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    • Sunfall

    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    2041 and the world as we know it grinds to a halt. Our planet seems to be turning against itself - it would appear that the magnetic field that protects life on Earth from deadly radiation from space is failing.... Desperate to quell the mass hysteria that would surely follow, world governments have concealed this rapidly emerging Armageddon. But a young Iranian hacktivist stumbles across the truth, and it becomes a race against time to reactivate the earth's core using beams of dark matter. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good yarn

    • By I. A. Wright on 21-04-19

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Quantum

    • A Guide for the Perplexed
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Hugh Kermode
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    From Schrodinger's cat to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, this book untangles the weirdness of the quantum world. Quantum mechanics underpins modern science and provides us with a blueprint for reality itself. And yet it has been said that if you're not shocked by it, you don't understand it. But is quantum physics really so unknowable? Is reality really so strange? And just how can cats be half alive and half dead at the same time?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a truly excellent read!

    • By Ross M. on 07-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Life on the Edge

    • The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili, Johnjoe McFadden
    • Narrated by: Pete Cross
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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    Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? Even in this age of cloning and synthetic biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, which provided a new perspective on how evolution works, Life on the Edge alters our understanding of life's dynamics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I wish Jim had narrated this book.

    • By S. Churchill on 14-07-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • What the Future Looks Like

    • Scientists Predict the Next Great Discoveries and Reveal How Today's Breakthroughs Are Already...
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Pete Cross
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how we live. Yet it isn't every day you hear from the scientists themselves! Now, award-winning author Jim Al-Khalili and his team of top-notch experts explain how today's earthshaking discoveries will shape our world tomorrow - and beyond. Pull back the curtain on genomics, robotics, AI, the Internet of Things, synthetic biology, transhumanism, interstellar travel, colonization of the solar system, teleportation, and much more.

    Regular price: £32.09