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The Crowd & the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse (MP3)
Released the same day as the standard print edition
The Crowd & the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse (MP3)
Written by:
Chris Lintott 
Read by:
Chris Lintott 
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
6 hours 57 minutes 
MP3 size:
287 MB 
October 24 2019 
Available Date:
October 24 2019 
Age Category:
Non-fiction; Astronomy; Science & Technology 
Bolinda audio 
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GBP£ 17.98
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In this book, Lintott describes the exciting discoveries that people all over the world have made, from galaxies to pulsars, exoplanets to moons and from penguin behaviour to old ship's logs.

The world of science has been transformed. Where once astronomers sat at the controls of giant telescopes in remote locations, praying for clear skies, now they have no need to budge from their desks, as data arrives in their inbox. It’s not just astronomy either – dealing with this deluge of data is the major challenge for scientists at CERN and for biologists who use automated cameras to spy on animals in their natural habitats. Artificial intelligence is one part of the solution – but will it spell the end of human involvement in scientific discovery? In this book, Chris Lintott argues ‘no’. It seems that humans and computers working together do better than computers can on their own. But with so much scientific data, you need a lot of scientists – a crowd, in fact. Lintott found such a crowd in the Zooniverse, the web-based project that allows hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic volunteers to contribute to science. As Lintott shows, it’s a wonderful way to engage with science, yielding new insights daily. You, too, can help explore the Universe in your lunch hour.

'The Crowd and the Cosmos is a superbly written insight into the unique and powerful contribution enthusiasts from all walks of life can make to scientific knowledge.'
Professor Brian Cox