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    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • Written 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
    • great audio book.

    • By Burk Prael on 2017-11-18

    Price: CDN$ 23.48

    • Cosmos

    • Written by: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
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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
    • LeVar is like listening to a breathy James T. Kirk

    • By Robert on 2018-04-04

    Price: CDN$ 23.51

    • Accessory to War

    • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
    • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson - introduction
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mind Melting.

    • By T King on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 48.81

    • Brief Answers to the Big Questions

    • Written by: Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne - foreword, Lucy Hawking - afterword
    • Narrated by: Ben Whishaw
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 98
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    Stephen Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet - including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence - he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply amazing

    • By Andrea Whiting on 2018-11-12

    Price: CDN$ 26.32

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

    • Written by: Don Lincoln, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Don Lincoln
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it

    • By Quenton on 2019-05-14

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

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

    • Written by: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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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
    • I enjoyed it. Educational.

    • By ron on 2019-03-16

    Price: CDN$ 46.98

    • You Are the Universe

    • Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters
    • Written by: Deepak Chopra MD, Menas C. Kafatos PhD
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mind-blowing!!

    • By kate.m.p on 2019-02-05

    Price: CDN$ 37.05

    • The Big Picture

    • On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
    • Written by: Sean Carroll
    • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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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
    • Amazing book about everything

    • By Michael McCaffrey on 2018-03-06
    • On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
    • Written by: Sean Carroll
    • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 2016-05-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

    • Pale Blue Dot

    • A Vision of the Human Future in Space
    • Written by: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
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    In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read by Ann Druyan featuring Carl Sagan

    • By Brian on 2018-08-27

    Price: CDN$ 23.51

    • Origin Story

    • A Big History of Everything
    • Written by: David Christian
    • Narrated by: Jamie Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day - and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History", the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • complex energy flows

    • By munnyman5 on 2018-09-24

    Price: CDN$ 35.08

    • Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    • Written by: Don Lincoln, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Don Lincoln
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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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.

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • What Happens Next? Conversations from MARS

    • Written by: Adam Savage
    • Narrated by: Adam Savage
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every year, 200 experts across machine learning, automation, robotics, and space arrive in Palm Springs for MARS to share new ideas about how these four fields will shape our future. TV host and maker of things Adam Savage (MythBusters) takes listeners deep inside the MARS conference. In interviews with more than a dozen leading scientists and thinkers, Savage explores the mind-blowing and often misunderstood ways in which science and innovation are transforming the way we live, work, and play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly inspiring

    • By mykey on 2019-03-02

    Price: CDN$ 0.00

    • The Intelligence of the Cosmos

    • Why Are We Here? New Answers from the Frontiers of Science
    • Written by: Ervin Laszlo, Jane Goodall - foreword, James O’Dea - afterword
    • Narrated by: Andy Rick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Ervin Laszlo and his collaborators from the forefront of science, cosmology, and spirituality show how the rediscovery of who we are and why we are here integrates seamlessly with the wisdom traditions as well as with the new emerging worldview in the sciences, revealing a way forward for humanity on this planet. They explain how we have reached a point of critical incoherence and tell us that to save ourselves, our environment, and society, we need a critical mass of people to consciously evolve a new thinking. 

    Price: CDN$ 21.30

    • One Giant Leap

    • The Untold Story of How We Flew to the Moon
    • Written by: Charles Fishman
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In One Giant Leap, Charles Fishman introduces listeners to the men and women tasked with putting a man on the moon. From the halls of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary digital pioneer Charles Draper created the two computers aboard Apollo 11, to the factories where hundreds of women weaved computer programs with copper wire, Fishman captures the sweeping achievement of these ordinary Americans. This is the captivating story of men and women charged with changing the world as we know it.

    Price: CDN$ 28.41

    • Origins

    • Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Lloyd john on 2018-09-25

    Price: CDN$ 32.89

    • The Demon-Haunted World

    • Science as a Candle in the Dark
    • Written by: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Seth MacFarlane
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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    How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic work by Carl

    • By Jared on 2018-01-26

    Price: CDN$ 23.51

    • The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

    • Written by: Bradley E. Schaefer, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bradley E. Schaefer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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    The Sun, Moon, and stars are crucial to your daily existence. The perfect regularity of the heavens is the only guaranteed part of life and inspires deep religious and philosophical ideas, while unexpected events such as eclipses and comets incite fear. Experience this ancient outlook with noted astrophysicist and historian of astronomy Professor Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Schaefer takes you around the world, exploring the close relationship that people thousands of years ago had with the sky.

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime

    • Written by: Benjamin Schumacher, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Schumacher
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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    Gravity controls everything from the falling of an apple to the rising of ocean’s tides to the motions of the heavens above. If you’ve ever wondered how this most puzzling force works across our entire universe, you will be delighted by this 24-part course that is accessible to any curious person, regardless of your science education. No other product on the market presents the subject of gravity in as much detail as this course, which will follow the past 400 years of research and experimentation in the field.

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • Welcome to the Universe

    • An Astrophysical Tour
    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent content... annoying narrator

    • By mykey on 2019-04-03

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • The Fabric of Reality

    • The Science of Parallel Universes - and Its Implications
    • Written by: David Deutsch
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Author of the New York Times best seller The Beginning of Infinity, David Deutsch, explores the four most fundamental strands of human knowledge: quantum physics, and the theories of knowledge, computation, and evolution - and their unexpected connections. Taken together, these four strands reveal a deeply integrated, rational, and optimistic worldview. It describes a unified fabric of reality that is objective and comprehensible, in which human action and thought are central.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great introduction! The topics are extensively dea

    • By Dennis A Robinson on 2019-03-20

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

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