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The E-Myth HVAC Contractor

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Leading an HVAC company can seem like a daunting task, with too few hours in the day, too many petty management issues, and problems HVAC contractors in large businesses don't seem to face. The E-Myth HVAC Contractor offers you a road map to create a business that's self-sufficient, growing, and highly profitable. Take your company to levels you didn't think possible with this unique guide!

©2019 Michael E. Gerber and Ken Goodrich (P)2020 One Audiobooks

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How to Fix, Maintain & Troubleshoot Your Car Like a Professional: A Car Book for All Levels

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This manual is a great approach to understand how the main components and systems of your car work, how to do some basic tests, and fix the most common problems. In this manual, you will understand: Main components of your car Systems of your car and how they work Check up points Test and troubleshoot common problems How to create a maintenance schedule Common problems on the road Safety tips and hazards Fix yourself some common problems

©2019 Alan Adrian Delfin Cota (P)2019 Alan Adrian Delfin Cota

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The Ultimate Beginners Guide for App Programming and Development

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Do you have an idea that you want to make into an app? Have you always wanted what was needed to make an app? Are you looking for a simple guide to help get your idea into the hands of customers? When you begin The Ultimate Beginners Guide for App Programming and Development, you'll start to see your dreams come into fruition. You'll discover everything you need to know about making an amazing app. The book starts from the very beginning of the process and breaks down complex computer code into easy-to-understand steps, so you can get great results! What you'll learn: An overview of mobile app development What you need How much it costs to make an app How to build your first app App platforms These tips and techniques will transform your ideas into a tangible application. You'll be proud to show off your hard work and masterpiece whenever someone purchases your app.

©2015 Paramount Publishing Company (P)2015 Paramount Publishing Company

Narrator: Stephanie Quinn
Author: Neo Monefa
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Lean: The Ultimate Guide to Lean Startup, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Lean Manufacturing, Scrum, Agile Project Management and Kanban

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If you want to experience all the amazing benefits Lean could provide then keep reading.... Do you want your company to improve?  Do you want to see your company do better with less waste?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, Lean: The Ultimate Guide to Lean Startup, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Lean Manufacturing, Scrum, Agile Project Management and Kanban is here to help.  Lean is a business practice that will eliminate waste in your company while improving the processes that you are currently using. So if increasing productivity and profits is something you're interested in, don't hesitate to buy this audiobook now. In this audiobook, you will learn about:   Lean Startups Lean Six Sigma Lean Analytics Lean Enterprise Lean Manufacturing And much much more! So what are you waiting for? Buy this audiobook now and start streamlining your company today!

©2018 James Edge (P)2018 James Edge

Narrator: Sam Slydell
Author: James Edge
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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Titanic

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The sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage in 1912 is one of the most dramatic stories in maritime history. The largest passenger steamship in the world, fitted with more advanced safety features than any of her rivals, she was proclaimed to be virtually unsinkable. Just how and why the Titanic foundered on such a beautiful April evening is the subject of this fascinating book. Author Rupert Matthews explores the evidence behind the stories of heroism and cowardice related by survivors, and investigates the many theories surrounding the great ship's tragic loss.

©2012 Arcturus Publishing Limited (P)2017 Arcturus Digital Limited

Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Circuit Engineering: The Beginner's Guide to Electronic Circuits, Semi-Conductors, Circuit Boards, and Basic Electronics

3 ratings

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Is circuit engineering what you want to learn? Always wondered how one becomes an electrical engineer? Do semiconductors and circuit boards interest you? Purchase Circuit Engineering to discover everything you need to know about basic electronics. Step by step to increase your electrical skills. Learn the anatomy of a circuit. All your basic knowledge in one download!

©2015 Solis Tech (P)2016 Solis Tech

Author: Solis Tech
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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The Big Necessity

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"One smart book...delving deep into the history and implications of a daily act that dare not speak its name." (Newsweek)

Acclaimed as "extraordinary" (The New York Times) and "a classic" (Los Angeles Times), The Big Necessity is on its way to removing the taboo on bodily waste - something common to all and as natural as breathing. We prefer not to talk about it, but we should - even those of us who take care of our business in pristine, sanitary conditions. Disease spread by waste kills more people worldwide every year than any other single cause of death. Even in America, nearly two million people have no access to an indoor toilet. Yet the subject remains unmentionable.

Moving from the underground sewers of Paris, London, and New York (an infrastructure disaster waiting to happen) to an Indian slum where ten toilets are shared by 60,000 people, The Big Necessity breaks the silence, revealing everything that matters about how people do - and don't - deal with their own waste. With razor-sharp wit and crusading urgency, mixing levity with gravity, Rose George has turned the subject we like to avoid into a cause with the most serious of consequences.

©2014 Rose George (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Karen Cass
Author: Rose George
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Fashionopolis

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New York Times Book Review Paperback Row Selection An investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it.... What should I wear? It’s one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day. More than ever, we are told it should be something new. Today, the clothing industry churns out 80 billion garments a year and employs every sixth person on Earth. Historically, the apparel trade has exploited labor, the environment, and intellectual property - and in the last three decades, with the simultaneous unfurling of fast fashion, globalization, and the tech revolution, those abuses have multiplied exponentially, primarily out of view. We are in dire need of an entirely new human-scale model. Best-selling journalist Dana Thomas has traveled the globe to discover the visionary designers and companies who are propelling the industry toward that more positive future by reclaiming traditional craft and launching cutting-edge sustainable technologies to produce better fashion.  In Fashionopolis, Thomas sees renewal in a host of developments, including printing 3-D clothes, clean denim processing, smart manufacturing, hyperlocalism, fabric recycling - even lab-grown materials. From small-town makers and Silicon Valley whizzes to such household names as Stella McCartney, Levi’s, and Rent the Runway, Thomas highlights the companies big and small that are leading the crusade.  We all have been casual about our clothes. It's time to get dressed with intention. Fashionopolis is the first comprehensive look at how to start.

©2019 Dana Thomas (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Dana Thomas
Author: Dana Thomas
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Lean Enterprise: The Complete Step-by-Step Startup Guide to Building a Lean Business Using Six Sigma, Kanban & 5s Methodologies

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The complete guide collection to learning Lean Startup, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kanban, Kaizen, Scrum, and Agile Project Management! Develop a more efficient and effective enterprise! Increase revenue growth and productivity! Eliminate wasteful practices and maximize value! These days, it is more difficult than ever to build a business that can remain competitive in a world where customers can find your competition with just the click of a mouse. While there is only so much you can do when it comes to adjusting your profit margins, you can still find success by adjusting the method that will complete the processes in making your business successful. Making a business into a Lean business can give it the competitive advantage that the perpetual buyers’ market takes away, but it can be more difficult than it first appears, which is why you need Lean Enterprise: The Complete Step-by-Step Startup Guide to Building a Lean Business Using Six Sigma, Kanban & 5s Methodologies. As a whole, the Lean process is a group of useful tools that can be called upon to identify waste in the current paradigm either for the business as a whole or for its upcoming projects. Specific focus is also given to reducing costs and improving production whenever possible. Inside, you will learn: How to identify your core processes Why Lean matters to your enterprise Creating a Lean system   Setting Lean goals Simplifying Lean as much as possible Lean and production Run a Lean office  Kanban, 5s, and Six Sigma

©2018 Jeffrey Ries (P)2018 Jeffrey Ries

Narrator: Sam Slydell
Author: Jeffrey Ries
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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CDL Test Crash Course: All You Need to Know to Get Your Commercial Driver's License

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Want to become a professional driver without hassle? This CDL Test Crash Course will show all you need to know to get your commercial driver's license! The US Law states that all Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) drivers must have a Commercial Driver License (CDL). To obtain this particular permit, you need to pass a special CDL test. Would you like to be prepared for any question on the CDL test and pass the test with ease? If so, then this CDL crash course will show you how. In this audiobook, you will find comprehensive and thorough guides that will help you absorb a lot of information quickly and easily. That means that even if you don't have much time on your hands to study or are a terrible test taker, you will still ace that test. From the detailed theoretical part to an extensive list of CDL practice tests - this CDL test crash course will teach you everything you'll need to pass the test with ease. The audiobook will also show you the proven test-taking strategies and expert tips, and with their help, your test will be a breeze. Here is what this CDL Test Crash Course can offer you: Comprehensive learning guides that will prepare you for every possible question Detailed and thoroughly explained answers to possible CDL test questions Extensive list of CDL practice tests to hone your test-taking skills Guides and tips for adapting to test nervousness and overcoming test anxiety Eight steps to effective studying and acquiring the right mindset for the exam Bulletproof test-taking tips and strategies that will ensure your success And much more! If you want to become a professional driver without any hassle, all you have to do is follow the guides found inside - it's that easy. So what are you waiting for? Buy this audiobook now!

©2021 Sean Jackson (P)2021 Sean Jackson

Narrator: Sean Jackson
Author: Sean Jackson
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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PMP Exam Prep

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Sh?uld ??u g?t a PMP ??rtifi??ti?n? There ?r? b?th ???t? ?nd benefits t? g?tting th? PMP ??rtifi??ti?n, but many hiring ?x??rt? ?nd ??rtifi?d ?r?f???i?n?l? ?gr?? th?t b?n?fit? f?r ?utw?igh th? ???t?. B?n?fit? ?f d?ing a PMP certification Pr?vid?? industry r???gniti?n H?l?? ??u l??rn im??rt?nt ?kill? Add? v?lu? t? th? r??um? V?lid?t?? ??ur d?di??ti?n t? th? j?b C?ntribut?? t? higher in??m? This book was designed for anyone interested in taking the project management professional exam sponsored by the Project Management Institute. This certification is growing in popularity and demand in all areas of business. PMI has experienced explosive growth in membership over the last few years, and more and more organizations are recognizing the importance of a project management certification. If you h?v? been looking f?r a way t? become a Pr?j??t Management Pr?f???i?n?l, th? content right h?r? will be ?n eye ???n?r for you. Procurement management Cost management S?h?dul? m?n?g?m?nt C?mmuni??ti?n? management Risk m?n?g?m?nt Mi???ll?n??u? f?rmul?? A cheat sh??t ?n f?rmul?? Practice questions Also included is a full set of simulated exam questions with an answer key and correct response feedback. If you're looking to pass the PMP exam and want to learn and comprehend rather than perform rote memorization then the PMP Exam Prep manual is the book for you.

©2020 Alek Smolinski (P)2020 Alek Smolinski

Narrator: Jason Wright
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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iPhone SE (2020) User Manual

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The complete iPhone SE user manual with latest tips and tricks. Apple in April 2020 unveiled the second-generation iPhone SE, a powerful new iPhone featuring a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, paired with Touch ID for industry-leading security. iPhone SE comes in a compact design, reinvented from the inside out, and is the most affordable iPhone. The new iPhone SE is powered by the Apple-designed A13 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone, to handle the most demanding tasks. iPhone SE also features the best single-camera system ever in an iPhone, which unlocks the benefits of computational photography including Portrait mode, and is designed to withstand the elements with dust and water resistance. Getting a new iPhone is exciting; it can almost feel like getting a new toy. If you’ve already had an iPhone (or maybe several), then chances are you already know how it works. But the 2020 iPhone SE will throw you a curveball because the Apple’s latest iPhone operating system, iOS 13 offers a heap of new features. This audiobook contains beginners to advanced tips and tricks that will help you to master your iPhone SE and iOS 13. Here is a preview of what you will learn: Basic Set up Guide Restoring or transfering your data from another phone Essential settings and configurations Detailed app tutorials Switching between Apps Animoji and memoji Apple Pay Set custom schedule for Dark Mode The Depth Control The Haptic Touch Track Menstrual Cycle in Health App Interact with the new volume HUD Use the new formatting bar Use new cut, copy, and paste gestures Discover photos from this day in past years in photos App Replace Snapseed with iOS 13’s New Photo Editor Share ETA from Maps App View and Analyze Screen Time Data for Past 30 Days View and Analyze Screen Time Data for Past 30 Days Use Memoji Stickers Anywhere in IOS Use Automatic Dark Mode for Supported Websites in Safari Much, much, more!

©2020 Andrew Murphy (P)2020 Andrew Murphy

Narrator: Trish Elliott
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Build an Android

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The stranger-than-fiction story of the ingenious creation and loss of an artificially intelligent android of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. In December 2005, a young robotocist on his way to Google headquarters lost an overnight bag on a flight somewhere between Dallas and Las Vegas. In it was the fully functional head of an android replica of Philip K. Dick, cult science fiction writer and counterculture guru. It has never been recovered. In a story that echoes some of the most paranoid fantasies of a Dick novel, listeners will get a fascinating inside look at the scientists and technology that made this amazing android possible. The author, who was a fellow researcher at the University of Memphis Institute for Intelligent Systems while the android was being built, introduces listeners to the cutting-edge technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and sculpture that came together in this remarkable machine and captured the imagination of scientists, artists, and science fiction fans alike. There are also great stories about Dick himself - his inspired yet deeply pessimistic worldview, his bizarre lifestyle, and his enduring creative legacy. In the tradition of popular science classics such as Packing for Mars and The Disappearing Spoon, How to Build an Android is entertaining and informative - popular science at its best. David F. Dufty is a senior research officer at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Memphis at the time the android was being developed and worked closely with the team of scientists who created it. He completed a psychology degree with honors at the University of Newcastle and has a PhD in psychology from Macquarie University.

©2012 David F. Dufty (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Bronson Pinchot
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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35 Miles from Shore

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Winner of the 2018 Audiobook Listeners Award for Nonfiction   On May 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with 57 passengers and a crew of six departed from New York's JFK International Airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten, but four hours and 34 minutes later the flight ended in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. The subsequent rescue of survivors took nearly three hours and involved the coast guard, navy, and marines. This gripping account of that fateful day recounts what was happening inside the cabin, the cockpit, and the helicopters as the crews struggled against the weather and dwindling daylight to rescue the survivors, who had only their life vests and a lone escape chute to keep them afloat

©2008 Emilio Corsetti III (P)2016 Emilio Corsetti III

Narrator: Fred Filbrich
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
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Pass with Flying Colours

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You may have told yourself you will one day get your pilot's license. With this book, you can make your dreams a reality!  This book will help make it easier for others to complete their flight-school training with the best results possible. Sensei Paul David is both a private pilot and author. Learn from his experiences in flight school as he shares his best advice - the things that he wishes someone would have told him in flight school. In this book, Sensei Paul David shares tips to improve the safety, ease, cost-effectiveness, and enjoyment of the flight-school experience. He provides an overview of the essentials needed to help any new flight student make the most of their experience.  With the insights gleaned from this book, students can plan and organize the best, most cost-effective strategy to obtain their private pilot license safely and easily. Listeners will learn about the steps needed to become a pilot in both the United States and Canada. Maximize your flight school experience with Sensei Paul David's best advice and tips. Learn about the written exams, financial considerations, required equipment, how to choose an instructor, the best aircraft for your training, and best practices for pilot school. With this expert advice, you will pass your flight school experience with flying colors! Join our publishing journey! Follow us on IG/FB @senseipublishing Like/subscribe on YouTube Search: #senseipublishing For more transformative books and free guided meditations visit: senseipublishing.com

©2020 Sensei Publishing (P)2020 Sensei Publishing

Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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I Got This!

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Incredible experiences as told in a series of 22 short stories covering a 40-year career in Heavy Civil Construction. Most of us love to watch new buildings going up. There’s something about the whole process and the cranes, earthmovers and daredevil nature of scaffold climbing that appeals on a primal level. That same fascination is likely to extend behind-the-scenes to the unusual things that actually happen on construction sites; particularly when matched with the storytelling skills of a 40-year construction professional. These short action filled stories of a long career in a short life. He entertains with extraordinary true stories from his career that began right after high school and literally started off with a bang.

©2018 Charles M Gardner (P)2020 Charles M Gardner

Narrator: Tom Zadoyko
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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RV Living

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Discover the key to cheap living in an RV as a senior citizen Are you a senior citizen contemplating living the RV life?  Have you had the longing to live in the great outdoors, but could never do so before retiring?  Does living the RV life call to you, but you feel like you are constricted by your Social Security checks?  I, George Lee, will share the secrets of living in an RV full-time as a senior citizen, using just your Social Security income.  Note: This bundle contains two audiobooks.  Audiobook 1: Retire into an RV with Social Security: How to Use Social Security to Live in an RV Full Time Audiobook 2: RV Living for Senior Citizens: How to Start and Manage Full Time RV Living as a Retiree over the Age of 60 In this audiobook you will discover: How to figure out your monthly RVing budget based on your Social Security income The most cost-effective way to buy an RV, which can save you more than $1000 One key budgeting tip to help you manage RV living on a small income How RVing can help you pay off debt and avoid it completely  The number-one state to register your RV  Four different ways to receive mail when you are living in an RV How to choose the best healthcare options and plans as an RVing senior and retiree The secrets of finding urgent healthcare on the road  Ten different working opportunities for senior citizens to earn money on the road Give yourself the power to live wherever you want and to do whatever you want. Every day that you spend in the same "sticks and bricks" life is another day that you waste your hard-earned Social Security money on a lifestyle that leaves you unhappy, unsatisfied, and strapped for money and opportunity. Take action now and buy this audiobook!

©2019 George Lee (P)2019 George Lee

Narrator: Thomas Kaluza
Author: George Lee
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Apple 2020 iPad Pro User Guide: The Complete Illustrated, Practical Guide to Maximizing Your New 2020 iPad Pro & iPad OS 13.4

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A comprehensive user guide to 2020 iPad Pro... Apple, in March 2020, refreshed its iPad Pro lineup, introducing a faster A12Z Bionic processor, dual rear cameras, a new LiDAR scanner for improved augmented reality capabilities, improved audio, and an optional magic keyboard accessory that adds a trackpad to the iPad for the first time. According to Apple, the 2020 iPad Pro is its most advanced iPad Pro to date, with a number of "pro" improvements for those who want an iPad that's able to replace a computer. When it comes to design, the iPad Pro is unchanged, available in 11 and 12.9-inch sizes with an all-screen design and an edge-to-edge display that does not include a "Home" button. There are many other factors that make up the overall goodness of the 2020 iPad Pro. We got a chance at handling the device and we are presenting our user guide to help you maximize your new iPad Pro. This book is written in simple and clear terms with a step-by-step approach and with tips and tricks that will help you to master your new iPad Pro within the shortest period of time. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Daniel Smith (P)2020 Daniel Smith

Narrator: Anthony Pattee
Author: Daniel Smith
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Trucking Company: How to Start a Trucking Company and a Freight Broker Business Startup Guide

Summary

If you are thinking about starting a trucking company or a freight broker business, then keep going....

Two comprehensive manuscripts in one audiobook:

Trucking Company: How to Start a Trucking Company, Be Your Own Boss, and Make Good Profits

Freight Broker Business Startup: The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Running a Trucking Freight Brokerage Business

Part 1 of this audiobook includes:

A simple guide on how to start your own trucking company from A-Z

How to handle permits, regulations, and other requirements with ease

Proven strategies for getting clients

How to scale your business

Eight effective tips for attracting the best drivers

Secret tips to increase the profit of your trucking business

And much, much more

Part 2 of this audiobook includes:

A simple guide on how to start your own freight broker business from A-Z

The Role and responsibilities of a freight broker

Licensing and business registration

Mistakes to avoid

Secret tips and advice for your freight broker firm

Marketing and finding clients

Tips for becoming a successful freight broker

A bonus chapter on using social media to grow your freight broking business

And much, much more

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to start your own trucking company or freight broker business!

©2018 Gus Bowen (P)2018 Gus Bowen

Author: Gus Bowen
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Engineering: Bolinda Beginner Guides

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The work of engineers surrounds us: from the phones in our pockets to the layout of our cities. These days, engineers even transport some of us to the moon. But the skills that brought the world clean water and telecommunications also produced polluting technologies that could threaten its future. Engineering explores the scientific, social, and philosophical implications inherent in the challenges faced by engineers throughout history. From Roman viaducts to bionic limbs, humans have used fascinating and diverse feats of engineering to overcome their limitations. Revealing the widespread impact that this has had on culture, knowledge, and the environment, McCarthy presents a future in which engineering is crucial to saving the planet.

©2009 Natasha McCarthy (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Dave Ferguson
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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RV Living for Senior Citizens: How to Start and Manage Full Time RV Living as a Retiree Over the Age of 60

Summary

Discover the key to RVing full time as a senior citizen Have you ever had the longing to explore the great outdoors and to live in an RV?  Do you want a versatile method of living that will also enable you to visit your children and grandchildren comfortably and hassle-free, whenever you want?  Are you in a dire financial situation that might force you to live in an RV in your old age?  I, George Lee will share the secrets of living in an RV full time as a senior citizen.  That's right folks. The RV lifestyle is a possibility for you and there are many others, like me, that live the same way. It is a very enjoyable lifestyle that is also well suited for seniors.  In this audiobook, you will learn about:   The most cost-effective way to buy an RV, which can save you more than $1000  One key budgeting tip to help you manage RV living on a small income   How RVing can help you pay off debt and avoid it completely  Four different ways to receive mail, when you are living in an RV   The number one state to register your RV  How to choose the best healthcare options and plans as an RVing senior and retiree   The secrets of finding urgent healthcare on the road  Ten different working opportunities for senior citizens to earn money on the road   Whether you want to experience the dream of living on the road or simply want to downsize into an RV, this guide is here to help you achieve your plans with minimum hassle. Give yourself the freedom to live wherever you want and to do whatever you want. Every day that you delay is another day that you waste without starting a new and liberating chapter of your life.   Take action now and buy this audiobook!

©2019 George Lee (P)2019 George Lee

Narrator: Thomas Kaluza
Author: George Lee
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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The Captains of Thor

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Was it the captain's fault, as many said? Or did the company, the Coast Guard, and the American Bureau of Shipping all have a hand on the helm of the SS El Faro as she steered too close to Hurricane Joaquin? This is an examination of a tragedy that has been well-researched and investigated - heroically so at times - by the United States Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board. Three very well-done books have been published. All of these efforts produced detailed recommendations and observations and all are publicly available. I commend them to you.  My effort touches on the broad sweep and events of the tragedy and investigation, but if you want the detailed story of the final voyage of the ship, you’re better off with the other books. My main goal here is to show how the SS El Faro fit into a larger system and culture - one that I have been covering off and on as a journalist and author for 38 years.  It’s this system, I feel, that will result in another SS El Faro someday unless it is reformed.  Another note on style. My preference in non-fiction is “narrative.” In other words, whenever I can, I tell a story and show what is happening; I prefer that to “telling” the reader, because I think “showing” is more readily absorbed. Humans learn through stories. Storytelling rather than a lecture better illustrates the emotions at play here, as well as the moods, culture, and vibe of the ship and the industry. This does not mean I take a pure poetic license. The dialogue quoted here is real, not made up. The material is factual.

©2018 Robert R. Frump (P)2018 Robert R. Frump

Narrator: Pete Ferrand
Author: Robert Frump
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Cash in the Wind

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The power of wind is enormous. Tap into this incredible power supply, using state of the art wind turbines, to generate electricity for sale to the grid. Wind power, worldwide, has been the fastest growing installed clean energy power supply. Now you can harvest your wind energy for profit. How can you harvest this gold? How can you cash-in the wind? This audiobook describes how to build a wind farm, using Skystream and 442SR Wind turbines, to produce wind energy on your property safely, properly, and profitably. The wind industry has evolved and improved over the last 30 years, and has emerged as a world-class industry, with remarkable growth. Wind turbine hardware has matured offering the industry reliability, safety, and long life in the field. Major utilities, and Independent Power Producers, have tapped into large wind farms with megawatt output. This audiobook is written to assist in small wind farms, suitable for your home, farm, ranch, business, and commercial power needs from 500 to 20,000 kWh per month.

©2014 Christopher Kinkaid (P)2014 Christopher Kinkaid

Narrator: Alex Ballantyne
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Pass Your Instrument Pilot Checkride

Summary

Now in its second edition and up to date with the latest FAA ACS questions! Pass Your Instrument Pilot Checkride shares with you your examiner's favorite instrument pilot checkride questions and answers.

©2018 Jason M. Schappert (P)2018 Jason M. Schappert

Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Knife Making: Beginner + Intermediate + Advanced Guide to Bladesmithing: 3-in-1 Knife Making Bundle

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Powerful bladesmithing techniques for beginner, intermediate, and advanced knife makers Do you want to make your first knife, but don't know where to start? Does your pride in your bladesmithing skills motivate you to take them to the next level? Are you constantly inspired by popular bladesmithing TV shows, and want to improve and compare to the master bladesmiths present on them? I, Wes Sander, will share the secrets of creating knives and swords that are easy to make, yet strong and sharp. Note: This book has three manuscripts in one book   Book 1: Bladesmithing: A Definitive Guide Towards Bladesmithing Mastery   Book 2: Intermediate Guide to Bladesmithing: Make Knives, Swords and Forge Damascus   Book 3: Advanced Guide to Bladesmithing: Forge Pattern Welded Damascus Swords, Japanese Blades, and Make Sword Scabbards   In this book, you will discover: The most cost-effective method to make your first knife How you can make your first sword, in just 17 steps, start to finish The 10 step method to forging a pattern welded Damascus sword Four techniques that will "reveal" the end grain texture of your Damascus knife How to forge, assemble, heat treat, and polish a Japanese sword The secret temperature to correctly temper your Japanese blade The number one high-performance steel that you should use to make knives How to build a simple but effective forge A simple technique, used by master bladesmiths, that will prevent your blade from shattering, even if it's your first time making a knife How to set up a good working shop, without breaking the bank with expensive machinery Every day that you delay is another day that you deny your passion for bladesmithing. Take action now and buy this audiobook!

©2019 Wes Sander (P)2019 Wes Sander

Author: Wes Sander
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Data Science from Scratch

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Do you want to know all about data science? Do you really want to understand why it is the future in all the most demanding job? Over the last few years, data science has changed the concept of technology. It is adding value to every model of business by using deep learning and statistics. Technological benefits of data science cannot also be ignored. The demand for data science is increasing rapidly. The basic reason behind this is the massive boom in the data generated and retained by the companies. Also known as “big data”, data scientists make the best use of this available information and figure out their best use. The team of data scientists also help in generating a good amount of analytics from the information available. This information brings clarity to people on how to interact with the web and are the foundations on which most of the critical business strategies rest. The demand for the data scientists is gradually increasing and so there must be proper learning resources for them to cultivate their knowledge. A data scientist has the following tasks to do:  Analyse data  Modelling/statistics  Engineering/prototyping  A lot of data is available in every organization. All of them are not that easy to format. A data scientist’s job mainly revolves around formatting these data, keeping in mind some set of rules. The goal of this book is simple: provide a perfect insight into data science from scratch. It clearly explains the difference between data science and big data, explaining the concept of big data very concisely and clearly. Operations on data are also very clearly explained in this audiobook. The book is also an ultimate guide to master data mining and data-analytic.

©2019 Ramon Base (P)2019 Ramon Base

Narrator: Chris Lynch
Author: Ramon Base
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Tow Truck Kings: Secrets of the Towing & Recovery Business

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An exclusive collection of incredible secrets, stories, tips, tricks, and information about the towing and recovery business. Great reading for people already in the business, or as a primer or textbook for anyone interested in the towing & recovery industry. Includes chapters about accidents, different vehicles that are towed, attacks on towers, business practices, sales, storage, fuel prices, designing business websites, traffic incident management, legislation, import/export, recovery techniques used around the world, plus humorous stories from the road.

©2011 Duffin Creative (P)2013 Duffin Creative

Narrator: Phil Baker
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Renewable Energy

Summary

Energy is vital for a good standard of living, and much of the world's population does not have enough. Affordable and adequate sources of power that do not cause climate change or pollution are crucial; and renewables provide the answer. Wind and solar farms can now provide the cheapest electricity in many parts of the world. Moreover, they could provide all of the world's energy needs. But while market forces are fast helping the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, there are opposing pressures, such as the USA's proposed withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, and the vested interests in fossil fuels.   This Very Short Introduction describes the main renewable sources of energy-solar, wind, hydropower, and biomass-as well as the less well-developed ones-geothermal, tidal, and wave. Nick Jelley explains the challenges of integrating renewables into electricity grids, and the need for energy storage and for clean heat; and discusses the opportunities in developing countries for renewable energy to empower millions.  He also considers international efforts and policies to support renewables and tackle climate change; and explains recent innovations in wind and solar energy production, battery storage, and in the emerging power-to-gas provision for clean heating.

©2020 Nick Jelley (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Danny Campbell
Author: Nick Jelley
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Agile Project Management

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If you want to understand the benefits of Agile Project Management, then keep reading Over the last decade and a half, agile project management has surged in popularity across the globe. Organizations of all types and sizes have leveraged agile with enviable results. Agile project management is a flexible, responsive, and powerful tool for a project manager's toolkit. As a project manager, you know that agile will deliver tremendous organizational benefits, but do you know enough about agile to reap the rewards? When it comes to software development, Agile Project Management: An Easy Step by Step Handbook to Learn Agile Project Management and Make Innovative Products is a book that makes your journey of software design or development easier. This is a book that shows the basic and simple principles, control tools, techniques methodology and processes of agile project management to ensure that your project is successful.  It reflects the progress and refinement of agile methods from its initiation to the present state. Agile project management offers a practical context for understanding and applying the agile techniques, moving from theory into actual practical experience. Agile project management enables developers to complete and implement projects more quickly. Why is agile project management? Software development methodologies have advanced since business requirements became more demanding. With the fast pace of business change in the 21st century many projects need to be sure they will deliver something that meets client needs at the end of the project and not expend wasted effort refining requirements that will be out of date by the time the end-product is delivered.  Even in business environments that do not change rapidly it can be difficult to fully articulate requirements without seeing a tangible product first so there is still the risk of delivering something that doesn't quite meet the client's needs. That is why agile is becoming increasingly necessary for many different types of projects. Agile development focuses majorly on adding value to customers. Open and study this book and find out: The origins of agile: how a group of 17 software professionals at a 2001 conference in Chicago gave birth to the world's most iconic system of project management Why agile project management techniques works better than the historical traditional project management model. The multiples and various uses of agile project management The basic steps for putting agile into action. Not just productivity and product quality but also maintaining a good working environment. Problem solving techniques and strategies in Agile Project Management. How, where and why of successful implementation. Even if you don’t know a thing about the Agile project management method, you can learn by just reading this book and applying the principles written in the book.

©2020 Alex Moore (P)2020 Alex Moore

Narrator: Robert Plank
Author: Alex Moore
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Artificial Intelligence Business Applications

Summary

Transistors can switch the flow of electricity, amplify it, and that’s pretty much it. Logic gates form the basis for computer programs, which are just a series of ones and zeros. How then can these simple switches of electricity create intelligent behavior?

Artificial intelligence is very different from human intelligence. The primary unit of thinking in the human brain is thought to be a neuron, while in the computer, you have a central processing unit (CPU) that performs calculations. The smallest unit of a CPU is a transistor, an electronic component that makes up logic gates. These are the equivalent of neurons for computers, but they don’t do very much.

This audiobook is designed to teach you the absolute basics of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is used today. It has been written assuming that the listener has zero experience in the field of AI, computer science, or math. As such, many of the concepts are easy to follow and understand.

When we say artificial intelligence, we generally mean one of two things. The first is narrow or specific AI that allows a computer to solve complex problems well but not much of anything else. The other is the type of intelligence that would allow a computer to think as we do. Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is what researchers consider the "holy grail" of AI research. A machine that has artificial general intelligence can think on levels comparable to a human.

The field of general AI remains an academic pursuit with little to no business applications whatsoever. So far, nobody has figured out how to bring about general intelligence in computers. Researchers who work in this space are less concerned with teaching computers how to drive cars and more interested in studying the nature of intelligence. Many of them study the development of intelligence in human beings from the gestation period to childhood and beyond.

Here is a preview of what you will learn....

