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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
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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 950
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 819

    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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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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 83
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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

    • 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 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

    • 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 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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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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

    • 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 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

    • 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
    • This is an excellent book for anyone interested in physics

    • By mykey on 2019-02-27

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • 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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • 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 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 9
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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
    • Original Recording
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      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

    • Just Six Numbers

    • The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
    • Written by: Martin J. Rees
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are deep connections between stars and atoms, between the cosmos and the microworld. Just six numbers, imprinted in the "Big Bang", determine the essential features of our entire physical world. Moreover, cosmic evolution is astonishingly sensitive to the values of these numbers. If any one of them were "untuned", there could be no stars and no life. This realization offers a radically new perspective on our universe, our place in it, and the nature of physical laws. 

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

    • Why Are We Here?
    • Written by: Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Krauss
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating journey into atomic structure

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-10-09

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • A Briefer History of Time

    • Written by: Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stephen Hawking’s worldwide best seller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for those who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts - the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe - A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking’s response.    

    Price: CDN$ 22.76

    • Truth, Lies, and O-Rings

    • Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
    • Written by: Allan J. McDonald, James R. Hansen - contributor
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a cold January morning in 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, despite warnings against doing so by many individuals including Allan McDonald. The fiery destruction of Challenger on live television moments after launch remains an indelible image in the nation's collective memory. In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truth Lies and O-Rings

    • By EntertainmentLover on 2018-08-28

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
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    Everything we now know about the universe - from the behavior of quarks to the birth of galaxies - has come from people who've been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the advent of modern science, great minds have turned to testing and experimentation rather than mere thought as a way of grappling with some of the universe's most vexing dilemmas. So what is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered and explored by today's scientists?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely well done

    • By Kala on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 13.37

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