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What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.2 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
The untold story of the heretical thinkers who dared to question the nature of our quantum universe
Every physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
4.8 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examp
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
4.9 out of 5 stars with 280 reviews
Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefi
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
4.3 out of 5 stars with 153 reviews
Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.9 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
Sam Harris's first book, The End of Faith, ignited a worldwide debate about the validity of religion. In the aftermath, Harris discovered that most people-from religious fundamentalists to nonbelieving scientists-agree on one point: science has noth
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
4.4 out of 5 stars with 262 reviews
A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, law enforcement, and our understanding of the human mind.
Emotions feel automatic to us; that's why scientists have long assumed that emotions are
The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.0 out of 5 stars with 217 reviews
Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japa
The Drug Hunters: The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines
4.5 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity - by chewing, brewing, and snorting - some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful
The Ghost Map
4.0 out of 5 stars with 282 reviews
A thrilling historical account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London-and a brilliant exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease, cities, science, and the modern world. From the dynamic think
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science
4.8 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent robots, extraterrestrial life and its consequences, and other provocative, fascinating quandaries of the future that we want to see today.
Einstein: His Life and Universe
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.8 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
How did Einstein's mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.
Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk, a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate, became the mind
Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality
4.7 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
The intellectual adventure story of the ''double-slit'' experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself - and continues to almost 200 years later.
Many of the greatest scientific minds have grappled with this experiment. Thomas Young devised it in the early 1800s to show that light behaves like a wave, and in doing so opposed Isaac Newton's view that light is made of particles. But then Albert Einstein
The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey From Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
4.9 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
From the best-selling author of The Drunkard's Walk and Subliminal, and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking): an account of scientific discovery from the invention of stone tools to theories of quantum physics - a history at once inspiring and entertaining.
In this fascinating and illuminating work, Leonard Mlodinow guides us through the critical eras and events in the development of science, all of which, he demonstrates, were propelled forward by humankind's collective
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.0 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem.
For two thousand years, cadavers (some willingly, some unwittingly) have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
4.6 out of 5 stars with 185 reviews
We've all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, ''What is the world coming to?'' But we seldom ask, ''How bad was the world in the past?'' In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species' existence.
Evidence of a bloody history has always been around us: the genocides in the Old Testament and crucifixions in
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
4.6 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews
For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
4.4 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
Richard Dawkins, the world's most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature's most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective.
Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the
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ean: 9781565853256, isbn: 1565853253,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Join Professor Fears for this riveting 24-lecture examination of fascinating figures who shaped the story of Greece from the Trojan War through the rise of Rome. What do their lives, studied in the context of their times, tell us about virtue and vice, folly and wisdom, success and failure? Inspired and informed by the monumental works of Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, and Plutarch, these lectures allow you to do exactly that, guided by a truly great teacher. From the heroes of the Trojan War to
Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music,2nd Edition
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ean: 9780750307628, isbn: 0750307625,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
There has always been a close connection between physics and music. From the great days of ancient Greek science, ideas and speculations have passed backward and forward between natural philosophers (physicists) and musical theorists. Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music, Second Edition explores the story of that relationship in an entertaining and user-friendly way. The book provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the physics involved in every stage of the music making
An Epistemology of Noise
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ean: 9781350011786, isbn: 1350011789,
4.4 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
What do we understand 'noise' to be? The term 'noise' no longer suggests only aesthetic judgement, as in acoustic or visual noise, and is now relevant to domains as varied as communication theory, physics and biology. This trans-disciplinary usage leads to confusion and complication, and reveals that the question of noise is a properly philosophical problem. Presenting an analysis of the rising interest in the notion of noise, this book investigates if there can be a coherent understanding of
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