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    • Murmurs of Earth

    • The Voyager Interstellar Record
    • By: Carl Sagan, F. D. Drake, Jon Lomberg, and others
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris, Ann Druyan, Nick Sagan, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In 1977, two extraordinary spacecraft called Voyager were launched to the stars. Affixed to each Voyager craft was a gold-coated copped phonograph record as a message to possible extra-terrestrial civilizations that might encounter the spacecraft in some distant space and time.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Coming of Age in the Milky Way

    • By: Timothy Ferris (University of California, Berkeley)
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Humans have long sought to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time. Here, best selling science writer Timothy Ferris tells the story of that quest. He interweaves the majestic themes of astronomy, physics, religion, and philosophy with fresh and lasting portraits of the men and women who created what has been called our society's most precious treasure - its conception of the universe at large.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Brief survey of discovery from Columbus to now

    • By serine on 01-23-16

    Regular price: $10.95

    • Seeing in the Dark

    • How Backyard Stargazers Are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril
    • By: Timothy Ferris
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Anyone can get started in astronomy, just by going outside on a dark night with a star chart and learning their way around. Timothy Ferris tells us what's been seen out there - the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, the Virgo supercluster, and how to find them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • About astronomy as well as astronomers

    • By Gary on 04-09-03
    • How Backyard Stargazers Are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril
    • By: Timothy Ferris
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 11-04-02
    • 4 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Great Science Writers of the Decade

    • Selections from the Works of Stephen W. Hawking, Timothy Ferris, James Gleick and John Boslough
    • By: Stephen W. Hawking, John Boslough, James Gleick, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Jackson, Stephen W. Hawking, Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Explore the secrets of the universe with selections from the works of three of the greatest scientific minds of our lifetime. Widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein, Stephen W. Hawking has delved into today's most important scientific ideas about the cosmos, expanded upon the rich history of scientific thought, and reveled in the complexities of the universe in which we live.

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Life Beyond Earth

    • By: Timothy Ferris
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The story of man's search for life elsewhere in the universe is told in this magnificent ground-breaking audio, by one of the world's most respected science communicators, Professor Timothy Ferris. In this audio, Ferris combines new discoveries about the origins of life as we know it on Earth with recent revelations about the sun's planets and their moons in order to seek out possible abodes for life in our solar system and beyond.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Life Beyond Earth

    • By Marc on 01-24-03

    Regular price: $10.95

    • The Red Limit

    • The Search for the Edge of the Universe
    • By: Timothy Ferris
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    For centuries, it was assumed that our universe was static. In the late 1920s, astronomers defeated this assumption with a startling new discovery. From Earth, the light of distant galaxies appeared to be red, meaning that those galaxies were receding from us. This led to the revolutionary realization that the universe is expanding. The Red Limit is the tale of this discovery, its ramifications, and the passionately competitive astronomers who charted the past, present, and future of the cosmos.

    Regular price: $19.56