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    • Wizard

    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • Written by: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • Written by: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 2011-11-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 56.44

    • Quantum

    • Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
    • Written by: Manjit Kumar
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you aren’t shocked by quantum theory, you don’t really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly written account of this fundamental scientific revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear, concise, complete .... and entertaining!

    • By Phonse Fagan on 2018-10-12
    • Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
    • Written by: Manjit Kumar
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 2010-07-23
    • 5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 33.31

    • You Say to Brick

    • The Life of Louis Kahn
    • Written by: Wendy Lesser
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Born to a Jewish family in Estonia in 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia; by the time of his death in 1974, he was widely recognized as one of the greatest architects of his era. Yet this enormous reputation was based on only a handful of masterpieces, all built during the last 15 years of his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent biography

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-04-01

    Price: CDN$ 41.67

    • Ignition!

    • An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants
    • Written by: John Drury Clark, Isaac Asimov - foreward
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ignition! is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise that eventually took men to the moon.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • HIlarious, dense read

    • By Noah L. on 2019-05-13

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

    • Tesla

    • Inventor of the Electrical Age
    • Written by: W. Bernard Carlson
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the 20th century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The French

    • By Michael on 2018-04-21

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Masters of Doom

    • How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
    • Written by: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Romero will make you his bitch...

    • By M.Teter on 2019-04-17
    • How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
    • Written by: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 2012-07-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • The Personality Brokers

    • The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
    • Written by: Merve Emre
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world. It is used regularly by Fortune 500 companies, universities, hospitals, churches, and the military. Its language of personality types - extraversion and introversion, sensing and intuiting, thinking and feeling, judging and perceiving - has inspired television shows, Online dating platforms, and Buzzfeed quizzes. Yet despite the test's widespread adoption, experts in the field of psychometric testing, a $2 billion industry, have struggled to validate its results - no less account for its success.

    • The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
    • Written by: Merve Emre
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 2018-09-11
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

    • Genius

    • The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
    • Written by: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Dick Estell
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the author of the national best seller Chaos comes an outstanding biography of one of the most dazzling and flamboyant scientists of the 20th century that "not only paints a highly attractive portrait of Feynman but also . . . makes for a stimulating adventure in the annals of science." ( The New York Times).

    • The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
    • Written by: James Gleick
    • Narrated by: Dick Estell
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 2011-02-01
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Price: CDN$ 45.16

    • Concussion (Movie Tie-in Edition)

    • Written by: Jeanne Marie Laskas
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Will Smith, Concussion is the riveting, unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the 21st century, a discovery that challenges the existence of America's favorite sport and puts Omalu in the crosshairs of football's most powerful corporation: the NFL.

    Price: CDN$ 37.05

    • Autobiography Collection: Henry Ford, Nikola Tesla, and Benjamin Franklin

    • Written by: Henry Ford, Nikola Tesla, Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This autobiography collection contains My Life and Work: The Autobiography of Henry Ford, My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla, and The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

    • Written by: Nikola Tesla
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen. 

    Price: CDN$ 8.71

    • What Einstein Got Wrong

    • Written by: Dan Hooper, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dan Hooper
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
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    These 12 half-hour lectures are about what Einstein got wrong. He may have kindled a scientific revolution with his famous theory of relativity and his proof that atoms and light quanta exist, but he balked at accepting the most startling implications of these theories - such as the existence of black holes, the big bang, gravity waves, and mind-bendingly strange phenomena in the quantum realm. This course by research physicist Dan Hooper of the University of Chicago assumes no background in science and uses very little math.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, informative and Understandable

    • By Mark on 2019-05-23

    Price: CDN$ 13.37

    • God's Hotel

    • A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
    • Written by: Victoria Sweet
    • Narrated by: Victoria Sweet
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God's hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves - "anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times" and needed extended medical care - ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for 20 years. Laguna Honda, lower-tech but human-paced, gave Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished.

    • A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
    • Written by: Victoria Sweet
    • Narrated by: Victoria Sweet
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 2013-04-29
    • Not rated yet

    Price: CDN$ 36.11

    • Finding Sanity

    • John Cade, Lithium and the Taming of Bipolar Disorder
    • Written by: Greg de Moore, Ann Westmore
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For most of human history, mental illness has been largely untreatable. Sufferers lived their lives - if they survived - in and out of asylums, accumulating life's wreckage around them. In 1948, all that changed when an Australian doctor and recently returned prisoner of war, working alone in a disused kitchen, set about an experimental treatment for one of the scourges of mankind - manic depression, or bipolar disorder. That doctor was John Cade and in that small kitchen he stirred up a miracle.

    Price: CDN$ 40.10

    • The Space Barons

    • Written by: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons - most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen - are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel and send humans even further than NASA has gone. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating insight

    • By D. Patton on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 37.16

    • Creative Selection

    • Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
    • Written by: Ken Kocienda
    • Narrated by: Ken Kocienda
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Creative Selection recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era - the Golden Age of Apple. Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple’s creative process. For 15 years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser. 

    • Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
    • Written by: Ken Kocienda
    • Narrated by: Ken Kocienda
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 2018-09-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 23.67

    • Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex by Sigmund Freud

    • The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography!
    • Written by: Sigmund Freud, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated by: Doug Eisengrein
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sigmund Freud is known as the father of psychoanalysis and is perhaps the most significant figure in the history of psychology. He was the first to have recognized the influence of the unconscious and to have developed a theory of the structure of the mind that took it into account. Freud's ideas, including coping mechanisms, repression, denial, libido, and ego have become household terms, key elements of the modern understanding of the human experience.

    Price: CDN$ 20.09

    • A Passion for Nature

    • The Life of John Muir
    • Written by: Donald Worster
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer," John Muir wrote. "Civilization and fever and all the morbidness that has been hooted at me has not dimmed my glacial eye, and I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. My own special self is nothing". In Donald Worster's magisterial biography, John Muir's "special self" is fully explored as is his extraordinary ability, then and now, to get others to see the sacred beauty of the natural world.

    Price: CDN$ 39.63

    • Mind and Matter

    • A Life in Math and Football
    • Written by: John Urschel, Louisa Thomas
    • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Against the odds, John Urschel found a way to manage his double life as a scholar and an athlete. While he was an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, he simultaneously pursued his PhD in mathematics at MIT. This is his story. 

    Price: CDN$ 30.70

    • American Prometheus

    • The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
    • Written by: Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 26 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of the iconic figures of the 20th century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb but later confronted the moral consequences of scientific progress. When he proposed international controls over atomic materials, opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb, and criticized plans for a nuclear war, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup during the anti-Communist hysteria of the early 1950s.

    Price: CDN$ 47.03

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