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Mind-expanding science audiobooks

Unlock the secrets of the universe alongside brilliant scientists from a range of fields. These great audiobooks get you thinking.
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    StarTalk

    Everything You Ever Need to Know about Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

    Unabridged

    9 hours 2 min

    For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm that resonates with fans everywhere.This pioneering, provocative audiobook brings together the best of StarTalk, his beloved podcast and television show devoted to solving the most confounding mysteries of Earth, space, and what it means to be human. Filled with brilliant ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Starry Messenger

    Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization

    Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 17 min

    **This program is read by the author, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.**In a time when our political and cultural views feel more ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Algorithms to Live By

    The Computer Science of Human Decisions

    Unabridged

    11 hours 50 min

    A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mindAll our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What ... Read more

    $42.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ways of Being

    Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence

    by James Bridle ...
    Narrated by James Bridle ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 2 min

    **This audiobook is read by the author.Artist, technologist, and philosopher James Bridle’s Ways of Being is a brilliant, searching exploration of different kinds of intelligence—plant, animal, human, artificial—and how they transform our understanding of humans’ place in the cosmos.**What does it mean to be intelligent? Is it something unique to humans, or shared with other beings—beings of flesh ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Origin

    A Genetic History of the Americas

    Unabridged

    9 hours 12 min

    From celebrated anthropologist Jennifer Raff comes the untold story—and fascinating mystery—of how humans migrated to the Americas.ORIGIN is the story of who the first peoples in the Americas were, how and why they made the crossing, how they dispersed south, and how they lived based on a new and powerful kind of evidence: their complete genomes. ORIGIN provides an overview of these new histories ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    When the Earth Had Two Moons

    Cannibal Planets, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets, Dreadful Orbits, and the Origins of the Night Sky

    by Erik Asphaug ...
    Narrated by Adam Verner ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 9 min

    An astonishing exploration of planet formation and the origins of life by one of the world’s most innovative planetary geologists.In 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photos of the far side of the moon. Even in their poor resolution, the images stunned scientists: the far side is an enormous mountainous expanse, not the vast lava-plains seen from Earth. Subsequent missions have ... Read more

    $26.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Knowledge Machine

    How Irrationality Created Modern Science

    Narrated by Julian Elfer ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 16 min

    A paradigm-shifting work that revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science. Captivatingly written, interwoven with historical vignettes ranging from Newton's alchemy to quantum mechanics to the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy, Michael Strevens's wholly original investigation of science asks two fundamental questions: Why is science so powerful? And why did it take so ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Attachment-Focused EMDR

    Healing Relational Trauma

    Narrated by Wendy Tremont King ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 48 min

    Integrating the latest in attachment theory and research into the use of EMDR. Much has been written about trauma and neglect and the damage they do to the developing brain. But little has been written or researched about the potential to heal these attachment wounds and address the damage sustained from neglect or poor parenting in early childhood. This book presents a therapy that focuses on ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Planets

    Narrated by Samuel West ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 43 min

    ‘So staggering you go “whoa!” every few seconds’ Guardian‘Really impressive’ Eamonn Holmes, ITV This MorningA companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series.The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before.Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun’s expanding power. Venus, once ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Brief History of Black Holes

    And why nearly everything you know about them is wrong

    Narrated by Dr Becky Smethurst ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 5 min

    Right now, you are orbiting a black hole.The Earth goes around the Sun, and the Sun goes around the centre of the Milky Way: a supermassive black hole – the strangest and most misunderstood phenomenon in the galaxy.In A Brief History of Black Holes University of Oxford astrophysicist, Dr Becky Smethurst charts the scientific breakthroughs that have uncovered the weird and wonderful world of black ... Read more

    $13.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Earth-Shattering

    Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, and Other Hazards to Life in Our Universe

    by Bob Berman ...
    Narrated by Peter Ganim ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 43 min

    A heart-pumping exploration of the biggest explosions in history, from the Big Bang to mysterious activity on Earth and everything in betweenThe overwhelming majority of celestial space is inactive and will remain forever unruffled. Similarly, more than 90 percent of the universe's 70 billion trillion suns had non-attention-getting births and are burning through their nuclear fuel in steady, ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Ask an Ocean Explorer

    Narrated by Peter Noble ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 6 min

    How deep do sharks swim? Have more people been into space then the deep ocean? And what effect are we having on the health of our seas? Ask An Ocean Explorer answers these questions and more!'Our everyday lives are connected to the deep ocean in ways we seldom realise.'In this audiobook is everything you need to know about our oceans, explained in 25 questions.In Ask An Ocean Explorer marine ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Life Finds a Way

    What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity

    Narrated by Alex Hyde-White ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 33 min

    How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and scienceIn Life Finds a Way, biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in biological evolution and human cultural creativity. Rarely is either a linear climb to perfection--instead, "progress" is typically marked by a sequence of peaks, plateaus, and pitfalls. For ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Fire in the Sky

