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    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, if a little short

    • By ian on 23-06-17

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Welcome to the Universe

    • An Astrophysical Tour
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Graphic!

    • By polestar on 07-03-17

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Accessory to War

    • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
    • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson - introduction
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
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    In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • long chapters increase speed

    • By tom bunge on 03-11-18

    Regular price: £35.79

    • Death by Black Hole

    • And Other Cosmic Quandaries
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. This collection of his essays from Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics. Tyson introduces us to the physics of black holes by explaining what would happen to our bodies if we fell into one; he also examines the needless friction between science and religion, and notes Earth's status as "an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sleepless Nights Ahead!

    • By Peter on 05-07-07

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Cosmos: Possible Worlds

    • By: Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson - foreword
    • Narrated by: TBD
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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    Ann Druyan takes listeners on an extraordinary journey through the vast and unexplored realms of Earth and space, past and future, fact and imagination. In coordination with the debut of the second TV season of National Geographic's Cosmos, the book travels through more than 14 billion years of cosmic evolution and into an astonishing future, helping us solve enduring mysteries of our origins and dream of an unimaginable time ahead.

    Regular price: £25.69

    • My Favorite Universe

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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    What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work, removing, changing, or adding heavenly bodies even as we gaze upward? Will humanity, and Earth itself, one day be gone? Are we alone? In an era when science journalism is perhaps more thorough and ambitious than ever before, fascinating explorations of questions like these seem available to us almost every day - provided we have a working understanding of the scientific theories on which they're based.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining

    • By a addison on 23-11-16

    Regular price: £11.29

    • Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gregory Mone, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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    Neil deGrasse Tyson's number-one New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young listeners. From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. 

    Regular price: £12.49

    • Origins

    • Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good book but I will need to revisit it.

    • By Francisco on 03-10-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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    Everything we now know about the universe - from the behavior of quarks to the birth of galaxies - has come from people who've been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the advent of modern science, great minds have turned to testing and experimentation rather than mere thought as a way of grappling with some of the universe's most vexing dilemmas. So what is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered and explored by today's scientists?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By paul on 04-01-15

    Regular price: £9.39

    • Space Chronicles

    • Facing the Ultimate Frontier
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson - one of our foremost thinkers on all things space - illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst speaker ever

    • By Bastscho on 31-03-16

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Star Talk Radio: The Science of Star Trek

    • With Special Guest Lawrence Krauss
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
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    The Star Trek TV and movie series imagine a bright future for humans in space, one in which we explore alien worlds with the aid of advanced technology. Because the writers tried to include as much realistic science as possible within the fictional framework, the stories have been an inspiration for students, scientists, inventors, and anyone interested in pondering our destiny on Earth and beyond.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Star Talk Radio: What's Exploration Worth

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 52 mins
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    What price do we put on knowledge? How does it profit a man if he learns about the universe, but goes to bed hungry? When the economy takes a downturn, should we still go up into space? NASA missions aren't cheap - sending astronauts into low Earth orbit or to the Moon, sending robotic spacecraft to explore the planets, and launching telescopes into space can cost millions or even billions of dollars. Lou Friedman, director of the Planetary Society, argues that even when the dollar is dear, the quest to explore our universe is priceless.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Das Universum für Eilige

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Oliver Rohrbeck
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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    Was ist das Wesen von Raum und Zeit? Wie ordnen wir Menschen uns in das universale Gefüge ein? Steckt das Universum gar in uns? Der gefeierte Astrophysiker Neil deGrasse Tyson gibt dem Hörer einen fabelhaften Leitfaden für diese existenziellen Fragen an die Hand. Mit Witz, Charme und unbändiger Freude erklärt Tyson in leicht verdaulichen Kapiteln das Universum, sodass jeder Hörer für den nächsten Smalltalk gerüstet ist.

    Regular price: £10.89

    • Star Talk Radio: Exciting Times for Science

    • With Special Guest Stephen Colbert
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Special guest Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's Colbert Report talks about the joys of being a science geek. Brilliant scientific discoveries and cutting edge technology have transformed our world, yet many people are turned off by science. Where has the excitement for science gone, and how can we get it back? Stephen Colbert developed an interest in science at a young age, and now he shares that fascination by inviting scientists to appear on his show The Colbert Report.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Star Talk Radio: Travels in Time

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Time marches on except in astrophysics. Einstein taught us that time is a coordinate in space, and it's all relative. Learn about the weird physics of our universe that could make time travel possible. Standing in for Lynne Koplitz this week is J. Richard Gott, author of Time Travel in Einstein's Universe.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Star Talk Radio: The Anniversary of Apollo 11

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Terence T. "Tom" Henricks former NASA astronaut. A commander of two Space Shuttle missions and pilot of two others, Henricks became the first person to log over 1,000 hours as a Space Shuttle pilot/commander. His four space shuttle missions were STS-44, STS-55, STS-70, and STS-78.

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    • Astrofysik for travle mennesker

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Christine Clemmensen, Henry Nørgaard
    • Narrated by: Peter Carstens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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    Universet er på én gang vores hjem og en verden af enormt komplekse begreber. Så hvordan skal alle vi, der ikke har en grad i fysik, forstå det? Den berømte amerikanske astrofysiker Neil deGrasse Tysons lille, charmerende bog "Astrofysik for travle mennesker" er skrevet, så du og jeg kan få en fornemmelse af vores vilde og smukke hjem, mens vi venter på bussen eller morgenkaffen brygger færdig.

    Regular price: £15.39

    • Star Talk Radio: What's So Funny About Space

    • With Special Guest Joan Rivers
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
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    What's so funny about space and science? Our season finale features the incomparable comedian Joan Rivers. In this episode, she provides color commentary for a Red Carpet parade of previous show topics, including space tourism, the anniversary of Apollo 11, and the search for alien life (both in space and in Hollywood).

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Star Talk Radio: Telescopes That Rocked Our World

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 56 mins
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    This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's use of the first telescope. On this week's show, we reflect on how telescopes have changed our perception of our place in the universe, how small we are in size, space, and time. Our guests include Dava Sobel, author of The Planets, Vatican Astronomer Father Chris Corbally, and astronaut Paul Richards. We also discuss how they help astronomers discover new and interesting aspects of the universe, from Earth-like planets to supernova, from black holes to the Big Bang.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Star Talk Radio: Space Spin-Offs

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Space is now big business. Technology originally developed for the space program sometimes ends up in products for use on Earth, often in surprising ways. The 40,000 certified "Space Products" range from mattresses to medical devices, and have turned space into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Inspired by our excursions into the Final Frontier, entrepreneurs and inventors are turning stardust into gold.

    Regular price: £6.49

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