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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (96 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Hanlon Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Discover the science behind Douglas Adams' classic space adventure, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Ever wondered what the end of the universe might actually look like? Why the number 42 is so significant? Or whether time travel really would put a stop to history as we know it? If so, you are clearly a fan of The Hitchhiker's Guide.

Much of the book was sheer whimsy: talking mattresses, the Vogons, triple-breasted whores, and that Ol' Janx Spirit. But like all good science fiction, it contained more than a grain of scientific fact. Adams was a science and technology enthusiast, and his books were inspired by - prefigured even - many of the great scientific debates of our times.

Now The Science of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy brings you a light-hearted, accessible, and informative tour of the real cutting-edge research behind the cornerstones of a much-loved classic, including space tourism, parallel universes, instant translation devices, sentient computers, and more. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jane Fenn | 1/14/2011

    " Fabulous for techno geeks. Lighthearted guide to popular high-brow topics: Quantum Mechanics, Cosmology, Relativity, you name it, it's in there! Not recommended for the faint-hearted or casual Hitch Hikers fan - you really need to have read all the books to follow the jumping around between topics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Justin Lynn | 12/6/2010

    " Fun, but superficial, book on things best pondered whilst on a journey of a pharmacological nature. Links to HGTTG are tenuous unfortunately. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amberae | 9/27/2009

    " A wonderful scientific bathtub read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amberae | 5/29/2009

    " A wonderful scientific bathtub read. "

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