How artificial intelligence implementation can transform your business 

The correct mindset for social media marketing 

The era of chatbots and autoresponders

How artificial intelligence can help with recruitment

Which platforms best fit your business in 2020

Predicting consumer behavior patterns with AI

And more....

©2019 Chris Baker (P)2019 Chris Baker

Narrator: Russell Archey
Author: Chris Baker
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Why Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Are the Best Type of Vehicles, Why Natural Gas Vehicles Do Not Warrant the Cost, Why Electric Cars Do Not Warrant the Cost, and Problems with Buying Electric Cars

Summary

This essay sheds light on why plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are the best type of vehicles and elucidates why natural gas vehicles do not warrant the cost. Moreover, why electric cars do not warrant the cost is delineated and the ample problems with buying an electric vehicle are explicated in this essay. Furthermore, the criteria for how to determine if buying a car is worth the investment is demystified and how to earn substantial money online so that you can afford to finance your plug-in hybrid electric vehicle purchase is expounded upon in this essay.  While it may seem far-fetched, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are the utmost best type of vehicles available for sale on the car market in the digital era. Succinctly stated, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are the utmost best type of vehicles since they can operate off electric power or gasoline, unlike other types of vehicles. “The reason that hybrid vehicles are more efficient than conventional gasoline-only vehicles is because they have the ability to ‘reclaim’ energy that was once wasted, for example, the energy used when braking” (“Plug In Hybrid” 2012). Regenerative braking for instance allows plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to partially recharge their battery pack. Regenerative braking can be exhibited en route and helps prolong the vehicle’s driving duration before the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle becomes rendered inoperable. In stark contrast to a typical hybrid vehicle, the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle has the highly pragmatic ability to be recharged “by connecting it to a wall outlet in your home or elsewhere” (“Plug In Hybrid” 2012). More customers are beginning to take heed of the possibility of procuring a plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. It is far more affordable to operate a car off of wattage as opposed to gasoline. Customers can even convert their existing hybrid vehicles into plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. This process involves going to an auto body shop so that vehicular modifications can allow their hybrid vehicle to be able to recharged when connected into “a wall outlet in your home or elsewhere” (“Plug In Hybrid” 2012). 

©2019 Dr. Harrison Sachs (P)2020 Dr. Harrison Sachs

Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Ethanol Fuel: Learn to Make and Use Ethanol to Power Your Vehicles

Summary

There is a lot of different fuel you can make and use, but the fact that you are here reveals your interest in ethanol as a fuel. In the world today, petroleum, solar, and biodiesel are the common fuels people use today. Others may be considering ethanol because of its benefit to replace other fuel in cars, generators, tractor, or to power farm equipment or homes. The majority of people who listen to this book to the end will likely have learned a lot about ethanol, such as the history of ethanol, how to produce ethanol at home, uses of ethanol, application of ethanol, and so on. Ethanol has a long history, certainly as a beverage but also as a fuel which only comes to use in the 19th century for lighting. The path of ethanol from a light source to fuel, an additive for pure air testing and bridging technology enable us to move into an oil-free era which is exciting. The story is full of political issues, the effects of wars, industrial espionage, and the pure energy of a popular movement. The most important story, however, is the fact that a full litany of common carbohydrates, not just food crops, but also agricultural slaughter, food waste, and plants that are normally bothersome, can actually become a viable fuel that is effectively distributed or produced.  According to the approach adopted for the production of ethanol, it is entirely possible to maintain a fully autonomous, self-sustaining, and environmentally responsible operation that produces not only fuel but also valuable by-products that can be sold, replaced, or recycled. In this way, ethanol has real advantages over other renewable fuels because it does not need many processes. Releasing unpredictable changes in traditional commodity markets can be a real advantage in long-term planning, insurance, and peace of mind.

©120 Alan Adrian Delfin Cota (P)2019 Alan Adrian Delfin Cota

Narrator: Meagan Lynne
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse: Prepping for Tomorrow Series

Summary

The clock is ticking. One second after. One year after. How will America survive a complete collapse of our critical infrastructure following an EMP attack? One of the threats facing our nation is the use of an EMP weapon to cause a grid down scenario. There are many bad actors on the international stage capable of terrorism on a massive scale. The list is long, including Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria and now terrorist groups like ISIS. Each is capable of wreaking havoc in the US by shutting down our power grid through the use of an EMP, and enjoying the resulting chaos. Is America's crumbling infrastructure our Achilles Heel? Is our dependence on electricity so ingrained in our society that it reveals a soft underbelly - our weakness? EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse is a primer on the threats we face as a nation from the bad actors mentioned above. It explores the history of electromagnetic pulse technology, and discusses its use for both military and non-military purposes. This book is intended to remind us how dependent we are on a handful of electronics - computers, vehicles, and communications. Learn what a single act of terrorism using an electromagnetic pulse weapon would have on everyday life. A detailed analysis is provided of the top 12 critical infrastructure elements that would be incapacitated by an electromagnetic pulse weapon. Finally, the all-important issue of prepping will be addressed. How do you prepare for a collapsed power grid?

©2016 Freedom Preppers Publishing (P)2016 Freedom Preppers Publishing

Author: Bobby Akart
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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AI Supremacy: Winning in the Era of Machine Learning

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is having a profound impact on individuals, businesses, and governments, but what is required to get ahead and stay ahead of the AI curve is not well understood. AI Supremacy is a comprehensive guide to AI's impact on a societal and global level and provides a vision for how AI and machine learning will likely influence the way business is done, societies function, and governments interact in the future.  Daniel Wagner, a thought leader in risk management and current affairs, and Keith Furst, an expert in data management and financial crimes, have crafted an insightful, entertaining, and unique audiobook that takes listeners on a wild ride through the canyons and valleys of AI to examine many of its most important subtopics. From globalization to jobs, financial services to the role of governments, the nexus with cyber risk to spying, and from China's quest to international relations, the authors have delved deeply into the subject matter.  The race for AI supremacy is about more than establishing a competitive position in the global marketplace for innovative applications and technological prowess - it is about anticipation, adopting the right mind-set, and having the right resources, a futuristic orientation, and the ability to execute. While few organizations and governments have achieved the right mix to lead in the race for AI supremacy, those that have already possess a substantial lead. Those that have not are simply falling further and further behind.  Can those that are not already in the race get in the race with any realistic hope of catching up? Can those who are already in the race ever catch up with the leaders? Who will win in the end? Should AI be feared or embraced?  These are among the many questions Wagner and Furst explore in this enticing audiobook.

©2018 Daniel Wagner (P)2019 Daniel Wagner

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Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Off-Road Welding

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Summary

Join the ranks of the off-road welding masters. Learn what every true off-road professional should know. The off-road world can be intimidating. Knowing how to properly construct your off-road vehicle and weld all components together can be a difficult task. Since the complexity regarding off-road vehicles is extremely high, knowing how to weld is not enough in order to become a true expert. That is why the right approach is key in becoming an off-road master. Luckily, this audiobook has exactly what you need. It not only contains information about off-road welding, but also has clear and solid instructions on how to design and prepare the most important parts of an off-road vehicle.  By approaching this subject from all angles, you will expand your knowledge and be on the fastest way to become a welding professional. Here are some of the points you will find after downloading this audiobook: How to properly cut, bend, and weld steel tubes How to build a tube bumper How to design a roll cage How to weld exhaust tubing How to construct removable half doors How to build chassis How to deal with various breakdowns Such a complex craft takes a lot of time and practice to master. However, by learning the right steps, you can save a lot of time. The off-road world combines the modern era of automotive with the challenges and beauty of nature. It’s a passion that few understand and love.  Order now and start your journey into the off-road world!

©2018 Silviu Curechian (P)2018 Silviu Curechian

Narrator: Derek Newman
Author: Roger Scates
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Titanic Tragedy

Summary

This is an audiobook unlike any other. Rather than offering simply a detailed retelling of the Titanic's sinking on her maiden voyage, John Maxtone-Graham devotes his considerable knowledge and impeccable prose to a discussion of salient, provocative, and rarely investigated components of the story, including dramatic survivors' accounts of the events of the fateful night, the role of newly invented wireless telecommunication in the disaster, the construction and its ramifications at the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, and the dawn rendezvous with the rescue ship Carpathia. Richly written and vividly detailed, this is the book Titanic buffs have been waiting for.

©2011 John Maxtone-Graham (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Gayle Hendrix
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Lean: An Essential Guide to Lean Startup, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Lean Manufacturing, Agile Project Management, Kanban and Scrum

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Summary

If you want to avoid waste and create wealth in your business, then pay attention.

Two comprehensive manuscripts in one audiobook:

Lean: The Ultimate Guide to Lean Startup, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Lean Manufacturing, Scrum, Agile Project Management and Kanban

Lean Startup: How to Work Smarter and Not Harder While Innovating Faster and Satisfying Customers

Do you want to build an amazing company? 

Do you want to see your company do better with less waste? 

Are you looking for a way to make your customers happier?

If so, then you've come to the right place.

Lean is a business practice that will eliminate waste in your company while improving the processes that you are currently using. 

In part one of this audiobook, you will learn about:

Lean startups

Lean six sigma

Lean analytics

Lean enterprise

Lean manufacturing

And much much more

Part two of this audiobook includes:

What is lean startup?

The benefits of lean startup

The principles of lean startup

The concepts of lean startup

The lean startup process

Lean startup tools

The methods to use with lean startup

The steps you need for a lean startup business plan

Steps to get from concept to product with lean startup

Making more sense of customers

Tips to help you run your lean startup

And much, much more

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about Lean!

©2018 James Edge (P)2018 James Edge

Narrator: Sam Slydell
Author: James Edge
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Car Wars

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The resurgence of the electric car in modern life is a tale of adventurers, men and women who bucked the complete dominance of the fossil-fueled car to seek something cleaner, simpler and cheaper. Award-winning former Wall Street Journal reporter John Fialka documents the early days of the electric car, from the MIT/Caltech race between prototypes in the summer of 1968 to the 1987 victory of the Sunraycer in the world's first race featuring solar-powered cars. Thirty years later the electric has captured the imagination and pocketbooks of American consumers. Organizations like the US Department of Energy and the state of California, along with companies from the old guard of General Motors and Toyota as well as upstart young players like Tesla Motors and Elon Musk, have embraced the once-extinct technology. The electric car has steadily gained traction in the US and around the world. We are watching the start of a trillion-dollar, worldwide race to see who will dominate one of the biggest commercial upheavals of the 21st century.

©2015 John J. Fialka (P)2015 Tantor

Narrator: Jonathan Yen
Author: John Fialka
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Your First Motorcycle

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Summary

Riding a motorcycle offers a sense of freedom unlike any other. But there's a lot you need to know before heading out on your first trip. Fortunately, all the necessary information is now in one resource. Your First Motorcycle is a beginner's guide to the best, safest, and most cost-effective ways to start riding motorcycles. Experienced instructor and enthusiast Lee Heaver takes new bikers from zero to 60. Listen to:    Tackling the unavoidable paperwork and conversations Total cost to start riding Which training courses to take, if any Selecting the right gear Finding and financing your first motorcycle Basic safety and essential riding techniques Fundamental mechanics and maintenance like changing your oil, replacing fuses, and checking tire pressure Filled with entertaining anecdotes, Your First Motorcycle takes all the difficulty out of learning to ride, and gives listeners the confidence to safely hit the highways and meet new amazing people.

©2017 Lee Michael Heaver (P)2017 Lee Michael Heaver

Narrator: Lee Heaver
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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The Wright Brothers: A History from Beginning to End

Summary

Wilbur and Orville Wright have gone down in history as pioneers of flight and the inventors of the first airplane. This is the story of how their mechanical interest in printing presses and bicycles led them towards finding solutions to the conundrum of flight. Find out how their methodological research and innovative ideas set them apart from other inventors, and learn about the newspaper editors and scientists’ reactions to the Wright brothers’ achievement - the slow transformation of skepticism and disbelief to amazement.   You will learn about: The house at 7 Hawthorne Street   Flying on two wheels   The dream of flight   Three gliders and a windy hill   The first flight   Convincing the skeptics   The dawn of a new era  And much more  This is not only the story of the success of two determined brothers from Dayton, but it is the story of a new chapter of history.

©2017 Hourly History (P)2018 Hourly History

Narrator: Felix Grey
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Scapegoat

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"This is the kind of case the Board has never had to deal with - a head-on collision between the credibility of a flight crew versus the airworthiness of the aircraft." - NTSB Investigator-in-Charge Leslie Dean Kampschror. On April 4, 1979, a Boeing 727 with 82 passengers and a crew of seven rolled over and plummeted from an altitude of 39,000 feet to within seconds of crashing, were it not for the crew's actions to save the plane. The cause of the unexplained dive was the subject of one of the longest NTSB investigations at that time. While the crew's efforts to save TWA 841 were initially hailed as heroic, that all changed when safety inspectors found 21 minutes of the 30-minute cockpit voice recorder tape blank. The captain of the flight, Harvey "Hoot" Gibson, subsequently came under suspicion for deliberately erasing the tape in an effort to hide incriminating evidence. The voice recorder was never evaluated for any deficiencies. From that moment on, the investigation was focused on the crew to the exclusion of all other evidence. It was an investigation based on rumors, innuendos, and speculation. Eventually the NTSB, despite sworn testimony to the contrary, blamed the crew for the incident by having improperly manipulated the controls, leading to the dive. This is the story of an NTSB investigation gone awry, and one pilot's decades-long battle to clear his name.

©2016 Emilio Corsetti III (P)2016 Emilio Corsetti III

Narrator: Fred Filbrich
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Oilfield Survival Guide, Volume One

Summary

Save money, time, and lives with the real-world oil and gas experience of others. Learning the hard way in the oilfield can cost you millions, sometimes billions of dollars in addition to injury and loss of life.    

Cut through the noise to focus on the most critical aspects of working in the oil and gas business. Based on more than 1,000 oil and gas situations involving drilling, cementing, fracking, wireline, coil tubing, snubbing, running tools, welding, production, workover, logging, trucking, geology, land, engineering, resource development, executive management, and much, much more.  

Expand your value-creation opportunities by learning from the real-world experience of others. Whether you work in the office or in the field, work as a company man, engineer, driller, tool pusher, roughneck, geologist, landman, truck driver, frac hand, treater, cementer, lawyer, flowback hand, welder, geophysicist, snubber, pumper, equipment operator, derrick man, mechanic, petrophysicist, roustabout, manager, director, VP, or executive, consider adding Oilfield Survival Guide to your toolbox of knowledge. In other words, if you work hard for your money in the oil business, this audiobook is for you.     

The oil and gas industry is one of the most capital-intensive businesses today. As a result, mistakes/situations can be expensive, in addition to injury and loss of life. To prevent undesirable situations, Oilfield Survival Guide was created, based on more than 1,000 oil and gas situations.   

The ultimate guide for all oil and gas situations: 

Tactics 

Procedures 

Fatalities 

Short stories 

Train wrecks 

Disaster avoidance 

Court cases 

Life-savings skills 

Checklists 

Troubleshooting 

Problem job prevention 

©2017 Matthew J. Hatami (P)2018 Matthew J. Hatami

Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Project Management for Beginners Book: Basics of Project Management for Professionals

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Learn: Project Management for Beginners: Basics and Project Management Steps Want success as a project manager? This audiobook is for beginners as well as gives enough for experienced project managers. Learn everything from initiation, budgeting, and execution to closure of a project. This audiobook uses the latest PMBOK edition as the basis and takes you through the journey of an entire project. In addition, you will also learn what agile methodology is and how it is transforming traditional projects. I have narrated in a nice simple language such that beginners will have no difficulty in understanding and applying the concepts. In addition, there is a closer focus on certain topics like risk management, health of the project, etc. Inside this audiobook you'll discover: What is project management? Approaches to project management Project phases and groups  Knowledge areas Closer focus on risk management Project management certification Closer focus on monitoring the project performance Project initiaition Project closure Would you like to know more? Download now and take your project management knowledge to the next level.

©2019 Bryan Mathis (P)2019 Bryan Mathis

Narrator: Ben Stanton
Author: Bryan Mathis
Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Agile Project Management

Summary

Are you tired of missing deadlines? Do you want to increase speed and flexibility when delivering your product to customers? Are you looking for an efficient method to complete your project? Master agile methodology and become an expert! Get your Agile Project Management bundle now! In this incredible bundle, you will learn a management system that breaks down complex projects into smaller pieces, letting you finish everything with quality.  This book will help you: Understand what agile project management is Understand what agile project management is NOT Understand the basic principles behind agile project management Understand why agile is needed Understand where agile comes from Understand why agile has so many advantages (and what they are) Understand how to actually apply the 12 agile principles to real-life work Understand how agile will ultimately change your life If you want to level up already, the book at hand is what you need. Get it today and learn more about: Scrum project management basics, and why this method is so popular What's up with the Daily Standup, anyway?  How scrum and other agile methods relate to each other  Kanban and where it really came from  The advantages of Kanban and how it connects to scrum  Extreme programming and whether or not it is still relevant in 2019  Crystal methods and why they are among the most flexible methods out there  What feature-driven development actually is  Why the dynamic system development method is ideal for corporate agile scaling  Are you ready to start seeing results? Do you want to transform the way you manage projects and teams? Scroll up and click the "buy" button!

©2019 Sam Ryan (P)2020 Sam Ryan

Narrator: Jason Belvill
Author: Sam Ryan
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fast Track to Your Extra Class Ham Radio License: Covers All FCC Amateur Extra Class Exam Questions July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024

Summary

Fast Track Ham License Series Here's everything you need to pass your extra class exam, completely updated for the July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2024 examinations. Note: This audio program is a companion product to the e-book and print editions, which contain over 200 illustrations to support your learning. The Fast Track to Your Extra Class Ham Radio License explains the reasoning and technology behind each correct answer on the exam so you'll understand and remember the subject matter.  Created by an experienced ham and adult educator, it's like having your own, patient, experienced, good-humored mentor for the exam (one reason Michael is a frequent presenter at major ham conventions). It's simple: When you understand the material, and you have a context for the material, you remember the answers and pass the test. We might even have a little fun along the way. (This may be the only amateur radio course to teach an astronomical concept with a nacho cheese analogy.) Includes every possible question and every answer All technical topics explained in clear, plain language.  Step by step instructions to solve all the math problems Incorporates the exclusive Fast Track study plan. We don't just present the material, we teach you the most effective way to learn it. Covers questions that will be used until July 1, 2024

©2020 Michael Burnette (P)2020 Michael Burnette

Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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CDL Study Guide 2021-2022

Summary

Looking to get your CDL and start a new and profitable career? Do you work in manufacturing and your boss wants you to get a commercial driver's license? Then you're probably starting to worry about your CDL test. This book will make your exam preparation a breeze! Based on the current CDL exams, the unique CDL Study Guide 2021-2022 focuses on what you need to know. Easy-to-follow review chapters cover all the topics tested on the exams, including: General knowledge Passenger transport Combination vehicles Hazardous materials Tankers Doubles/triples School bus Air brakes Metal coil Checklists, diagrams, and definitions of must-know terms help reinforce your knowledge and skills as you study. And much more! The CDL Study Guide 2021-2022 is your complete preparation tool for the commercial driver's license exam. It covers in great detail all of the important information that you need to know specifically for the exam and is presented to you in a manner that is easy to understand and absorb. CDL test prep is a must for anyone preparing for this career-building exam! Wait no more, and take action! Remember: the sooner, the better. Own the most innovative and up-to-date study resource today. Click buy now to get started!

©2020 Frank Woods (P)2020 Frank Woods

Narrator: Brandon Turnev
Author: Frank Woods
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Ham Radio

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Do you want to discover everything there is to know about ham radio? Then this audio guide is what you are looking for! In Ham Radio: From Beginner to Badass, you will learn how to start your very own radio station, what license you will need, and everything there is to know about ham radio. Ham radio is becoming more and more popular these days, since a lot of old ham enthusiasts are coming back to the hobby. Ham radio is truly a unique passion, and this guide will reveal its secrets. Learn to set up your radio station. When you listen to this insightful ham-radio guide, you'll discover:  What ham radio is Common misconceptions about ham radio Radiofrequency technology for idiots How to get licensed All about your ham-radio hobby How to build your station Solutions to common problems How to become and advanced hams Beginners' and experts' tips And many more useful tips to get better! Broken down into concise chapters with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction guides, there’s plenty of reasons to buy this audio guide and get started right away. From the basics and getting-to-know features of ham radio, this audio has a great overview of the settings, devices, accessories, licenses, and tips to start from zero to becoming a master of ham radio!  Whether you are looking to build a radio station, share your passion with others, learn more about ham radio, or find out how to pass the ARRL exam, this guide will provide all the information. Do not wait any longer, buy Ham Radio: From Beginner to Badass right away and start your journey from a beginner to badass ham-radio enthusiast!

©2017 Greg Molloy (P)2018 Greg Molloy

Narrator: Commodore James
Author: Greg Molloy
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Explanations and Advice for the Tech Illiterate - Volume II

Summary

This series of explanations and articles breaks down some commonly misunderstood elements of computers and home theater. Explanations are given in a basic, understandable way (without sounding too “techy”). Topics include: what to look for when buying a new computer, things to remember when you upgrade your computer, understanding operating systems, a general technology rule called “the weakest link”, understanding wireless and networks, streaming and streaming devices, ultra HD and 4K TV, and internet browsers.

©2014 Randall J. Morris (P)2014 Randall J. Morris

Narrator: Timothy McKean
Length: 32 mins
Available on Audible
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DIY Motorhome & RV Rehab and Renovation Guide

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Are you thinking about doing a camper renovation? Do you need some direction as to how to remodel a travel trailer so you can live the nomadic life of your dreams? Restoring, remodeling, or even just redecorating an old RV can breathe new life into your trusty motorhome. If you’re looking for a place to start, look no further. I wrote this audiobook to show you how an RV renovation can be cheap and easy as long as you know how to start. Save money The best way to save money when you’re looking into buying an RV is to remodel a used one. In my audiobook, DIY Motorhome & RV Rehab and Renovation Guide, I will take you through the complete process of planning your remodel from start to finish. I’ll show you how to pick the right RV for you, how to plan the interior layout, and what you should be sure to do when undertaking a remodel. You really can do-it-yourself when it comes to RV renovation and remodel. You call the shots I’m a bit of a backyard mechanic. Pretty much since I was old enough to hold a wrench, I was working on some sort of project with my dad. He was a tinkerer, inventor, and all-around handyman. His favorite projects were fixing up cars and old campers - Airstreams, motorhomes of all classes, and RVs of all sizes. In fact, when he passed away, I am sure there were at least three or four unfinished, ongoing projects still left in his garage. Luckily, I inherited much of his know-how when it came to refurbishing and refinishing fixer-uppers. It’s easy - anyone can do it! Redecorating a used RV is the easiest way to customize your new home on wheels. In fact, family vacations taken in an RV are, on average, 27-62 percent cheaper than other methods of travel. You can see the country and make memories together that you will not soon forget. Those monetary savings start when you decide to purchase a used camper and make it your own rather than buying a brand new one. Don’t know where to start with your RV renovation? Start with my audiobook! In my audiobook about renovating an RV, you will learn the best way to plan your travel trailer remodel. In this audiobook, you will see where to begin when taking on such a huge task as renovating and redecorating a motorhome. You will learn all about how to remodel, redecorate, and refurbish an RV, camper, motorhome, and travel trailer. Topics you will learn about include: The evolution of the camper through history The glamping movement Types of RVs Picking the best RV for you Costs of renovation and planning your budget Advice about towable travel trailers and towing vehicles Designing the camper Layout ideas and floor plan suggestions Interior design best practices All about remodeling - from top to bottom Replacing the flooring Repainting the RV inside and out Rookie mistakes to avoid Remodeling the bathroom Remodeling the dinette Bedroom upgrade tips Space-saving tips and tricks Going the eco-friendly route My goal is to provide you with the best starting point when renovating a used RV. I’m certain that my audiobook will provide you with inspiration and the courage to get your project started.

©2020 Thames and Tower House (P)2020 Thames and Tower House

Narrator: Jason Belvill
Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Welding for Off-Road Beginners

Summary

Welding for Off-Road Beginners: two audiobooks - Welding for Beginners in Fabrication and Off-Road Welding. Inside this jam-packed bundle, you will get: Welding for Beginners in Fabrication: The Essentials of the Welding Craft This audiobook offers all the essential information for a beginner. By starting in the right direction, you can become an expert welder in no time. All you need is the dedication and the desire to learn.  You will learn everything about: Workplace safety Welding equipment Various welding techniques Every craft takes time to master, but we can reduce the learning curve by taking the right approach. Even if you are completely new to welding, you can find everything you need in this audiobook to build a solid baseline. Off-Road Welding: Advanced Techniques on How to Become a True Off-Road Welder This audiobook does not only contain information about off-road welding, but also has clear and solid instructions on how to design and prepare the most important parts of an off-road vehicle. By approaching this subject from all angles, you will expand your knowledge and be on the fastest way to become a welding professional.  Here are a few points you will learn in the second part: How to properly cut, bend, and weld steel tubes How to weld exhaust tubing How to design and build a roll cage Such a complex craft takes a lot of time and practice to master. However, by learning the right steps, you will be able to follow your passion sooner than you think! Download this bundle today; start your journey into the off-road world!

©2018 Silviu Curechian (P)2018 Silviu Curechian

Narrator: Derek Newman
Author: Roger Scates
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Door to Door

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Garbology explores the hidden and costly wonders of our buy-it-now, get-it-today world of transportation, revealing the surprising truths, mounting challenges, and logistical magic behind every trip we take and every click we make. Transportation dominates our daily existence. Thousands, even millions of miles are embedded in everything we do and touch. We live in a door-to-door universe that works so well, most Americans are scarcely aware of it. The grand ballet in which we move ourselves and our stuff is equivalent to building the Great Pyramid, the Hoover Dam, and the Empire State Building all in a day. Every day. And yet, in the one highly visible part of the transportation world - the part we drive - we suffer grinding commutes, a violent death every 15 minutes, a dire injury every 12 seconds, and crumbling infrastructure. Now, the way we move ourselves and our stuff is on the brink of great change, as a new mobility revolution upends the car culture that, for better and worse, built modern America. This unfolding revolution will disrupt lives and global trade, transforming our commutes, our vehicles, our cities, our jobs, and every aspect of culture, commerce, and the environment. We are, quite literally, at a fork in the road, though whether it will lead us to Carmageddon or Carmaheaven has yet to be determined. Using interviews, data, and deep exploration of the hidden world of ports, traffic control centers, and the research labs defining our transportation future, acclaimed journalist Edward Humes breaks down the complex movements of humans, goods, and machines as never before, from increasingly car-less citizens to the distance UPS goes to deliver a leopard-printed phone case. Tracking one day in the life of his family in Southern California, Humes uses their commutes, traffic jams, grocery stops, and online shopping excursions as a springboard to explore the paradoxes and challenges inherent in our system. He ultimately makes clear that transportation is one of the few big things we can change - our personal choices do have a profound impact, and that fork in the road is coming up fast. Door to Door is a fascinating detective story, investigating the worldwide cast of supporting characters and technologies that have enabled us to move from here to there - past, present, and future.

©2016 Edward Humes (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Marc Cashman
Author: Edward Humes
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Raspberry Pi 3: A Practical Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Full Potential of Raspberry Pi 3 by Starting Your Own Projects Using Python Programming

Summary

What if you could learn programming in a matter of hours rather than months or years? 

The world of technology is quickly changing, and more and more people are looking for ways to learn coding and programming. However, some of the traditional options for this can be difficult and challenging to get started with - but with the Raspberry Pi 3, you will see the results in no time!

The Raspberry Pi family has been around for some time, and it is popular with beginners and intermediates alike in the programming world. Gone are the days when only professional coders, those who were either naturally talented at it or who had spent years learning how to get it done, could work with creating codes, making programs, and creating their own devices. 

Some of the things that we will discuss in this guidebook include:

The basics of Raspberry Pi 3

The benefits of working with this device

How to set up the operating system and get everything configured

How to set up the python IDLE and some of the basics of the python language

Other coding languages that work well with the Raspberry Pi 3

How this device can help beginners become programming professionals

Some of the best accessories to work with the Raspberry Pi 3

How to troubleshoot your raspberry pi device

Some awesome projects that you can do with the Raspberry Pi 3

And much more...

What if you could compete with the world of technology and programming without having to take expensive classes or spend a lot of money on books to learn how?

Thanks to the Raspberry Pi 3, now anyone can do these same things. This device was created with beginners in mind, and with the secrets in this guidebook, you will be ready to compete with the professionals, and impressing your friends, in no time with your own skills.

If you want to learn more about how to become an expert programmer in just a few steps, make sure to check out this guidebook to learn just how the Raspberry Pi 3 can help you achieve that goal in record time.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a copy of this book now!

©2019 Finn Sanders (P)2019 Finn Sanders

Narrator: Derek Chaplin
Author: Finn Sanders
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Teaching Someone to Drive Made Easy

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Here's a jargon-free, easy to understand course with tried and tested tips and advice on how to give a driving lesson. Going for practice drives with a learner driver can be a stressful experience for both of you. You may be an experienced driver, but do you know how to explain the workings of the clutch? What about the modern techniques for changing gears? These are skills all experienced drivers take for granted, but which learner drivers still need to master.The audio is organized in bite-sized tracks that you play in the car, with your trainee, before the day's drive - no theory, no books, no watching DVDs of someone else driving. This is an in-car, practical course designed to get you and your trainee on the road.

©2008 Mark Johnston (P)2008 Macmillan Digital Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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No-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide

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Thousands of amateur radio operators have used the No-Nonsense study guides to get into amateur radio. You can, too. You will learn everything you need to know to get your Technician Class amateur radio license. Written in a simple, easy-to-understand style, this study guide will get you on the air in no time. Every single question in the question pool has been reworded as a statement, with the correct answer highlighted. Similar questions are grouped together. This makes the No-Nonsense study guide easy to understand.

©2014 Daniel M. Romanchik (P)2016 Daniel M. Romanchik

Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Riding the Rails

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When Robert D. Krebs joined the ranks of Southern Pacific Railroad in 1966, the industry had been in decline for decades, and the future of trains was in peril. Despite these obstacles, Krebs fell in love with the rugged, competitive business of railroads and was determined to overcome its resistance to change and put rail transportation back on track.  By the age of 40, Krebs was president of the Southern Pacific Railroad and went on to lead both the Santa Fe Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway companies. Riding the Rails: Inside the Business of America's Railroads details Krebs' rise to a position of influence in the recovery of America's railroads and offers a unique insider's view into the boardrooms where executives and businessmen reimagined transportation in the US.

©2018 Robert D Krebs (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks

Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Raspberry Pi

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Have you been looking for a simple and inexpensive way to do basic computing and even learn programming, boost your software development tasks or just simplify your life at home with a convenient computer?  If yes, then you’ve been looking for a Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized computer that is taking the tech world by storm.  Besides learning programming in a simplified way, this is a device that you can use as a web server to host your personal files locally or remotely without paying hosting costs, display dynamic media discreetly, stream audio, and handle many more tasks at a very low cost and power consumption. But I’m sure you already know why this device is important, and perhaps you’re here because, like most newbies, you’ve been wondering: How do I set up the device and configure its individual hardware parts once I get it? How do I install the requisite software? How do I navigate its environment and not get confused? How do I connect it remotely? How do I use it to compute - perhaps, create a program? If I’m right, then you made the right choice coming here, because that’s exactly what this book is here for. You’ll get answers to these and many more questions while learning how to make the most of this innovative device in no time! Here’s a tiny bit of what you’ll learn: The Raspberry Pi Components: Why the Raspberry Pi would be chosen and not anything else Pi drawbacks  Raspberry Pi benefits Linux system administration and setting up troubleshooting Configuring the network Tools for Raspberry Pi configuration Hardware hacking The GPIO port The Raspberri Pi's camera module  And much more! But even so, you could also be asking yourself: Will I be able to follow, understand, complete, and implement this book within a day? Will I learn how handle the device and solve potential problems on my own? What are you waiting for? Scroll up, and click "Buy Now" to get started!

