The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred Audiobook, by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Play Audiobook Sample

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred Audiobook

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred Audiobook, by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Joniece Abbott-Pratt Publisher: Bold Type Books Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549133961

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Longest Chapter Length:

56:38 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

17:55 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

41:00 minutes

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Publisher Description

From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos—and a call for a more liberatory practice of science.

A Finalist for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

A Finalist for the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & Technology

Smithsonian Magazine Best Science Book of 2021

Symmetry Magazine Top 10 Physics Book of 2021

An Entropy Magazine Best Nonfiction Book of 2020-2021  

A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2021

A Booklist Top 10 Sci-Tech Book of the Year 

In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter—along with a perspective informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek

One of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is also one of fewer than one hundred Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics. Her vision of the cosmos is vibrant, buoyantly nontraditional, and grounded in Black and queer feminist lineages. 

Dr. Prescod-Weinstein urges us to recognize how science, like most fields, is rife with racism, misogyny, and other forms of oppression. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society, beginning with the belief that we all have a fundamental right to know and love the night sky. The Disordered Cosmos dreams into existence a world that allows everyone to experience and understand the wonders of the universe.

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“Prescod-Weinstein lays it out patently: Racist and sexist policies and behaviors are rampant across all scientific disciplines…Prescod-Weinstein’s deep dives into complex subjects are accessible and exhilarating..A timely, necessary, stellar book—a game-changer.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 


  • “A fierce reminder that science does not exist in a vacuum; rather, it is a practice firmly rooted in humanity.”

    — Smithsonian Magazine
  • “Uncovers how systematic racism limits humanity’s potential. Using the universe as her classroom, she highlights the value of equality in laboratories and society at large.”

    — Essence
  • “The author shows us that the field of science can do amazing things, but also, if placed in the wrong hands, can be deeply damaging to people of color.”

    — BookRiot
  • “[Prescod-Weinstein]…has faced abuse most of her colleagues have not…Somehow her awe at the cosmos remained intact, and it illuminates this fascinating tour of the universe, from cosmic inflation to the physics of melanin.”

    — Scientific American


  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Nonfiction
  • Shortlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
  • A Smithsonian Magazine Pick of Best Science Books of the Year
  • A Booklist Pick of Top 10 Sci-Tech Books of the Year
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2021 in Nonfiction
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Nonfiction for 2021

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About Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and core faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of New Hampshire. She is also a columnist for New Scientist and Physics World. Her research in theoretical physics focuses on cosmology, neutron stars, and dark matter. She also does research in Black feminist science, technology, and society studies. Nature recognized her as one of 10 people who shaped science in 2020, and Essence has recognized her as one of “15 Black Women Who Are Paving the Way in STEM and Breaking Barriers.” A cofounder of Particles for Justice, she received the 2017 LGBT+ Physicists Acknowledgement of Excellence Award for her contributions to improving conditions for marginalized people in physics and the 2021 American Physical Society Edward A. Bouchet Award for her contributions to particle cosmology.

About Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Joniece Abbott-Pratt has narrated many audiobooks for children, young adults, and adults. She has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2021 was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration. She earned an MFA degree in acting from the University of Iowa and has performed on regional theater stages across the country, including the Public Theater in New York City. She has also appeared on television shows, including The Good Fight, Law and Order: SVU, Luke Cage, and Orange Is the New Black, and has voiced commercials and projects for US Bank, Johnson & Johnson, and others.