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    • This Idea Is Brilliant

    • Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Charles Constant
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    As science informs public policy, decision making, and so many aspects of our everyday lives, a scientifically literate society is crucial. In that spirit, Edge.org publisher and author of Know This, John Brockman, asks 206 of the world's most brilliant minds the 2017 Edge Question: What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Condensed Brilliance in Digestable Chunks

    • By Andrew on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Life

    • The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain, Antony Ferguson, Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    Scientists' understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point in human history, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the controversial emergence of biotechnology. Featuring pioneering biologists, geneticists, physicists, and science writers, Life explains just how far we've come - and takes a brilliantly educated guess at where we're heading.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A remarkable book

    • By PMonaco on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • This Will Make You Smarter

    • New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 192
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 149

    What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A sampler of spicy ideas to liven up the mind

    • By Philo on 03-19-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Know This

    • Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Dan John Miller
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 186
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    Scientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it's technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, "become a big story, if not the big story". In that spirit this new addition to Edge.org's fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Can I get a refund?

    • By Kenny G on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Thinking

    • The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Political and Religious Bias Ruined It!

    • By BONZAII on 05-09-16
    • The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 04-14-15
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 72 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • This Explains Everything

    • Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee, Michelle Ford, Peter Berkrot, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 104
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 89

    In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great premise, but book really does not deliver

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Universe

    • Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson, Danny Campbell, Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    In The Universe, today's most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding of The Universe and everything in it, including the cutting-edge research and discoveries that are shaping our knowledge. Lee Smolin reveals how math and cosmology are helping us create a theory of the whole universe. Neil Turok analyzes the fundamental laws of nature, what came before the big bang, and the possibility of a unified theory. And much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Equivalant to reading 25 books

    • By Gary on 10-05-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • What Do You Think About Machines That Think?

    • Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Brett Barry, Lisa Larsen
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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    As the world becomes ever more dominated by technology, John Brockman's latest addition to the acclaimed and best-selling Edge Question Series asks more than 175 leading scientists, philosophers, and artists: What do you think about machines that think?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't even steal this book!

    • By Gary on 11-01-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • This Idea Must Die

    • Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: David Colacci, Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 161
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    Each year,John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, challenges some of the world's greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time. In 2014 he asked 175 brilliant minds to ponder: What scientific idea needs to be put aside in order to make room for new ideas to advance? The answers are as surprising as they are illuminating.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 3% Excellent

    • By Michael on 03-07-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • What Should We Be Worried About?

    • Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Michelle Ford, Peter Berkrot, Antony Ferguson, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 105
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    John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking audiobook, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Matt Ridley, and Daniel C. Dennett. Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about - and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by. Encompassing neuroscience, economics, philosophy, physics, psychology, biology, and more - here are 150 ideas that will revolutionize your understanding of the world.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Next Fifty Years

    • Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century
    • By: John Brockman, Editor
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva, Jennifer Wiltsie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 181
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    A brilliant ensemble of the world's most visionary scientists provides 25 original never-before-published essays about the advances in science and technology that we may see within our lifetimes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By G Tucker on 04-05-03

    Regular price: $21.27