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    • Einstein's Monsters

    • The Life and Times of Black Holes
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, and yet they are ubiquitous. Frighteningly enigmatic, these dark giants continue to astound even the scientists who spend their careers studying them. Einstein’s Monsters reveals how our comprehension of black holes is intrinsically linked to how we make sense of the universe and our place within it. From the small questions to the big ones - from the tiniest particles to the nature of space-time itself - black holes might be the key to a deeper understanding of the cosmos.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Dreams of Other Worlds

    • The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration
    • By: Chris Impey, Holly Henry
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It didn't need to be so long

    • By Preselector on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £28.09

    • How It Ends

    • From You to the Universe
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The fascinating science behind the eventual end to everything - from the individual to all existence. Although we may try to keep it tucked at the back of our minds, most of us are aware of our own mortality. But few among us know what science, with the help of insights yielded from groundbreaking new research, has to say about death on a larger scale. Enter astronomer Chris Impey, who chronicles the death of the whole shebang.

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Beyond

    • Our Future in Space
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Julie McKay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beyond dares to imagine a fantastic future for humans in space - and then reminds us that we're already there. Human exploration has been an unceasing engine of technological progress, from the first homo sapiens to leave our African cradle to a future in which mankind promises to settle another world. Beyond tells the epic story of humanity leaving home - and how humans will soon thrive in the vast universe beyond the Earth.

    • Our Future in Space
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Julie McKay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 26-05-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Humble before the Void

    • A Western Astronomer, His Journey East, and a Remarkable Encounter between Western Science and Tibetan Buddhism
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A travelogue suffused with the wisdom of an ancient religious tradition, Humble Before the Void is a modern-day encounter between Western science and Buddhist philosophy. In this narrative, you'll discover the relationship between ancient Indian philosophical and spiritual tradition and modern science through the experiences of a select group of Tibetan monks.

    • A Western Astronomer, His Journey East, and a Remarkable Encounter between Western Science and Tibetan Buddhism
    • By: Chris Impey
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 01-08-14
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £18.79