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Iain

Iain Fortrose, United Kingdom Member Since 2011

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  • "An inspiring story from 200 miles a..."

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    Cmdr Hadfield's story is an inspirational and entertaining tale about somebody who has been out of this world and returned safely to shares his stories that range from the mundane to the magnificent.

    He recounts his early life from becoming a fighter pilot with dreams of becoming an astronaut even when there was no Canadian space program through to the problems of preparing for an EVA when your a square astronaut trying to fit through a round hole.

    A wonderful insight in to the life of an astronaut and how seeing our planet from the unique perspective of 200 miles above will change your views.

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    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

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    • By Chris Hadfield
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    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space.

    Ben says: "Inspiring, insightful and interesting"
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  • Why Does E=MC2 and Why Should We Care

    "Good but not suited to an audiobook"

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    Whilst far from being an expert physicist I have read a fair bit about relativity and quantum mechanics etc so I was coming to this book looking to get a clearer understanding of the subject matter it deals with. The only problem is that I don't think I'm any clearer now than when I started.

    I have no doubt that this is in large part due to the fact I was listening to it as an audiobook rather than reading it so don't want to put the book down too much. The book started off okay but quite quickly descended into multiple equations that I just found impossible to follow in my head which meant that large swathes of the book became impenetrable - and since each section relied on the previous it meant that everything went pear-shaped for me quite early on.

    The book is a good attempt to explain how Einstein reached his famous equation but in the end, at least as an audiobook, the ideas just required too much abstract and mathematical thought in order to properly ensure understanding.

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  • "Controversial, maybe wrong, but imp..."

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    There are many statements that Harris makes in this book that I ended up disagreeing with and hence I do not agree with his conclusions. But to date, I have not read a better discussion of how we should define what is moral and I feel indebted to Harris for having provided the discourse that allowed me to refine my own views.
    I should point out that my disagreement has been strengthened when reading further on the science that Harris is referring to. In my view, like many Neurologists today, I think that the conclusions that are made from the existing experiments are far too broad given the limited scope of what we can really measure.
    Having said that, Harris is excellent where he shows how screwed up the public discourse on morality really is and he is offering a valid "arena" in which we could have a meaningful discussion about how we should define morality within society.

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    The Moral Landscape

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    • By Sam Harris
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    Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, science's failure to address questions of meaning and morality has become the primary justification for religious faith.The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life.

    Jonathan says: "Thought provoking, perhaps a little antagonistic"

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  • 4.5 (227 ratings)
    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (






UNABRIDGED) by Chris Hadfield Narrated by Chris Hadfield

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

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    • By Chris Hadfield
    • Narrated By Chris Hadfield
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    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space.

    Ben says: "Inspiring, insightful and interesting"
  • 4.4 (184 ratings)
    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Goldacre Narrated by Jot Davies

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

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    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Jot Davies
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    'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

    Lut says: "Every medical doctor should read this!"
  • 4.4 (154 ratings)
    Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success (






UNABRIDGED) by Matthew Syed Narrated by James Clamp

    Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success

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    • By Matthew Syed
    • Narrated By James Clamp
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    Few things in life are more satisfying than beating a rival. We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field or at the ballot box, in the office or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive nature: why we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life.

    judith says: "Bad start and end - good middle"
  • 4.3 (110 ratings)
    The Moral Landscape (






UNABRIDGED) by Sam Harris Narrated by Sam Harris

    The Moral Landscape

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
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    Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, science's failure to address questions of meaning and morality has become the primary justification for religious faith.The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life.

    Jonathan says: "Thought provoking, perhaps a little antagonistic"
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  • 4.4 (92 ratings)
    The Science of Discworld II: The Globe (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs

    The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

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    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
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    The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred on an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village.

    Matt Davis says: "Big Science and Fantasy hold hands"
  • 4.2 (93 ratings)
    Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics (






UNABRIDGED) by Alex Bellos Narrated by Alex Bellos

    Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics

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    The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let's face it, boring. This groundbreaking book reclaims maths from the geeks. Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: from the surprising geometry of the 50p piece to how probability can help you win in any casino. In search of weird and wonderful mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels across the globe and meets the world's fastest mental calculators in Germany and a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan.

