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Edited by John Brockman, This Explains Everything presents 150 of the most surprising and brilliant theories of the way of our minds, societies, and universe work.

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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.

"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

"This is an entertaining and extensive collection of short essays by various scientific and social luminaries on their favorite theories of how the world works. It's 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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John Brockman

This Explains Everything

Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

Author John Brockman

Narrated by Peter Berkrot, Antony Ferguson, Michelle Ford, Ann Marie Lee

Publication date Feb 5, 2014

Running time 12 hrs 3 min

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