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    • 13.8: The Quest to Find the True Age of the Universe and the Theory of Everything

    • By: John Gribbin
    • Narrated by: Sam Devereaux
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    The 20th century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behavior of very large things, and quantum theory the behavior of very small things. In this landmark audiobook, John Gribbin - one of the best-known science writers of the past 30 years - presents his own version of the Holy Grail of physics, the search that has been going on for decades to find a unified "Theory of Everything" that combines these ideas into one mathematical package.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple, entertaining and easily understood

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Planet Earth: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: John Gribbin
    • Narrated by: Andrea Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A highly entertaining and accessible introduction to our planet from the best-selling author of Schrödinger's Cat, The Scientists, and In Search of the Multiverse. In this incredible expedition into the origins, workings, and evolution of our home planet, John Gribbin does what he does best: takes four and a half billion years of mind-boggling science and digs out the best bits. From the physics of Newton and the geology of Wegener, to the environmentalism of Lovelock, this is a must-listen for Earth's scientists and residents alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Review

    • By Ross on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Out of the Shadow of a Giant

    • Hooke, Halley and the Birth of Science
    • By: John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant figure of Newton, were pioneering scientists within their own right and instrumental in establishing the Royal Society. Although Newton is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and the father of the English Scientific Revolution, John and Mary Gribbin uncover the fascinating story of Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose scientific achievements neatly embrace the hundred years or so during which science as we know it became established.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An 'Alternate Perspective' Book

    • By wbiro on 09-16-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Out of the Shadow of a Giant

    • Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science
    • By: John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What if Isaac Newton had never lived? Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant figure of Newton, were pioneering scientists within their own right and instrumental in establishing the Royal Society. Whilst Newton is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and the father of the English scientific revolution, John and Mary Gribbin uncover the fascinating story of Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley....

    Regular price: $13.42