    Cosmic Collisions, Killer Asteroids, and the Race to Defend Earth

    Narrated by Edward Bauer ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 19 min

    This “accessible and always entertaining” (Booklist) combination of history, pop science, and in-depth reporting offers a fascinating account of the asteroids that hit Earth long ago and those streaming toward us now, as well as how prepared we are against asteroid-caused catastrophe.One of these days, warns Gordon Dillow, the Earth will be hit by a comet or asteroid of potentially catastrophic ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency

    by Mark Lynas ...
    Narrated by Richard Burnip ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 59 min

    This book must not be ignored. It really is our final warning.Mark Lynas delivers a vital account of the future of our earth, and our civilisation, if current rates of global warming persist. And it’s only looking worse.We are living in a climate emergency. But how much worse could it get? Will civilisation collapse? Are we already past the point of no return? What kind of future can our children ... Read more

    $27.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Global Forest

    Forty Ways Trees Can Save Us

    Unabridged

    5 hours 31 min

    A pioneering scientist writes of the benefits of forest bathing and the fascinating ecological and pharmaceutical properties of trees-the inspiration for the documentary Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees. Renowned scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger presents an unforgettable and highly original work of natural history with The Global Forest. She explores the fascinating and largely ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Secret Knowledge of Water

    There Are Two Easy Ways to Die in the Desert: Thirst and Drowning

    by Craig Childs ...
    Narrated by Craig Childs ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 51 min

    Naturalist Craig Childs's "utterly memorable and fantastic" study of the desert's dangerous beauty is based on years of adventures in the deserts of the American West (Washington Post).Like the highest mountain peaks, deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to the most seasoned explorers. Craig Childs, who has spent years in the deserts of the American West as an adventurer, a river ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shuttle, Houston

    My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control

    by Paul Dye ...
    Narrated by John Pruden ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 42 min

    From the longest-serving Flight Director in NASA's history comes a revealing account of high-stakes Mission Control work and the Space Shuttle program that has redefined our relationship with the universe.A compelling look inside the Space Shuttle missions that helped lay the groundwork for the Space Age, Shuttle, Houston explores the determined personalities, technological miracles, and eleventh ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Whole Brain

    The Microbiome Solution to Heal Depression, Anxiety, and Mental Fog without Prescription Drugs

    Narrated by Hayward Morse ...
    series Microbiome Medicine Library

    Unabridged

    9 hours 38 min

    A groundbreaking, medication-free, scientifically based approach to healing depression, anxiety, and brain fog by focusing on your "whole brain" -- the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroidThere is a fundamental connection between the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroid: if any one part of this system is malfunctioning, it will impact the others--and this is where The Whole ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Moon

    A History for the Future

    Narrated by Neil Dickson ...
    series Economist Books

    Unabridged

    11 hours 31 min

    An intimate portrait of the Earth's closest neighbor--the Moon--that explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with itEvery generation has looked towards the heavens and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. Fifty years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse--and shared with Earth-bound audiences the view of their own planet hanging in the sky instead.Recently, the ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Island on Fire

    The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World

    Narrated by John Lescault ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 9 min

    Can a single explosion change the course of history? An eruption at the end of the eighteenth century led to years of climate change while igniting famine, disease, and even perhaps revolution.Laki is Iceland’s largest volcano—and its most fearsome. Its eruption in 1783 is one of history’s great, untold natural disasters. Spewing out sun-blocking ash and then a poisonous fog for eight long months, ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Mission of a Lifetime

    Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon

    by Basil Hero ...
    Narrated by Dan Woren ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 39 min

    Award-winning former investigative reporter Basil Hero chronicles the life lessons humanity can learn from the twelve remaining Apollo astronauts who went to the Moon.In rare in-depth interviews, the twelve remaining lunar explorers, for the first time, talk at length about the real right stuff; the true source of courage, leadership, and the quiet patriotism that it took to risk their lives going ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Art of Urban Astronomy

    A Guide to Stargazing Wherever You Are

    by Abigail Beall ...
    Narrated by Nicky Diss ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 43 min

    Did you know that stars are seasonal? That Orion is one of the brightest constellations? That a single day on Venus is longer than an entire year on Venus?Space has captivated mankind since the beginning of time. Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step on the moon and since then our knowledge of astronomy has continued to expand. With so many mysteries yet to be solved, ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Moon Rush

    The New Space Race

    Narrated by Dan Woren ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 22 min

    Veteran space journalist digs into the science and technology—past, present, and future—central to our explorations of Earth’s only satellite, the space destination most hotly pursued today.In these rich pages, veteran science journalist Leonard David explores the moon in all its facets, from ancient myth to future “Moon Village” plans. David offers inside information about how the United States, ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or free with audiobook trial