This Explains Everything

  • by John Brockman
  • Narrated by Ann Marie Lee, Michelle Ford, Peter Berkrot, Antony Ferguson
  • 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of, 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.


What the Critics Say

"Offers a rare chance to discover big ideas before they hit the mainstream." ( New York Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

great short stories from the greatest minds

this book is good for drives, waiting in line, bathroom, falling asleep and maybe even regular reading.

every answer is a gem.
every answer can be read many times over.

but don't fooled. you need serious concentration to understand most answers. which makes it all the more fun.
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- Dror Speiser

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio