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Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. In Everything All at Once, the New York Times best-selling author urges listeners to become activists and agents of change. Everything All at Once is an exciting, inspiring call to unleash the power of the nerd mindset that exists within us all. Nye believes we'll never be able to tackle our society's biggest, most complex problems if we don't even know how to solve the small ones. Step by step, he shows his listeners the


We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk About Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know; Library Edition
We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk About Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know; Library Edition
By Blackstone Audio Inc
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ean: 9781504663793, isbn: 1504663799,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
A sterling roster of natural and social scientists in conversation with top-flight journalist Stefan Klein--shedding new light on their work, their lives, and what they still hope to discoverWhen acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize-winning chemist Roald Hoffmann what sets scientists apart, Hoffmann says, ''First and foremost, curiosity.'' In this collection of intimate conversations with nineteen of the world's best-known scientists (including three Nobel Laureates), Klein


Voyage of the Beagle (A CSA Word Classic)
Voyage of the Beagle (A CSA Word Classic)
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ean: 9781934997581, isbn: 1934997587,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
The Voyage of the Beagle is the name commonly given to the book written by Charles Darwin and published in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks. It refers to the second survey expedition of the ship HMS Beagle, which set sail from Plymouth Sound on December 27, 1831 under the command of captain Robert FitzRoy. Professor Richard Dawkins' clear narration style coupled with his knowledge and appreciation of the subject adds greatly to the experience..


David Attenborough New Life Stories
David Attenborough New Life Stories
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ean: 9781408468401, isbn: 1408468409,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 90 reviews
One of the nation’s most popular presenters examines twenty marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences. How did Sir David track down a giant Earthworm? Why does he respect Rats? What was the first bribe in nature? Why do well known foods often have two names? And where can you see evidence of the earliest life on Earth? His enthusiasm is as infectious as ever, and conveys a unique fascination on topics as diverse as the Kiwi, Hummingbirds, Monsters,


What's Next: Dispatches on the Future of Science
What's Next: Dispatches on the Future of Science
By Random House Audio
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
Will climate change force a massive human migration to the Northern Rim?How does our sense of morality arise from the structure of the brain?What does the latest research in language acquisition tells us about the role of culture in the way we think?What does current neurological research tell us about the nature of time?This wide-ranging collection of never-before-published essays offers the very latest insights into the daunting scientific questions of our time. Its contributors - some of the


David Attenborough: The Early Years: Plus David Attenborough In His Own Words
David Attenborough: The Early Years: Plus David Attenborough In His Own Words
By BBC Books
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ean: 9781785290091, isbn: 1785290096,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
Three of David Attenborough's early adventures are collected here, along with a fascinating collection of archive interviews with the broadcaster and naturalist. David Attenborough's books and broadcasts have opened up the incredible world of natural history to millions of viewers and listeners. Zoo Quest for a Dragon takes us back to one of his earliest projects when the BBC and London Zoo joined forces on several animal-collecting expeditions. Quest in Paradise follows his next animal


A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
By Random House Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes his ultimate journey - into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. To that end, Bill Bryson apprenticed himself to a host of the world's most profound scientific minds, living and dead. His challenge is to take subjects like geology,


The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century
The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century
By Random House Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews
A brilliant ensemble of the world’s most visionary scientists provides twenty-five original never-before-published essays about the advances in science and technology that we may see within our lifetimes.Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Paul Davies examines the likelihood that by the year 2050 we will be able to establish a continuing human presence on Mars. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi investigates the ramifications of engineering high-IQ, geneticially happy babies.


David Attenborough: Zoo Quest For A Dragon
David Attenborough: Zoo Quest For A Dragon
By BBC Books
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ean: 9781846071447, isbn: 1846071445,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
'Zoo Quest For a Dragon' takes us back to one of David's earliest projects when the BBC and London Zoo joined forces on several animal-collecting expeditions. He recounts the journey through Komodo to find the dragons..


The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 140 reviews
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman, from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science - a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will delight anyone interested in the world of ideas. ''From the irregular trivia of ordinary life mixed


Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words
Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words
By Audible Studios
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
An inspiring collection of essays, in which Albert Einstein addresses the topics that fascinated him as a scientist, philosopher, and humanitarian. Divided by subject matter - ''Science,'' ''Convictions and Beliefs,'' ''Public Affairs,'' etc. - these essays consider everything from the need for a ''supranational'' governing body to control war in the atomic age, to freedom in research and education, to Jewish history and Zionism, to explanations of the physics and scientific thought that


How to Love the Universe: A Scientists Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World
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ean: 9781977369987, isbn: 1977369987,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews
How to Love the Universe is a new kind of science writing by an author truly enamored of the world around him. In ten short chapters of lyrical prose-each one an ode to an awe-inspiring realm of the universe-Stefan Klein uses everyday objects as a springboard to meditate on the beauty of the underlying science.Klein sees in a single rose the magical interdependence of all life; a greying beard leads him to ponder the irreversibility of time; a marble conjures the birth of the cosmos. As he


This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
By Tantor Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world. This Will Make You Smarter features Daniel Kahneman on the ''focusing illusion''; Jonah Lehrer


We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know
We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews
A sterling roster of natural and social scientists in conversation with top-flight journalist Stefan Klein - shedding new light on their work, their lives, and what they still hope to discover. When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize-winning chemist Roald Hoffmann what sets scientists apart, Hoffmann says, ''First and foremost, curiosity.'' In this collection of intimate conversations with 19 of the world's best-known scientists (including three Nobel Laureates), Klein


This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know
This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know
By HarperAudio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews
The latest volume in the best-selling series from Edge.org - dubbed ''the world's smartest website'' by The Guardian - brings together 206 of the world's most innovative thinkers to discuss the scientific concepts that everyone should know. As science informs public policy, decision making, and so many aspects of our everyday lives, a scientifically literate society is crucial. In that spirit, Edge.org publisher and author of Know This, John Brockman, asks 206 of the world's most brilliant


David Attenborough's Collected Life Stories
David Attenborough's Collected Life Stories
By BBC Books
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ean: 9781471350375, isbn: 1471350371,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
One of the nation's most popular presenters examines forty marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences. Life Stories: What was Sir David's first pet? Which animal would he most like to be? What creature lays 'the biggest egg in the world'? How do you communicate with an ancient nomadic community in Fiji? And what did Sir David do when confronted by a ten-foot-long reptile? His enthusiasm is as infectious as ever, and conveys a unique fascination on topics as


Letters to a Young Scientist
Letters to a Young Scientist
By Audible Studios
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews
Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation. Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career - both his successes and his failures - and his motivations for


The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems
The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems
By Random House Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human, The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world's most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles and the search for renewable energy sources. While the scientist may identify problems, it falls to the engineer to solve them. It is the inherent


Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781433200212, isbn: 143320021X,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews
Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award [Read by Dion Graham] 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 in Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from astral life at the frontiers of astrobiology to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. Tyson introduces us to the physics of black holes by explaining what would


A Short History of Nearly Everything By Bill Bryson(A)/Bill Bryson(N) [Audiobook]
A Short History of Nearly Everything By Bill Bryson(A)/Bill Bryson(N) [Audiobook]
By Abridged Audiobook
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
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