This Explains Everything by John Brockman audiobook

This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

By John Brockman
Read by Peter Berkrot , Michelle Ford , Antony Ferguson , and Ann Marie Lee

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The Edge Question Series

12.08 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781452689142

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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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Offers a rare chance to discover big ideas before they hit the mainstream." New York Times Book Review
“A collection of essays by big thinkers answering big questions [should be] deeply satisfying. And This Explains Everything delivers.” New Scientist
“A wonderful example of team narration, a real plus with this rapidly changing short essay format.” AudioFile
“Listeners will want to play this one more than once.” Library Journal, audio review

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Author Bio: John Brockman

Author Bio: John Brockman

John Brockman, editor of many books, including The Next Fifty Years, is also the author of By the Late John Brockman, The Third Culture, and Digerati: Encounters with the Cyber Elite. He is the founder and CEO of Brockman Inc., a literary and software agency, and the publisher and editor of the website Edge. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 12.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English