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    • Third Thoughts

    • By: Steven Weinberg
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and author of the classic The First Three Minutes, Weinberg shares his views on some of the most fundamental and fascinating aspects of physics and the universe. But he does not seclude science behind disciplinary walls or shy away from politics, taking on what he sees as the folly of manned spaceflight, the harms of inequality, and the importance of public goods. His point of view is rationalist, realist, reductionist, and devoutly secularist. 

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Higgs

    • The Invention and Discovery of the 'God Particle'
    • By: Jim Baggott, Steven Weinberg - foreword
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The hunt for the Higgs particle has involved the biggest, most expensive experiment ever. So exactly what is this particle? Why does it matter so much? What does it tell us about the universe? Was finding it really worth all the effort? The short answer is yes. The Higgs field is proposed as the way in which particles gain mass - a fundamental property of matter. It's the strongest indicator yet that the Standard Model of physics really does reflect the basic building blocks of our universe. Little wonder the hunt and discovery of this new particle produced such intense media interest.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The First Three Minutes

    • A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe
    • By: Steven Weinberg
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 182
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      4 out of 5 stars 61
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      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Now updated with a major new afterword that incorporates the latest cosmological research, this classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the Universe began, and how we know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Strong and Compelling Story

    • By Gregory on 01-01-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • To Explain the World

    • The Discovery of Modern Science
    • By: Steven Weinberg
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
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      4 out of 5 stars 170
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    In this rich, irreverent, and compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us across centuries, from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato's Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the Royal Society of London. He shows that the scientists of ancient and medieval times not only did not understand what we understand about the world--they did not understand what there is to understand or how to understand it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How the world created a Newton

    • By Gary on 03-02-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dreams of a Final Theory

    • The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature
    • By: Steven Weinberg
    • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    This is the story of a grand scientific quest: the quest for a unifying theory of nature. Writing with dazzling elegance and clarity, Nobel Prize - winning physicist Steven Weinberg retraces the steps that have led modern scientists from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to the notion of superstrings and the idea that our universe may coexist with others. Along the way, he voices the questions that are always present: Why does each explanation of the way nature works point to other, deeper explanations?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative

    • By Roy on 08-03-09

    Regular price: $19.56