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    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is just brilliant.

    • By completeaerogeek on 01-06-2017

    Non-member price: $25.59

    • A Brief History of Time

    • From Big Bang to Black Holes
    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
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    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen, but overall great book!

    • By Anonymous User on 27-11-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Cosmos

    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
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    Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • incredible book doesn't translate well into audio

    • By Anonymous User on 24-08-2018

    Non-member price: $25.62

    • The Planets

    • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jupiter: The Ruthless One. Mars: The Doomed One. Sun: The Fiery One. Saturn: The Beautiful One. Pluto: The Mysterious One. We’re living through an extraordinary time of exploration. A fleet of space probes are continually beaming data from their sensors back to Earth. Hidden in this stream of code are startling new discoveries about the worlds we share with the Sun. We will piece together these remarkable and often surprising findings to tell the greatest science story of them all - the life and times of the Solar System.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic review of the solar system

    • By Anonymous User on 16-06-2019

    Non-member price: $14.43

    • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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    "It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • engrossing!

    • By Mars on 10-10-2015

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • What If?

    • Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    • By: Randall Munroe
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd, What If? gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions. How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wildly Funny

    • By Kyal on 26-08-2016
    • Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    • By: Randall Munroe
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 04-09-2014
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 134 ratings

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Chemistry and Our Universe

    • How It All Works
    • By: Ron B. Davis, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ron B. Davis
    • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works is your in-depth introduction to this vital field, taught through 60 engaging half-hour lectures that are suitable for any background or none at all. Covering a year’s worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this amazingly comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math. Your guide is Professor Ron B. Davis, Jr., a research chemist and award-winning teacher at Georgetown University.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Refresher

    • By Leanne Churchill on 04-06-2019

    Non-member price: $83.52

    • The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

    • By: Don Lincoln, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Don Lincoln
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    At the end of his career, Albert Einstein was pursuing a dream far more ambitious than the theory of relativity. He was trying to find an equation that explained all physical reality - a theory of everything. Experimental physicist and award-winning educator Dr. Don Lincoln takes you on this exciting journey in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Suitable for the intellectually curious at all levels and assuming no background beyond basic high-school math, these 24 half-hour lectures cover recent developments at the forefront of particle physics and cosmology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bit complicated

    • By Anonymous User on 24-02-2019

    Non-member price: $48.69

    • The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

    • Why Are We Here?
    • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Krauss
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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    Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly the Greatest story ever told so far

    • By Andrew on 18-04-2017

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Mind to Matter

    • The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality
    • By: Dawson Church
    • Narrated by: Dawson Church
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    The idea that “thoughts become things” has become a meme in popular culture. It’s held as a firm proposition in metaphysics, and some spiritual teachers ascribe infinite powers to the mind. But are these claims scientifically accurate? What does the scientific evidence tell us about the scope of the human mind to transform thoughts into reality? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just what I needed

    • By pepper on 27-02-2019
    • The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality
    • By: Dawson Church
    • Narrated by: Dawson Church
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 12-06-2018
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • The Science of Energy

    • Resources and Power Explained
    • By: Michael E. Wysession, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael E. Wysession
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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    To better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Immediatey relevant!

    • By Robert Watkinson on 11-06-2017

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An aptly titled book.

    • By Anonymous User on 23-12-2018

    Non-member price: $28.11

    • Apollo 11

    • The Inside Story
    • By: David Whitehouse
    • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fifty years ago in July 1969, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the moon, and Neil Armstrong the first man to step onto its surface. President Nixon called it the greatest week since creation. In the most authoritative book ever written about Apollo, David Whitehouse reveals the true drama behind the mission, telling the story in the words of those who took part - based around exclusive interviews with the key players. 

    Non-member price: $34.82

    • Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    • By: Don Lincoln, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Don Lincoln
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Consider these commonly held scientific beliefs: Planetary orbits are fixed ellipses; we only use 10 percent of our brains; nothing travels faster than light; a thrown object’s trajectory is a parabola. They seem correct, but they’re all misconceptions that aren’t entirely accurate. There’s much more to the story than you think. These magnificent 24 lectures are devoted to busting myths, clearing up confusion, and giving you scientific epiphanies that could change how you think about your everyday world.

    Non-member price: $48.69

    • The Fabric of the Cosmos

    • Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
    • By: Brian Greene
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past?

    Non-member price: $72.10

    • Our Mathematical Universe

    • My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
    • By: Max Tegmark
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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    Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy, and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning analysis from the biggest perspective

    • By Gordon on 02-08-2016

    Non-member price: $51.27

    • The Theory of Everything

    • The Origin and Fate of the Universe
    • By: Stephen W. Hawking
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    Hawking takes us on a fascinating journey through the telescopic lens of modern physics to gain a new glimpse of the universe--the nature of black holes, the space-time continuum, and new information about the origin of the universe. He uses this scientific basis to come up with a "unified theory of everything" that the author claims will be "the ultimate triumph of human reason."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen

    • By Alex on 21-03-2018

    Non-member price: $26.76

    • The Beginning of Infinity

    • Explanations That Transform the World
    • By: David Deutsch
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 20 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring

    • By Dirk Bertels on 21-03-2017

    Non-member price: $43.02

    • Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

    • By: Sean Carroll, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 63
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good!!

    • By Anonymous User on 06-02-2019

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • Thinking in Systems

    • A Primer
    • By: Donella H. Meadows
    • Narrated by: Tia Rider Sorensen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international best seller, Limits to Growth - the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet - Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow but worth your patience

    • By Anonymous User on 18-01-2019

    Non-member price: $27.79

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