    Nichiless says: "A wonderful journey through mathematics"
  • 4.5 (78 ratings)
    The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen Narrated by Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens

    The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch

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    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
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    Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail.

    wendy says: "Science as seen through the eyes of the wizards!"
  • 4.4 (45 ratings)
    The Science Delusion (






UNABRIDGED) by Rupert Sheldrake Narrated by Rupert Sheldrake, David Timson, Jane Collingwood

    The Science Delusion

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    • By Rupert Sheldrake
    • Narrated By Rupert Sheldrake, David Timson, Jane Collingwood
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    The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constructed by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. The sciences would be better off without them: freer, more interesting, and more fun.

    Jim Vaughan says: "A Metaphysics of Science - on Acid (or Ayahuascua)"
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (






UNABRIDGED) by Chris Hadfield Narrated by Chris Hadfield

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Chris Hadfield
    • Narrated By Chris Hadfield
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    (227)
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    (218)
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    (216)

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space.

    Ben says: "Inspiring, insightful and interesting"
  • The Moral Landscape (






UNABRIDGED) by Sam Harris Narrated by Sam Harris

    The Moral Landscape

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (24)

    Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, science's failure to address questions of meaning and morality has become the primary justification for religious faith.The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life.

    Jonathan says: "Thought provoking, perhaps a little antagonistic"
  • Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Goldacre Narrated by Jot Davies

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Jot Davies
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (119)

    'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

    Lut says: "Every medical doctor should read this!"
  • The Science of Discworld II: The Globe (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs

    The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred on an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village.

    Matt Davis says: "Big Science and Fantasy hold hands"
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  • Why Does E=MC2 and Why Should We Care (






UNABRIDGED) by Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw Narrated by Jeff Forshaw

    Why Does E=MC2 and Why Should We Care

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
    • Narrated By Jeff Forshaw
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    In one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of The Theory of Relativity in recent years, Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to consider the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of symbols that make up Einstein's most famous equation, exploring the principles of physics through everyday life.

    Ian says: "Relatively easy relativity."
  • The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen Narrated by Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens

    The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail.

    wendy says: "Science as seen through the eyes of the wizards!"
  • Chaos: Making a New Science (






UNABRIDGED) by James Gleick Narrated by Rob Shapiro

    Chaos: Making a New Science

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Gleick
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
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    James Gleick explains the theories behind the fascinating new science called chaos. Alongside relativity and quantum mechanics, it is being hailed as the 20th century's third revolution.

    jeremy says: "Riveting, but requires full attention"
  • What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert L. Wolke Narrated by Sean Runnette

    What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert L. Wolke
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    Why is red meat red? How do they decaffeinate coffee? Do you wish you understood the science of food but don't want to plough through dry, technical books? In What Einstein Told His Cook, University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor emeritus and award-winning Washington Post food columnist Robert L. Wolke provides reliable and witty explanations for your most burning food questions, while debunking misconceptions and helping you interpret confusing advertising and labelling.

    Mr. Philip R. Saunders says: "Informal and chatty style"
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  • Bad Science (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Goldacre Narrated by Rupert Farley

    Bad Science

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
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    We are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory and sometimes misleading information - until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the dubious science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases and missed opportunities of our time. He also shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

    Marcus says: "Making science truly entertaining"
  • Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success (






UNABRIDGED) by Matthew Syed Narrated by James Clamp

    Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Matthew Syed
    • Narrated By James Clamp
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    (154)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    Few things in life are more satisfying than beating a rival. We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field or at the ballot box, in the office or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive nature: why we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life.

    judith says: "Bad start and end - good middle"
  • The Science Delusion (






UNABRIDGED) by Rupert Sheldrake Narrated by Rupert Sheldrake, David Timson, Jane Collingwood

    The Science Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rupert Sheldrake
    • Narrated By Rupert Sheldrake, David Timson, Jane Collingwood
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constructed by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. The sciences would be better off without them: freer, more interesting, and more fun.

    Jim Vaughan says: "A Metaphysics of Science - on Acid (or Ayahuascua)"
  • Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (






UNABRIDGED) by Joshua Foer Narrated by Mike Chamberlain

    Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joshua Foer
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
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    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer's part-memoir, part-guide on mastering your memory. Read by Mike Chamberlain. On average, people squander forty days annually trying to remember things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S.

    Philip says: "A very interesting listen"
  • Scientific American: Powers of Two (






UNABRIDGED) by Blake Edgar Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: Powers of Two

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    • By Blake Edgar
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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    Blake Edgar, a contributing editor at Archaeology Magazine, writes about how monogamy helped humans evolve into the big-brained world conquerors they are today.

  • Scientific American, September 2014  by Scientific American Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American, September 2014

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    "The New Science of Human Origins": Scientists have had to revise virtually every chapter of the human story. "Welcome to the Family": The latest molecular analyses and fossil finds suggest that the story of human evolution is far more complex-and more interesting-than anyone imagined. "Powers of Two": Monogamy helped humans evolve into the big-brained world conquerors they are today. "Still Evolving": For 30,000 years our species has been changing remarkably quickly - and we're not done yet.

  • Das Beste oder Nichts: Gottlieb Daimler und die Erfindung des Automobils (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Esser Narrated by Anne Weber

    Das Beste oder Nichts: Gottlieb Daimler und die Erfindung des Automobils

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Esser
    • Narrated By Anne Weber
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    In einem Gartenhaus im kleinen Ort Cannstatt nahe Stuttgart gehen seit Monaten merkwürdige Dinge vor - so merkwürdig und fremd, dass der Gärtner des Hauses sich mit einem bösen Verdacht an die Polizei wendet. Die Fenster des Gartenhauses sind sorgfältig verhängt. Niemand soll hineinsehen können. Nur seltsame, befremdlichen Geräusche dringen heraus - Geräusche, die zuvor nicht in der Welt waren und deren weit reichende Bedeutung zu diesem Zeitpunkt niemand abzuschätzen vermag - bis auf die beiden Männer im Gartenhaus.

  • fahren, fahren... Eine Reise durch die Geschichte der motorisierten Mobilität (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Esser Narrated by Andreas Fröhlich

    fahren, fahren... Eine Reise durch die Geschichte der motorisierten Mobilität

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    • By Michael Esser
    • Narrated By Andreas Fröhlich
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    Die Geschichte beginnt zu einer Zeit, in der die Menschen sich noch fast ausschließlich mit Muskelkraft voranbewegen - ihrer eigenen und der von Tieren, die sie vor ihre Wagen spannen oder auf denen sie reiten. In dieser noch autolosen Zeit denken ein paar erfindungsreiche Männer darüber nach, wie es gelingen könnte die "selbsttätige Fahrerei von Muskelkraft und Schiene zu befreien - alle Straßen nach allen Seiten, den ganzen Raum beherrschbar zu machen".

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  • Europa ruft Amerika: Drei Brüder, der Ozean und ein Kabel (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Esser Narrated by Anne Weber

    Europa ruft Amerika: Drei Brüder, der Ozean und ein Kabel

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    • By Michael Esser
    • Narrated By Anne Weber
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    Ohne sichere Kenntnis des Meeresbodens, der Materialbeschaffenheit und ohne Aussicht auf sicheren Erfolg werden mehr als 3.000 Kilometer Telegraphenkabel von Europa nach Amerika gelegt. Strom wird durch Batterien erzeugt, weil der Generator noch nicht serienreif ist. Die Tiefenlotung erfolgt mittels Senkblei, weil das Echolot noch nicht erfunden ist. Navigiert wird nach alten nautischen Verfahren, weil in Erdumlaufbahnen noch keine Satelliten kreisen. Halbwegs verlässliche Wettervorhersagen sind ebenfalls unbekannt.

  • Scientific American: The Science of Learning (






UNABRIDGED) by Barbara Kantrowitz Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: The Science of Learning

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    • By Barbara Kantrowitz
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    Barbara Kantrowitz, senior editor at the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization focused on education journalism, reports on why science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.

  • Scientific American, August 2014  by Scientific American Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American, August 2014

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    "The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time": The big bang - and all that came from it - may just be a holographic mirage from another dimension. "A New Kind of Inheritance": Changes caused by harmful chemicals, stress, and other influences can be passed down to - and may cause disease in - future generations. "Accidental Genius": A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts. "The Science of Learning": Science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.