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    • Chaos

    • Making a New Science
    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 539
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 531

    James Gleick explains the theories behind the fascinating new science called chaos. Alongside relativity and quantum mechanics, it is being hailed as the 20th century's third revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best AudioBook on Math/Physics yet

    • By Ryanman on 03-02-11
    • Making a New Science
    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 02-01-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 668 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Information

    • A History, a Theory, a Flood
    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 956
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 962

    James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Ge­nius, brings us his crowning work: a revelatory chronicle that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book, heroic reader, better in print?

    • By Ethan M. on 03-12-11

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Genius

    • The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Dick Estell
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327

    From the author of the national best seller Chaos comes an outstanding biography of one of the most dazzling and flamboyant scientists of the 20th century that "not only paints a highly attractive portrait of Feynman but also . . . makes for a stimulating adventure in the annals of science." ( The New York Times).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Biography!

    • By Douglas on 04-07-13
    • The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Dick Estell
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 02-01-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 390 ratings

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Time Travel

    • A History
    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 306

    James Gleick's story begins at the turn of the 20th century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation: The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological - the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SF: The canary in the coal mine of time

    • By Adrian Hoad-Reddick, WHAT IF? Magazine on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Isaac Newton

    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    James Gleick has long been fascinated by the making of science: how ideas order visible appearances, how equations can give meaning to molecular and stellar phenomena, how theories can transform what we see. In Chaos, he chronicled the emergence of a new way of looking at dynamic systems; in Genius, he portrayed the wondrous dimensions of Richard Feymnan's mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I thought it was good

    • By Steven on 08-28-05

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Time to Dump Time Zones

    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Time to Dump Time Zones" is from the November 06, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by James Gleick and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Great Science Writers of the Decade

    • Selections from the Works of Stephen W. Hawking, Timothy Ferris, James Gleick and John Boslough
    • By: Stephen W. Hawking, John Boslough, James Gleick, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Jackson, Stephen W. Hawking, Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Explore the secrets of the universe with selections from the works of three of the greatest scientific minds of our lifetime. Widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein, Stephen W. Hawking has delved into today's most important scientific ideas about the cosmos, expanded upon the rich history of scientific thought, and reveled in the complexities of the universe in which we live.

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Faster

    • The Acceleration of Just About Everything
    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: James Gleick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness" - a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond", a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slow

    • By Matthew on 08-20-15
    • The Acceleration of Just About Everything
    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: James Gleick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 02-01-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Hurry Up!

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Daniel Weiner, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
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    None of us know what Donald Trump will do once he becomes President Trump. What we do know is what he has said he wants to do...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • What Just Happened

    • A Chronicle from the Information Frontier
    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    As one of our leading science writers, James Gleick has always been ahead of the curve. He chronicled the genius of the great physicist Richard Feynman and explained chaos theory in a way all of us could understand. Now, in a collection of previously published pieces, he muses on the Internet revolution that has taken place all around us.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Past it's prime

    • By Stephanie on 10-29-05

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Time Travel

    • By: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science and its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick's story begins at the turn of the 20th century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first novel, international sensation The Time Machine.

    Regular price: $13.42