Light of the Stars by Adam Frank audiobook

Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

By Adam Frank
Read by Kevin Pariseau

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665136518

  • ISBN: 9781665136495

  • ISBN: 9781665136501

Runtime: 7.25 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science

A Booklist Best Book of 2019 in Audiobooks

Light of the Stars is science at the grandest of scales, and it tells a radically new story about what we are: one world in a universe awash in planets. Building on his widely discussed scientific papers and New York Times op-eds, astrophysicist Adam Frank shows that not only is it likely that alien civilizations have existed many times before, but also that many of them have driven their own worlds into dangerous eras of change. He explains how dust storms on Mars, the greenhouse effect on Venus, Gaia Theory, the threat of nuclear winter, and efforts to prove or disprove the plurality of worlds from Aristotle to Copernicus to Carl Sagan have contributed to our understanding of our place in the universe and the growing challenge of climate change. And he raises what may be the largest question of all: If there has been life on other worlds, what can its presence tell us about our own fate?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An engaging and accessible book.” New York Times Book Review
“Knowledgeable, witty, irreverent, provocative, and very entertaining.” Booklist (starred review)
“An engaging effort ‘to tell a different story about ourselves and our fate among the stars and their many worlds.’" Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This enthralling book by a leading astrophysicist places our human drama in its proper cosmic context, showing why civilizations must use their technology to safeguard rather than sabotage their planet’s climate.” Max Tegmark, author of Life 3.0

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Adam Frank

Author Bio: Adam Frank

Adam Frank is professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester and a regular contributor to Discover and Astronomy magazines. He has also written for Scientific American and many other publications and is the cofounder of NPR’s 13:7 Cosmos & Culture blog. He was a Hubble Fellow and is the recipient of an American Astronomical Society Prize for his scientific writing.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English