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Edge of Physics

    • A Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
    • By: Anil Ananthaswamy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out in search of the telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the "dark matter" that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? Are there others besides our own?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Physics ain't for wussies!

    • By Michael on 06-05-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Learning to Read and Write Alters Brain Wiring Within Months, Even for Adults

    • By: Anil Ananthaswamy
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Let’s hear it for the written word. Learning to read can have profound effects on the wiring of the adult brain, even in regions that aren’t usually associated with reading and writing.

    "Learning to Read and Write Alters Brain Wiring Within Months, Even for Adults" is from the May 28, 2017 Health & Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anil Ananthaswamy and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Do No Harm: The People Who Amputate Their Perfectly Healthy Limbs, and the Doctors Who Help Them

    • By: Anil Ananthaswamy
    • Narrated by: Anna Pickard
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All his life, David has been afflicted by a strange and uncomfortable feeling: that his leg belongs to somebody else. It's left him angst-ridden, depressed and confused - and after years of torment, the only way he can think to is to get rid of it completely. In this disturbing, award-winning investigation from the science and technology publisher MATTER, acclaimed writer Anil Ananthaswamy delves accompanies one man as he travels the world to get the illicit surgery he craves.

    Regular price: $3.95