Several popular audiobooks attempt to explain contemporary science, the best known being Bill Bryson's A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING. In this work Gross is unique in his focus on one central feature, the sublime--in nature, in the theories of scientists, and in scientific writing. Bob Souer proves an excellent choice as narrator for this challenging and provocative text. Some of the theory is difficult to grasp; some of Gross's judgments are unsparing. Even so, the notion of the sublime opens up new channels in the mind and puts into a simple but profound context so much of contemporary science that seems beyond understanding. Lucid, effectively read, rich in detail and insight, this highly rewarding title crosses the borders of science, biography, and literary criticism. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2019]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781684415823 34.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781684415830 $24.95
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