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    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
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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

    • 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
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    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

    • Hold On with Eugene Mirman, Season 3

    • Written by: Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Storytelling aficionado and inquisitive host Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers) sits down with special guests and hits “pause” to mine for funny details they might have left out of their true, entertaining, and personal stories. Hilarious tangents, amusing sidebars, and deep digressions abound in this peek at the stories behind the stories.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • 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
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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

    • The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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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

    • My Favorite Universe

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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    What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work, removing, changing, or adding heavenly bodies even as we gaze upward? Will humanity, and Earth itself, one day be gone? Are we alone? In an era when science journalism is perhaps more thorough and ambitious than ever before, fascinating explorations of questions like these seem available to us almost every day - provided we have a working understanding of the scientific theories on which they're based.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best courses

    • By Pavel on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 16.12

    • Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gregory Mone, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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    Neil deGrasse Tyson's number-one New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young listeners. From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. 

    Price: CDN$ 17.06

    • 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

    • Cosmos: Possible Worlds

    • Written by: Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson - foreword
    • Narrated by: TBD
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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    Ann Druyan takes listeners on an extraordinary journey through the vast and unexplored realms of Earth and space, past and future, fact and imagination. In coordination with the debut of the second TV season of National Geographic's Cosmos, the book travels through more than 14 billion years of cosmic evolution and into an astonishing future, helping us solve enduring mysteries of our origins and dream of an unimaginable time ahead.

    Price: CDN$ 35.08

    • Space Chronicles

    • Facing the Ultimate Frontier
    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson - one of our foremost thinkers on all things space - illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • The Pluto Files

    • The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, tiny, and eccentric in orbit, it's a wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over Pluto's status, Americans rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog.

    Price: CDN$ 18.47

    • Star Talk Radio: The Search for Aliens

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Scientists have been searching for aliens in our solar system and beyond, but have not yet found evidence that life exists beyond Earth. SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, has been scanning the stars for alien radio beacons for 50 years. Radio and TV broadcasts have been leaking from Earth's atmosphere for over a century, and these traveling time capsules could eventually reach a broader audience than ever imagined.

    Price: CDN$ 8.76

    • Astrofysik for travle mennesker

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Christine Clemmensen, Henry Nørgaard
    • Narrated by: Peter Carstens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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    Universet er på én gang vores hjem og en verden af enormt komplekse begreber. Så hvordan skal alle vi, der ikke har en grad i fysik, forstå det? Den berømte amerikanske astrofysiker Neil deGrasse Tysons lille, charmerende bog "Astrofysik for travle mennesker" er skrevet, så du og jeg kan få en fornemmelse af vores vilde og smukke hjem, mens vi venter på bussen eller morgenkaffen brygger færdig.

    Price: CDN$ 20.97

    • Das Universum für Eilige

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Oliver Rohrbeck
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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    Was ist das Wesen von Raum und Zeit? Wie ordnen wir Menschen uns in das universale Gefüge ein? Steckt das Universum gar in uns? Der gefeierte Astrophysiker Neil deGrasse Tyson gibt dem Hörer einen fabelhaften Leitfaden für diese existenziellen Fragen an die Hand. Mit Witz, Charme und unbändiger Freude erklärt Tyson in leicht verdaulichen Kapiteln das Universum, sodass jeder Hörer für den nächsten Smalltalk gerüstet ist.

    Price: CDN$ 14.78

    • Star Talk Radio: Would You be a Space Tourist?

    • With Special Guest Bill Nye
    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Richard Branson has formed Virgin Galactic and is now taking reservations aboard the maiden voyage of SpaceShipOne. Would you spend the estimated $200,000 for a 45-minute trip into space? Neil and Lynne also discuss the mechanics of sex in space.

    Price: CDN$ 8.76

    • Star Talk Radio: Exciting Times for Science

    • With Special Guest Stephen Colbert
    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Special guest Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's Colbert Report talks about the joys of being a science geek. Brilliant scientific discoveries and cutting edge technology have transformed our world, yet many people are turned off by science. Where has the excitement for science gone, and how can we get it back? Stephen Colbert developed an interest in science at a young age, and now he shares that fascination by inviting scientists to appear on his show The Colbert Report.

    Price: CDN$ 8.76

    • Star Talk Radio: Travels in Time

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Time marches on except in astrophysics. Einstein taught us that time is a coordinate in space, and it's all relative. Learn about the weird physics of our universe that could make time travel possible. Standing in for Lynne Koplitz this week is J. Richard Gott, author of Time Travel in Einstein's Universe.

    Price: CDN$ 8.76

    • Star Talk Radio: The Anniversary of Apollo 11

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Terence T. "Tom" Henricks former NASA astronaut. A commander of two Space Shuttle missions and pilot of two others, Henricks became the first person to log over 1,000 hours as a Space Shuttle pilot/commander. His four space shuttle missions were STS-44, STS-55, STS-70, and STS-78.

    Price: CDN$ 9.25

    • Star Talk Radio: Telescopes That Rocked Our World

    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 56 mins
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    This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's use of the first telescope. On this week's show, we reflect on how telescopes have changed our perception of our place in the universe, how small we are in size, space, and time. Our guests include Dava Sobel, author of The Planets, Vatican Astronomer Father Chris Corbally, and astronaut Paul Richards. We also discuss how they help astronomers discover new and interesting aspects of the universe, from Earth-like planets to supernova, from black holes to the Big Bang.

    Price: CDN$ 9.25

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