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    • Paradox

    • The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense. These we call paradoxes. The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds. With elegant explanations that bring the listener inside the mind of those who've developed them, Al-Khalili helps us to see that, in fact, paradoxes can be solved if seen from the right angle.   

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Quantum

    • A Guide for the Perplexed
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Hugh Kermode
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From Schrodinger's cat to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, this book untangles the weirdness of the quantum world. Quantum mechanics underpins modern science and provides us with a blueprint for reality itself. And yet it has been said that if you're not shocked by it, you don't understand it. But is quantum physics really so unknowable? Is reality really so strange? And just how can cats be half alive and half dead at the same time?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Run of the Mill QM Primer

    • By Michael on 05-02-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • What the Future Looks Like

    • Scientists Predict the Next Great Discoveries and Reveal How Today's Breakthroughs Are Already...
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Pete Cross
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how we live. Yet it isn't every day you hear from the scientists themselves! Now, award-winning author Jim Al-Khalili and his team of top-notch experts explain how today's earthshaking discoveries will shape our world tomorrow - and beyond. Pull back the curtain on genomics, robotics, AI, the Internet of Things, synthetic biology, transhumanism, interstellar travel, colonization of the solar system, teleportation, and much more.

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    • I didn't expect this to be political...

    • By BAM on 03-29-19

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Sunfall

    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
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    2041 and the world as we know it grinds to a halt. Our planet seems to be turning against itself - it would appear that the magnetic field that protects life on Earth from deadly radiation from space is failing.... Desperate to quell the mass hysteria that would surely follow, world governments have concealed this rapidly emerging Armageddon. But a young Iranian hacktivist stumbles across the truth, and it becomes a race against time to reactivate the earth's core using beams of dark matter. 

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Life on the Edge

    • The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology
    • By: Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Pete Cross
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be? Even in an age of cloning and artificial biology, the remarkable truth remains: Nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we still missing a vital ingredient in its creation?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, applied quantum mechanics for biology

    • By Michael Gallagher on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The House of Wisdom

    • How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Arabic legacy of science and philosophy has long been hidden from the West. British-Iraqi physicist Jim Al-Khalili unveils that legacy to fascinating effect by returning to its roots in the hubs of Arab innovation that would advance science and jump-start the European Renaissance. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Aliens

    • The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith, Bruce Mann, Katharine McEwan, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to ET (extraterrestrials); AI (artificial intelligence); and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). The debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether we'll ever make contact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What science thinks of extraterrestrials

    • By Philomath on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Life on the Edge

    • The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili, Johnjoe McFadden
    • Narrated by: Pete Cross
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? Even in this age of cloning and synthetic biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective on how evolution works, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of life's dynamics.

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    • Fascinating insight into the cutting edge Science

    • By VC on 11-22-18

    Regular price: $25.58