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Nuclear Physics

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    Chernobyl 01:23:40

    The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

    Narrated by Michael Page ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 24 min

    At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl's fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands, and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated, and inaccurate stories. This book, the result of five years of research, presents an accessible but ... Read more

    $20.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The God Particle Bible

    Science Redefines Religion

    Narrated by Michael Mathiesen ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 3 min

    It should be obvious even to the Scientists that discovered the God Particle, otherwise known as the Higgs Boson, that only some form of God would be the one to send out all of his particles. But, too many of us are so objective and jaded that we miss the most obvious lessons in Science right in front of our eyes. The God Particles were the first of such things created during the Big Bang and we ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Trinity

    The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History

    by Frank Close ...
    Narrated by Anthony Howell ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 56 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.'Trinity' was the codename for the test explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. This exceptional book - Trinity - tells the story of the bomb's metaphorical father, Rudolf Peierls; his intellectual son, the atomic spy, Klaus Fuchs, and the ghosts of the security services in Britain, the USA and USSR.Against the background of pre-war Nazi Germany, the ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Report on the accident at Windscale No. 1 Pile on 10 October 1957

    The Penney Report

    Unabridged

    1 hour

    A serious fire developed in the core of a nuclear reactor at Windscale Works, Sellafield, northwest England, which led to the release of significant quantities of radioactive material into the environment during 10–11th October, 1957. In 1957, Windscale Works was operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), and on 15th October it was announced by the Chairman of the UKAEA that a ... Read more

    $0.73 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Pope of Physics

    Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age

    Narrated by Tim Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 39 min

    Enrico Fermi is unquestionably among the greats of the world's physicists, the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo. Called the Pope by his peers, he was regarded as infallible in his instincts and research. His discoveries changed our world; they led to weapons of mass destruction and conversely to life-saving medical interventions. This unassuming man struggled with issues relevant today, ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Apocalypse Factory

    Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age

    by Steve Olson ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Yen ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 9 min

    It began with plutonium, the first element ever manufactured in quantity by humans. Fearing that the Germans would be the first to weaponize the atom, the United States marshaled brilliant minds and seemingly inexhaustible bodies to find a way to create a nuclear chain reaction of inconceivable explosive power. In a matter of months, the Hanford nuclear facility was built to produce and weaponize ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Star Builders

    Nuclear Fusion and the Race to Power the Planet

    Narrated by Arthur Turrell ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 12 min

    Is it possible to build a star on earth?When asked what problem he hoped scientists will have solved by the end of the century, Professor Stephen Hawking replied 'I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.' But what is nuclear fusion, and could it really be the answer to the climate ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Uranium Wars

    The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age

    by Amir D. Aczel ...
    Narrated by Eric Conger ...
    series MacSci

    Unabridged

    8 hours

    Uranium, a nondescript element when found in nature, in the past century has become more sought after than gold. Its nucleus is so heavy that it is highly unstable and radioactive. If broken apart, it unleashes the tremendous power within the atom—the most controversial type of energy ever discovered.Set against the darkening shadow of World War II, Amir D. Aczel's suspenseful account tells the ... Read more

    $21.55 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Nuclear Physics

    Narrated by Andrea Giordani ...

    Unabridged

    38 min

    From the spectra of hydrogen to the cosmic showers, and the Gamma ray bursts, several interesting concepts of Nuclear physics are discussed in the useful notes that are dedicated to all levels of readers. Basic information purview is done keeping in mind of the beginners, as well as the intermediates. Upper undergraduate basic essentials are demonstrated too. In the first chapter all the knowledge ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War

    Narrated by Mia Walson ...

    Unabridged

    54 min

    This is a concise yet thorough explanation of what might happen to our world in the aftermath of a nuclear war. The myriad of potential effects will be global and wide-spread. ... Read more

    Free

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    Particle Panic!

