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    • The Quantum Story

    • A History in 40 Moments
    • By: Jim Baggott
    • Narrated by: Mike Pollock
    • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 206
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      4 out of 5 stars 152

    Utterly beautiful. Profoundly disconcerting. Quantum theory is quite simply the most successful account of the physical universe ever devised. Its concepts underpin much of the 21st-century technology that we now take for granted. But at the same time it has completely undermined our ability to make sense of the world at its most fundamental level.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quantum mechanics time travel

    • By Abhi Mahule on 08-12-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Higgs

    • The Invention and Discovery of the 'God Particle'
    • By: Jim Baggott, Steven Weinberg - foreword
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The hunt for the Higgs particle has involved the biggest, most expensive experiment ever. So exactly what is this particle? Why does it matter so much? What does it tell us about the universe? Was finding it really worth all the effort? The short answer is yes. The Higgs field is proposed as the way in which particles gain mass - a fundamental property of matter. It's the strongest indicator yet that the Standard Model of physics really does reflect the basic building blocks of our universe. Little wonder the hunt and discovery of this new particle produced such intense media interest.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Origins

    • The Scientific Story of Creation
    • By: Jim Baggott
    • Narrated by: Neil Scott-Barbour
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    What is the nature of the material world? How does it work? What is the universe and how was it formed? What is life? Where do we come from and how did we evolve? How and why do we think? What does it mean to be human? How do we know? There are many different versions of our creation story. This book tells the version according to modern science. It is a unique account, starting at the Big Bang and travelling right up to the emergence of humans as conscious intelligent beings, 13.8 billion years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My brain is going to explode...

    • By AJ Rothman on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Farewell to Reality

    • How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth
    • By: Jim Baggott
    • Narrated by: Philip Rose
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 71
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      4 out of 5 stars 72

    In this stunning new volume, Jim Baggott argues that there is no observational or experimental evidence for many of the ideas of modern theoretical physics: Super-symmetric particles, super strings, the multiverse, the holographic principle, or the anthropic cosmological principle. These theories are not only untrue; they are not even science. They are fairy-tale physics: Fantastical, bizarre and often outrageous, perhaps even confidence-trickery. This book provides a much-needed antidote.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Explains better than any other book

    • By Gary on 02-08-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • First War of Physics

    • The Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939-1949
    • By: Jim Baggott
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons.

    Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. The book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's Farm Hall transcripts, coded Soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the Soviet archives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good account

    • By Fred271 on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Beginner’s Guide to Reality

    • Exploring Our Everyday Adventures in Wonderland
    • By: Jim Baggott
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4 out of 5 stars 97
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 96

    A unique fusion of philosophy and metaphysics set against the backdrop of contemporary culture. Have you ever wondered if the world is really there when you're not looking? We tend to take the reality of our world very much for granted. This book will lead you down the rabbit hole in search of something we can point to, hang our hats on, and say this is real.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A real great listen on the nature of reality

    • By Patrick Mabry, Jr. on 07-30-14

    Regular price: $17.95