©2020 John Snowden (P)2021 John Snowden

Narrator: KC Wayman
Author: John Snowden
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Trucking Company: How to Start a Trucking Company, Be Your Own Boss, and Make Good Profits

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If you are a truck driver thinking about starting a small trucking company, then pay attention.... The truth is that many successful trucking companies started with humble beginnings. But most of them wouldn't have been able to make it if they didn't have access to the right information.  You see, most people who are looking to start a trucking company make the same mistakes - with both their planning and execution. They might not even be profitable...without ever realizing why. But now, you can stay informed with insider tips, usually only known to the top trucking companies, that will maximize your chances of becoming your own boss and making good profits in less time compared to trying to figure out everything yourself. This new audiobook teaches you how to form your company, find loads, manage credit and expenses, set up your back office, scale, and much, much more.  Trucking Company: How to Start a Trucking Company, Be Your Own Boss, and Make Good Profits includes: A simple guide on how to start your own trucking company from A to Z How to handle permits, regulations, and other requirements with ease Proven strategies for getting clients How to scale your business Eight effective tips for attracting the best drivers Secret tips to increase the profit of your trucking business And much, much more Listen to this audiobook now to learn more!

©2018 Gus Bowen (P)2018 Gus Bowen

Narrator: Timothy Burke
Author: Gus Bowen
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fast Track to Your General Class Ham Radio License

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Memorizing answers is hard - and boring. Learning is easy! If you've made the decision to open up your ham radio world by going for the General Class license, great! General is certainly more challenging than Technician, but The Fast Track to Your General Class Ham Radio License explains the reasoning and technology behind each correct answer on the General Class exam so you'll understand and remember the subject matter. Created by an experienced ham and adult educator, it's like having your own, patient, experienced, good-humored mentor for the exam. To get your General Class license, you must pass a multiple-choice test. The General license test consists of 35 questions drawn from a pool of 462. Memorizing the answers to 462 disconnected questions is difficult, but The Fast Track makes getting your upgrade easier by explaining the logic behind each correct answer. It's simple: When you understand the material, and you have a context for the material, you remember the answers and pass the test. Best of all, once you've passed your exam you'll have a solid grounding in ham radio basics. Includes every possible question and every answer Correct answers clearly marked in bold Precise instructions for how to locate a testing session, how to prepare, and even what to bring - and what not to bring - to the test All technical topics explained in clear, plain language Step-by-step instructions to solve all the math problems Test taking strategies Hints to easily solve many questions and avoid the traps in the test Written in "learning order", not just the order of the official question bank Covers questions that will be used until June 30, 2019

©2017 Michael Burnette (P)2017 Michael Burnette

Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Strange Tales of the Sea

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What lurks beneath the waves and onboard the most mysterious of ships? Get ready to experience the lore and lure of the sea with these myths, legends, and true stories. Centuries-old folklore and tales of haunted vessels. Sea monsters and ghosts. Cannibalism at sea and mysterious disappearances. Included also are tales of sailors ashore and the prostitutes and crimps that preyed on them. Find out what happened to stowaways, how they were treated, and about the myth that women were not welcome on ships. Welcome to Strange Tales of the Sea.

©2016 Jack Strange (P)2019 Jack Strange

Narrator: Tony Scheinman
Author: Jack Strange
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World

2 ratings

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In this New Thought classic, Atkinson looks at the law of attraction in the thought world. He points out the similarities between the law of gravitation and the mental law of attraction. He explains that thought vibrations are as real as those manifesting as light, heat, magnetism, and electricity. The difference is in the vibratory rate, which also explains the fact that thought vibrations cannot usually be perceived by our five senses.

©2009 BN Publishing (P)2009 BN Publishing

Narrator: Jason McCoy
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Taildragger Tales

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Daniel Ford learned to fly at the age when most men are well into retirement. In this short book, he tells how it was to have a flight instructor one-third his age, to make a sentimental journey to the Pennsylvania airport where the Piper Cub first saw the light of day, to practice spins and aerobatic turns in a Great Lakes biplane, to make a leisurely tour around Lake Winnipesaukee and into his past, and to have a close encounter with the National Defense Emergency of September 11, 2001. A delightful story for anyone who ever dreamed of becoming a pilot.

©2012 Daniel Ford (P)2016 Daniel Ford

Narrator: Kevin Theis
Author: Daniel Ford
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Buying Used Cars: 2017 Edition

Summary

Like everyone else, when we think of buying used cars we despair at the thoughts of the used car gauntlet that lies ahead. There is a raft of poorly researched books out there that fail to convey their meaning and just confuse the listener even further. You are left wondering what was the point. No great secrets are revealed, instead only common knowledge is provided and in between that is simply pages of nonsensical filler. As reported by the vehicle history service provider CarFax, some 800,000 vehicles within the USA, as well as at the very least 500 taxis, have been title washed to hide their plagued histories. Buying Used Cars is a quality book with real life genuine knowledge that will help you by demystifying many aspects of the buying process.

©2017 Owen Gallagher (P)2017 Owen Gallagher

Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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RV Living: An Essential Guide to Full-Time RVing and Motorhome Living

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Do you want the independence, freedom, and flexibility associated with RV living? This audiobook could help you achieve that.... Look no further, you’ve come to the right place to get your questions answered! This audiobook covers the essentials when it comes to RV living so you can create an experience that will resonate with you for years to come. So join us on this journey to a new, stimulating way of life that will energize and surprise you in ways you can’t yet imagine! You will discover: The reasons to choose an RV lifestyle How to find out which RV is right for you To tow or not to tow? How to get ready for the road ahead What to expect on your first trip What you need to know about RV maintenance Precious tips for boondocking How to save and make money while RVing full-time The best of the best campgrounds And a lot more! Listen to this audiobook now to learn about full-time RV living.

©2017 Matt Jones (P)2017 Matt Jones

Narrator: Dryw McArthur
Author: Matt Jones
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Why Electric Cars Do Not Warrant the Investment, the Problems with Buying an Electric Vehicle, and the Criteria for How to Determine If a Car Is Worth the Investment, and How to Earn Substantial Money

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This essay sheds light on why why electric cars do not warrant the investment and also elucidates the problems with buying an electric vehicle. Moreover, the criteria for how to determine if a car is worth the investment is delineated in this essay. Furthermore, how to earn substantial money online so that you afford to finance your electric vehicle is expounded upon in this essay. In spite of their touted merits, electric cars unequivocally do not warrant the investment. Even though electric cars operate more efficiently than natural gas vehicles and can therefore save you money on fuel costs and vehicle maintenance services, these vehicle running costs savings reaped over the course of ample years will not be substantial enough to even offset 50 percent of the exorbitant premium paid upfront to procure the electric vehicle over a natural gas vehicle. Electric vehicles tend to rapidly depreciate in value and are therefore not a prudent investment in your future. Moreover, charging times for an electric vehicle are long, electricity prices are on the rise, the lithium-ion battery in electric vehicles is deemed a potential fire hazard, and there is a lack of electric vehicle service centers which ultimately means that there are an abject lack of technicians who are competent in servicing electrical vehicles. Even though the cost of operating an electric vehicle if you already paid for it in full would be roughly one third of the cost of operating a natural gas vehicle, these savings reaped overtime on vehicle running costs, such as vehicle maintenance costs and fuel costs, do not offset the premium of $20,000-$50,000 exhausted upfront to procure an electric vehicle over a natural gas vehicle. “The average cost of an electric vehicle is $55,000 while the average cost of a gasoline-powered four-door sedan is $35,000. Even though the engine of an electric vehicle has less moving parts, such as fan belts and spark plugs, which saves you money on replacement parts and service costs every year, the average yearly savings in maintenance for an electric vehicle owner is only approximately $800 a year” (Electric Cars VS) "even though you may have to pay a premium of at least $20,000 upfront to procure an electric vehicle over a natural gas vehicle. As per operating costs to drive the vehicle, “the breakdown for a gas-powered car VS an electric car comes out to be $9.83 per 100 miles for a gas car and $5.27 per 100 miles for an electric vehicle. When directly compared, the cost to power an electric vehicle is about half of what it costs to fuel your gas-powered car. It is important to note that pricing for power varies depending on your utility company and how they charge for power. For example, some utility companies charge higher Time-Of-Use (TOU) rates for things like :peak hour usage", where the price of power is higher between 4 pm and 9 pm (“Electric Cars VS,”). While this may seem enticing to be able to save on fuel costs by owning an electric vehicle, you will not drive your electric vehicle enough to defray the $20,000 premium paid to procure it over a natural gas vehicle by saving on fuel costs and vehicle maintenance costs. Much to the chagrin of electric vehicle owners, electric vehicles are not the most economical vehicles to own. “Owning and operating a new vehicle in 2017 costed a driver an average of $8,469 annually, or $706 each month, according to a new study from AAA. The annual evaluation of driving costs reveals that small sedans are the least expensive vehicles to drive at $6,354 annually, followed by small SUVs at $7,606 annually, and hybrids at $7,687 annually. New to the Your Driving Costs study in 2017, AAA found that electric vehicles have driving costs at $8,439 per year. Without a gasoline engine to maintain, electric vehicles have the lowest annual maintenance and repair costs, at $982 per year.

©2019 Dr. Harrison Sachs (P)2020 Dr. Harrison Sachs

Narrator: Steve Miller
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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3 Feet to the Left

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What's it really like to be a new airline captain? How does it feel to be ultimately responsible for a jet, its crew, and the lives of its passengers? And how does one remain calm while battling mechanical malfunctions in the flight simulator, thunderstorms in Mexico City, or blizzards in Chicago? Find out for yourself when you strap in to the extra flight deck jumpseat and fly along with 31-year-old Korry Franke in this vivid and fast-paced memoir about his eventful first year as a United Airlines 737 captain. Experience the challenges, insecurities, successes, and failures of a new leader stepping up and taking command in the high-stakes world of airline flying. And along the way, discover that while 3 Feet to the Left is a story about Korry, it's really a story about all of us. Because in one way or another, we are all on our own journeys...three feet to the left.

©2018 Korry Franke (P)2019 Korry Franke

Narrator: Korry Franke
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Become a Truck Driver

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About the author: I have been driving a truck full time for over four years at the time of this publishing. I have been a company driver for three of those years, and an owner/operator for a bit over one. In the four-plus years that I've been driving, I have spent one year driving most of the lower 48 states. I haven't made it up to North Carolina or a few other states in the northeast, but all of the others I have. For the last two years, I have been truck driving with my team from Los Angeles to the Kansas City area and back. We did that twice a week. After doing that for about a year, I was able to get a driving position working nights and being home every day. I did that for almost year. I left there because the company did a pathetic job of maintaining their equipment. I was afraid of getting stopped by law enforcement. So I left them and got my own truck to take care of. Now I am contracted with a carrier to move their freight and it works out a lot better. Let's talk about the money. Most truck drivers can expect to earn $30,000-$40,000 in their first year. I know some drivers who work as solo drivers and decide to give up their apartments so they can stay in the truck all year long and save money. They still take days off from time to time and stay with friends, family, or rent a hotel for a few days so they can take a break. Once you have six months experience, you may be able to find a job that pays more money. I've seen motivated drivers earning in the $60,000 range in their first year. The money is there to earn if you look for it. Too many drivers get complacent and they stay with the same company, in the same position, making low wages for years and years. Sometimes all you need to do to increase your income is switch positions within the company. If the company you work for doesn't offer anything that will take you to the next level then find another company that will.

©2016 HowExpert (P)2017 HowExpert

Narrator: Rick Baverstock
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Beyond the Bypass

2 ratings

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When you’re standing on the edge of the abyss, health failing, the idea of being sliced open down the middle for heart surgery may not seem terribly appealing, but most people agree that it’s probably preferable to the alternative. Despite a lifetime of healthy outdoor activity and a diet no worse (or better, for that matter) than the next man’s, in 2017, at the age of 66, Nick found himself under the knife for triple bypass surgery. Would this be the end to hiking adventures and long motorcycle trips to remote parts? Not a chance! Recovery from open heart surgery is a long, slow process. But with plenty of help, some dedication, lots of careful walking, and heaps of good luck, it is possible to return to a fully active life.  Although the first part of this book describes Nick’s experiences with CABG (coronary artery bypass graft) and his eventual return to doing those things he loves, it is also a motorcycle and hiking travel book. The later chapters describe some of his explorations in Canada and the UK and adventures in motorcycling since his recovery.  If you are having, or have just had CABG, hold on to the belief that there is light at the end of the tunnel. And when you are able to return to the activities you enjoy, they will seem more worthwhile and precious than before.

©2018 Nicholas Robert Adams (P)2020 Nicholas Robert Adams

Narrator: Nick Adams
Author: Nick Adams
Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
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How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change the World

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Would you like to know how you'll be getting around town, playing, and working in the future? At the 2017 World Government Summit, Tesla founder Elon Musk proclaimed: "In 10 years, it will be very unusual for cars to be built that are not fully autonomous." Take a look at the vehicle sitting in your driveway. It may be the last one you ever own. With an estimated 33 million fully autonomous cars and taxis projected to hit the road by 2040, an automotive renaissance is soon to be upon us. Personal car ownership currently costs the average sedan owner $9,000 annually. But car ownership may soon be a thing of the past. Autonomous vehicles will be the most disruptive technology ever deployed by mankind. They'll change the way we eat, cook, and shop. They'll change the way we raise our children and the way we choose our spouses. They'll change the way we display our wealth and status. They'll change the way we build cities and design our homes. They'll change the way we dispense charity and the way we think about work. And, most importantly, they'll change the way that we think about each other and the way we see ourselves. Since 1900, 3.7 million Americans have died in motor vehicle accidents (about 35,000 per year). But we will soon exit these "dark ages" of transportation. Thanks to several recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, we are about to usher in a new age - one in which auto collisions, traffic jams, and road fatalities almost never happen. Soon, autonomous vehicles (of all shapes and sizes) will roam the city streets - delivering your pizza, dropping off your latest order from Amazon, and safely driving your children to school - under the watchful guidance of a dozen digital sensors. We're about to embark on a fantastic voyage. A journey that will bring about a new age of technological enlightenment, with the potential to produce a world of great abundance - if we can avoid screwing it all up. In this book, we'll talk about the many potholes that lie on the road to the future. And we'll discuss how you can be economically prepared for the transportation revolution that is currently underway. Ready to learn more? If you'd like to know what the future has in store for you, then get the audiobook today! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Anthony Raymond (P)2020 Anthony Raymond

Narrator: Anthony Raymond
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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A Captain's Duty

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"I share the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless concern for his crew. His courage is a model for all Americans."President Barack Obama It was just another day on the job for 53-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a United States-flagged cargo ship that was carrying, among other things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship. The pirates didn't expect the crew to fight back, nor did they expect Captain Phillips to offer himself as a hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew. Thus began the tense five-day standoff, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue when U.S. Navy SEALs opened fire and picked off three of the captors. "It never ends like this," Captain Phillips said. And he's right. A story of adventure and courage, A Captain's Duty provides the intimate details of this high-seas hostage-taking - the unbearable heat, the death threats, the mock executions, and the escape attempt. When the pirates boarded his ship, Captain Phillips put his experience into action, doing everything he could to safeguard his crew. And when he was held captive by the pirates, he marshaled all his resources to ensure his own survival, withstanding intense physical hardship and an escalating battle of wills with the pirates. This was it: the moment where training meets instinct and where character is everything. Richard Phillips was ready.

©2010 Richard Phillips (P)2010 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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Robots

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Robots are entering the mainstream. Technologies have advanced to the point of mass commercialization - Roomba, for example - and adoption by governments - most notably, their use of drones. Meanwhile, these devices are being received by a public whose main sources of information about robots are the fantasies of popular culture. We know a lot about C-3PO and Robocop, but not much about Atlas, Motoman, Kiva, or Beam - real-life robots that are reinventing warfare, the industrial workplace, and collaboration. In this book, technology analyst John Jordan offers an accessible and engaging introduction to robots and robotics, covering state-of-the-art applications, economic implications, and cultural context. Jordan chronicles the prehistory of robots and the treatment of robots in science fiction, movies, and television - from the outsized influence of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Isaac Asimov's I, Robot (in which Asimov coined the term "robotics"). He offers a guided tour of robotics today, describing the components of robots, the complicating factors that make robotics so challenging, and such applications as driverless cars, unmanned warfare, and robots on the assembly line. Roboticists draw on such technical fields as power management, materials science, and artificial intelligence. Jordan points out, however, that robotics design decisions also embody such nontechnical elements as value judgments, professional aspirations, and ethical assumptions, and raise questions that involve law, belief, economics, education, public safety, and human identity. Robots will be neither our slaves nor our overlords; instead, they are rapidly becoming our close companions, working in partnership with us - whether in a factory, on a highway, or as a prosthetic device. Given these profound changes to human work and life, Jordan argues that robotics is too important to be left solely to roboticists.

©2016 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Walter Dixon
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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CDL Study Guide 2021

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Are you planning on taking the CDL Test? Are you also planning on passing your first try? If so, CDL Study Guide 2021 is for you. Imagine learning while you drive, cook, or clean and acing your test. Tests are hard, especially if you haven't taken one in a while. That's why we included explanations for each practice question, so you can be not only confident but also know why! Inside CDL Study Guide 2021, discover: What Is a CDL? General Written Knowledge Test Hazardous Materials Test School Bus Test Combination Vehicles Test Double/Triple Trailers F Tanker Test The Pre- Trip Inspection Test Air Brakes Test And much, much more! CDL Study Guide 2021 is the key that can unlock a brighter, more successful future for you and your family. Don’t you think it’s time you chased down that future? I do! So get a copy of this book today, and change your life for a better tomorrow!

©2021 John Aguilar (P)2021 John Aguilar

Narrator: Ben Damon
Author: John Aguilar
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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Trucking Business Secrets

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After the huge popularity of our previous best seller How to Start a Trucking Company, we at HowExpert Press decided to create another how to guide on the trucking/freight business. Download now to learn how to start, build, grow, and succeed in your own trucking business by learning from a real life trucking industry expert!

©2016 HowExpert.com (P)2016 HowExpert.com

Narrator: Roger Wood
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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Why Planes Crash Case Files: 2001

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Air travel is one of the safest modes of travel when we take into account the distances and freedom that it allows us. And yet, we still remain obsessed with aviation disasters. What caused these accidents? Whose fault was it? In her series of books, Why Planes Crash, Sylvia Wrigley investigates the worst aviation disasters of the 21st century. Why Planes Crash Case Files: 2001 is the first of the series. Wrigley has put together 11 of the most interesting incidents that the world saw in the year 2001. These include detailed analysis of the disastrous runway incursion at Linate, the background story to the Avjet Aspen Crash, and why an Airbus A300 disintegrated over Queens. From bad weather to the engineering faults in the aircraft, the author critically looks into each factor that might have lead to the crash. Her investigations and deep insight compiled thoughtfully in this audiobook make it so interesting that you actually start feeling like a witness to the disaster, and yet it is comprehensive enough for anyone with no aviation knowledge to understand. "For those aviation enthusiasts that wish to delve beyond the sensationalist headlines on aviation accidents Sylvia Spruck Wrigley's 'Why Planes Crash' will satisfy their needs. Informative, critical and insightful." - Hal Stoen, Stoenworks Aviation "The author has done a remarkable job in not only researching the evidence of the accidents she covers and in putting across the problems of an investigation, but she has managed to do this in a way that will interest and appeal to a wide range of readers." - John Farley Obe, author of View from the Hover

©2013 Sylvia Wrigley (P)2018 Sylvia Wrigley

Narrator: Charlie Boswell
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
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Crash Course

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This is the epic saga of the American automobile industry's rise and demise, a compelling story of hubris, denial, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted wounds that culminates with the president of the United States ushering two of Detroit's Big Three car companies - once proud symbols of prosperity - through bankruptcy. The cost to American taxpayers topped $100 billion - enough to buy every car and truck sold in America in the first half of 2009. With unprecedented access, Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Ingrassia takes us from factory floors to small-town dealerships to Detroit's boardrooms to the inner sanctums of the White House. He reveals why President Barack Obama personally decided to save Chrysler when many of his advisors opposed the idea. Ingrassia provides the dramatic story behind Obama's dismissal of General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner and the angry reaction from GM's board - the same people who had watched idly while the company plunged into penury. In Crash Course, Ingrassia answers the big questions: Was Detroit's self-destruction inevitable? What were the key turning points? Why did Japanese automakers manage American workers better than the American companies themselves? Ingrassia also describes dysfunctional corporate cultures (even as GM's market share plunged, the company continued business as usual) and Detroit's perverse system of "inverse layoffs" (which allowed union members to invoke seniority to avoid work). Along the way, we meet Detroit's frustrated reformers and witness the wrenching decisions that Ford executives had to make to avoid GM's fate. Informed by Ingrassia's 25 years of experience covering the auto industry for the Wall Street Journal, and showing an appreciation for Detroit's profound influence on our country's society and culture, Crash Course is a uniquely American and deeply instructive story, one not to be missed.

©2010 Paul J. Ingrassia (P)2010 Tantor

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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Pass Your Private Pilot Checkride: Your FAA Checkride Examiners Favorite Questions

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See your FAA checkride examiners' favorite checkride questions before the big day. Now in it's third edition, the book meets and exceeds all ACS guidelines and covers recent FAA changes.

©2017 Jason Schappert (P)2017 Jason Schappert

Narrator: Jason Schappert
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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Driven

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Alex Davies tells the dramatic, colorful story of the quest to develop driverless cars - and the fierce competition between Google, Uber, and other companies in a race to revolutionize our lives. The self-driving car has been one of the most vaunted technological breakthroughs of recent years. But early promises that these autonomous vehicles would soon be on the roads have proven premature. Alex Davies follows the twists and turns of this story from its origins to today.  The story starts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which was charged with developing a land-based equivalent to the drone, a vehicle that could operate in war zones without risking human lives. DARPA issued a series of three “Grand Challenges” that attracted visionaries, many of them students and amateurs, who took the technology from Jetsons-style fantasy to near-reality. The young stars of the Challenges soon connected with Silicon Valley giants Google and Uber, intent on delivering a new way of driving to the civilian world. Soon the automakers joined the quest, some on their own, others in partnership with the tech titans. But as road testing progressed, it became clear that the challenges of driving a car without human assistance were more formidable than anticipated. Davies profiles the industry’s key players from the early enthusiasm of the DARPA days to their growing awareness that while this spin on artificial intelligence isn’t yet ready for rush-hour traffic, driverless cars are poised to remake how the world moves. Driven explores this exciting quest to transform transportation and change our lives.

©2020 Alexander Davis. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Tristan Morris
Author: Alex Davies
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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Deep Learning with Python

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Deep learning originates from a broader family of machine learning, including supervised and unsupervised learning. The Python programming language is one of the most popular languages for programmers in the 21st century. This programming language has been a fundamental cornerstone in a lot of technology based on things we take for granted on a daily basis. It has been used for developing both desktop and web applications and has been used to accomplish many artificial intelligence feats.  The world is constantly changing and evolving, and it appears machine learning could be the way of the future! As we speak, technology on a massive scale is being developed to replace mundane and repetitive tasks humans interface with every day through the use of "deep learning". Ultimately, this means less human error and more efficient ways of operating for many corporations.  You can potentially become the next big start-up! Develop software, web-development tools, and many more online ventures! Companies that use Python currently: Google Facebook Dropbox Yahoo IBM Mozilla Quora Why do programmers choose to use Python? Readable and maintainable code Dynamic type system Compatible with major platforms and systems Robust standard library Simplifies complex software development Test-driven development Highly sought-after skill set for employers  Invest in your knowledge base by buying your copy right now. The greatest investment you can make is an investment in yourself! Python will pave the road of technological advancements and very much shape the world in which we live. Become a part of this global progression toward advanced technology through the use of "deep learning". What you'll learn: What deep learning is Theory of artificial neural network Artificial neural network with Keras Image classification with convolutional neural network Environment setup Natural language processing Evaluating and tuning the ANN Sequence modeling And, much, much more! By the end of this audiobook, you will have grasped the fundamentals of Python programming and deep learning! There are also illustrations to go along to help you understand and retain the info on a much more profound level. Picture diagrams have scientifically proven to accelerate the learning process by more than 120 percent! Become an intermediate or pro in no time. Buy your copy right now. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Healthy Pragmatic Solutions Inc. (P)2018 Healthy Pragmatic Solutions Inc.

Narrator: Sam Slydell
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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AI Hacked 2

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The coronavirus pandemic will likely accelerate the adoption of AI, robotics, and automation across many areas, including health care, drug research, transportation and logistics, food production, finance, hospitality, education, law enforcement, military, and entertainment, among others.  While automation will potentially displace millions of laborers worldwide, the application of AI in healthcare and other industries, however, can help solve some of mankind's most complex problems.  Is AI our doom or our deliverance? Elzar Simon, a global thought leader in IT, clearly articulates the future of man and machines — its challenges and opportunities — and details practical steps on how we can capitalize on our human qualities to survive the future.

©2020 Elzar Simon (P)2020 Elzar Simon

Author: Elzar Simon
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
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Manifesto: A Revolutionary Approach to General Aviation Maintenance

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There’s a dirty little secret about aviation maintenance: It often breaks aircraft instead of fixing them. Manifesto is the much-anticipated first audiobook from renowned aviation columnist and speaker Mike Busch. Written in typical no-nonsense style, it lays out the basis of Mike's “minimalist” maintenance philosophy for owner-flown general aviation aircraft. An owner who follows the audiobook's guidance can save a small fortune on maintenance costs and end up with a safer, more reliable aircraft. Owners are advised to perform the absolute least amount of maintenance required to make their aircraft safe, reliable and legal...and nothing more. The audiobook explains in detail why engine and propeller TBOs and most other manufacturer-prescribed maintenance intervals should be disregarded. And Manifesto explains exactly how to do it. About the author: Mike Busch is arguably the best-known A&P/IA in general aviation. In 2008, he was honored by the FAA as “National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year”. Mike has been a prolific aviation writer for more than four decades. His “Savvy Aviator” columns have appeared in numerous publications including AOPA Pilot (where he writes the monthly "Savvy Maintenance" column), EAA Sport Aviation, AVweb, and magazines for the three largest GA type clubs (ABS, CPA, and COPA). He is renowned for his free monthly maintenance webinars and his standing-room-only forums at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Mike has been a pilot and aircraft owner for more than 50 years with 8,000+ hours logged, and he is a CFIA/I/ME. He’s founder and CEO of Savvy Aviation, Inc., the world’s largest firm providing maintenance-management services for owner-flown aircraft.

©2014 Michael D. Busch (P)2020 Michael D. Busch

Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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There I Wuz! Volume IV

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"The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul." (Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh, author of The War in the Air)  We all marvel at the miracle of flight, but without the human pilot, all those pretty metal curves are nothing but inanimate objects lying dead and dormant on the tarmac. In his latest volume of true tales from the sky, Eric "Cap'n Aux" Auxier celebrates these intrepid pilots and their stories.  Once again, Cap'n Aux puts you in the driver's seat at 30,000 feet! More stories, more guest authors, more love, laughs, and tears, in an adventure spanning over three decades in the sky!  In the final volume of this series, Cap'n Aux features over 10 aviation personalities, who spin their own adrenaline-pumping yarns. Only difference is, these tall tales are true!  Eric Auxier is a captain for a major US airline, with over 22,000 hours of flying. He is the author of the Amazon Top 100 Breakthrough novel The Last Bush Pilots, as well as the Code Name: Dodger Young Adult "Spy/Fly" series. He is a columnist for Airways Magazine, and his blog Adventures of Cap'n Aux (capnaux.com) is read by thousands worldwide. There I Wuz! Volume IV is his ninth book; his eighth, Yakuza Connection, received Online Book Club's highest rating.

©2017 Eric Auxier (P)2017 Eric Auxier

Narrator: Thomas Block
Author: Eric Auxier
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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Transportation and the American People

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Transportation is the unsung hero in America's story. Stagecoaches, waterways, canals, railways, busses, and airplanes revolutionized much more than just the way people got around; they transformed the economic, political, and social aspects of everyday life.  In Transportation and the American People, renowned historian H. Roger Grant tells the story of American transportation from its slow, uncomfortable, and often dangerous beginnings to the speed and comfort of travel today. Early advances like stagecoaches and canals allowed traders, business, and industry to expand across the nation, setting the stage for modern developments like transcontinental railways and busses that would forever reshape the continent. Grant provides a compelling and thoroughly researched narrative of the social history of travel, shining a light on the role of transportation in shaping the country and on the people who helped build it. The book is published by Indiana University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. "A rich and colorful account of the many ways that people have moved from place to place over the past two hundred years.... Informative and a delight to read." (Albert Churella, author of The Pennsylvania Railroad)

©2018 H. Roger Grant (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Neil Holmes
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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You Call, I Drive

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After thousands of rides, rideshare driver, author, and storyteller J.D. Phillippi is inviting you into his life on the road. The rider who "loved" him, his favorite category of riders, his biggest tip, his best story, flat tires, and surprises left behind by his riders are just a few of the stories here. Plus, tips on how to improve your safety in a rideshare and how to make your rides better, overall. It's funny, touching, and a great listen for anyone who has ever given or taken a ride through an app. Read by the author, a career radio personality and audiobook narrator, you get the feeling he's telling you these stories as he drives you to your next destination!

©2019 J.D. Phillippi (P)2019 J.D. Phillippi

Narrator: J.D. Phillippi
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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RV Living

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A valuable starter guide for free and adventurous souls. Have you ever felt drawn to the concept of "the open road"? Do you feel restless when you stay in one place for too long? Do you dream of traveling to different places, and waking up to new experiences every day? Are you ready for a life change, with the ability to go out on your own and pave your own path? These feelings are part of the core of living the RV lifestyle. A RV, or recreational vehicle, is the vessel for living a life of minimalism, adventure, and freedom. Motivations for RV living include the desire to save money, live simpler, travel more, consume less, and feel closer to nature. For some, it is simply a spiritual calling. For others, it's a lifestyle option found to be most suitable for themselves and their family. Whatever the reason for choosing this lifestyle, RV living comes with many rewarding experiences, as well as challenges. This book is meant for those interested in learning about living an RV lifestyle, or for "lifers" who are just looking for some additional tips and tricks. This book can be used as a guide to begin, or continue, your journey toward living a freer, more self-dependent life! During the course of this book you will learn about: Choosing the right type and model of RV Buying a new RV Buying a used RV Important steps to take after your purchase Important logistics on the road Making money on the road Essential and useful items for RV living And more! Get started on the journey of your life!

©2017 Pine Peak Publishing AS (P)2017 Pine Peak Publishing AS

Narrator: Anthony Francis
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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Buying a Used Car

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Do you want to learn how to buy the right used car? Do you know which car is best for you? When shopping for a car, it's easy to set your heart on a certain one before you've explored and experienced the other models that meet your criteria. It's more likely than not that there isn't just one feasible option within your budget or price range, and the step-by-step guide in this book will lead you through the process of finding and assessing the other options.  The tips and tricks included - and one surefire secret to giving yourself the best possible chance of success - you'll be on your way to the most informed car-buying decision you'll make.

©2020 Susan Hill (P)2020 Susan Hill

Narrator: Nikki Delgato
Author: Jason Hill
Length: 22 mins
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Fast Charge

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Explore how disruptive technologies are driving a giant leap in the car business. There is a revolution launching in the automotive industry, the leap to electrification.The future of transportation combines three industries: energy, communications, and transportation into one smart infrastructure as the EV fast charge station. Once separate industries, energy, communications, and transportation, are now coming together to form an integrated, efficient, high performance transportation platform which will unleash the EV and obsolete the internal combustion engine with charge at your destination. There are over one billion cars on the roads worldwide, nearly all of them, at the time of this writing, powered with gasoline piston engines. Over the next 60 months the ratio of electric vehicles over gasoline engines for new cars sales will grow from single digits to a majority market share - displacing the gasoline piston engine. All driven by fast charge where you park. As electric car sales quickly accelerate the market opportunities are worth trillions of dollars over the next decade, a fact not lost on the car companies. The auto manufacturers are prepared for this rapid market displacement from gasoline to electric - the oil industry is not. The DC fast charge station and the ability to bring diverse networks together for seamless transactions, communications, advertising, and fast charging where you park, lays the groundwork for the revolution now undergoing the transportation industry worldwide. Every major car manufacturer is poised for this market. The infrastructure for fast charging EVs represents a large opportunity for those who take advantage of this moment in time with the automobile industry long wed to oil-based fuels, as it leaps to electric drive. Consumers are driven by desire. Power, performance, increased range, and decreased costs are powerful incentives especially when you throw in outright beauty and design in the modern EV. All of these disruptive technological waves are meeting in a historic convergence which will see the transition from piston internal combustion engines and their associated toxicity to electrification with decreasing toxicity. The modern electric car with the new batteries onboard, and onsite at the parking spaces for fast charging, will propel the automotive industry worldwide into this new era. It is a changing of the guard. An era of increased freedom, performance, and availability coupled with decreased toxicity and cost are coming together to issue a new age for transportation: electrification. Explore the electric car as fast charge obsoletes the traditional gasoline station with charge where you park.

©2017 Christopher Kinkaid (P)2019 Christopher Kinkaid

Narrator: Al M. Rocca
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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Inteligencia artificial para personas en apuros [Artificial Intelligence for People in Distress]

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Si desea obtener más información sobre cómo la "Inteligencia Artificial" va a cambiar su vida en la próxima década, lea a continuación. La inteligencia artificial es la tecnología del futuro. Pero si usted aún no está trabajando en el campo o estudiando las profundidades de la inteligencia artificial, puede ser difícil encontrar información en términos simples. Este libro no le aburrirá en los detalles de Python y Tensor Flow, sino que simplemente lo inspirará con el conocimiento sobre nuestras industrias futuras. Aquí hay algunas cosas que puedes aprender de este libro: Como puedes usar la Inteligencia Artificial para estar un paso adelante Los cinco campos de la vida diaria en los que la inteligencia artificial tiene el máximo impacto Las tres formas en que la inteligencia artificial mejorará los procesos comerciales ¿Se harán cargo los autos autónomos? Como la inteligencia artificial cambiará el mercado laboral ¿Puede la IA tomar decisiones por ti? La Inteligencia Artificial se está convirtiendo en una herramienta cada vez más poderosa y esta es su oportunidad de estar un paso adelante de su competencia. Si está listo para tener una herramienta que desglosa este tema complejo en un lenguaje simple, esta es su oportunidad. Descargue su copia ahora para que pueda comenzar lo que promete ser un futuro más sorprendente. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2020 Abiprod Pty Ltd (P)2020 Abiprod Pty Ltd

Narrator: Mario Luna
Author: Bob Mather
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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What Is Blockchain Technology?

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If ??u'v? ?tt?m?t?d t? dive ?nt? th?? m??t?r??u? thing called blockchain, ??u'd be f?rg?v?n for r????l?ng ?n h?rr?r at th? ?h??r ???qu?n??? ?f the t??hn???l j?rg?n th?t ?? ?ft?n used t? fr?m? ?t. So b?f?r? w? g?t ?nt? wh?t a ?r?pt??urr?n?? is ?nd how bl??k?h??n technology might ?h?ng? th? world, l?t'? d???u?? wh?t bl??k?h??n ??tu?ll? ??. In th? ??m?l??t t?rm?, a blockchain ?? a digital l?dg?r ?f transactions, n?t unl?k? th? l?dg?r? w? have b??n using f?r hundr?d? ?f ???r? t? record ??l?? ?nd ?ur?h????. The fun?t??n of th?? digital l?dg?r is, ?n f??t, ?r?tt? mu?h identical to a traditional l?dg?r ?n th?t ?t r???rd? d?b?t? and credits b?tw??n people. Th?t ?? th? core ??n???t b?h?nd blockchain; the d?ff?r?n?? ?? wh? h?ld? th? l?dg?r ?nd wh? v?r?f??? th? transactions. Find out more....

©2017 Matt Harris (P)2017 Matt Harris

Narrator: Rick Baverstock
Author: Matt Harris
Length: 37 mins
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How to Build Your Own Cafe Racer

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This book contains a number of different tips and tricks that you can use in order to take an older motorbike and convert it into a Brit bike that everyone can be impressed with. Take it anywhere on the planet, and you will feel like you're the king of the road. You can't deny that café racers, when put together correctly, are very attractive. They look very smooth, and they can move pretty quickly if you put the time into the engine. Even with the small amount of horsepower that they have, they look and drive better than any other rice rocket that you see on the roads today.

©2015 CSNV Group (P)2015 White Owl Publishing

Narrator: Joe Casanova
Length: 50 mins
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Martin Ford's Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future Summary

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This is a summary of the original book Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford. What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine - and hope - that today's industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this is absolutely not the case. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries - education and health care - that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself. In Rise of the Robots, Ford details what machine intelligence and robotics can accomplish, and implores employers, scholars, and policy makers alike to face the implications. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work, and we must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential listening for anyone who wants to understand what accelerating technology means for their own economic prospects - not to mention those of their children - as well as for society as a whole.

©2016 Ant Hive Media (P)2016 Ant Hive Media

Narrator: Robert Barbere
Length: 21 mins
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My Life With Trains

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Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan was a railroading legend and one of the railroad industry’s titans. An iconic and innovative executive, McClellan participated in the creation of both Amtrak and Conrail and worked for the Norfolk Southern, the New York Central, US Railway Association, and the Federal Railroad Administration. My Life with Trains combines a world-class photographer’s love of railroading with the insights of a government and railroad official. The book provides a short historical overview of the changes in the industry, recounts McClellan’s experience at various railroads, and offers personal reflections on a lifetime of working with and chasing trains. My Life with Trains covers 60 years as observed by a legendary railroad strategist. The book is published by Indiana University Press. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks. “If you are interested in railroad economics and leadership issues, this book should be in your library. (Railway Age) “This book is an excellent listen and a valuable research tool.” (Tom Hoback, retired Founder and CEO, Indiana Rail Road) “McClellan has left us a vivid memoir of a railroad life well lived.” (Classic Trains)

©2017 Jim McClellan (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Shane Browning
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Die Autodoktoren

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"Die Autodoktoren" Hans-Jürgen Faul und Holger Parsch sind Millionen Zuschauern bekannt. Denn die beiden Schrauber aus Leidenschaft kriegen immer raus, wo es holpert. Ob auf Vox oder YouTube: in ihrer Werkstatt ist immer was los. Hier begegnen sie Menschen mit den irrsten Geschichten und den verrücktesten Fahrzeugen - und so drehen die Docs gern mal selbst am Rad. Hier erzählen die Autodoktoren, wie alles anfing. Sie berichten aus ihrem Reparatur-Alltag, spüren Geräuschen und Gerüchen nach. Finden verblüffende Fehler - und ihre Ursachen. Doch eins bleibt klar: Humor hilft, selbst wenn der Motor heult.

©2020 Knaur Verlag (P)2020 Argon Verlag GmbH, Berlin

Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Amazon Echo Show User Guide

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Hey there! Alexa here. I can help you cook, watch over your baby, call a taxi, control your home smart devices, find exclusive Amazon Prime deals, and so much more. Alexa, you're kidding me, right? Kidding? What does that mean? Sorry, Amazon hasn’t taught me that yet! But anyway. Look, Imagine sitting at home, drinking your favorite beverage, and having the privilege of a private assistant. Someone that fulfills almost all your needs. All you have to do is simply speak out and boom, like magic, your wish is fulfilled! Sound too good to be true? Guess what! That’s true and very real. But how? Easy-peasy. Thanks to the all new smart and powerful Amazon Echo Show, that’s all possible. If you already own an Amazon Echo Show but couldn’t tap into that magic wand yet, rest easy. I have got you covered. That’s where the Amazon Echo Show User Guide: Tap into the Wonders of the Amazon Echo Show in Under 1 Hour! comes in handy. With this Echo Show user guide, in under just one hour, you will learn exactly how Alexa will help you: Cook yummy meals, even if you are a dead loss in cooking! Take care of your baby and watch over your children and all your loved ones Play your favorite music, movies, and videos Answer your questions Do research for you Control your home systems And so much more Grab your copy of the Amazon Echo Show User Guide: Tap into the Wonders of the Amazon Echo Show in Under 1 Hour! and let Alexa take care of the hard work for you. See you inside, Alexa Junky!

©2018 Alexa Wright (P)2018 Alexa Wright

Narrator: PJ Keller
Author: Alexa Wright
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Fire Stick 4k: The Complete User Guide to Master the Fire TV Stick with All-New Alexa Voice Remote, Streaming Media Player

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Get your entire questions answered about the Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player. Amazon recently launched the Fire Stick 4K, and it's by far Amazon's best streaming device in years. The 4K stick is an excellent upgrade from the previous model. It's faster than previous fire sticks and has no more menu lag and even makes Netflix experience much more enjoyable.  If you've got a new Fire TV Stick 4K, this guide is here to help you get the best experience from fire stick device. Even if you've the new Fire TV stick with all-new Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player, this Guide also holds relevant features and tips and tricks to make the most of them.   After listening to this guide you will learn:  How to fluidly setup your Fire TV Stick. How to make one Fire TV Stick 4K to work in multiple TVs. How to use the Fire TV Stick 4K even if your TV is not in 4K resolutions. What you stand to gain if you're a Prime member using the Fire TV Stick. How to easily open the Fire TV Stick 4K remote to insert batteries. How to setup WiFi connection. How to connect your Fire TV to public network. How to set your location in your Fire TV Stick. How to turn on subtitles on Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. Learn how to manage your apps. How to Hide uninstalled apps. How to Rearrange your Apps using the Fire TV Stick 4K. How to use the Fire TV Stick 4K on a vacation. How to pair Fire TV Stick 4K Remote with Alexa Echo. How to Use YouTube for Fire TV.  How to use Watchlist. How to use bluetooth to listen to Fire TV. How to use usb OTG on Fire TV. How to to turn off targeted advertising. How to use your smartphones as keyboards.  And many more tips and tricks to learn about in this detailed guide. So, get your copy now and start using your Fire TV Stick 4K like a pro to get the best experience.

©2019 John K. William (P)2019 John K. William

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Atomic Geography

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Perhaps the first environmental engineer at Hanford, Melvin R. Adams spent 24 years on its 586 square miles of desert terrain. His thoughtful vignettes recall challenges and sites he worked on or found personally intriguing - like the 216-U-pond, contaminated with plutonium longer than any other place in the world. In what Adams considers his most successful project, he helped determine the initial scope of the soil and solid waste cleanup. His group also designed and tested a marked, maintenance-free disposal barrier, expanded a network of groundwater monitoring wells, and developed a pilot scale pump and treatment plant. Adams shares his perspective on leaking high-level waste storage tanks, dosimeters, and Hanford's obsession with safety. He even answers his least favorite question, insisting he does not glow in the dark. He leaves that unique ability to spent fuel rods in water storage basins - a phenomenon known as Cherenkov radiation. The book is published by Washington State University Press.

©2016 Board of Regents of Washington State University (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

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Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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Southern Storm

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On the afternoon of April 4, 1977, Georgia housewife Sadie Burkhalter Hurst looked out her front door to see a frantic stranger running toward her, his clothes ablaze, and, behind him, the mangled fuselage of a passenger plane that had just crashed in her yard. The plane, a Southern Airways DC-9-31, had been carrying 81 passengers and four crew members en route to Atlanta when it entered a massive thunderstorm cell that turned into a dangerous cocktail of rain, hail, and lightning. Forced down onto a highway, the plane cut a swath of devastation through the small town of New Hope, breaking apart and killing bystanders on the ground before coming to rest in Hurst's front yard. Ultimately, only 22 people survived, and urgent questions immediately arose: What caused the pilots to fly into the storm instead of away from it? Could the crash have been prevented? Southern Storm addresses these issues and more, offering an insider's look at this disaster and the systemic overhauls that followed it.

©2018 Samme Chittum (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Scooters

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Are you absolutely disgusted with the high price of gas and have you decided that enough is enough? Good! That means you finally may be ready to do something about it! Okay, okay. Hard talk makes us "feel" better for about a second or two. What can we really do about it? Truth be told there really isn't much any of us can do about the stranglehold that we are all caught in. Sadly, we have created this problem and there just isn't any easy way out. None of us actually have any sway whatsoever over what that barrel of gas is going cost tomorrow. However, there is something each of us can do to improve our own personal situation. So what's the big deal? Buy yourself a scooter! Huh? Yep, it's got to be the cheapest form of motorized transportation available and it runs for pennies compared to your SUV. Listen up. We aren't talking about dressing up in your old ragtag clothes. We aren't asking you to pour your middle-age body into a pair of leathers three sizes to small and sprouting a helmet that would make any Viking proud. Our friends across the pond probably can't quite figure out what we are screaming about. Visit many of our European friends and you'll find trim and colorful scooters in all shapes and sizes zipping all over the place. This may be an alternative form of transportation considering the current energy crunch. Do the math. What if you could adjust your behavior slightly to include driving a scooter to work and saving the SUV for the family and weekends? If you are "feeling the pain" at the gas pumps, this is a viable alternative. But first ask yourself if you are mad enough to take action. Are you ready to do something about it? If you are then it's time to do your homework.

©2017 David Spencer (P)2017 Philip Okeniyi

Narrator: Ted Kettler
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The Well-Dressed Hobo

1 rating

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Growing up in the bustling railroad town of Norfolk, Virginia, and joining his conductor grandfather on overnight runs, future Fortune journalist Rush Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. In this extraordinary inside look at eight decades of the railroad industry and some of its greatest leaders, Loving reminisces about his colorful people, and fascinating anecdotes. Chatting with brakemen, engineers, and executives, Loving shares stories he collected in locomotive cabs, business cars, executive suites, and even the White House. They paint a compelling, intimate portrait of the railroad industry and its leaders, both inept and visionary. Above all, Loving tells stories of the dedicated men and women who truly love trains, and know the industry from the rails up. The audiobook is published by Indiana University Press. "A rail fan's dream book... Highly recommended." (Choice). "Should be on the bookshelf of anyone who loves railroading as much as its author." (The Baltimore Sun). "Only a journalist of Loving's stature could pull off this tour de force so well." (Fred W. Frailey, author of Twilight of the Great Trains).

©2016 Rush Loving, Jr. (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Pete Ferrand
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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There I Wuz!, Volume II

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"Captain, we've got a passenger losing consciousness." What do you do, Captain? Declare an Emergency and divert for an overweight landing? Or, risk the passenger's life and continue to destination, hours away? It's your call, but hurtling through the sky at 10 miles per minute, you'd better act fast. Once again, Author Eric "Cap'n Aux" Auxier puts YOU in the driver's seat of his Airbus A321. More stories, more guest authors, more love, laughs, and tears at Flight Level 390, in an adventure spanning over three decades in the sky! Eric Auxier is a captain for a major US airline, with over 21,000 hours of flying. He is the author of the 2013 Amazon Top 100 Breakthrough novel, The Last Bush Pilots, as well as the Code Name: Dodger Young Adult "Spy/Fly" series. He is a columnist for Airways Magazine, and his blog Adventures of Cap'n Aux is read by thousands worldwide. There I Wuz!, Volume II is his fifth book; his sixth, Jihadi Hijacking, is due November 2015.

©2015 Eric Auxier (P)2015 Eric Auxier

Narrator: Thomas Block
Author: Eric Auxier
Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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50 MORE Wild Motorcycle Tales

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Many listeners have indicated that they wanted more motorcycle stories similar to those contained in the previous book, 50 Wild Motorcycle Tales. This new book gives 50 More Wild Motorcycle Tales for your listening enjoyment. Most of the stories were submitted to Motorcycle Views by visitors to the site. Walter lived and wrote 19 of these tales; eight of the 19 are fictional depictions of far-out motorcycle events that could happen. Jane Ann Kern wrote four stories before her untimely death. Some tales are short, and some are long. Each tale was intensively edited to provide a good experience. You'll find humor, risk-taking, adventure, two-up excursions, stupid tricks on bikes, winter riding perils, hazards while riding, and lessons learned. Sit back and enjoy 50 More Wild Motorcycle Tales.

©2017 Walter F. Kern (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 loaded 239 people onboard and took off for what should have been a six-hour flight. It never made it - and it's still missing. It's been a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, and there's still no sign of the aircraft, its passengers, or its crew nor confirmation of what happened or where the aircraft resides. In this gripping investigation of the events that led to the plane's disappearance and why they could happen again, CNN aviation analyst David Soucie exposes the flaws in the aviation industry, shares what needs to be done so a plane doesn't go missing again, and uses a Bayesian analysis model to reveal what most likely happened onboard the plane that led to its downfall. Comprehensive in scope, personal and empathetic in voice, Soucie draws on his 30 years of experience as an accident investigator working with the Federal Aviation Administration. He allows you to put the wild speculation about the plane's disappearance aside and assess the facts through the eyes of an experienced accident investigator. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 David Soucie (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Author: David Soucie
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Last Days of the Concorde

5 ratings

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The gripping true tale of a devastating plane crash, the investigation into its causes, and the race to prevent similar disasters in the future.  On July 25, 2000, a Concorde, the world's fastest passenger plane, was taking off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when it suddenly burst into flames. An airliner capable of flying at more than twice the speed of sound, the Concorde had completed 25 years of successful flights, whisking wealthy passengers - from diplomats to rock stars to corporate titans - between continents on brief and glamorous flights. Yet on this fateful day, the chartered Concorde jet, en route to America, crashed and killed all 109 passengers and crew onboard and four people on the ground. Urgent questions immediately arose as investigators scrambled to discover what had gone wrong. What caused the fire? Could it have been prevented? And, most urgently, was the Concorde safe to fly? Last Days of the Concorde addresses these issues and many more, offering a fascinating insider's look at the dramatic disaster, the hunt for clues, and the systemic overhauls that followed the crash.

©2018 Cineflix Media Inc. and Smithsonian Institution (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Twelve Years of Turbulence

3 ratings

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The inside story of crisis and turmoil at American Airlines during the 12 years following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

In the twelve years following 9/11, American Airlines lost billions of dollars and endured years of crisis and turmoil. Financial upheaval, the crash of Flight 587, grueling confrontations with labor, a rival’s push to acquire the company, and a challenging fight with the government tested the mettle and fortitude of its top executives. Against all odds, American found a way to save what was once the world’s largest airline from certain ruin. 

Told through the eyes of American’s chief lawyer, this insider’s story of intrigue of the unfolding events is set against a personal look at the innermost workings of the sexiest industry in the world.

©2018 Gary Kennedy and Terry Maxon (P)2018 Post Hill Press

Narrator: Gary Kennedy
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Fly Low, Fly Fast

1 rating

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A behind-the-scenes look at the fast and furious world of airplane racing, Fly Low, Fly Fast vividly depicts a classic season in the unlimited championships of the Reno Air Races, chronicling the history of the sport from the 1930s and capturing the wild personalities who participate.

©1999 Robert Gandt (P)2019 Robert Gandt

Narrator: Robert Gandt
Author: Robert Gandt
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The Hunt for MH370

1 rating

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Somewhere deep beneath the wild seas of the southern Indian Ocean, perhaps in the eerie underwater canyons of Broken Ridge along the Seventh Arc satellite band, lies the answer to the world's greatest aviation mystery. Why, on the night of 8 March 2014, did Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suddenly U-turn, zig-zag up the Straits of Malacca, then vanish with 239 souls on board? Was it an elaborate murder-suicide by a rogue pilot? A terrible accident such as onboard fire, rapid decompression or systems failure? A terrorist hijacking gone wrong? Or something else entirely?  Award-winning journalist Ean Higgins has led the world media's coverage of this incredible saga and draws on years of interviews with aviation experts, victims' families, air crash investigators and professional hunters across land, sea and sky to dissect the riddle of MH370's fate.

©2019 Ean Higgins (P)2019 Macmillan Australia Audio

Author: Ean Higgins
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Paris. First Class. International: A Quick Start Guide to the Career of a Flight Attendant and How to Become One

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If you've ever gazed up the sky and wondered what life would be like as a flight attendant...wonder no more! Before you apply for a job as a flight attendant/cabin crew, listen to this quick start guide! This book breaks down the misconceptions of the career, sorts out fact from fiction, provides you with a look into the life of flight crew, helps you select the right airline for you, and provides you with a secret weapon to ace your interview with flying colors! You'll be prepared to answer every question with confidence and ease.

©2019 Bobby Laurie (P)2019 Bobby Laurie

Author: Bobby Laurie
Length: 36 mins
Available on Audible
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The Birth & Rise of Technological Singularity

Summary

As I observe hum?n?t?, moving ?n ?v?r f??t?r ?nd faster ?????, r???ng t? ??h??v? ?v?r m?r? at d?zz??ng ????d? ?v?n ?? t??hn?l?g? thr??t?n? t? ?ut???? ?ur v?r? m?nt?l ??????t?, ??m?th?ng ?? ?m???. Some d???l? h?ld ?d?? th?t we ???m bent ?n fulfilling, a fr?nt?? t??hn?l?g???ll? powered ?r?m???, has been broken.  Wh?th?r w? realize ?t ?r n?t, und?rn??th all th?? ?m?z?ng technology w? ?r? ?r??t?ng, ?? a ?ubtl? but ??w?rful ?r?m???: th?t w? can ????m?l??h m?r?, ?n l??? time, ?nd th?r?b? achieve a greater quality ?f l?f?. Oh, ?t f?r?t, th? ?d?? is seductive. Let's bu?ld a machine th?t ??n do the work ?n h?lf th? t?m?! We ??n w?rk ?n th? m?rn?ng ?nd ?l?? ?n th? afternoon. This works great ?n th??r?, ?x???t ?t is rarely ?r??t???d. N?, ?n?? th?t amazing wh?z-b?ng m??h?n? ?? bu?lt, ?t'? run 24/7, w?rk?ng ?m?l????? t? the bone, ?? w? ??n ?r?du?? a g?z?ll??n t?m?? more ?n a fraction of th? t?m?! B? ?ll r?ght? th?r? should be a l?t m?r? ????l? loafing. Or ?t least, h?v?ng a h?gh ?u?l?t? ?f life. But ?r? th??? H?w is it that ?ur v?r? l?v?? ?r? ??w?r?d b? m??h?n?? th?t ?dm?tt?dl? d?ubl? ?n ????d ?v?r? 2 ???r?, yet ?? a n?t??n w? ?r? ???r?r than ?v?r, m?r? tired th?n ?v?r, ?nd l??? ?bl? t? ?nj?? l?f? ?? w? know it? Wh? d???n't walk ?r?und w?th m?r? lines ?n th??r f?r?h??d? ?v?n ?? th? w?rld races by? Wh??? stress levels ?r? l?w?r thanks t? th? ?m?z?ng advances ?n t??hn?l?g?? I d?n't kn?w m?n?. 

©2018 Kenny Sage (P)2018 Kenny Sage

Narrator: Tiffany Pierson
Author: Kenny Sage
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Rush Hour

1 rating

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Each working day 500 million people across the planet experience the miracle and misery of commuting. In Rush Hour, Iain Gately traces the past, present and future of commuting, from the age of Dickens to the potential of the driverless car. He examines the contrasting experiences of commuters in the world: from the crush-loaded salarymen of the Tokyo metro to the road-rage afflicted middle managers of America.

©2015 Iain Gately (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Narrator: Jot Davies
Author: Iain Gately
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Naked Statistics

39 ratings

Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Business/Educational, 2014 Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy". From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal - and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a best seller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Charles Wheelan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Mathematical Mindsets

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Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success! Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math.  Jo Boaler - Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning - has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students. There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of "mindset" into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all.

©2016 Jo Boaler (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Pearl Hewitt
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Thinking in Numbers

1 rating

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Thinking in Numbers is the book that Daniel Tammet, best-selling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes, everyday examples, and ruminations on history, literature, and more, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions, and equations underpin all our lives. Inspired by the complexity of snowflakes, Anne Boleyn's 11 fingers, or his many siblings, Tammet explores questions such as why time seems to speed up as we age, whether there is such a thing as an average person, and how we can make sense of those we love. Thinking in Numbers will change the way you think about math and fire your imagination to see the world with fresh eyes.

©2013 Daniel Tammet (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Daniel Tammet
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12

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A thinking student is an engaged student. Teachers often find it difficult to implement lessons that help students go beyond rote memorization and repetitive calculations. In fact, institutional norms and habits that permeate all classrooms can actually be enabling "non-thinking" student behavior.  Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep thinking, Peter Liljedahl has translated his 15 years of research into this practical guide on how to move toward a thinking classroom. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K–12 helps teachers implement 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur. This guide: Provides the what, why, and how of each practice and answers teachers’ most frequently asked questions Includes firsthand accounts of how these practices foster thinking through teacher and student interviews and student work samples Offers a plethora of macro moves, micro moves, and rich tasks to get started Organizes the 14 practices into four tool-kits that can be implemented in order and built on throughout the year When combined, these unique research-based practices create the optimal conditions for learner-centered, student-owned deep mathematical thinking and learning and have the power to transform mathematics classrooms like never before.

©2021 Corwin (P)2021 Corwin

Narrator: Marlin May
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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One, Two, Three

2 ratings

Summary

From the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts. In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked: What is a number? How do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division actually work? What are geometry and logic? As he delves into these subjects, he discovers and lucidly describes the beauty and complexity behind their seemingly simple exteriors, making clear how and why these mercurial, often slippery concepts are essential to who we are. Filled with illuminating historical anecdotes and asides on some of the most fascinating mathematicians through the ages, One, Two, Three is a captivating exploration of the foundation of mathematics: how it originated, who thought of it, and why it matters.

©2011 David Berlinski (P)2011 Random House

Narrator: Byron Wagner
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Math Without Numbers

1 rating

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An audio tour of the structures and patterns we call "math" This is an audiobook about math, but it contains no numbers.  Math Without Numbers is a vivid, conversational, and wholly original guide to the three main branches of abstract math - topology, analysis, and algebra - which turn out to be surprisingly easy to grasp. This audiobook upends the conventional approach to math, inviting you to think creatively about shape and dimension, the infinite and infinitesimal, symmetries, proofs, and how these concepts all fit together. What awaits listeners is a freewheeling tour of the inimitable joys and unsolved mysteries of this curiously powerful subject.  Like the classic math allegory Flatland, first published over a century ago, or Douglas Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach 40 years ago, there has never been a math book quite like Math Without Numbers. So many popularizations of math have dwelt on numbers like pi or zero or infinity. This audiobook goes well beyond to questions such as: How many shapes are there? Is anything bigger than infinity? And is math even true? Milo Beckman shows why math is mostly just pattern recognition and how it keeps on surprising us with unexpected, useful connections to the real world.  The ambitions of this audiobook take a special kind of author. An inventive, original thinker pursuing his calling with jubilant passion. A prodigy. Milo Beckman completed the graduate-level course sequence in mathematics at age 16, when he was a sophomore at Harvard; while writing this book, he was studying the philosophical foundations of physics at Columbia under Brian Greene, among others.  This audiobook includes a PDF of illustrations and additional concepts from the book.   PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Milo Beckman (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Author: Milo Beckman
Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Change Is the Only Constant

Summary

The next book from Ben Orlin, the popular math blogger and author of the underground best seller Math with Bad Drawings. Change Is the Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and wonderfully bad drawings. Change Is the Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and memorably bad drawings. By spinning 28 engaging mathematical tales, Orlin shows us that calculus is simply another language to express the very things we humans grapple with every day - love, risk, time, and most importantly, change. Divided into two parts, "Moments" and "Eternities", and drawing on everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Mark Twain to David Foster Wallace, Change Is the Only Constant unearths connections between calculus, art, literature, and a beloved dog named Elvis. This is not just math for math's sake; it's math for the sake of becoming a wiser and more thoughtful human.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Ben Orlin (P)2021 Running Press Adult

Narrator: Will Collyer
Author: Ben Orlin
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of the Infinite

1 rating

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The Art of the Infinite takes infinity, in its countless guises, as a touchstone for understanding mathematical thinking. Robert and Ellen Kaplan guide us through the “Republic of Numbers,” where we meet both its upstanding citizens and its more shadowy dwellers; and transport us across the plane of geometry into the unlikely realm where parallel lines meet. The journey is enriched by deft character studies of great mathematicians (and equally colorful lesser ones). And as we go deeper into infinity, we explore the most profound mystery of mathematics: Are its principles eternal truths that we discover? Or ones that we invent?

©2003, 2014 Robert and Ellen Kaplan (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ray Chase
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Statistics for Beginners

Summary

This is a book that explains all statistical concepts in layman terms. We will discuss concepts like ratio, average, the proportion to very basic concepts like median, mode, and mean. We will then start discussing scatter plot and box plots along with concepts like variance analysis and a chi-square test that are important to understand statistics better. We will also discuss various statistical teaching methods along with a lot of examples and equations. Statistics is a tough topic so we explain them in simple words which can make us understand the things better. We also discuss charts that visualizing statistics with a lot of examples like pie chart, histogram, line chart, etc. First of all, we will start with a basic introduction to statistics and all the topics we are going to cover The first chapter deals with all basic concepts. We will discuss something that deals with everything in statistics The next chapters deal with the visualization concepts of statistics. We will discuss histograms, line graphs, and a lot of other topics. We will discuss analysis concepts like median, mode, and all other stuff that will help us understand advanced concepts. The next chapter deals with testing procedures which is a basic concept in statistics for testing purposes. The next chapter deals with variance analysis and chi-square test in detail. The last chapter deals with a lot of statistical concepts that coincide with data science like Linear regression and other topics. So why are you waiting? Let us dive into the topic.

©2020 Deborah Oliver (P)2020 Deborah Oliver

Narrator: Aryell Alkire
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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IBM SPSS: Tips and Tricks to Learn and Study Statistics Using IBM SPSS from A-Z

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For more than 50 years, SPSS has led data science and the statistical market, remaining at the forefront of the changing technological world. Simple and complex statistics can be done easily with IBM SPSS Statistics. IBM SPSS: Tips and Tricks to Learn and Study about Statistics using IBM SPSS from A-Z is designed to gain more in-depth and more meaningful knowledge from your data and predict what is likely to happen next. It will allow you to find new opportunities, improve efficiency, and minimize risk in your analysis on IBM SPSS. What will you learn in this book? This book offers beginners an understanding-oriented introduction to the central statistical methods of descriptive statistics and inductive inference statistics (applied statistics). It also focuses on learning statistics with SPSS. It provides you with a solid introduction to the basic functions of the statistical software IBM SPSS Statistics with the common methods and procedures of data import, data analysis, and the presentation of results. Make graphs, tables for descriptive analysis, and simple or complex statistical processes. Identify relationships between variables, predict trends, and make predictions. Apply linear and nonlinear models to the data. Expand your statistical analysis capabilities using Bayesian statistics. Raise the accuracy of your estimates using the new quantile regression. Get accurate results that will help you make sound decisions. This book is designed for people with little or no prior knowledge in statistics, data analytics, and the use of IBM SPSS Statistics statistical software, who seek to learn the basics and learn SPSS. The content of the SPSS course is aimed at users, specialists, doctoral students, and students in the fields of social and market research, business administration (marketing, business intelligence) and psychological, clinical, pharmaceutical, and biological research.

