We Are All Stardust by Stefan Klein audiobook

We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know

By Stefan Klein
Translated by Ross Benjamin
Read by Gildart Jackson , Simon Vance , Kate Reading , and Sean Runnette

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781615190591

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504663816

  • ISBN: 9781504663793

  • ISBN: 9781504663809

Runtime: 8.75 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A sterling roster of natural and social scientists in conversation with top-flight journalist Stefan Klein—shedding new light on their work, their lives, and what they still hope to discover

When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize–winning chemist Roald Hoffmann what sets scientists apart, Hoffmann says, “First and foremost, curiosity.” In this collection of intimate conversations with nineteen of the world’s best-known scientists (including three Nobel Laureates), Klein lets us listen in as today’s leading minds reveal what they still hope to discover—and how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab.

From the sports car that physicist Steven Weinberg says helped him on his quest for “the theory of everything” to the jazz musicians who gave psychologist Alison Gopnik new insight into raising children, these scientists explain how they find inspiration everywhere.

Hear from renowned scientists including:

  • evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on selfishness,
  • anthropologist Sarah Hrdy on motherhood,
  • primatologist Jane Goodall on animal behavior,
  • neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran on consciousness,
  • geographer Jared Diamond on chance in history, and
  • many other luminaries.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A very welcome volume that will expose readers to all manner of topics that are likely new to them in a manner that focuses first on the lively personalities of the scientists while slowly diving into their work. Surprises abound…and the book’s diversionary aspect cannot be overrated. Truly enjoyable.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Stefan Klein

Author Bio: Stefan Klein

Stefan Klein, PhD, recipient of the prestigious Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism, is one of Europe’s premier science writers, as well as a trained physicist himself. His many books include the #1 international bestseller The Science of Happiness and have been translated into twenty-five languages.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 8.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English