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    • Five Billion Years of Solitude

    • The Search for Life Among the Stars
    • Written by: Lee Billings
    • Narrated by: Lee Billings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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    Since its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. Now, Earth's isolation is coming to an end. Over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of "exoplanets" orbiting other stars, including some that could be similar to our own world. Studying those distant planets for signs of life will be crucial to understanding life's intricate mysteries right here on Earth. In a firsthand account of this unfolding revolution, Lee Billings draws on interviews with top researchers.

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • Secret Lives of Stars

    • Scientific American Special Edition
    • Written by: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    We track these cosmic phenomena through their births, lives, and fiery deaths. The first article tells us about the appearance of the very first stars in the universe. Then, we will learn about the early days in the life of a star, as we track it's progression from dust to giant flaming ball of gas. Also, contrary to conventional wisdom, scientists have discovered that stars can, and often do, collide with each other.

    Price: CDN$ 8.00

    • Origins of the Universe

    • Written by: Jack Arnold
    • Narrated by: Edwin Newman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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    The story of the cosmos, its beginning and its changes through time, has been a topic of much speculation and myth. It also has attracted intense attention from scientists. There are many questions about the universe's size, stability, growth, and its ultimate cause. This presentation also addresses such colorful cosmic topics as red shifts, white dwarfs, black holes, super strings, and the "big bang".

    Price: CDN$ 18.47

    • The Sun, Earth, and Everything in the Solar System

    • Written by: Innovate Media
    • Narrated by: Nicholas S. Johnson
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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    The night sky is a fascinating vision of stars, planets and other celestial bodies, most of which are located millions of light years away. Our solar system is but a tiny speck in the vast fabric of the universe. The solar system is an assortment of planets, asteroids, moons, and a star that we know better as the sun. What lies in the solar system and beyond has fascinated laymen and astronomers alike.

    Price: CDN$ 9.34

    • Mars Direct

    • Space Exploration, the Red Planet, and the Human Future
    • Written by: Robert Zubrin
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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    The human race is at a crossroads. In the coming years, we will make decisions regarding our human spaceflight program that will lead to one of two familiar futures: the open universe of Star Trek, where we allow ourselves the opportunity to spread our wings and attempt to flourish as an interplanetary species - or the closed, dystopian, and ultimately self-destructive world of Soylent Green. If we ever hope to live in the future that is the former scenario, our first stepping stone must be a manned mission to Mars.

    Price: CDN$ 2.58

    • The Unobservable Universe

    • A Paradox-Free Framework for Understanding the Universe
    • Written by: Scott M. Tyson
    • Narrated by: Scott M. Tyson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
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    Were ancient Greek philosophers right about reality being only an illusion? What was really the biggest blunder of Einstein's life? Is everything we've been taught about the universe incorrect? In The Unobservable Universe, visionary scientist and engineer Scott M. Tyson successfully unravels cosmology from the level of rocket science and brings it down to Earth, demystifying the universe in terms that laymen can comprehend and enjoy, splitting atoms but not hairs on this magical mystery tour of the outback of time and space.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • A User's Guide to the Universe

    • Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty
    • Written by: Dave Goldberg, Jeff Blomquist
    • Narrated by: Mark F. Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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    This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light.

    Price: CDN$ 23.80

    • In the Shadow of the Moon

    • A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969
    • Written by: Francis French, Colin Burgess
    • Narrated by: Gary L. Willprecht
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
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    In the Shadow of the Moon tells the story of the most exciting and challenging years in spaceflight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. Drawing on interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts, their families, technicians, and scientists, as well as rarely seen Soviet and American government documents, the authors craft a remarkable story of the golden age of spaceflight as both an intimate human experience and a rollicking global adventure.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Listen to the Stars

    • Written by: JJ Evans
    • Narrated by: JJ Evans
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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    Listen to the Stars is an audio experience that was designed to enhance your binocular and/or telescope viewing sessions to the stars. Instead of reading about your favorite celestial object, now you can listen to the fascinating facts and history that will hopefully enrich your enjoyment of astronomy as you view distant stars, galaxies, and nebulae. All this while never having to take your eye away from the view.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Hijos de las estrellas [Children of the Stars]

    • Written by: María Teresa Ruiz
    • Narrated by: Mónica Acevedo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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    En Hijos de las estrellas, la reconocida astrónoma María Teresa Ruiz condensa generosamente el conocimiento que existe sobre el universo, explicando en qué parte de este estamos así como cuándo y cómo llegamos aquí. Al mismo tiempo, describe con precisión y amenidad los métodos, técnicas e instrumentos con que se han llevado a cabo las investigaciones que han permitido llegar a las principales definiciones y teorías astronómicas. 