©2019 Walker Schmidt (P)2020 Walker Schmidt

Narrator: Dean Collins
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Post-Flop Online Poker: The 4 Post-Flop Fundamentals of Hand Reading, Continuation Bets, Poker Math and Exploiting Your Opponents

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In this follow-up to Preflop Online Poker, Sky teaches you the fundamental post-flop skills you must learn to profit in online poker. The insanely useful strategies presented here are clear and concise and taught with many hand examples that demonstrate profitable poker play. Sky will quiz your understanding throughout the book, and he’ll have you taking action on and off the felt with 55 different actions steps.  This isn’t just a hear-it-and-shelve-it poker guide. This audiobook is your new poker coach; teaching you strategies and expecting you to use them. Then when you’re ready, repeating the process with the next valuable set of strategies.  In Post-Flop Online Poker, you will learn:  How to do the most important poker skill: Hand Reading. You’ll then use this skill throughout the rest of the book to drive home each valuable strategy.  How to make profitable bluff and value cbets utilizing all the information available to you.  How to use poker math to make +EV decisions that rake your opponent’s chips into your stack.  How to defend against cbets profitably with check-raises, floats, probes, and even donk bets.  How to use crucial post-flop HUD statistics to exploit your database of hands on every opponent.  Important mental game skills that you can develop as you work through the book and execute the profitable strategies within.  Your next poker coach is right here in your hands. Post-Flop Online Poker will help you build the necessary skills on your way to the ultimate destination of poker excellence.  Don’t wait.  Get this book now and begin learning from your new poker coach.

©2020 Sky Matsuhashi (P)2020 Sky Matsuhashi

Narrator: Sky Matsuhashi
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Feitenkennis

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Bestseller over cijfers en feiten Wat is nu de gemiddelde levensverwachting in de wereld? Hoeveel meisjes maken de basisschool af? Welk percentage van de wereldbevolking leeft in armoede? Op eenvoudige vragen over wereldwijde trends geven we systematisch de verkeerde antwoorden. Het is zelfs zo erg dat een chimpansee die willekeurig antwoorden kiest consequent leraren, journalisten, Nobelprijswinnaars en studenten overtreft. In Feitenkennis legt hoogleraar Internationale Gezondheid en wereldfenomeen Hans Rosling uit waarom dit gebeurt. Hij presenteert daarbij tien redenen en komt zo met een radicaal nieuwe verklaring. Ons probleem is dat we niet weten wat we niet weten, en dat zelfs onze gissingen gebaseerd zijn op onbewuste en voorspelbare vooroordelen. Het blijkt dat onze wereld in een veel betere staat is dan we denken. Dat betekent niet dat er geen echte zorgen zijn. Maar als we ons de hele tijd zorgen maken om de verkeerde dingen en ons niet richten op de feiten, kunnen we het zicht verliezen op de dingen die ons het meest bedreigen. Feitenkennis zit boordevol anekdotes, aangrijpende verhalen en uiteraard met de kenmerkende grafieken van Rosling.

©2018 Uitgeverij Unieboek | Het Spectrum bv (P)2019 Uitgeverij Unieboek | Het Spectrum bv

Narrator: Paul Laseur
Author: Hans Rosling
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Humble Pi

91 ratings

Summary

Number one international best seller

An Adam Savage Book Club Pick

The book-length answer to anyone who ever put their hand up in math class and asked, "When am I ever going to use this in the real world?"

"Fun, informative, and relentlessly entertaining, Humble Pi is a charming and very readable guide to some of humanity's all-time greatest miscalculations - that also gives you permission to feel a little better about some of your own mistakes." (Ryan North, author of How to Invent Everything)

Our whole world is built on math, from the code running a website to the equations enabling the design of skyscrapers and bridges. Most of the time, this math works quietly behind the scenes...until it doesn’t. All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences.

Math is easy to ignore until a misplaced decimal point upends the stock market, a unit conversion error causes a plane to crash, or someone divides by zero and stalls a battleship in the middle of the ocean.

Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the bizarre ways math trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.

©2020 Matt Parker (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Matt Parker
Author: Matt Parker
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Make Money in Sports Betting: Quick Start Guide

Summary

This audiobook will show you how to make money in sports betting.

©2016 HTeBooks (P)2016 HTeBooks

Narrator: Tony Armagno
Author: HTeBooks
Length: 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12: What Works Best to Optimize Student Learning

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Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction…with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? In Visible Learning for Mathematics, six acclaimed educators assert it’s not about which one - it’s about when - and show you how to design high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school.  That’s a high bar, but with the amazing K-12 framework here, you choose the right approach at the right time, depending upon where learners are within three phases of learning: surface, deep, and transfer. This results in “visible” learning because the effect is tangible. The framework is forged out of current research in mathematics combined with John Hattie’s synthesis of more than 15 years of education research involving 300 million students.  Chapter by chapter, and equipped with video clips, planning tools, rubrics, and templates, you get the inside track on which instructional strategies to use at each phase of the learning cycle:   Surface learning phase: When - through carefully constructed experiences - students explore new concepts and make connections to procedural skills and vocabulary that give shape to developing conceptual understandings.  Deep learning phase: When - through the solving of rich high-cognitive tasks and rigorous discussion - students make connections among conceptual ideas, form mathematical generalizations, and apply and practice procedural skills with fluency.  Transfer phase: When students can independently think through more complex mathematics, and can plan, investigate, and elaborate as they apply what they know to new mathematical situations.  To equip students for higher-level mathematics learning, we have to be clear about where students are, where they need to go, and what it looks like when they get there. Visible Learning for Math brings about powerful, precision teaching for K-12 through intentionally designed guided, collaborative, and independent learning.

©2017 Corwin (P)2020 Corwin

Available on Audible
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Mental Math

Summary

Will you pay more for a $19.99 shirt with a 20 percent discount or a $24.99 shirt with a 30 percent discount? Can you quickly calculate how many eggs you’ll need to make 100 pancakes if your recipe says that two eggs make 20 pancakes? Can you reckon how much a $30/month gym membership will cost over the course of 24 months without writing anything or pulling out a calculator? The truth is, most of the math you find yourself doing on a day to day basis it's usually done in your head, that's why improving your mental math skills is always useful. If you’ve grown up hating math, that’s probably because you’ve been taught with the wrong approach. Math can help you calculate a discount on the fly, easily multiply big numbers, or quickly figure out how much dough packs you’ll need to make 50 cookies if one pack will be enough for 20. In this book you’ll find many tricks and practical strategies to improve your math skills, learn how to make calculations faster, and solve everyday math problems more easily.  And don’t worry.... This isn’t your average and boring book on math theory. You’ll find helpful, to-the-point tips and tricks that will actually help you speed up and simplify the calculations you do in your everyday life. Here are some practical tricks you’ll learn: How to quickly multiply any number by three, four, five, six, nine, and 10. Practical math strategies that will help you solve everyday math problems more easily. How to use the plugging in numbers (PIN) technique to make calculations without any calculator. The right way to calculate discounts on the fly and save more while shopping. Tips and tricks to add and subtract fractions faster. How to quickly determine mean, median and standard deviation in everyday life. How to mentally determine your mortgage and down payment amount. And much more. Solve everyday math problems more easily! Scroll to the top and listen now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Thomas Scofield (P)2019 Thomas Scofield

Narrator: Curtis Wright
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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A Most Elegant Equation

2 ratings

Summary

Bertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt "as surely as poetry". This is especially true of one equation: ei(pi) + 1 = 0, the brainchild of Leonhard Euler, the Mozart of mathematics. More than two centuries after Euler's death, it is still regarded as a conceptual diamond of unsurpassed beauty. Called Euler's identity, or God's equation, it includes just five numbers but represents an astonishing revelation of hidden connections. It ties together everything from basic arithmetic to compound interest, the circumference of a circle, trigonometry, calculus, and even infinity. In David Stipp's hands, Euler's identity becomes a contemplative stroll through the glories of mathematics. The result is an ode to this magical field.

©2017 David Stipp (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Author: David Stipp
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Chess for Beginners

Summary

Do you know what happens to the brain when you play chess? There are several studies by researchers that demonstrate the benefits of chess for memory and the development of logical and creative thinking. They show even an hour spent playing chess produces innovative, creative, and stimulating thoughts...it can make you brighter, more active and open to new ideas and ways of thinking...to enjoy life more. The game of chess is the ideal gym for your mind. Moving the pieces on the chessboard is much more than a mental training. You don’t need to be a master to have fun. The brain (if not stimulated) can experience atrophy in a daily routine just like untrained muscles. I have been teaching this discipline for several years, I have met many people who were fascinated, but at the same time "scared" by the supposed complexity of the game. By inviting them to sit down and explaining the foundations of this discipline, I have always managed in a short time to transform that fearful look into an "excited" and impatient look for a new game. That's because I passed on my passion to him! And that is what I will do with you in this text. This simple guide for beginners will take you by the hand and will accompany you in your initial games, inside you will find: The best opening strategies The best tactics to apply from the very beginning Getting to the center will be your first goal Mistakes to avoid that will make you look like a winner already Learn to think from master Bonus chapter - eight valuable tips to pass the beginner level Now I want to be honest with you, this book is for beginners, so don't expect to advance your level just by reading this text. The only thing that will make a difference will be you, the time and dedication that you are putting in this wonderful strategy game, will be essential to make you improve. One thing is certain here you will find all the means to get started! Don't wait any longer! Scroll up and buy "the first piece of your chess" now!

©2020 Robert Queen (P)2021 Robert Queen

Author: Robert Queen
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Mathematics for Human Flourishing

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An inclusive vision of mathematics - its beauty, its humanity, and its power to build virtues that help us all flourish For mathematician Francis Su, a society without mathematical affection is like a city without concerts, parks, or museums. To miss out on mathematics is to live without experiencing some of humanity's most beautiful ideas.   In this profound book, written for a wide audience but especially for those disenchanted by their past experiences, an award-winning mathematician and educator weaves parables, puzzles, and personal reflections to show how mathematics meets basic human desires - such as for play, beauty, freedom, justice, and love - and cultivates virtues essential for human flourishing.  These desires and virtues, and the stories told here, reveal how mathematics is intimately tied to being human. Some lessons emerge from those who have struggled, including philosopher Simone Weil, whose own mathematical contributions were overshadowed by her brother's, and Christopher Jackson, who discovered mathematics as an inmate in a federal prison.  Christopher's letters to the author appear throughout the book and show how this intellectual pursuit can - and must - be open to all. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Francis Edward Su (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: David Sadzin
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The Universe and the Teacup

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From the acclaimed Los Angeles Times science writer, a wise, witty, and elegant study of how math provides practical solutions to everyday problems. Are the secrets of the universe written in words - or is it all about the digits? K. C. Cole follows up her paean to the power of physics, Sympathetic Vibrations, with this engaging and accessible guide to the might and majesty of mathematics. The Universe and the Teacup uses relatable examples and humorous prose to demonstrate math's ability to "translate the complexity of the world into manageable patterns". Cole shows how mathematical concepts illuminate everything from human risk-taking behavior to astronomical investigation, game theory to logic problems - not to mention the very structure of the universe itself. Brimming with trivia stressing the importance of math throughout history, this is a book both math nerds and the "innumerate" everyday person can enjoy in equal measure.

©1997 K. C. Cole (P)2021 Tantor

Author: K. C. Cole
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The Analytical Mind: Level Up Your Researching and Critical Thinking Skills, Improve Your Decision Making and Problem Solving Ability, Notice the Details Others Miss

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The Analytical Mind aims to raise the level of your mental performance by focusing on the fundamentals of how to use your mind effectively. This book will show you how to: Increase your ability to analyze problems and to comprehend what you read, hear, experience in a logical manner. Examine the logical structure of good and bad reasoning.  Look at what type of evidence are decisions commonly based on. Detect common fallacies and rhetorical and psychological factors that can influence your thinking.  The book outlines and presents the methods that good problem solvers use in understanding complex ideas. Then, it provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension, analytical, and reasoning questions. It also includes a number of logical thinking problems to hone your logical thinking skills. Use these intellectual skills to analyze anything you might think about - questions, problems, disciplines. The most widely used forms of analysis. Guidance and practice to monitor your thoughts with the help of intellectual tools. Learn to question purposes, problems, information, and concepts. Interdisciplinary analytical tools to understand and assess your own reasoning, be it about a highly technical question or your everyday life.   The Analytical Mind helps you to find the most fundamental logic of any discipline, problem, or thesis. Transfer your knowledge between and among subjects and fields of observation.  Learn four types of profound analysis. Learn to read and create statistical charts. Learn and correct the most frequent errors in reasoning. Learn to complement your analytical thinking tools with synthetic, systemic, critical, and creative thinking tools. Good analytical thinking skills are deeply necessary if you are working in business, education, law, politics, and economics. Understanding the underlying structure of a problem can help you come up with a more profound solution.  Adopt analytical thinking skills to make better decisions, assess situations more accurately, and persuade other people with more success to consider your point of view. This book serves as a springboard toward analytic proficiency.

©2018 Albert Rutherford (P)2018 Albert Rutherford

Narrator: Russell Newton
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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The Joy of x

3 ratings

Summary

Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. But math plays a part in all of our lives all of the time, whether we know it or not. In The Joy of x, Steven Strogatz expands on his hit New York Times series to explain the big ideas of math gently and clearly, with wit, and insight.   Whether he is illuminating how often you should flip your mattress to get the maximum lifespan from it, explaining just how Google searches the internet, or determining how many people you should date before settling down, Strogatz shows how math connects to every aspect of life. Discussing pop culture, medicine, law, philosophy, art, and business, Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you'd had. Whether you aced integral calculus or aren't sure what an integer is, you'll find profound wisdom and persistent delight in The Joy of x.

©2012 Steven Strogatz (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Jonathan Yen
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Markov Models: An Introduction to Markov Models

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Markov Models This book will offer you an insight into the hidden Markov Models as well as the Bayesian networks. Additionally, by listening to this book, you will also learn algorithms such as Markov chain sampling. Furthermore, this book will also teach you how Markov models are very relevant when a decision problem is associated with a risk that continues over time, when the timing of occurrences is vital, as well as when events occur more than once. This book highlights several applications of Markov models. Lastly, after purchasing this book, you will need to put in a lot of effort and time for you to reap the maximum benefits. By listening to this book now, you will discover: Hidden Markov models Dynamic Bayesian networks Stepwise mutations using the Wright Fisher model Using normalized algorithms to update the formulas Types of Markov processes Important tools used with HMM Machine learning And much, much more! Download this book now, and learn more about Markov models!

©2017 Steven Taylor (P)2017 Steven Taylor

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Accelerated Learning

Summary

Effective ways to learn when you are both the student and the teacher. Dramatically improve you learning curve and save yourself countless hours.

Not only is self-learning a crucial skill to have when you’re in college or any kind of guided training, self-learning paves your way to master any skill you need to achieve your dreams and goals without paying expensive fees for classroom trainings. As a self-learner, aka an autodidact, you need to be both the student and the teacher. This can be intimidating at times especially for complex topics. And acquiring the right mindset and tools to become an effective autodidact can be a life task.

In order to provide you with only the most actionable advice and step-by-step guidance we did our research and dug deep into the science behind accelerated learning, auto-didacticism, cognitive psychology, speed reading, knowledge processing, and retention techniques and much more.

Instead of boring you with scientific facts and figures, we then condensed our findings into simple, pragmatic and actionable advice for you. And yes, following the practical step-by-step guides will dramatically improve you learning curve and save yourself countless hours along the way.

Dissect complex topics into simple, easy-to-digest bits and pieces.

Learn how to set yourself up for success as a self-learner.

Discover surprisingly simple yet highly effective tools methods to build your expertise from the ground.

Dramatically increase your memory retention capabilities and develop a memory like an elephant.

Establish key-habits to constantly improve your self-learning capabilities and fulfill your life-goals .

Because theory without practice is worthless, each chapter incorporates our proven DIY exercises to put your knowledge into action. Gain the “unfair advantage” and get yourself access to the tools, methods and advice that will bring your learning skills to the next level.

©2019 Patrick Lightman (P)2019 Patrick Lightman

Narrator: George Johnson
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Python Machine Learning

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Discover the incredible world of machine learning with this amazing guide. Do you want to understand machine learning, but it all looks too daunting and complex? Afraid to open the "Pandora’s box" and waste hours searching for answers? Then keep reading. Written with the beginner in mind, this powerful guide breaks down everything you need to know about machine learning and Python in a simple, easy-to-understand way. So many other books make machine learning look impossible to understand and even harder to master - but now you can familiarize yourself with this incredible technology like never before! With a detailed and concise overview of the fundamentals, along with the challenges and limitations currently being tackled by the pros, inside this comprehensive guide you will: Learn the fundamentals of machine learning which are being developed and advanced with Python Master the nuances of 12 of the most popular and widely-used machine learning algorithms, in a language that requires no prior background in Python Discover the details of the supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement algorithms, which serve as the skeleton of hundreds of machine learning algorithms being developed every day Become familiar with data science technology, an umbrella term used for the cutting-edge technologies of today Dive into the functioning of scikit-learn library and develop machine learning models, with a detailed walk-through and open source database using illustrations and actual Python code Understand the entire process of creating neural network models on TensorFlow, using open source data sets and real Python code Uncover the secrets of the most critical aspect of developing a machine learning model - data pre-processing and training/testing subsets And so much more! With a wealth of tips and tricks, along with invaluable advice guaranteed to help you with your machine learning journey, this audiobook is a powerful and revolutionary tool for creating, developing, and using machine learning. From understanding the Python language to creating data sets and building neural networks, now you can become the master of machine learning with this incredible guide! So what are you waiting for? Listen now and join the millions of people using machine learning today!

©2019 Samuel Hack (P)2019 Samuel Hack

Narrator: Sean Antony
Author: Samuel Hack
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Beyond Infinity

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Imagine something small enough to fit in your head but too large to fit in the world - or even the universe. What would you call it? And what would it be? How about...infinity? In Beyond Infinity, musician, chef, and mathematician Eugenia Cheng answers this question by taking listeners on a startling journey from math at its most elemental to its loftiest abstractions. Beginning with the classic thought experiment of Hilbert's hotel - the place where you can (almost) always find a room, if you don't mind being moved from room to room over the course of the night - she explores the wild and woolly world of the infinitely large and the infinitely small. Along the way she considers weighty questions like why some numbers are uncountable or why infinity plus one is not the same as one plus infinity. She finds insight in some unlikely examples: planning a dinner party for seven billion people using a chessboard, making a chicken-sandwich sandwich, and creating infinite cookies from a finite ball of dough all tell you more about math than you could have imagined. An irresistible book on the universe's biggest possible topic, Beyond Infinity will beguile and bewitch you and show all of us how one little symbol - 8 - can hold the biggest idea of all.

©2017 Eugenia Cheng (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Moira Quirk
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Blackjack Life

4 ratings

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Nathaniel Tilton was leading an ordinary existence in his early 30s as a financial advisor in Boston. Then, without a destination in mind, he set out to experience life in more meaningful ways. His path was forged when he met famed MIT blackjack team member Semyon Dukach, who inspired Nathaniel to become a world-class blackjack player. Together with his friend D.A., he dove headfirst into the life of an elite blackjack card counter. But while studying the many books available on blackjack strategy, he discovered that the tactics described all applied to either big teams or solo practitioners. Accordingly, adjustments were made so that the techniques would work while playing with a single partner. The result was the creation of a virtually undetectable small-team system, something never before documented. The details of this secret system are delivered within the pages of this exhilarating narrative, describing a glitzy gambler's life of high-roller suites, gourmet restaurants, and top-shelf entertainment, along with a dark side of deception and personal risk that would eventually take him to the casino backrooms he'd hoped he would never see.  The Blackjack Life provides an informed view of the opportunities that still exist for skilled players, a detailed explanation of what it takes to become one, and a thorough chronicling of what it's like to travel that road. It's also the story of the growth of a man who discovered who he was and who he wanted to be in the unlikeliest of places - the world of a professional blackjack player.

©2012 Huntington Press (P)2018 Paradise Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Passive Income: Highly Profitable Passive Income Ideas on How to Make Money Online and Start Your Own Online Business

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The Internet has brought about numerous opportunities for earning a decent income and living a flexible, independent lifestyle. The most alluring of these opportunities is the ability to earn a passive income. Everyone dreams of the ability to make money without trading their time for it. The ability to earn a passive income is high sought after, and unfortunately, it is also highly misunderstood. To most people, the words passive income conjure images of money constantly flowing into their bank accounts while they sleep on the couch or relax on a beach in Bali. This is a somewhat warped view of passive incomes. Essentially, a passive income is an income stream that doesn't require a lot active maintenance or involvement to keep the money rolling in. While you are not actively involved in running the business, it doesn't mean you can ignore it either. However, one thing most people doesn't understand about earning a passive income is that it requires a lot of upfront investment, either in time, money, or both. During the initial stages, there are usually no returns from all the effort and investment put into a passive income venture. However, once the systems are up and running, a passive income venture can maintain itself, earning you money without a lot of effort. At the completion of this audiobook, you will have a good understanding of multiple ideas you can use to create a passive income and be able to make money Online through your own Online business.

©2017 Thomas Bell (P)2018 Thomas Bell

Narrator: J. Michaels
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Data Analytics for Beginners: A Beginner's Guide to Learn and Master Data Analytics

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If you are convinced that the world today is producing more data than the previous decades, then you understand that processing yesterday's data for today's use at times is not enough. The level of data analysis that is needed in highly competitive business environment needs to be processed, analyzed, and used immediately for businesses to be ahead of their competition. Having this in mind, you need to understand from the ground up, what data is, the different types of data and how you should identify the right data for your business. To help you understand the simple basics of data and how it needs to be analyzed, then Data Analytics for Beginners is the book that you have been waiting for. The size and type of business you are running doesn't matter because after all, it will depend on your ability to understand the data that your business is exposed to so as to make better business decisions for the current working environment and the future. Are there patterns in your business that you cannot see? Do you want to make sense of the shopping trends of your clients to better enrich their experience? Do you want to know your target market even more? Do you want to better derive insights from the feedback your clients give you? These questions can only be answered when you perform a data analysis for your business. Collecting the data is one thing, analyzing them is another matter entirely as it is not something that can be done haphazardly by just looking at the data. If you hope to understand your data well, you need to understand the data you are collecting, the methods to use, and the right tools to use when analyzing the data. Inside you will find valuable steps and tools that will help make your information work for you. Do not let yourself get complacent, stop looking at the data that you collect each day and start analyzing your data to move your business up. Get started by buying this book today!

©2017 Robert J. Woz (P)2017 Robert J. Woz

Narrator: Bridger Conklin
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Bayes Theorem: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bayes Theorem

Summary

Perfect for beginners wanting to learn about Bayes Theorem through real examples! What if you could quickly and easily learn Bayesian data analysis without complex textbooks and statistics classes? Imagine being able to apply your newly learned theory to real life situations! In this audiobook, you will get: A basic introduction to Bayes Theorem (with examples) - the initial introduction demonstrates how Bayesian data analysis works when you have a single new piece of data to update initial probabilities. Adding new data and updating probabilities - takes the above example and looks at what happens if we have multiple pieces of data instead of a single piece. Bayes Theorem terminology - the formal names for the different parts of the Bayes Theorem equation, and how it all comes together for an easier overall understanding. How to deal with data errors - in a real life situation, it is unlikely that your data will be error-free. This section shows you how to deal with those errors and still get accurate probability estimates. Arthur's personal email address for unlimited customer support if you have any questions. And much, much more.... If you are a person that learns by example, then this audiobook is perfect for you! It is a very important topic in a wide range of industries - so dive in to get a deep understanding!

©2018 Arthur Taff (P)2018 Arthur Taff

Narrator: Tim Carper
Author: Arthur Taff
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Game Theory

Summary

Choices can be overwhelming. But you don’t need to give up on the things that you want just because you have a history of making the worst decisions. With the help of game theory, you will learn to adapt a more rational, effective, and analytical way to formulate your decisions and land the outcome that you’ve always wanted. If you’re deliberating on whether or not to decrease the prices of the food offered in your restaurant, you don’t have to rely on the signs whispered by the wind or the appearance of a blue moon to signal and cement your decision. More often than not, decisions based on merely feelings can lead to chaos and dissatisfaction. It will always be better to use your head in making a choice, especially in major deals such as in your business and personal affairs. Let's have a look at some of the things you will learn in this audiobook.... The theory behind game theory Terms you need to know to play the game Why game theory is better than decision theory How game theory can make decision-making easier How to classify game types Game theory strategies Real-world applications of game theory And much, much more... There's a lot more information in this valuable audiobook. I encourage you to get your own copy today and find out how you can make decision-making no longer hinge upon gut feeling. And don’t fret! This audiobook won’t demand you to purchase gigantic chalkboards so you can solve mathematical formulas. It’s a concept easily understood and it will go a long way to help you become a master of choices and options. Take action today! You will be so happy you did!

©2015 Brian Ledger (P)2019 Brian Ledger

Narrator: Craig Patterson
Author: Brian Ledger
Length: 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Games for Your Mind

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Logic puzzles were first introduced to the public by Lewis Carroll in the late 19th century and have been popular ever since. Games like Sudoku and Mastermind are fun and engrossing recreational activities, but they also share deep foundations in mathematical logic and are worthy of serious intellectual inquiry. In this informative and entertaining book, Jason Rosenhouse begins by introducing listeners to logic and logic puzzles and goes on to reveal the rich history of these puzzles. He shows how Carroll's puzzles presented Aristotelian logic as a game for children, yet also informed his scholarly work on logic. He reveals how another pioneer of logic puzzles, Raymond Smullyan, drew on classic puzzles about liars and truthtellers to illustrate Kurt Gödel's theorems and illuminate profound questions in mathematical logic. Rosenhouse then presents a new vision for the future of logic puzzles based on nonclassical logic, which is used today in computer science and automated reasoning to manipulate large and sometimes contradictory sets of data. Featuring a wealth of sample puzzles ranging from simple to extremely challenging, this lively and engaging book brings together many of the most ingenious puzzles ever devised, including the "Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever", metapuzzles, paradoxes, and the logic puzzles in detective stories.

©2020 Princeton University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Perkins
Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved

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What do Bach's compositions, Rubik's Cube, the way we choose our mates, and the physics of subatomic particles have in common? All are governed by the laws of symmetry, which elegantly unify scientific and artistic principles. Yet the mathematical language of symmetry - known as group theory - did not emerge from the study of symmetry at all, but from an equation that couldn't be solved. For thousands of years mathematicians solved progressively more difficult algebraic equations, until they encountered the quintic equation, which resisted solution for three centuries. Working independently, two great prodigies ultimately proved that the quintic cannot be solved by a simple formula. These geniuses, a Norwegian named Niels Henrik Abel and a romantic Frenchman named Évariste Galois, both died tragically young. Their incredible labor, however, produced the origins of group theory. The first extensive, popular account of the mathematics of symmetry and order, The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved is told not through abstract formulas but in a beautifully written and dramatic account of the lives and work of some of the greatest and most intriguing mathematicians in history.

©2005 Mario Livio. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Mario Livio
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Mathematical Bases

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Mathematical Bases: How to Do Long Division, How to Do Long Multiplication by Max Ortiz will teach you the basics of long multiplication and vision.  To learn how to complete these types of math equations, scroll up and click "Buy Now".

©2020 Max Ortiz (P)2020 Max Ortiz

Narrator: Nikki Delgado
Author: Max Ortiz
Length: 8 mins
Available on Audible
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A Brief History of Mathematics

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This 10-part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.  He explores the relationship between Newton and Leibniz, the men behind the calculus; looks at how the mathematics that Euler invented 200 years ago paved the way for the internet and discovers how Fourier transformed our understanding of heat, light and sound.  In addition, he finds out how Galois’ mathematics describes the particles that make up our universe, how Gaussian distribution underpins modern medicine and how Riemann’s maths helped Einstein with his theory of relativity.  Finally, he introduces Cantor, who discovered infinite numbers; Poincaré, whose work gave rise to chaos theory; G.H. Hardy, whose work inspired the millions of codes that help to keep the internet safe, and Nicolas Bourbaki, the mathematician who never was.  The BBC Radio 4 series looking at the people who shaped modern mathematics, written and presented by Marcus du Sautoy.

©2020 Marcus du Sautoy (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Length: Not yet known
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Inteligencia Matematica [Mathematical Intelligence]

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Para entender la inteligencia matemática con juegos, acertijos, pensamiento lógico y la ayuda de grandes matemáticos "¿Quién escucharía un audiolibro sobre matemáticas sin que le obliguen?" Porque al escuchar sobre ellas se corren varios riesgos.... Tal vez cambiemos nuestra idea sobre las matemáticas, con las que hemos vivido tan cómodamente todo este tiempo, y es posible que terminen por gustarnos. Este audiolibro te mostrará que las matemáticas no son tan odiosas como aparentan; en ellas interviene la creatividad, la intuición, el cálculo, la imaginación, la técnica. Son una oportunidad de disfrutar de la realidad de una forma distinta. Porque, lo queramos o no, todos llevamos un matemático en nuestro interior, que tal vez se asustó en la escuela y permanece oculto en un rincón. Inteligencia matemática es la oportunidad perfecta de experimentar por nosotros mismos las formas de razonar de los matemáticos. Tomemos lápiz y papel, garabateemos soluciones, dibujemos y emborronemos, y encontraremos la forma perfecta de escuchar este audiolibro. NOTA: Cuando compre este título, el PDF que lo acompaña estará disponible en su Biblioteca Audible junto con el audio. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2016 Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón 2016 Plataforma Editorial (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Aldo Escalante
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Passive Income Streams

Summary

There are many ways that you can make passive income, but some of the ways that you can do it have been sitting right in front of you. Advanced passive income business models range from affiliate marketing to creating mobile apps. Listening to this book will give you an idea of what you can do, how much money you will need to spend to get started and even how much money you will be able to make in the long run. Download now to find out which passive income business model is best for you and what you will be able to do with your potential future business.

©2017 Elliot J. Smith (P)2017 Elliot J. Smith

Narrator: Mike Norgaard
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Topology

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How is a subway map different from other maps? What makes a knot knotted? What makes the Möbius strip one-sided? These are questions of topology, the mathematical study of properties preserved by twisting or stretching objects. In the 20th century, topology became as broad and fundamental as algebra and geometry, with important implications for science, especially physics.   In this Very Short Introduction audiobook, Richard Earl gives a sense of the more visual elements of topology (looking at surfaces) as well as covering the formal definition of continuity. Considering some of the eye-opening examples that led mathematicians to recognize a need for studying topology, he pays homage to the historical people, problems, and surprises that have propelled the growth of this field.

©2019 Richard Earl (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Bruce Mann
Author: Richard Earl
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Bake Pi

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What is math? And how exactly does it work? In How to Bake Pi, math professor Eugenia Cheng provides an accessible introduction to the logic of mathematics - sprinkled throughout with recipes for everything from crispy duck to cornbread - that illustrates to the general listener the beauty of math. Rather than dwell on the math of our high school classes, with formulas to memorize and confusing symbols to decipher, Cheng takes us into a world of abstract mathematics, showing us how math can be so much more than we ever thought possible. Cheng is an expert on category theory, a cutting-edge subject that is all about figuring out how math works, a kind of mathematics of mathematics. In How to Bake Pi, Cheng starts with the basic question "What is math?" to explain concepts like abstraction, generalization, and idealization. By going back to the logical foundation of the math we all know (and may or may not love), she shows that math is actually designed to make difficult things easier. From there, she introduces us to category theory, explaining how it works to organize and simplify the whole discipline of mathematics. The result is a book that combines some of the most satisfying features of popular math books - the thrill of truly understanding things that may or may not have been confounding in high school - while still looking long and hard into unexplored territory. Through lively writing and easy-to-follow explanations, How to Bake Pi takes even the most hardened math-phobeon a journey to the cutting edge of mathematical research.

©2015 Eugenia Cheng. Recorded by arrangement with Weinstein Books. (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Boolean Algebra as the Basis of Mathematical Logic

Summary

The theorems of the propositional calculus and the predicate calculus are stated, and the analogous principles of Boolean Algebra are identified. Also, the primary principles of modal logic are stated, and a procedure is described for identifying their Boolean analogues.

