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    • 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
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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 Accelerating Universe

    • Infinite Expansion, the Cosmological Constant, and the Beauty of the Cosmos
    • Written by: Mario Livio
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Accelerating Universe is not only an informative book about modern cosmology. It is rich storytelling and, above all, a celebration of the human mind in its quest for beauty in all things." (Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams)

    • Infinite Expansion, the Cosmological Constant, and the Beauty of the Cosmos
    • Written by: Mario Livio
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 2018-03-09
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

    • 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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    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 Hidden Reality

    • Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
    • Written by: Brian Greene
    • Narrated by: Brian Greene
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There was a time when “universe” meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many. With crystal-clear prose and inspired use of analogy, Brian Greene shows how a range of different “multiverse” proposals emerges from theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space.

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

    • What Einstein Got Wrong

    • Written by: Dan Hooper, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dan Hooper
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting look at the impact of Einstein

    • By Mike Reiter on 2019-04-02

    Price: CDN$ 13.37

    • Visionary Activist Astrology

    • Become a Secret Agent for Transformation
    • Written by: Caroline W. Casey
    • Narrated by: Caroline W. Casey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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    When ancient people first sought to explain the mysteries of their own lives, they looked to the heavens. There, they saw a perfect reflection linking them directly with an omniscient universe. The study of the stars and the study of the psyche comprised a single science - astrology - that led C. G. Jung to describe astrology as "the first form of psychology". Visionary Activist Astrology escorts you through the mists of time to our own century, when science has verified what ancient people knew instinctively.

    Price: CDN$ 46.08

    • The Case for Mars

    • The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must
    • Written by: Robert Zubrin, Richard Wagner, Arthur C. Clarke - Foreword
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream - the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, presented here with engaging anecdotes. The Case for Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but quite dated and racist

    • By R. G. Porter on 2018-09-08

    Price: CDN$ 39.46

    • 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

    • Bad Astronomy

    • Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing 'Hoax'
    • Written by: Philip Plait
    • Narrated by: Kevin Scullin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dr. Philip C. Plait sets the record straight on many modern hoaxes and myths. Appalled that millions of Americans don't believe in the moon landing, or that an egg stands on its end only on the vernal equinox, Plait hilariously spills the truth and informs us of scientific inaccuracies in our everyday vernacular.

    • Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing 'Hoax'
    • Written by: Philip Plait
    • Narrated by: Kevin Scullin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 2010-10-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • The Big Splat

    • Or How Our Moon Came to Be
    • Written by: Dana Mackenzie
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It takes a certain amount of courage to step beyond one's day-to-day experiments and look at the big picture - and the origin of the Moon is a big picture question par excellence. Perhaps it makes sense that William Hartmann, one of the two scientists who unraveled the Moon's biggest mystery, is not only a scientist but also a part-time artist and science fiction writer. It took someone with an artist's eye and a fiction writer's speculative temperament to see the big picture....

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
    • Written by: Prof. James Kaler
    • Narrated by: Prof. James Kaler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As far as we can see there are countless other galaxies of all shapes and sizes set within an ever-expanding space that was created in a "Big Bang" nearly 14 billion years ago. Along with solutions to old puzzles, however, come new riddles, as most of our Universe appears to be in the form of some kind of unseen "dark matter" and incomprehensible "dark energy" whose natures and origins remain unfathomable.

    Price: CDN$ 66.09

    • Figuring

    • Written by: Maria Popova
    • Narrated by: Natascha McElhone
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries - beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement.  

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Astronomy's Limitless Journey

    • A Guide to Understanding the Universe (A Latitude 20 Book)
    • Written by: Günther Hasinger
    • Narrated by: Zen Wolfang
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Astronomy’s Limitless Journey, astrophysicist Günther Hasinger takes the reader on a journey to the far reaches of the universe?an exciting time travel that begins with the incredibly hot fireball of the Big Bang roughly 13.8 billion years ago and ends in distant eons with its cold, dark demise. In between lie the times in which extensive structures, galaxies, stars, and planets form. As the field of astrophysics and cosmology experiences a “golden age” due to larger telescopes, faster computers, and more sophisticated algorithms, fundamental changes are taking place in our understanding of space and time and of the origin and future of our universe. Hasinger thoroughly explains these fascinating revelations and describes the methods utilized in modern astrophysics.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • 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

    • Lost Star of Myth and Time

    • Written by: Walter Cruttenden
    • Narrated by: Rhys David
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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    Ancient cultures around the world spoke of a vast cycle of time with alternating dark and golden ages; Plato called it the Great Year. Most of us were taught in school that the dark ages were real but the golden age was just a universal myth. But new scientific evidence suggest this cycle of high and low ages may have some basis in fact. Now that the astronomical community has discovered that something massive is tugging on our solar system the stage is set for discovering the motion that moves us from high ages of enlightenment to low ages of darkness.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

    • Written by: Lee Smolin
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin provides an accessible overview of the attempts to build a final "theory of everything." He explains in simple terms what scientists are talking about when they say the world is made from exotic entities such as loops, strings, and black holes and tells the fascinating stories behind these discoveries: the rivalries, epiphanies, and intrigues he witnessed firsthand.

    Price: CDN$ 30.69

    • Science Set Free

    • 10 Paths to New Discovery
    • Written by: Rupert Sheldrake
    • Narrated by: Rupert Sheldrake, Jane Collingwood, David Timson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, here shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity. According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; and God exists only as an idea in human minds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking

    • By ToyeSan on 2019-01-14

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

    • Comet

    • Written by: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
    • Narrated by: Seth MacFarlane, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark.

    Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from which worlds are formed? Comet is an enthralling adventure, indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and wondered why.

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

    • Death by Black Hole

    • And Other Cosmic Quandaries
    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. This collection of his essays from Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics. Tyson introduces us to the physics of black holes by explaining what would happen to our bodies if we fell into one; he also examines the needless friction between science and religion, and notes Earth's status as "an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Lackluster

    • By 101 on 2019-04-10

    Price: CDN$ 30.90

    • Who Built the Moon?

    • Written by: Christopher Knight, Alan Butler
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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    Authors Christopher Knight and Alan Butler realized that the ancient system of geometry they presented in their earlier breakthrough study works as perfectly for the Moon as it does the Earth. On further investigation, they found a consistent sequence of beautiful integer numbers when looking at every major aspect of the Moon - no such pattern emerges for any other planet or moon in the solar system. In addition, Knight and Butler discovered that the Moon possesses few or no heavy metals and has no core - something that should not be possible. 

    Price: CDN$ 21.92

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