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    • Significant Figures

    • The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians
    • By: Ian Stewart
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    In Significant Figures, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart introduces the visionaries of mathematics throughout history. Delving into the lives of twenty-five great mathematicians, Stewart examines the roles they played in creating, inventing, and discovering the mathematics we use today. Through these short biographies, we get acquainted with the history of mathematics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Derek on 11-23-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Science of Discworld

    • A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    Not just another science audiobook and not just another Discworld novella, The Science of Discworld is a creative, mind-bending mash-up of fiction and fact, that offers a wizard’s-eye view of our world that will forever change how you look at the universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best Pratchett, but gets there in the end

    • By Rachel on 07-30-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Calculating the Cosmos

    • How Mathematics Unveils the Universe
    • By: Ian Stewart
    • Narrated by: Dana Hickox
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's all going to end. He considers parallel universes, the fine-tuning of the cosmos for life, what forms extraterrestrial life might take, and the likelihood of life on Earth being snuffed out by an asteroid.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator's Dilemma

    • By R. Yu on 12-18-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Judgment Day

    • Science of Discworld IV: A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Marjorie Dawe is a librarian and takes her job - and indeed the truth of words - very seriously. She doesn't know it, but her world and ours - Roundworld - is in big trouble. On Discworld, a colossal row is brewing. The Wizards of the Unseen University feel responsible for Roundworld (as one would for a pet gerbil). After all, they brought it into existence by bungling an experiment in Quantum ThaumoDynamics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There is nothing wrong with being an Atheist

    • By Devon King on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Darwin's Watch

    • The Science of Discworld III: A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures that lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated, and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By Lenore Pemberton on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Globe

    • The Science of Discworld II: A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated by: Steven Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    The Globe goes beyond science to explore the development of the human mind. Terry Pratchett and his acclaimed co-authors Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen combine the tale of the wizards rewriting human history with discussions of the origins and evolution of culture, language, art, and science, offering a fascinating and brilliantly original view of the world we live in.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sneaky Science

    • By G. Fischer on 03-31-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Science of Discworld

    • Revised Edition
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    In the 'fantasy' universe of the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series, everything runs on magic and common sense. The world is flat and million-to-one chances happen nine times out of ten. Our world seems different - it runs on rules, often rather strange ones. Science is our way of finding out what those rules are. The appeal of Discworld is that it mostly makes sense, in a way that particle physics does not.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The science

    • By Siri on 10-26-14

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Letters to a Young Mathematician

    • Art of Mentoring
    • By: Ian Stewart
    • Narrated by: Jason Huggins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Mathematician Ian Stewart tells listeners what he wishes he had known when he was a student. He takes up subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical - what mathematics is and why it’s worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Introduction to a mathamatician

    • By Jean on 03-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Science of Discworld IV

    • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The fourth book in the Science of Discworld series, and this time around dealing with the really big questions, Terry Pratchett’s brilliant new Discworld story Judgement Day is annotated with very big footnotes (the interleaving chapters) by mathematician Ian Stewart and biologist Jack Cohen, to bring you a mind-mangling combination of fiction, cutting-edge science and philosophy.Marjorie Daw is a librarian, and takes her job – and indeed the truth of words – very seriously. She doesn’t know it, but her world and ours – Roundworld – is in big trouble.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A classic theology of atheism. Pick what suits

    • By James on 11-14-16

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

    • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred on an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book (not a Discworld nowel)

    • By Vlad S. on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Science of Discworld III

    • Darwin's Watch
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good popular science book, paired with fantasy

    • By Jarno on 01-09-13

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Nature's Numbers

    • By: Ian Stewart
    • Narrated by: Ian Stewart
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A bite-sized mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of The Magical Maze. Why do many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Why do tigers have stripes but leopards have spots? Mathematics is to nature as Sherlock Holmes is to evidence. Mathematics can look at a single snowflake and deduce the atomic geometry of its crystals; it can start with a violin string and uncover the existence of radio waves.

    Regular price: $5.15