©2016 J.-M. Kuczynski (P)2016 J.-M. Kuczynski

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Length: 28 mins
Available on Audible
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67 Lateral Thinking Puzzles: Games and Riddles to Kill Time and Build Brain Cells

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Can you solve this?   A window cleaner is working on the 34th floor of a massive skyscraper. While cleaning the windows, he accidentally falls. In this instance, he is wearing absolutely no safety equipment. He does not have a harness and has nothing to slow or soften his fall. However, despite this, he sustains no injuries whatsoever. How did he manage not to get injured from this terrible fall? Packed full of over 60 different quality lateral thinking puzzles, this book gives you the chance to exercise your brainpower to think laterally and to seek to solve problems by unorthodox or apparently illogical methods.   This book is ideal for both adults and children, and can be used in schools, on training courses, as an after-dinner game and as a great way to entertain any small group that likes a mental challenge. To test your wits and free up your imagination, get this book now!   Learn to open your mind and think outside the box with these mind-blowing puzzles crafted to enhance your lateral thinking. Unlike the traditional puzzle or riddle, author Karen J. Bun designed these lateral thinking puzzles to help unlock your natural abilities to produce great results so you can provide solutions to all kinds of real-life situations effortlessly.   These puzzles will not just provide exceptional fun, they are created to boost your mental speed and enhance your ability to use your imagination to piece clues together no matter how difficult they appear.

©2018 Karen J. Bun (P)2019 Karen J. Bun

Narrator: Rob Hegner
Author: Karen J. Bun
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Poker Math & Strategies

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Discover the secrets to mastering the mental game of poker, learn how to crush your opponents, and play poker like the top 1%!  Have you always wanted to learn how to completely dominate any poker game, but didn't know where to begin? Are you sick of being the "sucker" at the poker table? Are you tired of the overwhelming sense of defeat that comes with being outsmarted again and again?  If yes, then you've come to the right place!  In this guide, you're going to learn how to unleash the power of logical and rational poker math to help you get an edge over your "intuition-based" opponents, say goodbye to long losing streaks and line your pockets with cold hard cash.  Here's a sample of what you're going to discover in Poker Math: Everything you need to know about poker math to crush it in games and tournaments The ultimate guide to poker probabilities and poker hands A step-by-step guide to using poker science to become an unstoppable player  How to assess the likelihood that your adversary is bluffing with a high degree of accuracy  The four types of poker players and how to figure out your opponents playing styles to come out on top  How to work out pot odds like a professional  Seven surefire tips to help you drastically improve your odds in every poker game  Five nuke-level poker betting strategies you absolutely need to know about  How to develop the mindset of a veteran poker player for multi-table tournaments  ...and much more!  Whether you're a complete beginner to poker or are looking for battle-tested poker techniques to help you take your poker skills to the next level. You'll learn how to make smart poker decisions on the fly even when under pressure, without losing your cool.  Scroll to the top of the page and click the "buy now" button to get started today!

©2019 Phil Meyer (P)2019 Phil Meyer

Narrator: Julious Z Dyer
Author: Phil Meyer
Length: 3 hrs
Available on Audible
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Letters to a Young Mathematician

5 ratings

Summary

Mathematician Ian Stewart tells listeners what he wishes he had known when he was a student. He takes up subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical - what mathematics is and why it’s worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others. 

©2006 Joat Enterprises (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Jason Huggins
Author: Ian Stewart
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Number Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Number theory is the branch of mathematics that is primarily concerned with the counting numbers. Of particular importance are the prime numbers, the "building blocks" of our number system. The subject is an old one, dating back over two millennia to the ancient Greeks, and for many years has been studied for its intrinsic beauty and elegance, not least because several of its challenges are so easy to state that everyone can understand them, and yet no one has ever been able to resolve them. But number theory has also recently become of great practical importance - in the area of cryptography, where the security of your credit card, and indeed of the nation's defense, depends on a result concerning prime numbers that dates back to the 18th century. Recent years have witnessed other spectacular developments, such as Andrew Wiles's proof of "Fermat's last theorem" (unproved for over 250 years) and some exciting work on prime numbers. In this Very Short Introduction, Robin Wilson introduces the main areas of classical number theory, both ancient and modern. Drawing on the work of many of the greatest mathematicians of the past, such as Euclid, Fermat, Euler, and Gauss, he situates some of the most interesting and creative problems in the area in their historical context.

©2020 Robin Wilson (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Al Kessel
Author: Robin Wilson
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Sherlock Puzzle Book, Book 3

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Solve This.... Holmes, his brother Mycroft and I were sitting in the local pub drinking ale and smoking. Holmes had just helped Scotland Yard solve another case, and he felt like celebrating. We agreed to play a game of billiards while chatting about our days. We hadn’t seen Mycroft in several weeks, so he was ready to regale us with tales of what he called an adventure. His version of an adventure was sitting in courtrooms or at Scotland Yard to see what was happening. He was laughing so hard at a riddle he had heard while sitting in the back of a courtroom that we were having trouble understanding what it was he was saying. We let him laugh himself out and then asked him to repeat it, so we could enjoy some of the laughs. “I swear this is exactly what I heard in that courtroom. The defense attorney asked the prosecutor this question: Dana’s mother is the mother of three daughters. One of her daughters has the name of Betty while the other one is named Kathy. What is the name of her other daughter?” The final book of the Sherlock Puzzle Book series is finally here! Set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and shared by his trusty friend, Dr. John Watson. This time, Watson and Holmes join Mycroft with more entertaining riddles in London There are riddles in this book for the beginner and advanced sleuths alike. Come and work alongside one of the best detectives in the world, Sherlock Holmes. The puzzles and riddles within these pages are sure to keep you occupied and entertained for hours!

©2019 Bluesource and Friends (P)2019 Bluesource and Friends

Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Probability: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Permutations & Combinations

Summary

The perfect probability book for beginners wanting to learn about permutations and combinations! Multi-time best-selling IT and mathematics author Arthur Taff presents a leading audiobook for beginners to learn and understand probability concepts such as permutations and combinations. Learning about probability with combinations and permutations gives you a competitive edge in any field. Whether it's poker, horse racing, weather forecasting, playing the lottery, general mathematics, or virtually any other field where odds need to be determined - this audiobook will help you succeed! In this audiobook, you will get: A breakdown of the essentials of permutations and combinations to give you a simple - but not simplistic - approach to calculating any given outcome based on certain variables Introduction to the fundamentals of probability Breakdown of permutations and combinations (with examples) How to use permutations and combinations in probability Urn problems and how to approach them Probability and real-life situations (lottery, poker, weather forecasts, etc.) Arthur's personal email address for unlimited customer support if you have any questions And much, much more.... By the time you're done listening to this audiobook, you'll have a better understanding of how to use probability in real-world situations. You'll even see I've purposely avoided using a lot of jargon and complex theory so that beginners can pick up this audiobook and gain a working knowledge of how to put permutations and combinations to use, and arrive at outcomes.

©2018 Arthur Taff (P)2018 Arthur Taff

Narrator: Commodore James
Author: Arthur Taff
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Advanced Poker Math

Summary

Poker is one of the oldest and most enduring games on the face of the earth, and Texas Hold'em has been the most common form of gambling for almost three decades. Millions of dollars change hands each year, thanks to the game, and if you want to earn your share, you'll need to understand the math that goes into the game to ensure that you can formulate a solid action plan that moves forward. Hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more, change hands at poker tables around the world, every day. While a basic level of technical expertise can help you keep a little of this money on your own, if you ever hope to earn a serious payday, you'll need to understand the math that professionals use to keep themselves in black for the long run. Anyone who has played poker knows it can be difficult, especially for an inexperienced player. Remembering your hands, figuring out if you should bet or not, and trying to read the other players will prove to be nerve-wracking. Fortunately, the simple concept of poker math will benefit beginners and experts of all sports. If you're chasing your poker payday, then Advanced Poker Math is the book you've been waiting for. A clear understanding of how the likelihood functions when you sit down to play a hand would obviously make it easier to make the right moves with every turn the game takes. While understanding probability won't guarantee you a 100 percent chance of success with every hand, the following odds will make sure you win more than you lose overall. You'll find these chapters in the audiobook: Introduction Understanding Poker Maths Understanding of Probability and Odds Effectively Use Pot Equity & the Rule of 2 & 4 to Determine the Correct Poker Play Equity - the Rule of 2 and 4 Understand How to Use Expected Value (Ev) Both on and off the Table to Analyze Your Plays Understanding Bluffing and Hero Call The Easiest Way to Remember Poker Hand Ranks Hand Reading - Putting Players on a Hand Limping The Best And Worst Texas Hold'em Poker Starting Hands And many more... While it may seem like it could be difficult to learn, you will soon notice it’s all simple math that you probably already know. Get this audiobook today and learn how to use math to improve your game.

©2020 Phil Meyer (P)2020 Phil Meyer

Narrator: Richard Fannin
Author: Phil Meyer
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Windows 10: The Ultimate Beginners Guide

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Discover How to Navigate the Windows 10 Operating System The future is here, and Microsoft has released their newest operating system. Beginner or not, there is tons of new information that can be found in this book. Save yourself the trouble of trying to figure this out by yourself; this book has everything you need to know about Windows 10. Microsoft has added tons of new features. This book will take you on a step-by-step process on how to install Windows 10 and how to use all of its amazing features. What are you waiting for? Start your journey today! Here is a preview of what you'll learn: The Last Version of Windows New and Improved Versions of Windows 10 Windows 10 Tips & Tricks Problems You May Encounter with Windows 10 How to Boost Windows 10 Performance And much more!

©2015 Max Green (P)2015 Max Green

Narrator: Amy Gramour
Author: Max Green
Length: 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Mind Hacking Secrets: Proven Strategies and Hacks to Double Your Reading Speed, Make Calculations Faster, Skyrocket Your Productivity, and Unleash the Full Potential of Your Brain

Summary

Would you like to double your reading speed without losing comprehension? Can you reckon how much will a $30/month gym membership cost for 24 months without writing anything or pulling out a calculator? Do you want to improve your focus, memory, and productivity while also training your brain? The truth is, improving your reading speed and developing mental math skills can have a huge impact on your daily life. Imagine getting through your emails in half the time, or being able to calculate a discount on the fly or quickly figure out how much dough packs you’ll need to make 50 cookies if one pack will be enough for 20. In this book, you’ll learn 12 proven techniques to (at least) double your reading speed and improve your comprehension, and you’ll also find many tricks and practical strategies to improve your math skills, learn how to make calculations faster, and solve everyday math problems more easily. And don’t worry.... This isn’t your average and boring book on mind hacks. You’ll find helpful, to-the-point tips and tricks that will actually help you increase your reading speed and speed up the mental calculations you do in your everyday life. You’ll learn: 12 Proven Techniques To (At Least) Double Your Reading Speed In Just A Few Minutes A Day Practical Strategies That Will Help You Solve Everyday Math Problems More Easily The Most Effective Technique to Read 750-1000 Words Per Minute How To Quickly Multiply Any Number By 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, And 10. The Right Way To Calculate Discounts On The Fly And Save More While Shopping How To Mentally Determine Your Mortgage And Down Payment Amount 5 Steps To Improve Your Text Comprehension And Memory Using Proven Techniques The Most Common Mistakes Beginners Make And How To Avoid Them How To Use Classical Music And A Chewing Gum To Improve Your Reading Comprehension Scroll to the top and click "BUY"!

©2019 Thomas Scofield (P)2019 Thomas Scofield

Narrator: Curtis Wright
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Advanced Poker Math & Strategies 2 in 1

Summary

Play poker like a professional, crush your opponents, and make sure every hand is a winner!  Are you continuously losing money by playing poker?  Have you ever wondered how famous poker players manage to win all the time?  Do you want to learn how to play poker and earn a crazy amount of money, but don’t know where to start?  This ultimate bundle on poker winning strategies will change the way you approach the game forever!  Poker has been a favorite gambling game for centuries. Many get hooked on the rush you feel when you get a great hand or bluff your way to victory.  But many have also lost a lot of money and confidence at the poker table. If you want to become a successful poker player, keep reading and find out why this bundle will transform your game!  Whoever said that poker is a game of luck is very wrong. Luck does play a small part, but the way you play can determine the outcome of every single poker play. This bundle will teach you how to enhance your game by using poker science and doing simple math calculations!  Here’s just a fraction of what you get with this bundle:  A guide on poker mathematics - how it works and how to calculate whether your hand is a winner or a loser Different poker math strategies - to help you figure out what cards are your opponents holding A guide on the art of bluffing - how to do it, and how to figure out when someone else is bluffing  A guide on Texas Hold’Em poker - find out what are the best and worst starting hands Instructions on the odds of the table - know when to bet and when to fold Descriptions of 4 types of players - figure out their playing strategies and body “shows” Numerous professional tips and tricks that will advance your game And much more!  A mere mention of math usually gives people headaches. But don’t worry if you were bad at math at school. Poker math is very far from the type your teacher harassed you with. With this bundle, you’ll master the poker math system in no time! And unlike the math you did in school, this type will actually bring you a huge profit!  Don’t rely on intuition and luck - rely on your knowledge of the game! So scroll up, click on "buy now", and outplay everyone at the table! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Phil Meyer (P)2020 Phil Meyer

Author: Phil Meyer
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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C++ Programming for Beginners

Summary

Congratulations on downloading C++ Programming for Beginners: Crash Course and thank you for doing so. In this book we will discuss: what C++ is, how to use C++, and showing basic code for you to use as a basis for learning the program. It will help build the foundation you need to truly learn how you can use C++ to code and perhaps build your own program or application in the near future. There are a lot of books on this subject on the market. This one makes a difference for it simple and friendly style of explanations. Please enjoy!

©2016 Marcello Bettoni (P)2017 Marcello Bettoni

Narrator: Chuck Shelby
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Hidden Harmonies

Summary

A squared plus b squared equals c squared. It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Yet this familiar expression opens a gateway into the riotous garden of mathematics, and sends us on a journey of exploration in the company of two inspired guides, Robert and Ellen Kaplan. With wit, verve, and clarity, they trace the life of the Pythagorean theorem, from ancient Babylon to the present, visiting along the way Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, President James Garfield, and the Freemasons - not to mention the elusive Pythagoras himself, who almost certainly did not make the statement that bears his name. As in the authors’ best-selling The Nothing That Is and Chances Are..., the excitement of mathematics leaps from the pages of Hidden Harmonies.

©2011 Robert and Ellen Kaplan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Piers Gibbon
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Data Analytics: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Data Analytics

Summary

Learn how to use data analytics to improve efficiencies, accelerate growth, and increase sales (even if you know nothing)!   What if you could leverage the power of data analytics in your job, in your business, or at school? Imagine being a master of data analytics, solving problems quicker, and doing work faster than ever before!   Best-selling information technology and mathematics author Edward Mize presents the perfect data analytics guide for any beginner. With books and a blog that receives tens of thousands of readers monthly, Edward has compiled the most practical data analytics audiobook for a beginner. Well-known and incredibly popular for his ability to teach hard topics in an easy-to-understand way, you won't have any issues learning and then implementing everything you learn.   Do you feel like your business or work doesn't benefit from the edge of IT, math, and technology? Do you wish you could quickly and easily fix holes in your execution (marketing, operations, sales, etc.)? If the idea of exploring data analytics that can benefit your work, business, or school sounds appealing...then this audiobook is for you!  In this audiobook, you will get:       A comprehensive breakdown of everything you learn so it is easy to understand and perfect for anyone who is a beginner. An understanding of the edge that business intelligence and data analytics plays in the real world today.  An introduction to the different types of data analytics, what it means in the real world, and how you can apply it in your life for better quality and more powerful results.  Edward's personal email address for unlimited customer support if you have any questions. And much, much more. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Edward Mize (P)2018 Edward Mize

Narrator: David Ayers
Author: Edward Mize
Length: 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Our Mathematical Universe

70 ratings

Summary

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy, and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last - this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2014 Max Tegmark (P)2013 Random House Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Something Deeply Hidden

107 ratings

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Instant New York Times best seller A Science News Favorite Science Book of 2019 As you listen to these words, copies of you are being created. Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this world’s most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th-century physics. Already hailed as a masterpiece, Something Deeply Hidden shows for the first time that facing up to the essential puzzle of quantum mechanics utterly transforms how we think about space and time. His reconciling of quantum mechanics with Einstein’s theory of relativity changes, well, everything. Most physicists haven’t even recognized the uncomfortable truth: Physics has been in crisis since 1927. Quantum mechanics has always had obvious gaps - which have come to be simply ignored. Science popularizers keep telling us how weird it is, how impossible it is to understand. Academics discourage students from working on the "dead end" of quantum foundations. Putting his professional reputation on the line with this audacious yet entirely reasonable audiobook, Carroll says that the crisis can now come to an end. We just have to accept that there is more than one of us in the universe. There are many, many Sean Carrolls. Many of every one of us. Copies of you are generated thousands of times per second. The Many Worlds Theory of quantum behavior says that every time there is a quantum event, a world splits off with everything in it the same, except in that other world, the quantum event didn't happen. Step-by-step in Carroll's uniquely lucid way, he tackles the major objections to this otherworldly revelation until his case is inescapably established. Rarely does a book so fully reorganize how we think about our place in the universe. We are on the threshold of a new understanding - of where we are in the cosmos, and what we are made of.

©2019 Sean Carroll (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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Until the End of Time

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Instant New York Times Best Seller "A splendid and invigorating read." (Maria Popova, Brain Pickings) From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.  Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to find meaning in the face of this vast expanse. Greene takes us on a journey from the big bang to the end of time, exploring how lasting structures formed, how life and mind emerged, and how we grapple with our existence through narrative, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and a deep longing for the eternal.  From particles to planets, consciousness to creativity, matter to meaning - Brian Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the cosmos.

©2020 Brian Greene (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
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The Selfish Gene

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Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life. In his internationally best-selling, now classic, volume, The Selfish Gene, Dawkins explains how the selfish gene can also be a subtle gene. The world of the selfish gene revolves around savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit, and yet, Dawkins argues, acts of apparent altruism do exist in nature. Bees, for example, will commit suicide when they sting to protect the hive, and birds will risk their lives to warn the flock of an approaching hawk.

©1989 Richard Dawkins (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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The Higgs Boson and Beyond

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The discovery of the Higgs boson is a triumph of modern physics. The hunt for the Higgs was the subject of wide media attention due to the cost of the project, the complexity of the experiment, and the importance of its result. And, when it was announced with great fanfare in 2012 that physicists has succeeded in creating and identifying this all-important new particle, the discovery was celebrated around the world. And yet, virtually no one who read that news could tell you what, exactly, the Higgs boson was, and why its discovery was so important that we had to spend 10 billion dollars and build the single largest and most complex device in the history of mankind in order to find it. When you understand the details, this story ranks as one of the most thrilling in the history of modern science. Award-winning theoretical physicist Sean Carroll, a brilliant researcher as well as a gifted speaker who excels in explaining scientific concepts to the public, is perfectly positioned to tell this story. In this 12-lecture masterpiece of scientific reporting, you'll learn everything you need to know to fully grasp the significance of this discovery, including the basics of quantum mechanics; the four forces that comprise the Standard Model of particle physics; how these forces are transmitted by fields and particles; and the importance of symmetry in physics. You also get an in-depth view of the Large Hadron Collider - the largest machine ever built, and the device responsible for finally revealing the concept of the Higgs boson as reality. By the end, you'll understand how the Higgs boson verifies the final piece in the Standard Model of particle physics, and how its discovery validates and deepens our understanding of the universe. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 The Great Courses (P)2015 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Origins

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A thrilling and accessible tour of the cosmos Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

©2004 Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the big bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

©2017 Neil DeGrasse Tyson (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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The Greatest Show on Earth

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In 2008, a Gallup poll showed that 44 percent of Americans believed God had created man in his present form within the last 10,000 years. In a Pew Forum poll in the same year, 42 percent believed that all life on earth has existed in its present form since the beginning of time.

In 1859 Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, shook society to its core. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke. But he surely would have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later.

Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people continue to question its veracity. Now the author of the iconic work The God Delusion takes them to task.

The Greatest Show on Earth is a stunning counterattack on advocates of "Intelligent Design", explaining the evidence for evolution while exposing the absurdities of the creationist "argument". Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence: from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics. Combining these elements and many more, he makes the airtight case that "we find ourselves perched on one tiny twig in the midst of a blossoming and flourishing tree of life and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random selection."

The Greatest Show on Earth comes at a critical time: systematic opposition to the fact of evolution is menacing as never before. In American schools, and in schools around the world, insidious attempts are made to undermine the status of science in the classroom. Dawkins wields a devastating argument against this ignorance, but his unjaded passion for the natural world turns what might have been a negative argument into a positive offering to the reader: nothing less than a master's vision of life, in all its splendor.

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©2009 Richard Dawkins (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
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Cosmos

580 ratings

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Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan's collaborator, Ann Druyan, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science. Includes introductory music: Heaven and Hell by Vangelis from Cosmos: A Personal Voyage used with permission from Druyan-Sagan Associates, Inc. All rights reserved.

©1980 Carl Sagan Productions, Inc (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Foreword © 2013 by Ann Druyan. “Reflections on Carl Sagan’s Cosmos” essay © 2013 by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Gathering Moss

60 ratings

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Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites listeners to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses.   Robin Wall Kimmerer's audiobook is not an identification guide, nor is it a scientific treatise. Rather, it is a series of linked personal essays that will lead general listeners and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings, from salmon and hummingbirds to redwoods and rednecks. Kimmerer clearly and artfully explains the biology of mosses, while at the same time reflecting on what these fascinating organisms have to teach us.   Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher, and writer of Native American heritage, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing. In her audiobook, the natural history and cultural relationships of mosses become a powerful metaphor for ways of living in the world.

©2003 Robin Wall Kimmerer (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Entangled Life

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"Merlin Sheldrake’s marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth’s marvels.... Wondrous." (Time) A mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi, “one of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around you” (Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk). Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Time • New Statesman • London Evening Standard • Science Friday When we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms. But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree. Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustains nearly all living systems. Fungi provide a key to understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways we think, feel, and behave. In Entangled Life, the brilliant young biologist Merlin Sheldrake shows us the world from a fungal point of view, providing an exhilarating change of perspective. Sheldrake’s vivid exploration takes us from yeast to psychedelics, to the fungi that range for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet, to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the "Wood Wide Web", to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precision. Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They are metabolic masters, earth makers, and key players in most of life’s processes. They can change our minds, heal our bodies, and even help us remediate environmental disaster. By examining fungi on their own terms, Sheldrake reveals how these extraordinary organisms - and our relationships with them - are changing our understanding of how life works. Praise for Entangled Life "Entangled Life is a gorgeous book of literary nature writing in the tradition of [Robert] Macfarlane and John Fowles, ripe with insight and erudition.... Food for the soul." (Eugenia Bone, Wall Street Journal) "[An] ebullient and ambitious exploration... This book may not be a psychedelic - and unlike Sheldrake, I haven’t dared to consume my copy (yet) - but reading it left me not just moved but altered, eager to disseminate its message of what fungi can do." (Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times)

©2020 Merlin Sheldrake (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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Chemistry and Our Universe

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Our world is ruled by chemistry. It is the study of matter and energy at the scale of atoms and molecules. As the most all-embracing discipline there is, it should be at the top of everyone’s list of must-learn subjects.  Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works is your in-depth introduction to this vital field, taught through 60 engaging half-hour lectures that are suitable for any background or none at all. Covering a year’s worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this amazingly comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math. Your guide is Professor Ron B. Davis, Jr., a research chemist and award-winning teacher at Georgetown University.  With passion and humor, Professor Davis guides you through the fascinating world of atoms, molecules, and their remarkable interactions, showing you how to think, analyze problems, and predict outcomes like a true expert in the field.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 The Great Courses (P)2016 The Teaching Company, LLC

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

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A sweeping and groundbreaking history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists. The dinosaurs. 66 million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Today their extraordinary true story remains one of our planet's great mysteries. In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field - discovering 10 new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork - masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy. Captivating and revelatory, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a book for the ages. Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers - themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period - into the dominant array of species every wide-eyed child memorizes today, T. rex, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and more. This gifted scientist and writer re-creates the dinosaurs' peak during the Jurassic and Cretaceous, when thousands of species thrived, and winged and feathered dinosaurs, the prehistoric ancestors of modern birds, emerged. The story continues to the end of the Cretaceous period, when a giant asteroid or comet struck the planet and nearly every dinosaur species (but not all) died out, in the most extraordinary extinction event in earth's history, one full of lessons for today as we confront a "sixth extinction". Brusatte also recalls compelling stories from his globe-trotting expeditions during one of the most exciting eras in dinosaur research - which he calls "a new golden age of discovery" - and offers thrilling accounts of some of the remarkable findings he and his colleagues have made, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs; monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex; and paradigm-shifting feathered raptors from China. An electrifying scientific history that unearths the dinosaurs' epic saga, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs will be a definitive and treasured account for decades to come.

©2018 Stephen Brusatte (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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The Theory of Everything

39 ratings

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In physicist Stephen Hawking's brilliant opus, A Brief History of Time, he presented us with a bold new look at our universe, how it began, and how our old views of physics and tired theories about the creation of the universe were no longer relevant. In other words, Hawking gave us a new look at our world, our universe, and ourselves. Now, Hawking presents an even more comprehensive look at our universe, its creation, and how we see ourselves within it. Imagine sitting in a comfortable room listening to Hawking discuss his latest theories and place them in historical context with science's other great achievements--it would be like hearing Christopher Columbus deliver the news about the new world. Hawking presents a series of seven lectures in which he describes, more clearly than ever, the history of the universe as we know it. He begins with the history of ideas about the universe, from Aristotle's idea that the Earth is round to Hubble's discovery two millennium later that our universe is growing. Using this history as a launching pad, Hawking takes us on a fascinating journey through the telescopic lens of modern physics to gain a new glimpse of the universe--the nature of black holes, the space-time continuum, and new information about the origin of the universe. He uses this scientific basis to come up with a "unified theory of everything" that the author claims will be "the ultimate triumph of human reason."

©2007 Stephen Hawking (P)2009 Phoenix

Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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Cosmos: Possible Worlds

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This new and long-awaited sequel to Carl Sagan's international best seller continues the electrifying journey through space and time, linking worlds within and worlds billions of miles away and envisioning a future of science tempered with wisdom. Based on National Geographic's internationally renowned television series, this groundbreaking and visually stunning book explores how science and civilization grew up together. From the emergence of life at deep-sea vents to solar-powered starships sailing through the galaxy, from the Big Bang to the intricacies of intelligence in many life forms, acclaimed author Ann Druyan documents where humanity has been and where it is going, using her unique gift of bringing complex scientific concepts to life. With evocative photographs and vivid illustrations, she recounts momentous discoveries, from the Voyager missions in which she and her husband, Carl Sagan, participated to Cassini-Huygens's recent insights into Saturn's moons. This breathtaking sequel to Sagan's masterpiece explains how we humans can glean a new understanding of consciousness here on Earth and out in the cosmos - again reminding us that our planet is a pale blue dot in an immense universe of possibility. 

©2019 Ann Druyan (P)2019 Recorded Books

Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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Life on a Young Planet

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Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites - such fossils conjure up images of lost worlds filled with vanished organisms. But in the full history of life, ancient animals, even the trilobites, form only the half-billion-year tip of a nearly four-billion-year iceberg. Andrew Knoll explores the deep history of life from its origins on a young planet to the incredible Cambrian explosion, presenting a compelling new explanation for the emergence of biological novelty.  The very latest discoveries in paleontology - many of them made by the author and his students - are integrated with emerging insights from molecular biology and earth system science to forge a broad understanding of how the biological diversity that surrounds us came to be. Moving from Siberia to Namibia to the Bahamas, Knoll shows how life and environment have evolved together through Earth's history.  Listeners go into the field to confront fossils, enter the lab to discern the inner workings of cells, and alight on Mars to ask how our terrestrial experience can guide exploration for life beyond our planet. Along the way, Knoll brings us up-to-date on some of science's hottest questions, from the oldest fossils and claims of life beyond the Earth to the hypothesis of global glaciation and Knoll's own unifying concept of "permissive ecology."  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2003 Princeton University Press (P)2019 Tantor

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The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

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At the end of his career, Albert Einstein was pursuing a dream far more ambitious than the theory of relativity. He was trying to find an equation that explained all physical reality - a theory of everything. He failed, but others have taken up the challenge in a remarkable quest that is shedding light on unsuspected secrets of the cosmos. Experimental physicist and award-winning educator Dr. Don Lincoln of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory takes you on this exciting journey in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Suitable for the intellectually curious at all levels and assuming no background beyond basic high-school math, these 24 half-hour lectures cover recent developments at the forefront of particle physics and cosmology, while delving into the history of the centuries-long search for this holy grail of science. You trace the dream of a theory of everything through Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, Bohr, Schrödinger, Feynman, Gell-Mann, Weinberg, and other great physicists, charting their progress toward an all-embracing, unifying theory. Their resulting equations are the masterpieces of physics, which Dr. Lincoln explains in fascinating and accessible detail. Studying them is like touring a museum of great works of art - works that are progressing toward an ultimate, as-yet-unfinished masterpiece. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 The Great Courses (P)2017 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
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Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

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Time rules our lives, woven into the very fabric of the universe - from the rising and setting of the sun to the cycles of nature, the thought processes in our brains, and the biorhythms in our day. Nothing so pervades our existence and yet is so difficult to explain. But now, in a series of 24 riveting lectures, you can grasp exactly why - as you take a mind-expanding journey through the past, present, and future, guided by a noted author and scientist. Designed for nonscientists as well as those with a background in physics, the lectures show how a feature of the world that we all experience - a process known as entropy - connects us to the instant of the formation of the universe, and possibly to a multiverse that is unimaginably larger and more varied than the known cosmos. Drawing on such exciting ideas as black holes, cosmic inflation, and dark energy, the lectures also address a momentous question that until recently was considered unanswerable: What happened before the big bang? And while the focus is on physics, Professor Carroll also examines philosophical views on time, how we perceive and misperceive time, the workings of memory, and serious proposals for time travel, as well as imaginative ways that time has been disrupted in fiction. "What is time?" asked Saint Augustine 1,600 years ago. "If no one asks me, I know. But if I wish to explain it to someone who asks, I know not." These lectures will move you much closer to an answer. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2012 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2012 The Great Courses

Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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Fundamentals

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One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the 10 profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world In Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek offers the listener a simple yet profound exploration of reality based on the deep revelations of modern science. With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he guides us through the essential concepts that form our understanding of what the world is and how it works. Through this audiobook, we come to see our reality in a new way - bigger, fuller, and stranger than it looked before. Synthesizing basic questions, facts, and dazzling speculations, Wilczek investigates the ideas that form our understanding of the universe: time, space, matter, energy, complexity, and complementarity. He excavates the history of fundamental science, exploring what we know and how we know it, while journeying to the horizons of the scientific world to give us a glimpse of what we may soon discover. Brilliant, lucid, and accessible, this celebration of human ingenuity and imagination will expand your world and your mind.  This audiobook includes a PDF of tables from the book.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Frank Wilczek (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Exercised

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If exercise is healthy (so good for you!), why do many people dislike or avoid it? These engaging stories and explanations will revolutionize the way you think about exercising - not to mention sitting, sleeping, sprinting, weight lifting, playing, fighting, walking, jogging, and even dancing. “Strikes a perfect balance of scholarship, wit, and enthusiasm.” (Bill Bryson, New York Times best-selling author of The Body) If we are born to walk and run, why do most of us take it easy whenever possible? Does running ruin your knees? Should we do weights, cardio, or high-intensity training? Is sitting really the new smoking? Can you lose weight by walking? And how do we make sense of the conflicting, anxiety-inducing information about rest, physical activity, and exercise with which we are bombarded? In this myth-busting book, Daniel Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a pioneering researcher on the evolution of human physical activity, tells the story of how we never evolved to exercise - to do voluntary physical activity for the sake of health. Using his own research and experiences throughout the world, Lieberman recounts without jargon how and why humans evolved to walk, run, dig, and do other necessary and rewarding physical activities while avoiding needless exertion. His engaging stories and explanations will revolutionize the way you think about exercising - not to mention sitting, sleeping, sprinting, weight lifting, playing, fighting, walking, jogging, and even dancing. Exercised is entertaining and enlightening but also constructive. As our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have contributed to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diseases such as diabetes, Lieberman audaciously argues that to become more active we need to do more than medicalize and commodify exercise. Drawing on insights from evolutionary biology and anthropology, Lieberman suggests how we can make exercise more enjoyable, rather than shaming and blaming people for avoiding it. He also tackles the question of whether you can exercise too much, even as he explains why exercise can reduce our vulnerability to the diseases most likely to make us sick and kill us.