    How Popular Media and Popularized Science Feed Public Fears of Particle Accelerator Experiments

    Narrated by Jennifer Jill Araya ...
    series The Science and Fiction Series

    Unabridged

    8 hours 19 min

    From novels and short stories to television and film, popular media has made a cottage industry of predicting that the end of the world will be caused by particle accelerators. Rather than allay such fears, public pronouncements by particle scientists themselves often unwittingly fan the flames of hysteria.This audiobook surveys media depictions of particle accelerator physics and the perceived ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Higgs

    The Invention and Discovery of the 'God Particle'

    by Jim Baggott ...
    Narrated by Julian Elfer ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 25 min

    The hunt for the Higgs particle has involved the biggest, most expensive experiment ever. So exactly what is this particle? Why does it matter so much? What does it tell us about the Universe? Did the discovery announced on 4 July 2012 finish the search? And was finding it really worth all the effort? The short answer is yes. The Higgs field is proposed as the way in which particles gain mass-a ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Bastard Brigade

    The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

    by Sam Kean ...
    Narrated by Ben Sullivan ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 37 min

    From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb.Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the middle of building an atomic bomb, the leaders of the Manhattan Project ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Boy Who Played with Fusion

    Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star

    by Tom Clynes ...
    Narrated by P. J. Ochlan ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 27 min

    This is the story of how an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor.By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmother’s cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate new ways to produce medical isotopes. And by fourteen, Wilson had built a 500-million-degree reactor and become the youngest ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tuxedo Park

    A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II

    by Jennet Conant ...
    Narrated by John Kroft ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 40 min

    The untold story of an eccentric Wall Street tycoon and the circle of scientific geniuses he assembled before World War II to develop the science for radar and the atomic bomb. Together they changed the course of history. Legendary financier, philanthropist, and society figure Alfred Lee Loomis gathered the most visionary scientific minds of the twentieth century-Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Atomic Adventures

    Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder—A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science

    Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 30 min

    Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro–nuclear energy or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey’s books have served to open up the world of nuclear science like never before. With clear explanations of some of the most complex scientific endeavors in history, Mahaffey’s new book looks back at the atom’s wild, secretive past and then toward its potentially bright ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Atomic Accidents

    A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

    Narrated by Tom Weiner ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 54 min

    A gripping narrativeof nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotalto the advancement of nuclear scienceFrom the moment radiation was discovered in the latenineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovativescientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, anddownright disasters. Mahaffey, a long-time advocate of ... Read more

    $44.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Map of the Invisible

    Journeys into Particle Physics

    Narrated by Wayne Forester ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 34 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Map of the Invisible by Jon Butterworth, read by Wayne Forester.'A magnificent, compelling and insightful voyage to the frontier of knowledge from a great writer with a deep understanding.' Brian CoxWhat is the universe really made of? How do we know? Follow the map of the invisible to find out...Over the last sixty years, scientists around the ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Smoke & Mirrors

    How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It

    by Gemma Milne ...
    Narrated by Gemma Milne ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 6 min

    'Stop following the news until you've read Gemma Milne's persuasive analysis of the hype and bullshit that distort our understanding of emerging science. As she shows, the starting point to grasping the genuine opportunities of AI, life sciences and climate tech is a healthy dose of critical thinking'David Rowan, founding editor of WIRED UK and author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Oceans Deep

    Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves

    by Bill Streever ...
    Narrated by Jay Snyder ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 3 min

    In this masterful account in the spirit of Bill Bryson and Ian Frazier, a longtime deep-sea diver masterfully weaves together the science and history of Earth's last remaining frontier: the sea.In an age of unprecedented exploration and innovation, our oceans remain largely unknown, and endlessly fascinating: full of mystery, danger, beauty, and inspiration. In Oceans Deepcelebrates the daring ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Piece the Sun

    The Quest for Fusion Energy

    by Daniel Clery ...
    Narrated by Don Hagen ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 11 min

    Our rapidly industrializing world has an insatiable hunger for energy and conventional sources are struggling to meet demand. Oil is running out, coal is damaging our climate, many nations are abandoning nuclear, yet solar, wind, and water will never be a complete replacement. The solution, says Daniel Clery in this deeply researched and revelatory audiobook, is to be found in the original energy ... Read more

    $52.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Basis of Everything

    Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb

    by Andrew Ramsey ...
    Narrated by John Voce ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 19 min

    Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth century's great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that a unique friendship was forged, a partnership that defied academic orthodoxy and altered the course of history.Centred on the inter-war years - ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Present at the Creation

    Discovering the Higgs Boson

    by Amir D. Aczel ...
    Narrated by Byron Wagner ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 23 min

    The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest, and by far the most powerful, machine ever built. A project of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, its audacious purpose is to re-create, in a 16.5-mile-long circular tunnel under the French-Swiss countryside, the immensely hot and dense conditions that existed some 13.7 billion years ago within the first trillionth of a second after the ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Radiation

    What It Is, What You Need to Know

    Narrated by Robert Fass ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 27 min

    The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity.Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist. And while radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Robert Peter Gale, M.D,—the doctor to whom concerned governments turned in ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial