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    • 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 294
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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

    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 944
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 814

    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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
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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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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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

    • 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 83
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      5 out of 5 stars 73

    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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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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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
    • This is an excellent book for anyone interested in physics

    • By mykey on 2019-02-27

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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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

    • What Einstein Got Wrong

    • Written by: Dan Hooper, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dan Hooper
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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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

    • 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 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • 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 26
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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

    • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

    • Written by: Andrew Chaikin
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 23 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • 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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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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

    • 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
    • Overall
      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

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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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

    • American Moonshot

    • John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
    • Written by: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Stephen Graybill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award-winning historian and perennial New York Times best-selling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. 

    Price: CDN$ 52.89

    • The New Geocentrists

    • Written by: Karl Keating
    • Narrated by: Marcus Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Were Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler wrong? Does Earth orbit the Sun, or does the Sun orbit Earth? For centuries, everyone thought the science was settled, but today the accepted cosmology is being challenged by writers, speakers, and movie producers who insist that science took a wrong turn in the 17th century. These new geocentrists claim not only that Earth is the center of our planetary system but that Earth is motionless at the very center of the universe.

    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
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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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 39 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

    • The End of Night

    • Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
    • Written by: Paul Bogard
    • Narrated by: Paul Bogard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, three-quarters of Americans' eyes never switch to night vision and most of us no longer experience true darkness. In The End of Night, Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art.

    • Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
    • Written by: Paul Bogard
    • Narrated by: Paul Bogard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 2014-04-03
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Price: CDN$ 32.41

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