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Playaway is the simplest way to listen to audio on the go. Each Playaway comes with the digital content already pre-loaded on it and a battery to make it play. Simply plug in earbuds and enjoy. Each ultra-portable Playaway weighs only two ounces and comes packaged with earbuds and a standard AAA battery to allow for immediate listening. Every Playaway comes ready to shelve in drop-box friendly packaging, complete with title inserts and instructions. Playaway is being circulated in over 11,000 public, academic, military and government libraries with a 99% library customer satisfaction rate. With 70 respected publishing partners, a growing collection of over 1,500 titles across 30 genres is available. No Cassettes. No CD's. No downloads. Just Play.
Stephen Hawkings worldwide bestseller, A Briefer History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its authors engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of god in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years since its publication, readers have repeatedly told Professor Hawking of their great difficulty in understanding some of the books most important concepts. This is the origin of and the reason for A Briefer History of Time: its authors wish to make its content more accessible to readers as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings.