Accelerating Universe, The
Audiobook Publication Date4/10/2018

Genre: Science

Accelerating Universe, TheInfinite Expansion, the Cosmological Constant, and the Beauty of the Cosmos

Performed by:
Tom Parks

'The Accelerating Universe is not only an informative book about modern cosmology. It is rich storytelling and, above all, a celebration of the human mind in its quest for beauty in all things.'—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams 'This is a wonderfully lucid account of the extraordinary discoveries that have made the last years a golden period for observational cosmology. But Mario Livio has not only given the reader one clear explanation after another of what astronomers are up to, he has used them to construct a provocative argument for the importance of aesthetics in the development of science and for the inseparability of science, art, and culture.'—Lee Smolin, author of The Life of the Cosmos 'What a pleasure to read! An exciting, simple account of the universe revealed by modern astronomy. Beautifully written, clearly presented, informed by scientific and philosophical insights.'—John Bahcall, Institute for Advanced Study 'A book with charm, beauty, elegance, and importance. As authoritative a journey as can be taken through modern cosmology.'—Allan Sandage, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 10 hours
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Author
Mario Livio

Biography:
Mario Livio, Ph.D., is head of the science division at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which conducts the scientific program of the Hubble Space Telescope. He is recognized as a world expert on topics ranging from dramatic explosions like novae, supernovae, and gamma-ray bursts to compact astronomical objects like white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. He has published over 300 scientific papers and has lectured to the public about discoveries in astronomy and cosmology all across the globe.
Narrator
Tom Parks

Biography:
Tom Parks has been involved in recording audiobooks and voice overs for over 30 years and has been involved in an eclectic range of projects. In addition to performing and directing many projects, Tom is also an active musician, drumming in musical theater productions in the Midwest, and is in demand as a conference speaker.

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