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    • The Workshop and the World

    • What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority
    • By: Robert P. Crease
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When does a scientific discovery become accepted fact? Why have scientific facts become easy to deny? And what can we do about it? In The Workshop and the World, philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease answers these questions by describing the origins of our scientific infrastructure - the “workshop” - and the role of 10 of the world’s greatest thinkers in shaping it. As today’s politicians and government officials increasingly accuse scientists of dishonesty, conspiracy, and even hoaxes, engaged citizens wonder how we got to this level of distrust....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Quantum Moment

    • How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty
    • By: Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The discovery of the quantum - the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisible quantities - planted a rich set of metaphors in the popular imagination. Quantum imagery and language now bombard us like an endless stream of photons. Phrases such as multiverse, quantum leap, alternate universe, the uncertainty principle, and Schrödinger's cat get reinvented continually in cartoons and movies, coffee mugs and T-shirts, and fiction and philosophy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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    • By MelFC on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • World In the Balance

    • The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement
    • By: Robert P. Crease
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The epic story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement.

    Millions of transactions each day depend on a reliable network of weights and measures. This network has been called a greater invention than the steam engine, comparable only to the development of the printing press.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Story About Human Progress

    • By The History Club on 07-12-13

    Regular price: $24.95