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This explains everything : deep, beautiful, and elegant theories of how the world works

Author: John BrockmanMichelle FordPeter BerkrotAntony FergusonAnn Marie LeeAll authors
Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2014.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Brockman; Michelle Ford; Peter Berkrot; Antony Ferguson; Ann Marie Lee; Tantor Media.
ISBN: 9781452619149 145261914X
OCLC Number: 865020086
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Michelle Ford, Peter Berkrot, Antony Ferguson, Ann Marie Lee.
Target Audience: General adult.
Description: 10 audio discs (approximately 12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: edited by John Brockman.

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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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