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This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

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By (author) John Brockman, Narrator Michelle Ford, Narrator Peter Berkrot, Narrator Antony Ferguson, Narrator Ann Marie Lee

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 165mm x 28mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 145261914X
  • ISBN 13: 9781452619149
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

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In "This Explains Everything," John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity. With contributions from Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more, everything is explained in fun, uncomplicated terms that make the most complex concepts easy to comprehend.

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John Brockman is the founder and publisher of the influential online science salon Edge.org and the editor of "This Will Change Everything." Michelle Ford is a native Brit and professional voice actor with a proven track record in long narration. She has over twenty titles in published audiobooks to her credit covering contemporary fiction, historical romance, mythical/paranormal fiction, biographies, children's stories, short stories, science fiction, and business. A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot held feature roles in "Caddyshack" and Showtime's "Brotherhood," and his audiobooks include "The Woods" by Harlan Coben and "Country Driving" by Peter Hessler. "Library Journal" described Peter's narration of "When the Whistle Blows" by Fran Cannon Slayton as "a brilliant job of personalizing each of the men in Jimmy's life." Antony Ferguson, a native of London, England, is a classically trained actor and has appeared in numerous productions in London, Off Broadway, and Regional theater. As a voice actor, he has over fifty audiobooks to his credit. Ann Marie Lee has worked extensively as an actress in the theater, as well as in guest and recurring roles in television and film. She has recorded numerous audiobooks and has received several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards as well as a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award.

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"Offers a rare chance to discover big ideas before they hit the mainstream." New York Times Book Review