©2021 Daniel Lieberman (P)2021 Random House Audio

Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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The End of Everything

20 ratings

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 Named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, The Economist, New Scientist, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian "A thrilling tour of potential cosmic doomsdays.... Mack’s infectious enthusiasm for communicating the finer points of cosmological doom elevates The End of Everything over any other book on the topic.” (The Wall Street Journal) “[A] pleasure...I found it helpful - not reassuring, certainly, but mind-expanding - to be reminded of our place in a vast cosmos.” (James Gleick, The New York Times Book Review) From one of the most dynamic rising stars in astrophysics, an accessible and eye-opening look at five ways the universe could end and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most important concepts in cosmology.  We know the universe had a beginning. With the big bang, it expanded from a state of unimaginable density to an all-encompassing cosmic fireball to a simmering fluid of matter and energy, laying down the seeds for everything from black holes to one rocky planet orbiting a star near the edge of a spiral galaxy that happened to develop life as we know it. But what happens to the universe at the end of the story? And what does it mean for us now?  Dr. Katie Mack has been contemplating these questions since she was a young student, when her astronomy professor informed her the universe could end at any moment, in an instant. This revelation set her on the path toward theoretical astrophysics. Now, with lively wit and humor, she takes us on a mind-bending tour through five of the cosmos' possible finales: The Big Crunch, Heat Death, the Big Rip, Vacuum Decay (the one that could happen at any moment!), and the Bounce. Guiding us through cutting-edge science and major concepts in quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory, and much more, The End of Everything is a wildly fun, surprisingly upbeat ride to the farthest reaches of all that we know.

©2020 Dr. Katie Mack. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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False Alarm

40 ratings

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The New York Times best-selling "skeptical environmentalist" argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than good Hurricanes batter our coasts. Wildfires rage across the American West. Glaciers collapse in the Artic. Politicians, activists, and the media espouse a common message: climate change is destroying the planet, and we must take drastic action immediately to stop it. Children panic about their future, and adults wonder if it is even ethical to bring new life into the world.  Enough, argues best-selling author Bjorn Lomborg. Climate change is real, but it's not the apocalyptic threat that we've been told it is. Projections of Earth's imminent demise are based on bad science and even worse economics. In panic, world leaders have committed to wildly expensive but largely ineffective policies that hamper growth and crowd out more pressing investments in human capital, from immunization to education.  False Alarm will convince you that everything you think about climate change is wrong - and points the way toward making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, place for us all.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2020 Bjorn Lomborg (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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The Origin and Evolution of Earth

14 ratings

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This course chronicles the history of Earth and life on Earth from the point of view of the minerals that made it all happen. A major theme is how minerals and life coevolved, leading to the unprecedented mineral diversity on our world compared to the other planets in the solar system. Professor Hazen tells this epic story in 48 action-packed lectures that take you from the big bang to the formation of the solar system to the major milestones that marked the evolution of Earth and life. He also looks ahead at what to expect millions to billions of years in the future. It's easy to think that the green Earth dominated by life that we experience today is just as it's always been. But Professor Hazen introduces you to a succession of starkly different Earths, starting with the black, basalt-covered planet of 4.5 billion years ago, and progressing through blue, gray, red, and white phases as Earth, minerals, and life developed in concert. Major episodes covered in these lectures include the formation of the moon from the collision of a Mars-sized body with the early Earth; the Great Oxidation Event, which was sparked by the earliest photosynthetic life and is responsible for Earth's iron and other important mineral deposits; the formation of the first continents; the start of plate tectonics more than 3 billion years ago; the repeating cycles of supercontinent formation; the Cambrian explosion of life, resulting in the first animal shells, bones, and teeth; the great episodes of mass extinction, including the dinosaurs; and the rise of humans - along with much else. Most impressively, Professor Hazen is a pioneer in the study of mineral evolution, which is a unique lens through which to view the development of Earth. He tells the story with authority and with a rare gift for making you see the world in a new, intriguing way. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2013 The Great Courses

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The Rise of Humans: Great Scientific Debates

6 ratings

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Trying to understand our human origins has always been a fundamental part of who we are. Today, with the help of dramatic archaeological discoveries and groundbreaking advancements in technology and scientific understanding, we are closer than we've ever been to learning the true story. In recent decades, it has been the science of paleoanthropology that has led the investigation, helping us make sense of this controversial subject and providing us with a richer understanding of our origins. It's also sparked continued debate about key issues in human evolution. Did early humans evolve in Africa alone, or in regions throughout the world? Did Neandertals play an important role in our genetic heritage and, if so, how? Why did prehistoric humans form cooperative communities and create art? Now you can complete your own understanding of these issues in a fascinating 24-lecture series from an expert paleoanthropologist, who surveys both the questions that continue to rile the world's greatest minds in anthropology and the cutting-edge science responsible for them. The result is this expert guide to the wide-ranging debates over the most profound questions we can ask. Each lecture focuses on a single one of these questions and the sometimes surprising, sometimes fierce, and always illuminating debates surrounding them, including whether it was Africa or Asia that was more central to human origins, what prehistoric cultural groups were really like, and when humans actually reached the New World.

©2011 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2011 The Great Courses

Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

16 ratings

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A daring new vision of quantum theory from one of the leading minds of contemporary physics. Quantum physics is the golden child of modern science. It is the basis of our understanding of atoms, radiation, and so much else, from elementary particles and basic forces to the behavior of materials. But for a century, it has also been the problem child of science: It has been plagued by intense disagreements between its inventors, strange paradoxes, and implications that seem like the stuff of fantasy. Whether it's Schrödinger's cat - a creature that is simultaneously dead and alive - or a belief that the world does not exist independently of our observations of it, quantum theory challenges our fundamental assumptions about reality.  In Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, theoretical physicist Lee Smolin provocatively argues that the problems that have bedeviled quantum physics since its inception are unsolved and unsolvable, for the simple reason that the theory is incomplete. There is more to quantum physics, waiting to be discovered. Our task - if we are to have simple answers to our simple questions about the universe we live in - must be to go beyond quantum mechanics to a description of the world on an atomic scale that makes sense.  In this vibrant and accessible audiobook, Smolin takes us on a journey through the basics of quantum physics, introducing the stories of the experiments and figures that have transformed our understanding of the universe, before wrestling with the puzzles and conundrums that the quantum world presents. Along the way, he illuminates the existing theories that might solve these problems, guiding us toward a vision of the quantum that embraces common-sense realism.  If we are to have any hope of completing the revolution that Einstein began nearly a century ago, we must go beyond quantum mechanics to find a theory that will give us a complete description of nature. In Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, Lee Smolin brings us a step closer to resolving one of the greatest scientific controversies of our age.

©2019 Lee Smolin (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Great Heroes and Discoveries of Astronomy

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When it comes to the heroes of astronomy, we tend to think of lone men persevering in the face of daunting odds. Think of the titans of astronomy and you’re likely to think of names like Edwin Hubble, Albert Einstein, and Carl Sagan. And while these individuals revolutionized our understanding of the visible and invisible universe, they, too, were standing on the shoulders of other scientists and engineers without whom none of their groundbreaking ideas would have been possible.  Great Heroes and Discoveries of Astronomy takes you around the world and across time in search of the unsung heroes who, in many ways, are just as important to the story of astronomy as Hubble, Einstein, and Sagan. Whether they stood on the shoulders of giants or themselves offered shoulders for giants to stand on, the heroes of astronomy you’ll meet in these 24 lessons are a collective of the brightest and most daring minds in science.  Other influential astronomers you’ll meet include Annie Jump Cannon, who revolutionized the way astronomers classified the stars; Grote Reber, who designed what we recognize today as radio telescopes; Vera Rubin, who identified the first observational evidence of dark matter; and so many others. From groundbreaking new theories to serendipitous observations, from engineering the world’s largest telescopes to designing bold new ways to detect gravitational waves, you’ll witness the evolution of astronomical knowledge in small steps and incredible leaps. This is an incomparable window into why we’ve always found the stars so fascinating. And why we always will. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 The Great Courses (P)2021 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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Welcome to the Universe

35 ratings

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Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding, and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works. Breathtaking in scope, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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The Future of Humanity

108 ratings

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New York Times best seller

The number-one best-selling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.

We are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, world-renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku presents a compelling vision of how humanity may develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals the developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. He then journeys out of our solar system and discusses how new technologies such as nanoships, laser sails, and fusion rockets may actually make interstellar travel a possibility. 

We travel beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, as Kaku investigates some of the hottest topics in science today, including warp drive, wormholes, hyperspace, parallel universes, and the multiverse. Ultimately, he shows us how humans may someday achieve a form of immortality and be able to leave our bodies entirely, laser porting to new havens in space. 

©2018 Michio Kaku (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

7 ratings

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Nothing has had a more profound impact on the development of modern civilization than thermodynamics. Thermodynamic processes are at the heart of everything that involves heat, energy, and work, making an understanding of the subject indispensable for careers in engineering, physical science, biology, meteorology, and even nutrition and culinary arts. Get an in-depth tour of this vital and fascinating science in 24 enthralling lectures suitable for everyone from science novices to experts who wish to review elementary concepts and formulas. Professor Jeffrey Grossman of MIT uses the four laws of thermodynamics as a launching point to discuss foundational concepts that are critical pillars of science and engineering - ideas such as entropy, chemical potential, Gibbs free energy, enthalpy, osmotic pressure, heat capacity, eutectic melting, and the Carnot cycle. These and other ideas shed light on many phenomena in the natural world, and they are the analytical tools that engineers use to create new devices and technologies. At the end of these lectures, you'll truly appreciate the elegance and importance of thermodynamic principles. Also, you'll have unlocked the secrets to a fascinating aspect of our universe. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2014 The Great Courses (P)2014 The Teaching Company, LLC

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The New Climate War

7 ratings

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A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil fuel companies have waged a 30-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet. Recycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the ways that we've been told can slow climate change. But the inordinate emphasis on individual behavior is the result of a marketing campaign that has succeeded in placing the responsibility for fixing climate change squarely on the shoulders of individuals.  Fossil fuel companies have followed the example of other industries deflecting blame (think "guns don't kill people, people kill people") or greenwashing (think of the beverage industry's "Crying Indian" commercials of the 1970s). Meanwhile, they've blocked efforts to regulate or price carbon emissions, run PR campaigns aimed at discrediting viable alternatives, and have abdicated their responsibility in fixing the problem they've created. The result has been disastrous for our planet.  In The New Climate War, Mann argues that all is not lost. He draws the battle lines between the people and the polluters - fossil fuel companies, right-wing plutocrats, and petrostates. And he outlines a plan for forcing our governments and corporations to wake up and make real change, including:   A common-sense, attainable approach to carbon pricing - and a revision of the well-intentioned but flawed currently proposed version of the Green New Deal;  Allowing renewable energy to compete fairly against fossil fuels  Debunking the false narratives and arguments that have worked their way into the climate debate and driven a wedge between even those who support climate change solutions  Combatting climate doomism and despair-mongering  With immensely powerful vested interests aligned in defense of the fossil fuel status quo, the societal tipping point won't happen without the active participation of citizens everywhere aiding in the collective push forward. This book will reach, inform, and enable citizens everywhere to join this battle for our planet.

©2021 Michael E. Mann (P)2021 Hachette Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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Earth's Changing Climate

6 ratings

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In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-representing a global consensus of hundreds of scientists-concluded that "warming of the climate system is unequivocal," citing observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global mean sea level. And they noted that human activity is "very likely" the cause. Whatever your views on climate change, it's important to understand how the current scientific consensus on global warming evolved out of basic physical principles and a broad range of observations. This lucid series of twelve lectures is designed to do exactly that-reviewing the most up-to-date research and explaining the concepts, tools, data, and analysis that have led an overwhelming number of climate scientists to conclude that Earth is indeed warming and that we humans are in great part responsible. In clear and accessible lectures designed for nonscientists, you'll learn about the "fingerprints" of global climate change-ranging from borehole temperatures to melting glaciers to the altered behavior of plant and animal species and other indicators-that convince scientists that our Earth has been warming at an unprecedented rate in recent decades. The lectures address only scientific issues and make no policy recommendations. Instead, they have been designed to serve as your personal scientific briefing to equip you to engage knowledgeably in one of the most important environmental issues of our time. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2007 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2007 The Great Courses

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Tree

11 ratings

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Now with a new foreword by Peter Wohlleben, the international best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals. The story of a single tree, from the moment the seed is released from its cone until, more than 500 years later, it lies on the forest floor as a nurse log, giving life to ferns, mosses, and hemlocks, even as its own life is ending. This new edition has been updated and revised to reflect the effects of climate change on forests.

©2019 David Suzuki and Wayne Grady (P)2019 Greystone Books

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My Favorite Universe

45 ratings

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What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work, removing, changing, or adding heavenly bodies even as we gaze upward? Will humanity, and Earth itself, one day be gone? Are we alone? In an era when science journalism is perhaps more thorough and ambitious than ever before, fascinating explorations of questions like these seem available to us almost every day - provided we have a working understanding of the scientific theories on which they're based. Discover the answers to these and other startling questions about the cosmos with My Favorite Universe, a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through the cosmos and its history, from before the big bang to the likely ways in which Earth, and perhaps the entire universe, might end. In this lecture series, Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who directs the nation's most famous planetarium, makes that understanding available to anyone. Explore how black holes are formed, how asteroids move through space, why the odds seem overwhelmingly in favor of extraterrestrial life, and much more. With the foundation provided by this magnificent course, the realities of the universe will be revealed in stark - and often violent - beauty. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2003 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2003 The Great Courses

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Breath

593 ratings

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A New York Times Best Seller A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020  Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR “A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe - and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time.” (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love) No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: Take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe. Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease; and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

©2020 James Nestor (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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Le soleil d'Austerlitz

3 ratings

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Napoléon a trente ans en ce mois de noembre 1799. Il est Premier consul. Dans cinq ans, il sera Empereur des Français. "Joseph, si notre père nous voyait", murmurera-t-il à son frère aîné lors du sacre. Un an encore et il s'écriera : "Soldats, je suis content de vous !" Voilà la course légendaire. À la suivre jour après jour, on mesure la tension, la lucidité, la volonté, l'énergie, le génie, qu'il a fallu à Napoléon pour franchir les obstacles. Cadoudal le royaliste veut le tuer. L'Angleterre, l'Autriche, la Russie veulent l'abattre. Il faut l'emporter, sinon tout s'effondre. C'est à chaque fois quitte ou double. Au désastre de Trafalgar répond la victoire d'Austerlitz. Et demain ? Max Gallo suit Napoléon pas à pas. De cet homme dévoré par l'action, il ne dissimule rien. Multiple fascinant, brutal et séducteur, conquérant, Napoléon apparaît proche, lucide, humain. "Il remue les âmes", disait de lui de Gaulle. Et le livre de Max Gallo rend à l'épopée ce tremblement de la vie. Napoléon cesse d'être une statue. Il redevient cet homme jeune qui s'élance à cheval, pour vaincre ou périr. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©1997 Éditions Robert Laffont (P)2011 Éditions VDB

Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

21 ratings

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How is it possible for the disciplines of cosmology, geology, anthropology, biology, and history to fit together? These 48 lectures answer that question by weaving a single story from accounts of the past developed by a variety of scholarly disciplines. The result is a story stretching from the origins of the universe to the present day and beyond, in which human history is seen as part of the history of our Earth and biosphere, and the Earth's history, in turn, is seen as part of the history of the universe. Like traditional creation stories told by the world's great religions and mythologies, this lecture series provides a map of our place in space and time. But it does so using the insights and knowledge of modern science, as synthesized by a renowned historian. While you may have heard parts of this story before in courses on geology, history, anthropology, biology, cosmology, and other scholarly disciplines, Professor Christian provides more than just a recap of those disciplines. "Because of the scale on which we look at the past, you should not expect to find in it many of the familiar details, names, and personalities that you'll find in other types of historical teaching and writing," he explains. "For example, the French Revolution and the Renaissance will barely get a mention. They'll zoom past in a blur. You'll barely see them. Instead, what we're going to see are some less familiar aspects of the past. We'll be looking, above all, for the very large patterns, the shape of the past. "Prepare yourself for a journey through time and across space, from the first moments of existence to the distant reaches of the far future." PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2008 The Great Courses

Length: 24 hrs and 26 mins
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The Planets

15 ratings

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A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series.  The best-selling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before.  Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun’s expanding power. Venus, once thought to be lush and fertile, now known to be trapped within a toxic and boiling atmosphere. Mars, the red planet, doomed by the loss of its atmosphere. Jupiter, twice the size of all the other planets combined, but insubstantial. Saturn, a stunning celestial beauty, the jewel of our Solar System. Uranus, the sideways planet and the first ice giant. Neptune, dark, cold and whipped by supersonic winds. Pluto, the dwarf planet, a frozen rock. Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox take listeners on a voyage of discovery, from the fiery heart of our Solar System, to its mysterious outer reaches. They touch on the latest discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the planets, their moons and how they come to be, alongside recent stunning and mind-boggling NASA photography.

©2019 Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

28 ratings

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The New York Times best seller from the author of The Order of Time and Reality Is Not What It Seems “One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.” (The Wall Street Journal) “Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.” (The New York Times Book Review) This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery.  “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”

©2016 Carlo Rovelli (P)2016 Penguin Audio

Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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Chemistry

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Pick up two best-selling audiobooks in one bundle.  Organic chemistry is a difficult subject. There are many topics that are overviewed in your textbook as if you are wading through mud. To help you understand the subject with ease, Organic Chemistry, a guide to help you ace and survive the course, is available.  This study aid will help you explore biochemistry in more straightforward terms to help you succeed in your course. You may not need every chapter in this audio textbook depending on when you pick it up. However, it is encouraged that you use it for a review as your final edges closer to help you re-examine concepts that may have been tough in the beginning weeks of class.  Each chapter will overview relevant terms, explain the concept in easy-to-understand words, and have questions for you to answer.

©2017 Northern Press (P)2019 Northern Press

Narrator: Frank Phillips
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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Crystal Healing: 5 in 1 Bundle: Expand Mind Power, Enhance Psychic Awareness, Achieve Higher Consciousness, Increase Spiritual Energy, Gain Enlightenment with the Power of Crystals and Healing Stones

2 ratings

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Crystal Healing is the number one audio guide that will teach you the basic properties of crystals and how to unlock your hidden potential. Discover the gentle, healing powers of crystals and learn how to use these natural earth element stones that connect us to our higher selves and higher beings, in order to activate our inner healing abilities. This audiobook will help you create positive changes and live a more spiritual and meaningful life - the life that you deserve. This five-in-one bundle series includes the following five audiobooks:   Healing Crystals: Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Healing Power of Crystals and Healing Stones Crystals: Beginner's Guide to Crystal Healing and How to Heal the Human Energy Field through the Power of Crystals and Healing Stones Crystals for Beginners: Discover the Healing Power of Crystals and Healing Stones Crystal Healing Bible: Ultimate Guide to Gain Enlightenment and Awaken Your Energetic Potential with the Healing Powers of Crystals Crystal Healing for Beginners: Introduction to Crystal Healing, Learn how to Achieve Higher Consciousness and Enhance your Spiritual Balance with the Power of Crystals and Healing Stones Some key concepts discussed in this audiobook bundle: Basics and understanding of crystal healing How to tap into crystal energy Over 200+ crystals you need to know Chakra healing and chakra balancing Aura clearing, cleansing, and protecting Reiki healing with crystals How to make a crystal grid How to start your own crystal collection And so much more Get your copy of Crystal Healing: 5 in 1 Bundle today!

©2019 Crystal Lee (P)2019 Crystal Lee

Author: Crystal Lee
Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
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Time Reborn

4 ratings

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What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face - from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles of quantum physics to the unification of forces and particles - come down to the nature of time. The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists, from Newton to Einstein to today's quantum theorists, have seen things differently. The scientific case for time being an illusion is formidable. That is why the consequences of adopting the view that time is real are revolutionary. Lee Smolin, author of the controversial best seller The Trouble with Physics, argues that a limited notion of time is holding physics back. It's time for a major revolution in scientific thought. The reality of time could be the key to the next big breakthrough in theoretical physics. What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical new approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities. There are few ideas that, like our notion of time, shape our thinking about literally everything, with huge implications for physics and beyond - from climate change to the economic crisis. Smolin explains in lively and lucid prose how the true nature of time impacts our world.

©2013 Spin Networks, Ltd. (P)2013 Tantor

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Author: Lee Smolin
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

49 ratings

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Everything we now know about the universe - from the behavior of quarks to the birth of galaxies - has come from people who've been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the advent of modern science, great minds have turned to testing and experimentation rather than mere thought as a way of grappling with some of the universe's most vexing dilemmas. So what is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered and explored by today's scientists? "We know a lot about the universe. But there's even more that we don't know," says astrophysicist and professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, an award-winning lecturer, and one of the world's foremost experts on the secrets of the universe. This course, which has been honored with a 2013 Telly Award for Outstanding Educational Program, features six self-contained lectures that transport you on a marvelous journey to the frontiers of the known (and unknown) universe and introduce you to tantalizing questions being addressed by the world's top scientists. Engaging and fascinating, this lecture series is a wonderful entrée to scientific pursuits that lie at the very heart of the history and nature of our universe. Disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase.

©2012 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2012 The Great Courses

Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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Fossil Men

7 ratings

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"A rip-roaring tale, Fossil Men is one of those rare books that can be a prism through which to view the world, exposing the fabric of the Earth and illuminating the Tree of Life." (New York Times best-selling author Peter Nichols) A behind-the-scenes account of the discovery of the oldest skeleton of a human ancestor, named “Ardi” - a human ancestor far older than Lucy - a find that shook the world of paleoanthropology and radically altered our understanding of human evolution.  In 1994, a team led by fossil-hunting legend Tim White - ”the Steve Jobs of paleoanthropology” - uncovered the bones of a human ancestor in Ethiopia’s Afar region. Radiometric dating of nearby rocks indicated the skeleton, classified as Ardipithecus ramidus, was 4.4 million years old, more than a million years older than “Lucy”, then the oldest known human ancestor. The findings challenged many assumptions about human evolution - how we started walking upright, how we evolved our nimble hands, and, most significantly, whether we were descended from an ancestor that resembled today’s chimpanzee - and repudiated a half-century of paleoanthropological orthodoxy. Fossil Men is the first full-length exploration of Ardi, the fossil men who found her, and her impact on what we know about the origins of the human species. It is a scientific detective story played out in anatomy and the natural history of the human body. Kermit Pattison brings into focus a cast of eccentric, obsessive scientists, including one of the world’s greatest fossil hunters, Tim White - an exacting and unforgiving fossil hunter whose virtuoso skills in the field were matched only by his propensity for making enemies; Gen Suwa, a Japanese savant who sometimes didn’t bother going home at night to devote more hours to science; Owen Lovejoy, a onetime creationist-turned-paleoanthropologist; Berhane Asfaw, who survived imprisonment and torture to become Ethiopia’s most senior paleoanthropologist and who fought for African scientists to gain equal footing in the study of human origins; and the Leakeys, for decades the most famous family in paloanthropology. An intriguing tale of scientific discovery, obsession, and rivalry that moves from the sun-baked desert of Africa and a nation caught in a brutal civil war, to modern high-tech labs and academic lecture halls, Fossil Men is popular science at its best, and a must-listen for fans of Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, and Edward O. Wilson. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Kermit Pattison (P)2020 HarperAudio

Narrator: Roger Wayne
Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
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The Life and Death of Stars

5 ratings

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Long ago, the magnificence of the star-filled sky and its clock-like motions inspired people to invent myths to explain this impressive feature of nature. Now we understand the stars at a much deeper level, not as legendary figures connected with constellations, but as engines of matter, energy, and the raw material of life itself. And thanks to powerful telescopes, our view of the stars is more stunning than ever. The Life and Death of Stars introduces you to this spectacular story in 24 half-hour lectures that lead you through the essential ideas of astrophysics - the science of stars. Your guide is Professor Stassun, an award-winning teacher and noted astrophysicist. He provides lively, eloquent, and authoritative explanations at a level suitable for science novices as well as for those who already know their way around the starry sky. The Life and Death of Stars takes you to some otherworldly destinations, including stellar nurseries, planetary nebulae, the core of the sun, and protoplanetary systems. You also become familiar with the periodic table of elements, discovering how fusion reactions inside stars forge successively heavier atoms, producing some in abundance, temporarily skipping others, and creating everything heavier than iron. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2014 The Great Courses (P)2014 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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The Hidden Reality

22 ratings

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There was a time when “universe” meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many. With crystal-clear prose and inspired use of analogy, Brian Greene shows how a range of different “multiverse” proposals emerges from theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space: a multiverse in which you have an infinite number of doppelgängers, each reading this sentence in a distant universe; a multiverse comprising a vast ocean of bubble universes, of which ours is but one; a multiverse that endlessly cycles through time, or one that might be hovering millimeters away yet remains invisible; another in which every possibility allowed by quantum physics is brought to life. Or, perhaps strangest of all, a multiverse made purely of mathematics. Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a captivating exploration of these parallel worlds and reveals how much of reality’s true nature may be deeply hidden within them.

©2011 Brian Greene (P)2011 Random House Audio

Narrator: Brian Greene
Author: Brian Greene
Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
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Science Fictions

9 ratings

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An insider’s view of science reveals why many scientific results cannot be relied upon - and how the system can be reformed. Science is how we understand the world. Yet failures in peer review and mistakes in statistics have rendered a shocking number of scientific studies useless - or, worse, badly misleading. Such errors have distorted our knowledge in fields as wide-ranging as medicine, physics, nutrition, education, genetics, economics, and the search for extraterrestrial life. As Science Fictions makes clear, the current system of research funding and publication not only fails to safeguard us from blunders but actively encourages bad science - with sometimes deadly consequences. Stuart Ritchie’s own work challenging an infamous psychology experiment helped spark what is now widely known as the "replication crisis", the realization that supposed scientific truths are often just plain wrong. Now, he reveals the very human biases, misunderstandings, and deceptions that undermine the scientific endeavor: from contamination in science labs to the secret vaults of failed studies that nobody gets to see; from outright cheating with fake data to the more common, but still ruinous, temptation to exaggerate mediocre results for a shot at scientific fame. Yet Science Fictions is far from a counsel of despair. Rather, it’s a defense of the scientific method against the pressures and perverse incentives that lead scientists to bend the rules. By illustrating the many ways that scientists go wrong, Ritchie gives us the knowledge we need to spot dubious research and points the way to reforms that could make science trustworthy once again.

©2020 Stuart Ritchie (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Stuart Ritchie
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Evolution

3 ratings

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Over the past 20 years, paleontologists have made tremendous fossil discoveries, including fossils that mark the growth of whales, manatees, and seals from land mammals and the origins of elephants, horses, and rhinos. Today there exists an amazing diversity of fossil humans, suggesting we walked upright long before we acquired large brains, and new evidence from molecules that enable scientists to decipher the tree of life as never before. The fossil record is now one of the strongest lines of evidence for evolution. In this engaging audiobook, Donald R. Prothero weaves an entertaining though intellectually rigorous history out of the transitional forms and series that dot the fossil record. Beginning with a brief discussion of the nature of science and the "monkey business of creationism". Prothero tackles subjects ranging from flood geology and rock dating to neo-Darwinism and macroevolution. He covers the ingredients of the primordial soup, the effects of communal living, invertebrate transitions, the development of the backbone, the reign of the dinosaurs, the mammalian explosion, and the leap from chimpanzee to human. Prothero pays particular attention to the recent discovery of "missing links" that complete the fossil timeline and details the debate between biologists over the mechanisms driving the evolutionary process. Evolution is an absorbing combination of firsthand observation, scientific discovery, and trenchant analysis. With the teaching of evolution still an issue, there couldn't be a better moment for a book clarifying the nature and value of fossil evidence. Widely recognized as a leading expert in his field, Prothero demonstrates that the transformation of life on this planet is far more awe inspiring than the narrow view of extremists. This captivating downloadable audio version of Evolution has been specially adapted from the print version by the author.

©2007 Columbia University Press (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: John Bishop
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Biochemistry: The University Student Survival Guide to Ace Biochemistry

1 rating

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With the help of this guide, you will easily pass your post-secondary course on biochemistry. Mr. Donelly has 17 years experience as a university professor. It is possible to break science into different specialties like biochemistry, chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, anatomy, and physiology. Biochemistry brings biology and chemistry together by allowing chemical knowledge and techniques to help explain biological issues. Biochemistry is best described by stating that biochemists assess processes on a molecule level. They examine cells, such as proteins and organelles, looking for the way cells communicate, grow, or stop illness. If you think about it, there is very little that separates one organism from another; it is just how the units stack up that determines the nature of it. The difference between cellulose and starch is all that determines the difference between a tree and a potato. In biochemistry, you will study the chemistry of living organisms on a molecular level. Organic chemistry is often required in colleges and universities before biochemistry because living organisms are based on carbon. Organic chemistry studies the relationship of carbon to living organisms, as well as other molecules required to live. Biochemists study processes of digestion at a cellular level, or they may study an individual electron transport within a particular cell. This study aid will help you explore biochemistry in more straightforward terms to help you succeed in your course. You may not need every chapter in this resource depending on when you pick it up. However, it is encouraged that you use it for a review as your final edges closer to help you re-examine concepts that may have been tough in the beginning weeks of class. Each chapter will overview relevant terms, explain the concept in easy-to-understand words, and have questions for you to answer.

©2017 Theodore Katsoulis (P)2017 Theodore Katsoulis

Narrator: Joseph Wosik
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Vor 100.000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen.   Vor 70.000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herrn des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. 

©2013 Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (P)2013 Der Hörverlag

Narrator: Jürgen Holdorf
Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
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Comet

2 ratings

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Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark. Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from which worlds are formed? Comet is an enthralling adventure, indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and wondered why. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1997 Ann Druyan and the Estate of Carl Sagan. © 1985 by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
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The Technological Society

1 rating

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As insightful and wise today as it was when originally published in France in 1954, Jacques Ellul’s The Technological Society has become a classic in its field, laying the groundwork for all other studies of technology and society that have followed. Ellul offers a penetrating analysis of our technological civilization, showing how technology - which began innocuously enough as a servant of humankind - threatens to overthrow humanity itself in its ongoing creation of an environment that meets its own ends. No conversation about the dangers of technology and its unavoidable effects on society can begin without a careful listening of this book.

©1964 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (P)2021 by Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
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Desert Solitaire

11 ratings

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When Desert Solitaire was first published in 1968, it became the focus of a nationwide cult. Rude and sensitive. Thought-provoking and mystical. Angry and loving. Both Abbey and this book are all of these and more. Here, the legendary author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road and many other critically acclaimed books vividly captures the essence of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah. This is a rare view of a quest to experience nature in its purest form -- the silence, the struggle, the overwhelming beauty. But this is also the gripping, anguished cry of a man of character who challenges the growing exploitation of the wilderness by oil and mining interests, as well as by the tourist industry. Abbey's observations and challenges remain as relevant now as the day he wrote them. Today, Desert Solitaire asks if any of our incalculable natural treasures can be saved before the bulldozers strike again.

