Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology

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The Wright Brothers

David McCullough

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Caroli...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2015

The Innovators: How a Group of Hacker...

Walter Isaacson

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2014

Rocket Boys: A Memoir

Homer H. Hickam

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir -- a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, o...

Abridged CD
Published: Dec 2006

Galileo's Daughter

Dava Sobel

Galileo's daughter, born of his long illicit liaison with the beautiful Marina Gamba of Venice, entered in the summer heat of a new century, on August 13, 1600--the same year the Dominican friar Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake ...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2005

Real Estate and Collectibles (Secrets...

Austing Lynas

Investments in tangible assets offer a unique set of opportunities and problems, often related to limited supply (so that price becomes especially sensitive to changes in demand). Learn about the techniques of investors who have succe...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2006

Isaac Newton

James Gleick

James Gleick has long been fascinated by the making of science -- how ideas order visible appearances, how equations can give meaning to molecular and stellar phenomena, how theories can transform what we see. In Chaos, he chronicled ...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2003

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate...

Grover Gardner

A fresh look at Darwin's most radical idea, and the mysteriously slow process by which he revealed it.Evolution, during the early nineteenth century, was an idea in the air. Other thinkers had suggested it, but no one had proposed a c...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2006

A Life Decoded: My Genome---My Life

J. Craig Venter

Growing up in California, J. Craig Venter didn't appear to have much of a future. An unremarkable student, he nearly flunked out of high school. After being drafted into the army, he enlisted in the navy and went to Vietnam, where the...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2007

Einstein's Greatest Mistake

David Bodanis

From the bestselling author of E=mc2, a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that reveals the genius and hubris of the titan of modern physics.Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2016

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from ...

Richard Phillips Feynman

An extraordinary volume of never-before-published letters written by one of America's most beloved scientists. Richard P. Feynman, brilliant physicist and beloved teacher, is an iconic figure in the world of science. While there have ...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2005

Alan Turing: The Enigma

Andrew Hodges

Listed as one of the essential 50 books of all time in The GuardianIt's only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial int...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2015

The Innovators: How a Group of Hacker...

Walter Isaacson

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2014

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life i...

Lawrence M. Krauss

A gripping new scientific biography of the revered Nobel Prize-winning physicist (and curious character) Richard Feynman. Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we t...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2011

Bargain Hunters, Contrarians, Cycles ...

Janet Lowe

Jean Paul Getty and John Templeton are great examples of "bargain hunters" or "contrarians," who seek to find promising stocks that are out of favor or fashion-and therefore undervalued. Slightly different are thos...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2006

Crashes, Booms, Panics and Government...

Roger Lowenstein

Financial markets have an impressive history of gains and progress for prudent and judicious investors. But these advances are often interrupted by powerful and sudden setbacks or forward lurches. What is it about investment psycholog...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 2006

Investment Philosophers and Financial...

Joann Skousen

Saving, budgeting, and investing are keys to creating wealth- but there are many different philosophies about how to approach this essential task. The 'investment philosophers' offer systematic beliefs about investing that often paral...

Unabridged CD
Published: Aug 2006

Galileo's Daughter

Dava Sobel

The author of the bestselling 'Longitude' now offers a biography unlike any other on Galileo, focusing on the astronomer's relationship with his daughter, Virginia, a cloistered nun, illuminating an era when one man fought to reconcil...

Abridged CD
Published: Jan 1999

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman

The title comes from the response his eyebrow-raising behavior once provoked from a Princeton dean's wife. Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, could trade ideas with Einstein and discuss gambling odds with Nick the Greek. H...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2005

A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathema...

Sylvia Nasar

[This book] might be compared to a Rembrandt portrait, filled with somber shadows and radiant light effects, for it is the story of a dark madness illuminated by a man's genius....Nasar has delved deeply into Nash's year-by-year exper...

Abridged CD
Published: Dec 2001

My Family and Other Animals: BBC Radi...

Gerald Durrell

Celia Imrie and Toby Jones star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatization of Gerald Durrell's much-loved comic gem. My Family and Other Animals is the classic tale of naturalist Gerald Durrell's magical 1930s childhood on pre-war Corfu. His d...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jul 2016

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstr...

James R. Hansen

The first--and only--definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose ""one small step"" changed historyWhen Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon's surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a le...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2018

Einstein: His Life and Universe

Walter Isaacson

The definitive, internationally bestselling biography of Albert Einstein. Now the basis of Genius, the ten-part National Geographic series on the life of Albert Einstein, starring the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award–winning actor Geoffr...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2007

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Que...

Ashlee Vance

In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Writt...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2015

In A Nutshell: Darwin

Peter Whitfield

Naxos AudioBooks launches a new 1 CD introductory series 'In a Nutshell' with 'Darwin', marking the 200th anniversary of the English naturalist. Peter Whitfield explains how Darwin came to his revolutionary views following his voyage ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2009
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