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    • The Physics of Time - and the Ephemeral Moment That Einstein Could Not Explain
    • By: Richard A. Muller
    • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    You are reading the word now right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment now so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. Einstein showed that the flow of time is affected by both velocity and gravity, yet he despaired at his failure to explain the meaning of now. Equally puzzling: Why does time flow? Some physicists have given up trying to understand and call the flow of time an illusion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-04-16
    • The Physics of Time - and the Ephemeral Moment That Einstein Could Not Explain
    • By: Richard A. Muller
    • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 09-20-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 394 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Physics for Future Presidents

    • The Science Behind the Headlines
    • By: Richard A. Muller
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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      4 out of 5 stars 205

    We live in complicated, dangerous times. They are also hyper-technical times. As citizens who will elect future presidents of the most powerful and influential world, we need to know - truly understand, not just rely on television's talking heads - if Iran's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government, if nuclear power should be encouraged, and if global warming is actually happening.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read this one instead of listening to it

    • By Kim B, rural pediatrician on 05-24-15

    Regular price: $25.88

    • Energy for Future Presidents

    • The Science Behind the Headlines
    • By: Richard A. Muller
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
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      4 out of 5 stars 126
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      4 out of 5 stars 127

    The near-meltdown of Fukushima, the upheavals in the Middle East, the BP oil rig explosion, and the looming reality of global warming have reminded the president and all U.S. citizens that nothing has more impact on our lives than the supply of and demand for energy. Its procurement dominates our economy and foreign policy more than any other factor. But the "energy question" is more confusing, contentious, and complicated than ever before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fracking Shale Gas

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-14-14

    Regular price: $27.99