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    • The Infinity Puzzle

    • Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe
    • By: Frank Close
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 102
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      4 out of 5 stars 76

    The second half of the 20th century witnessed a scientific gold rush as physicists raced to chart the inner workings of the atom. The stakes were high, the questions were big, and there were Nobel Prizes and everlasting glory to be won. Many mysteries of the atom came unraveled, but one remained intractable-what Frank Close calls the "Infinity Puzzle."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Douglas on 03-31-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Frank Close
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    This short, smart audiobook tells you everything you need to know about "nothing." What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - "nothing" - exist? To answer these questions, eminent scientist Frank Close takes us on a lively and accessible journey that ranges from ancient ideas and cultural superstitions to the frontiers of current research, illuminating the story of how scientists have explored the void and the rich discoveries they have made there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thorough trip along physics

    • By Juan Chamorro on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Particle Physics

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Frank Close
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
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      4 out of 5 stars 76
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      4 out of 5 stars 78

    In Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction , best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how it evolved, and goes on to describe the fascinating and cutting-edge techniques used to study it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best

    • By Sergio on 09-13-09

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Half-Life

    • The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy
    • By: Frank Close
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The memo landed on Kim Philby's desk in Washington, DC, in July 1950. Three months later, Bruno Pontecorvo, a physicist at Harwell, Britain's atomic energy lab, disappeared without a trace. When he re-surfaced six years later, he was on the other side of the Iron Curtain.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Half Interesting

    • By Chris Reich on 07-24-15
    • The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy
    • By: Frank Close
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-15
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Regular price: $19.62