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Good science books

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TheMarcher Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have read books on quantum physics/mechanics by:
Bill Bryson
Michiu Kakio
James Kakelios
David Bodanis
Stephen Hawking

And they were all great but I want mooore! Preferably on audio-book since I don't have the time to read much. But I do have time to listen.

Any recommendations?
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:iconmr-timeshadow:
Sorry, I'm useless for audiobooks, but I know a few great books anyway:
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
A Traveler's Guide to Mars
The Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy
An Anthropologist on Mars
The Flight of the Iguana
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TheMarcher Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I added those books to my to read list. Thanks!
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:iconmr-timeshadow:
You're welcome. They're all great in different ways, but my fave of the bunch is "Traveler's Guide". The author actually worked on the Mars mission and publishes a lot of previously unseen pics of the planet, many breathtaking and truly unique, such a pic from orbit of three dust devils moving across the surface. Okay, it might not sound like much, but imagine staring down the funnel of a tornado from orbit -- then make it three of them, leaving loooooong mark in the surface of Mars, like wayward pencils...
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TheMarcher Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I will begin with that one then =) I will see if I can find it here.
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:iconmr-timeshadow:
I got it at a discount, which suggests it might be out of print -- or very cheap if it's still available. Good luck!
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hippo-rim-job Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I would think two hours of a book being read aloud by Stephen Hawking might wear on my nerves.

Did you read any of Carl Sagan's books?
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TheMarcher Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They have a voice actor for Hawking =) I reag Pale blue dot and it was ok. I will check out his other books though.
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hippo-rim-job Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Did you see the Star Trek TNG episode with him in it?
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TheMarcher Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No do you know which episode? I can perhaps download it since there is no channels showing that here.
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hippo-rim-job Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
[link] I can't remember the name of the episode.
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