    Price: CDN$ 13.02

    • La teoría del todo [The Theory of Everything]

    • El origen y el destino del universo [The Origin and Destiny of the Universe]
    • Written by: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Alberto Mieza
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
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    En este esclarecedor audiolibro, el gran físico británico Stephen Hawking nos ofrece una historia del universo, del big bang a los agujeros negros. En siete pasos, Hawking logra explicar la historia del universo, desde las primeras teorías del mundo griego y de la época medieval hasta las más complejas teorías actuales, siempre con su característico tono didáctico y accesible a todos los públicos. Newton, Einstein, la mecánica cuántica, los agujeros negros y la teoría de la gran unificación desfilan por estas páginas acercando al oyente los misterios del universo.

    Price: CDN$ 19.99

    • Marte, l'ultima frontiera

    • Written by: Marcello Coradini
    • Narrated by: Mimmo Strati
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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    Il mito del pianeta rosso resiste nel nostro immaginario, nonostante innumerevoli missioni d'esplorazione abbiano svelato ormai molti dei suoi segreti. È "l'altro pianeta" dove, da anni, le agenzie spaziali di tutto il mondo vanno alla ricerca di vita extraterrestre; è anche l'unico luogo dove possiamo sperare di insediare una colonia umana. L'audiolibro racconta tutto quello che c'è da sapere su Marte, dalla sua conformazione alle ipotesi di abitabilità, fino alle ultime conquiste del Rover Curiosity, che vi è atterrato nel 2012.

    Price: CDN$ 9.84

    • How to Speak Science

    • Gravity, Relativity, and Other Ideas That Were Crazy Until Proven Brilliant
    • Written by: Bruce Benamran, Stephanie Delozier Strobel
    • Narrated by: Braden Wright
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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    As smartphones, supercomputers, supercolliders, and AI propel us into an ever more unfamiliar future, How to Speak Science takes us on a rollicking historical tour of the greatest discoveries and ideas that make today's cutting-edge technologies possible. Wanting everyone to be able to "speak" science, YouTube science guru Bruce Benamran explains - as accessibly and wittily as in his acclaimed videos - the fundamental ideas of the physical world: matter, life, the solar system, light, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, special and general relativity, and much more.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Dispatches from Planet 3

    • Thirty-Two (Brief) Tales on the Solar System, the Milky Way, and Beyond
    • Written by: Marcia Bartusiak
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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    The galaxy, the multiverse, and the history of astronomy are explored in this engaging compilation of cosmological "tales" by multiple award-winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak. In 32 concise and engrossing essays, the author provides a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe and those who strive to uncover its mysteries. Bartusiak shares the back stories for many momentous astronomical discoveries, including the contributions of such pioneers as Beatrice Tinsley and her groundbreaking research in galactic evolution.

    Price: CDN$ 30.67

    • Spaceflight

    • A Concise History
    • Written by: Michael J. Neufeld
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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    Spaceflight is one of the greatest human achievements of the 20th century. The Soviets launched Sputnik, the first satellite, in 1957; less than 12 years later, the American Apollo astronauts landed on the moon.   

    Price: CDN$ 17.53

    • The Book of the Moon

    • A Guide to Our Closest Neighbor
    • Written by: Maggie Aderin-Pocock
    • Narrated by: Maggie Aderin-Pocock
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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    Have you ever wondered if there are seasons on the moon or if space tourism will ever become commonplace? So has Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock. In fact, she earned her nickname “Lunatic” because of her deep fascination for all things lunar. In her lucidly written, comprehensive guide to the moon, Aderin-Pocock takes listeners on a journey to our closest celestial neighbor, exploring folklore, facts, and future plans.

    Price: CDN$ 17.53

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