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    • The Big Picture

    • On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
    • By: Sean Carroll
    • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on the Higgs boson and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeping this on REPEAT for months to come

    • By Chris Akers on 06-10-16
    • On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
    • By: Sean Carroll
    • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 05-10-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

    • By: Sean Carroll, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Time rules our lives, woven into the very fabric of the universe-from the rising and setting of the sun to the cycles of nature, the thought processes in our brains, and the biorhythms in our day. Nothing so pervades our existence and yet is so difficult to explain. But now, in a series of 24 riveting lectures, you can grasp exactly why - as you take a mind-expanding journey through the past, present, and future, guided by a noted author and scientist.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Get From Eternity to Here instead

    • By Michael on 07-24-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Higgs Boson and Beyond

    • By: Sean Carroll, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In this 12-lecture masterpiece of scientific reporting, you'll learn everything you need to know to fully grasp the significance of this discovery, including the basics of quantum mechanics; the four forces that comprise the Standard Model of particle physics; how these forces are transmitted by fields and particles; and the importance of symmetry in physics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done

    • By Jon Dahl on 03-12-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • From Eternity to Here

    • The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
    • By: Sean Carroll
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Time moves forward, not backward---everyone knows you can't unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today's hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too. In From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itself---a period of modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book For Cosmology Lovers

    • By Mardon on 10-24-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Particle at the End of the Universe

    • How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
    • By: Sean Carroll
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Scientists have just announced an historic discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: The Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists has been found. In The Particle at the End of the Universe, Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer Sean Carroll takes readers behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to meet the scientists and explain this landmark event.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A History of Modern Particle Physics

    • By Matthew on 12-22-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Serengeti Rules

    • The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters
    • By: Sean B. Carroll
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? In The Serengeti Rules, award-winning biologist and author Sean B. Carroll tells the stories of the pioneering scientists who sought the answers to such simple yet profoundly important questions.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Endless Forms Most Beautiful

    • The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom
    • By: Sean B. Carroll
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo--Evolutionary Developmental Biology--is the new science that has finally cracked open the box. Within the pages of his rich and riveting book, Sean B. Carroll explains how we are discovering that complex life is ironically much simpler than anyone ever expected.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging but rewarding

    • By Terry A. Gray on 05-26-10

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The Particle at the End of the Universe

    • By: Sean Carroll
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was the universe's most elusive particle, the lynchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN's Large Hadron Collider don't happen without incredible risks - and occasional skullduggery. In the definitive account of this landmark event, Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing science

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-16

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Remarkable Creatures

    • Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species
    • By: Sean B. Carroll
    • Narrated by: Jim Bond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just 150 years ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of its age was vastly off the mark. And what we believed to be the history of our own species consisted of fantastic myths and fairy tales; fossils, known for millennia, were seen as the bones of dragons and other imagined creatures. How did we learn so much so quickly? Remarkable Creatures celebrates the pioneers who replaced our fancies with the even more remarkable real story of how our world evolved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Remarkable Journey

    • By Michael Dowd on 03-22-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Making of the Fittest

    • DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
    • By: Sean B. Carroll
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    DNA is the genetic material that defines us as individuals. Over the last two decades, it has emerged as a powerful tool for solving crimes and determining guilt and innocence. But, very recently, an important new aspect of DNA has been revealed: it contains a detailed record of evolution. That is, DNA is a living chronicle of how the marvelous creatures that inhabit our planet have adapted to its many environments, from the freezing waters of the Antarctic to the lush canopy of the rain forest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So that's Evolution

    • By Roy on 04-26-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Science: Time, Reason and Memory (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2113
    • By: Mr. Timothy Ferris, Mr. Sean Carroll, Mr. D. T. Max, and others
    • Narrated by: Ms. Margaret Wertheim
    • Length: 59 mins
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93