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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
    • Great listen!

    • By Anonymous User on 16-04-2019
    • 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: 10-05-2016
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Non-member price: $48.52

    • 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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    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.

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    • Good!!

    • By Anonymous User on 06-02-2019

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • The Higgs Boson and Beyond

    • By: Sean Carroll, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • pretty serious listening!

    • By Ryan on 30-06-2016

    Non-member price: $17.56

    • Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire

    • The Biggest Ideas in Science from Quanta
    • By: Thomas Lin - editor, Sean Carroll - foreword
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bringing together the best and most interesting science stories appearing in Quanta Magazine over the past five years, Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire reports on some of the greatest scientific minds as they test the limits of human knowledge. It communicates science by taking it seriously, wrestling with difficult concepts, and clearly explaining them in a way that speaks to our innate curiosity about our world and ourselves.

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • 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
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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.

    Non-member price: $35.53

    • The Particle at the End of the Universe

    • By: Sean Carroll
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 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.

    Non-member price: $27.15