©1968 Edward Abbey (P)2011 Tantor

Narrator: Michael Kramer
Author: Edward Abbey
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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Growing a Revolution

14 ratings

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The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population. But there is reason for hope. David R. Montgomery introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution that could bring humanity's ailing soil back to life remarkably fast. Growing a Revolution draws on visits to farms in the industrialized world and developing world to show that a new combination of farming practices can deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions to problems farmers face today. Montgomery explores why practices based on the principles of conservation agriculture help restore soil health and fertility. In addition, he discusses how these practices translate into farms that use less water, generate less pollution, and lower carbon emissions. Combining ancient wisdom with modern science, Growing a Revolution lays out a solid case for an inspiring vision where agriculture becomes the solution to environmental problems.

©2017 David R. Montgomery (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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36 Big Ideas

3 ratings

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As the home to big ideas, The Great Courses has produced thousands of lectures that have introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest ideas out there. Now, enjoy 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get a fresh learning experience in a wide range of disciplines. How does electromagnetic radiation traveling at 186,000 miles per second tell us everything we need to know about the distant stars? Why do we prefer random rejection over always getting what we want? How does science explain our subjective experience - if it even can? These are just a few of the many scintillating questions whose answers you'll get in this lecture series. Scientists, historians, linguists, psychologists, archaeologists, and other experts guide you through topics, concepts, and events that are sure to amaze you. You'll learn how the world's largest untranslated written language was made with strings and knots. You'll explore the idea of time's arrow, which offers stirring insights into the one-way direction of time. You'll focus on a strange (but true) sensory phenomenon in which people associate letters with colors. You'll investigate the fascinating cultural universality hidden inside heroic journeys by characters such as Little Red Riding Hood and Arjuna in the Mahabharata. And much more. Profound topics, deep insights, great professors - this lecture series is the perfect introduction to some of our most popular courses, and to some of the many ways in which our courses explain the seemingly unexplainable. The complete list of contributors includes Professors Edwin Barnhart, Grant L. Voth, H. Craig Heller, Indre Viskontas, John McWhorter, and John R. Hale. Disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase.

©2014 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2014 The Great Courses

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Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime

29 ratings

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It all started with Newton’s apple. Or did it? Gravity controls everything from the falling of an apple to the rising of ocean’s tides to the motions of the heavens above. If you’ve ever wondered how this most puzzling force works across our entire universe, you will be delighted by this 24-part course that is accessible to any curious person, regardless of your science education. No other product on the market presents the subject of gravity in as much detail as this course, which will follow the past 400 years of research and experimentation in the field. Your guide is Professor Schumacher, an award-winning educator, prominent theoretical physicist, and protégé of John Archibald Wheeler, the distinguished gravity theorist who first coined the term “black hole”.   • Explore the intriguing features of gravity, including: why a hammer does not fall faster than a feather (neglecting air resistance, of course!); how astronauts float in space when they are still within reach of Earth’s gravitational pull; and how gravity shapes the four-dimensional fabric of the universe. • Become immersed in the fascinating study of gravity, experiencing the scientific breakthroughs alongside the great minds of physics: Galileo, Newton, Cavendish, Einstein, Hubble, Hawking, and more. • Examine a recent discovery: that the expansion of our universe is accelerating due to an as-yet-unexplained cosmic antigravity known as dark energy. • Delve into the Holy Grail of contemporary physics: the search for a theory that encompasses both gravity, which extends its reach across the cosmos, and quantum mechanics, which governs events at the smallest possible scale. In Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime, you will travel to the very edges of modern physics to explore several revolutionary theories and discover that physics is just as exciting today as it was when Newton sat by that fateful apple tree. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 The Great Courses (P)2013 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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The Field

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Based on interviews with today's cutting-edge scientists, investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart wrote The Field, a compelling presentation of the theory that there is a measurable "life force" in the universe. Now, in this original audio adaptation by the author, McTaggart takes listeners on a journey into this exciting arena of science, called the "Zero-Point Field", that could be the key to understanding "supernatural" forces, healing energy, and the nature of consciousness. Offering a challenging new vision of the future, and insights on how this science can immediately affect our own lives, here is a unique opportunity to hear Lynne McTaggart as she unveils the mysteries, discoveries, and wonder of The Field.

©2007 Lynne McTaggart (P)2007 Sounds True

Narrator: Lynne McTaggart
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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Unstoppable

26 ratings

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Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today's rising youth to action: to create a better future. In Unstoppable, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless. With a scientist's thirst for knowledge and an engineer's vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today's environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. We need not accept that transportation consumes half our energy and that two-thirds of the energy you put into your car is immediately thrown away out the tailpipe. We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life. Above all, we need not accept that we will leave our children a planet that is dirty, overheated, and depleted of resources. As Bill shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming. When you are done listening, you'll be enlightened and empowered. Chances are you'll be smiling, too, ready to join Bill and change the world.

©2015 William S. Nye (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Bill Nye
Author: Bill Nye
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
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The Secret Life of Plants

2 ratings

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Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. A perennial best seller!  In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants. Now available in a new edition, The Secret Life of Plants explores plants' response to human care and nurturing, their ability to communicate with man, plants' surprising reaction to music, their lie-detection abilities, their creative powers, and much more.  Tompkins and Bird's classic book affirms the depth of humanity's relationship with nature and adds special urgency to the cause of protecting the environment that nourishes us.

©2018 Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: D. Michael Hope
Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
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The Hidden Life of Trees

433 ratings

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How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to. In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders, of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown lives of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that ecofriendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth. After a walk through the woods with Wohlleben, you'll never look at trees the same way again.

©2015, 2016 Ludwig Verlag, Munich, part of the Random House GmbH publishing group. Jane Billinghurst. Tim Flannery. “Note from a Forest Scientist” by Dr. Suzanne Simard. (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mike Grady
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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The Science of Why

38 ratings

Summary

Ever wonder why onions make you cry? Or why lizards do pushups? Or why leaves change color in the fall? Don't worry, you're not alone. Acclaimed science writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram wonders the same things. After a long career of asking important questions (does time speed up as we age? How much Neanderthal is in me? Why do some animals throw their feces?), he's here to put our scientific quandaries to rest. In this insightful, witty book for curious listeners of all ages, Jay shares his favorite head scratchers and mind benders, settling pressing questions, such as.... What is déjà vu? Why were Tyrannosaurus rex's arms so short? Why are you plagued by mosquitoes while your friends aren't? Does your cat actually like you? What is déjà vu? ...along with everything you ever wondered about human echolocation, Bigfoot, and farts (though not all at once). Chock-full of fun science facts (and fictions), this book will delight and surprise your inner science geek. Spoiler: She actually thinks you're a larger, dumber version of her mother.

©2016 Mr. Science Productions Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jay Ingram
Author: Jay Ingram
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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18 Miles

35 ratings

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We live at the bottom of an ocean of air - 5,200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth’s atmosphere is smeared onto its surface in an alarmingly thin layer - 99 percent contained within 18 miles. Yet, within this fragile margin lies a magnificent realm - at once gorgeous, terrifying, capricious, and elusive. With his keen eye for identifying and uniting seemingly unrelated events, Chris Dewdney reveals to us the invisible rivers in the sky that affect how our weather works and the structure of clouds and storms and seasons, the rollercoaster of climate. Dewdney details the history of weather forecasting and introduces us to the eccentric and determined pioneers of science and observation whose efforts gave us the understanding of weather we have today.    18 Miles is a kaleidoscopic and fact-filled journey that uncovers our obsession with the atmosphere and weather - as both evocative metaphor and physical reality. From the roaring winds of Katrina to Palladio’s architectural triumph, La Rotonda, Dewdney entertains as he gives listeners a long overdue look at the very air we breathe.

©2018 Christopher Dewdney (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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The Reality Bubble

91 ratings

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Shortlisted for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize

From one of the world's most engaging science journalists, a groundbreaking and wonder-filled look at the hidden things that shape our lives in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways.

Our naked eyes see only a thin sliver of reality.

We are blind in comparison to the X-rays that peer through skin, the mass spectrometers that detect the dead inside the living, or the high-tech surveillance systems that see with artificial intelligence.

And we are blind compared to the animals that can see in infrared, or ultraviolet, or in 360-degree vision. These animals live in the same world we do, but they see something quite different when they look around.

With all of the curiosity and flair that drives her broadcasting, Ziya Tong illuminates this hidden world and takes us on a journey to examine 10 of humanity's biggest blind spots.

First, we are introduced to the blind spots we are all born with, to see how technology reveals an astonishing world that exists beyond our human senses. It is with these new ways of seeing that today's scientists can image everything from an atom to a black hole.

In section two, our collective blind spots are exposed. It's not that we can't see, Tong reminds us. It's that we don't. In the 21st century, there are cameras everywhere, except where our food comes from, where our energy comes from, and where our waste goes. Being in the dark when it comes to how we survive makes it impossible to navigate our future.

Lastly, the scope widens to our civilizational blind spots. Here, the blurred lens of history reveals how we inherit ways of thinking about the world that seem natural or inevitable but are in fact little more than traditions, ways of seeing the world that have come to harm it.

This vitally important new book shows how science, and the curiosity that drives it, can help civilization flourish by opening our eyes to the landscape laid out before us. Fast-paced, utterly fascinating, and deeply humane, The Reality Bubble gives voice to the sense we've all had - that there is more to the world than meets the eye.

©2019 Ziya Tong (P)2019 Allen Lane

Narrator: Ziya Tong
Author: Ziya Tong
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
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A Brief History of Time

180 ratings

Summary

This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Its author, Stephen W. Hawking, is arguably the greatest mind since Einstein. From the vantage point of the wheelchair, where he has spent the last 20 years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Professor Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. A Brief History of Time is Hawking's classic introduction to today's most important scientific ideas about the cosmos. It is read here by the Emmy Award-winning host of The Michael Jackson Show on KABC-TV.

©1988 Stephen W. Hawking (P)2005 Phoenix Books, Inc.

Narrator: Michael Jackson
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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The Universe in a Nutshell

13 ratings

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One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Stephen Hawking is an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas, but for the clarity and wit with which he expresses them. In this new work, Hawking brings us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics, where truth is often stranger than fiction, to explain in layman's terms the principles that control our universe. Like many in the community of theoretical physics, Professor Hawking is seeking to uncover the grail of science - the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. In his accessable and often playful style, he guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe - from supergravity to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality. And he lets us behind the scenes of one of his most exciting intellectual adventures as he seeks "to combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe." With characteristic exuberance, Professor Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through spacetime. The Universe in a Nutshell is essential listening for all of us who want to understand the universe in which we live.

©2001 Stephen Hawking (P)2001 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

Narrator: Simon Prebble
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

11 ratings

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Infectious diseases touch the lives of everyone on the planet. Whether it's something as minor as a brush with the common cold or as serious as Ebola, we all have grappled with infections and will continue to encounter them as we age. On a worldwide scale, infectious diseases account for 26 percent of all deaths, second only to cardiovascular diseases. And unlike chronic diseases, infectious diseases are unique in their potential for explosive global impacts. Now, in the 24 engaging lectures of Introduction to Infectious Diseases, you can get a comprehensive overview of diseases from the mundane to the fatal from renowned physician and award-winning professor Dr. Barry Fox. Begin with an overview of the microscopic particles responsible for disease: bacteria, fungi, hybrid germs, and viruses. You will see how they invade the body; look through the microscope at pathogens to identify their inner components; follow germs through to different body systems and see what effects they have; and learn why we may be losing the battle against some germs. Cut through the medical myths and get a solidly scientific guide to keeping yourself and your loved ones as protected as possible from pathogens, including a no-nonsense guide to vaccinations, tips on keeping a healthier home environment, and valuable advice for world travelers. Whether you have a love for biology, a curiosity about the world's many infectious diseases, or a certain amount of trepidation about what the future holds, you will enjoy Dr. Fox's impeccable bedside manner, insider knowledge, and humorous personal stories. And, most importantly, you will be empowered to make the best choices for yourself, your loved ones, and future generations. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 The Great Courses (P)2015 The Teaching Company, LLC

Narrator: Barry C. Fox
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
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The Science of Why 2

29 ratings

Summary

An all-new volume of science questions to delight, entertain, and inform listeners of all ages, from best-selling author Jay Ingram. Jay takes listeners on a tour of the universe, exploring wonders big and small. From the farthest reaches of space to the most perplexing historical riddles to the marvels of who we are and what we're made of, Jay answers the important questions, such as: What's inside a black hole? Will machines ever learn to feel? How much pee is in the average swimming pool? Because who hasn't wondered whether we're living in a computer simulation? Or whether Atlantis existed? Or why cats always land on their feet? With wit and wisdom, The Science of Why 2 will delight listeners of all ages with the answers to all these questions and more. Full of fun science facts (and fictions), this is the book that everyone's inner science geek needs to hear.

©2017 Mr. Science Productions Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jay Ingram
Author: Jay Ingram
Length: 4 hrs
Available on Audible
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Inventions Helping Fix the Climate Crisis

Summary

Scientific research and data show that the Earth doesn't have much time before climate change becomes irreversible. Listen to how scientists, researchers, and everyday people around the world are creating new methods and inventions to conserve energy, reduce waste and recycle. You'll learn about: The plastic scientists developed that infinitely recyclable How plastic bags can be turned into fuel How mini-nuclear reactors could reinvent the energy industry And more!

©2021 Seeker (P)2021 Audiogems by Findaway

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How to Save the World One Animal Species at a Time

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There are more than 40,000 animals species that are vulnerable, endangered, and critically endangered. Conservationists, scientists, and organizations all over the world are exploring ways to help stop these endangered animals from going extinct. Listen in to how lab-grown super corals could save the ocean, an unusual way to save bluefin tuna, how close we are to saving the bees, and more!

©2021 Seeker (P)2021 Audiogems by Findaway

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Sue Perkins Earpedia: Animals

34 ratings

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Former Bake Off host, passionate animal lover and comedian Sue Perkins, is our indispensable guide to the animal kingdom. Join her on a comical, insightful and, at times, shocking nature trail around the world.  In this mad-cap adventure, she introduces us to the amazing, surprising and hysterical truth about all creatures great and small. From the African lungfish to the kangaroo, get ready for an irreverent, funny and often furry journey of discovery.  This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 13 episodes to your Library now.

©2016 Audible, Ltd. (P)2016 Audible, Ltd.

Author: Sue Perkins
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

59 ratings

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From award-winning physicist, public intellectual, and the bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing Lawrence Krauss, comes “a masterful blend of history, modern physics, and cosmic perspective that empowers the reader to not only embrace our understanding of the universe, but also revel in what remains to be discovered” (Neil deGrasse Tyson, American Museum of Natural History). In this grand poetic vision of the universe, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world that underlies reality - and our place within it. Reality is not what you think or sense - it’s weird, wild, and counterintuitive, and its inner workings seem at least as implausible as the idea that something can come from nothing. With his trademark wit and accessible style, Krauss leads us to realms so small that they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern our existence. His unique blend of rigorous research and engaging storytelling invites us into the lives and minds of remarkable scientists who have helped unravel the unexpected fabric of reality with reasoning rather than superstition and dogma, and to explain how everything we see - and can’t see - came about. A passionate advocate for reason, Krauss gives the rationale for the seemingly irrational - and the mysteries and apparent contradictions of quantum physics, and explores what that means for our lives here on Earth - and beyond. At its core, The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far is about the best of what it means to be human - an epic history of our ultimately purposeless universe that addresses the question, “Why are we here?”

©2017 Lawrence Krauss (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

Narrator: Lawrence Krauss
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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The Elephant Whisperer

185 ratings

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Audie Award Winner, Biography/Memoir, 2014 When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

©2009, 2012 Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence (P)2012 Tantor

Narrator: Simon Vance
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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The Grand Design

28 ratings

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THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT THINKERS—A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of reality? Why are the laws of nature so finely tuned as to allow for the existence of beings like ourselves? And, finally, is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet—if only to disagree. In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. In The Grand Design they explain that according to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history, but rather that every possible history of the universe exists simultaneously. When applied to the universe as a whole, this idea calls into question the very notion of cause and effect. But the “top-down” approach to cosmology that Hawking and Mlodinow describe would say that the fact that the past takes no definite form means that we create history by observing it, rather than that history creates us. The authors further explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the very early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. Along the way Hawking and Mlodinow question the conventional concept of reality, posing a “model-dependent” theory of reality as the best we can hope to find. And they conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing us and our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a complete “theory of everything.” If confirmed, they write, it will be the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, and the ultimate triumph of human reason. A succinct, startling, and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform—and provoke—like no other.

©2010 Steven Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow (P)2010 Random House Audio

Narrator: Steve West
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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10% Human

1 rating

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You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony. Until recently, we had thought our microbes hardly mattered, but science is revealing a different story, one in which microbes run our bodies and becoming a healthy human is impossible without them. In this riveting, shocking, and beautifully written book, biologist Alanna Collen draws on the latest scientific research to show how our personal colony of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, our mental health, and even our choice of partner. She argues that so many of our modern diseases - obesity, autism, mental illness, digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmunity afflictions, and even cancer - have their root in our failure to cherish our most fundamental and enduring relationship: that with our personal colony of microbes.

©2015 Nycteris, Ltd. (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Cat Gould
Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Einstein's Fridge

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An entertaining, eye-opening account of the extraordinary team of innovators who discovered the laws of thermodynamics essential to understanding the world today - from refrigeration and jet engines to calorie counting and global warming - for fans of How We Got to Now and A Brief History of Nearly Everything. Einstein’s Fridge tells the incredible epic story of the scientists who, over two centuries, harnessed the power of heat and ice and formulated a theory essential to comprehending our universe. Thermodynamics - the branch of physics that deals with energy and entropy - is the least known and yet most consequential of all the sciences. It governs everything from the behavior of living cells to the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Not only that, but thermodynamics explains why we must eat and breathe, how lights turn on, the limits of computing, and how the universe will end.  The brilliant people who decoded its laws came from every branch of the sciences; they were engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, cosmologists, and mathematicians. From French military engineer and physicist Sadi Carnot to Lord Kelvin, James Joule, Albert Einstein, Emmy Noether, Alan Turing, and Stephen Hawking, author Paul Sen introduces us to all of the players who passed the baton of scientific progress through time and across nations. Incredibly driven and idealistic, these brave pioneers performed groundbreaking work often in the face of torment and tragedy. Their discoveries helped create the modern world and transformed every branch of science, from biology to cosmology.  Einstein’s Fridge brings to life one of the most important scientific revolutions of all time and captures the thrill of discovery and the power of scientific progress to shape the course of history.

©2021 Furnace Limited. All rights reserved. (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Malk Williams
Author: Paul Sen
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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The Bears of Brooks Falls

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A natural history and celebration of the famous bears and salmon of Brooks River. On the Alaska Peninsula, where exceptional landscapes are commonplace, a small river attracts attention far beyond its scale. Each year, from summer to early fall, brown bears and salmon gather at Brooks River to create one of North America's greatest wildlife spectacles. As the salmon leap from the cascade, dozens of bears are there to catch them (with as many as 43 bears sighted in a single day), and thousands of people come to watch in person or on the National Park Service's popular Brooks Falls Bearcam. The Bears of Brooks Falls tells the story of this region and the bears that made it famous in three parts. The first forms an ecological history of the region, from its dormancy 30,000 years ago to the volcanic events that transformed it into the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. The central and longest section is a deep dive into the lives of the wildlife along the Brooks River, especially the bears and salmon. Listeners will learn about the bears' winter hibernation, mating season, hunting rituals, migration patterns, and their relationship with Alaska's changing environment. Finally, the book explores the human impact, both positive and negative, on this special region and its wild population.

©2021 Michael Fitz (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: John Pruden
Author: Michael Fitz
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Une histoire de tout, ou presque...

29 ratings

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Posez une question, Bryson y répond dans ce livre, clair, synthétique, vivant, truffé d'anecdotes, qui conjugue avec bonheur science et sourire. Vous y apprendrez sans efforts par quels hasards, traits de génie, intuitions, déductions, expérimentations, débats, les hommes en sont arrivés à connaître le monde tel qu'ils le connaissent aujourd'hui. Tout y est (ou presque) de l'histoire des sciences, de notre planète et de l'univers. Un merveilleux compagnon, dont la lecture devrait être recommandée à tous les collégiens… et à leurs parents ! Ce livre a été un best-seller en France et dans le monde entier. Il a reçu le prestigieux prix Aventis du meilleur livre de vulgarisation scientifique et l'Union européenne lui a décerné le prix Descartes pour la communication scientifique.

©2011 PAYOT & RIVAGES. Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Françoise Bouillot (P)2020 Audible Studios

Narrator: Emmanuel Lemire
Author: Bill Bryson
Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
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What Happens Next? Conversations from MARS

42 ratings

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The most innovative minds in science and technology reveal a vision for the future of life on Earth - and beyond. Every year, 200 experts across machine learning, automation, robotics, and space arrive in Palm Springs for MARS - the yearly, invitation-only event hosted by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos - to share new ideas about how these four fields will shape our future. In What Happens Next: Conversations from MARS, TV host and maker of things Adam Savage (MythBusters) takes listeners deep inside the MARS conference. In interviews with more than a dozen leading scientists and thinkers - including former astronaut Mike Massimino, iRobot co-founder Rodney Brooks, Dava Newman (former deputy administrator of NASA), Oren Etzioni (CEO, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence), futurist Kate Compton, and Caleb Harper (director of the Open Agriculture initiative at MIT) - Savage explores the mind-blowing and often misunderstood ways in which science and innovation are transforming the way we live, work, and play. Full of wonder, optimism, and plain old awesomeness, What Happens Next will be a revelation for anyone who’s ever wondered about what our future will look like and how we’ll get there.    

©2018 Audible Originals LLC (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Adam Savage
Author: Adam Savage
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Tout le monde ment... (et vous aussi !)

36 ratings

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Les parents favorisent-ils les garçons plutôt que les filles ? L'école que l'on fréquente influence-t-elle réellement notre réussite ? Mentons-nous souvent sur notre sexualité ? En ce début de XXIe siècle, nos navigations Internet génèrent huit millions de giga-octets de données chaque jour. Une quantité stupéfiante d'informations qui en disent long sur chacun d'entre nous, car c'est à notre moteur de recherche que nous confions nos questions et nos pensées les plus intimes. S'appuyant sur les recherches Google de millions d'Américains, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz nous livre des révélations fascinantes sur des sujets aussi divers que la politique, le racisme, la violence, notre sexualité, nos relations familiales, le sport... À la lumière de ce "sérum de vérité numérique" qu'est le Big Data, il nous invite à lever le voile sur nous-mêmes et à prendre conscience de nos préjugés... pour mieux changer. Lorsque vous achetez ce titre, le fichier PDF qui l'accompagne sera disponible dans votre confirmation d'achat envoyée par mail ainsi que dans votre bibliothèque, depuis votre ordinateur.   >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2018 Leduc.s. Traduit de l'anglais américain par Michel Le Séac'h (P)2018 Audible Studios

Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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Six Easy Pieces

8 ratings

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Designed for non-scientists, Six Easy Pieces is an unparalleled introduction to the world of physics by one of the greatest teachers of all time. The late Richard P. Feynman was Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize for his work on the development of quantum field theory. He was also one of the most famous and beloved figures of the 20th century, both in physics and in the public arena.

©1963, 1989, 1995 The California Institute of Technology (P)2005 Perseus Publishing

Narrator: uncredited
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
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Pale Blue Dot

103 ratings

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"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN''S BOOKS." --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier--space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. "TAKES READERS FAR BEYOND Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity''s future in the stars." --Chicago Tribune Introductory music from the original score for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey composed by Alan Silvestri, used with permission from Cosmos Studios, Inc. and Chappers Music. All rights reserved. Special thanks to Fuzzy Planets, Inc.

©1994 Carl Sagan (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Author: Carl Sagan
Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
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Vertige du Cosmos

3 ratings

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Frappé par la splendeur de la nuit, l'homme n'a cessé de lever les yeux vers le ciel pour tenter de l'ordonner. Observant la régularité de certains cycles - phases de la Lune, saisons, solstices, éclipses, etc. -, il a forgé une conception mouvante du cosmos, appuyée sur deux notions indispensables pour décrire le tissu de la réalité : l'espace et le temps. C'est ce grand récit que nous propose Trinh Xuan Thuan, entre l'archéoastronomie et l'astrophysique la plus actuelle. Dans ce texte très illustré, il nous conte les prouesses astronomiques de nos ancêtres : Stonehenge, Carnac, Gizeh, etc., sans oublier les calendriers cosmiques des Amérindiens et les mystérieux alignements de Chichén Itzá. Vulgarisateur hors pair, il décrit l'irruption de la science moderne, des intuitions de Copernic jusqu'aux fulgurances d'Einstein qui consacra l'espace-temps. Chemin faisant, il détaille les obstacles sur lesquels butent les chercheurs aujourd'hui : l'Univers est-il fini ou infini ? Existe-t-il un instant zéro ? Et pourquoi le cosmos est-il si ordonné ? Cette brève histoire du Ciel ne se contente pas d'éclairer ces questions vertigineuses, elle célèbre aussi une union enfouie au plus profond de notre mémoire : l'alliance éternelle entre l'homme et le cosmos. Lorsque vous achetez ce titre, le fichier PDF qui l'accompagne sera disponible dans votre confirmation d'achat envoyée par mail ainsi que dans votre bibliothèque, depuis votre ordinateur.

©2019 Flammarion (P)2019 Audible Studios

Narrator: Laurent Jacquet
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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How the Earth Works

13 ratings

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How the Earth Works takes you on an astonishing journey through time and space. In 48 lectures, you will look at what went into making our planet - from the big bang, to the formation of the solar system, to the subsequent evolution of Earth.  You will travel to the center of our planet and out again, charting the geologic forces that churn beneath our feet to push the continents and seafloor around like froth on the surface of soup. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis are byproducts of our planet’s ceaseless activity, and you will focus on specific examples of each to learn why and when they occur. Volcanic activity has produced the atmosphere as a side effect, and you will learn how this sea of air functions at the global scale. Earth’s surface is mostly water, and you will explore the cycling of this vital substance throughout the planet, along with its role in climate, erosion, plate tectonics, and biology.  Not only are humans at the mercy of our planet’s natural forces, but we ourselves have also become agents of change. We are altering the Earth’s land, water, and air faster than any other geologic process. This will be another theme of your journey: how humans have transformed watersheds, leveled mountains, changed the balance of gases in the atmosphere, and caused the extinction of enough species to hasten the end of the 65-million-year-old Cenozoic era. It is vitally important that we understand the nature of our geologic powers if we are to have any hope of controlling them.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2008 The Great Courses (P)2008 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 24 hrs and 31 mins
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The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy

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From a noted Cambridge zoologist, a wildly fun and scientifically sound exploration of what alien life must be like, using universal laws that govern life on Earth and in space. Scientists are confident that life exists elsewhere in the universe. Yet rather than taking a realistic approach to what aliens might be like, we imagine that life on other planets is the stuff of science fiction. The time has come to abandon our fantasies of space invaders and movie monsters and place our expectations on solid scientific footing. But short of aliens landing in New York City, how do we know what they are like? Using his own expert understanding of life on Earth and Darwin's theory of evolution - which applies throughout the universe - Cambridge zoologist Dr. Arik Kershenbaum explains what alien life must be like: how these creatures will move, socialize, and communicate. For example, by observing fish whose electrical pulses indicate social status, we can see that other planets might allow for communication by electricity. As there was evolutionary pressure to wriggle along a sea floor, Earthling animals tend to have left/right symmetry; on planets where creatures evolved in midair or in soupy tar, they might be lacking any symmetry at all. Might there be an alien planet with supersonic animals? A moon where creatures have a language composed of smells? Will aliens scream with fear, act honestly, or have technology? The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy answers these questions using the latest science to tell the story of how life really works, on Earth and in space.

©2021 Arik Kershenbaum (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Samuel West
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Immunity: The Science of Staying Well

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Strengthen your immunity for good. In this groundbreaking audiobook, expert immunologist Dr. Jenna Macciochi unravels the new science around immunity and decodes exactly what it takes to be well in the modern day. Offering simple, clear and educated advice, debunking popular myths along the way, Immunity explores the secrets of people who never seem to get ill, why autoimmune disease is more prevalent than ever and how germs are actually good for us. Covering nutrition, exercise, sleep and even mental health, this fascinating book shows us the importance of cultivating long-term health and how to do it.

©2020 Dr. Jenna Macciochi (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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The Big Thirst

2 ratings

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The water coming out of your tap is four billion years old and might have been slurped by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. We will always have exactly as much water on Earth as we have ever had. Water cannot be destroyed, and it can always be made clean enough for drinking again. In fact, water can be made so clean that it actually becomes toxic. As Charles Fishman brings vibrantly to life in this delightful narrative excursion, water runs our world in a host of awe-inspiring ways, which is both the promise and the peril of our unexplored connections to it. Taking listeners from the wet moons of Saturn to the water-obsessed hotels of Las Vegas, and from a rice farm in the Australian outback to a glimpse into giant vats of soup at Campbell's largest factory, he reveals that our relationship to water is conflicted and irrational, neglected and mismanaged. Whether we will face a water scarcity crisis has little to do with water and everything to do with how we think about water - how we use it, connect with it, and understand it. Portraying and explaining both the dangers - in 2008, Atlanta came just 90 days from running completely out of drinking water - and the opportunities, such as advances in rainwater harvesting and businesses that are making huge breakthroughs in water productivity, The Big Thirst will forever change the way we think about water, our crucial relationship to it, and the creativity we can bring to ensuring we always have plenty of it.

©2011 Charles Fishman (P)2011 Tantor

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Human Anatomy

4 ratings

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AudioLearn's Medical School Crash Courses presents Human Anatomy Written by experts and authorities in the field and professionally narrated for easy listening, this crash course is a valuable tool both during school and when preparing for the USMLE, or if you're simply interested in the subject. The audio is focused and high-yield, covering the most important topics you might expect to learn in a typical medical school Human Anatomy course. Included are both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues and topics you must know to master the course. The material is accurate, up-to-date, and broken down into bite-sized sections. There is a "Q&A" and "key takeaways" section following each topic to review questions commonly tested and drive home key points. Also included is a comprehensive test containing the top 100 most commonly tested questions in Human Anatomy with the correct answers. In this course, we'll cover the following topics: Introduction to Anatomy Organization of the Human Body Skin and Body Membranes Skeletal System Muscular System Nervous System Special Senses Endocrine System Blood and the Circulatory System Respiratory System Digestive System Urinary System Reproductive System AudioLearn's Medical School Crash Courses support your studies, help with USMLE preparation and provide a comprehensive audio review of the topic matter for anyone interested in what medical students are taught in a typical medical school Human Anatomy course.

©2017 AudioLearn (P)2017 AudioLearn

Narrator: Kevin Charles
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Great Ideas of Classical Physics

1 rating

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Classical physics is about how things move, why they move, and how they work. It's about making sense of motion, gravity, light, heat, sound, electricity, and magnetism, and seeing how these phenomena interweave to create the rich tapestry of everyday experience. It is, in short, the hidden order of the universe. And if it sounds complicated to you, Professor Pollock hopes you will think again - because you already know more physics than you think, In this mind-expanding series of 24 lectures, Professor Steven Pollock takes you step by step through the great ideas of classical physics, demonstrating that its landmark concepts - such as Newton's laws of motion - are intuitively understood by anyone who has ever ridden a bike, thrown a ball, slid across ice, or simply picked up an object and set it down. Created over the course of three centuries by a series of brilliant thinkers, including Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, and James Clerk Maxwell, classical physics is an elegant system of ideas that connect a range of seemingly unrelated phenomena - everything from the acceleration of a car, to the orbit of a planet, to the deflection of a compass needle, to the baking of a cake, to the flow of electricity through the light bulb illuminating these words. All these - and much more - are linked by the basic principles you will learn in these lectures - presented largely without math. Instead, Professor Pollock relies on metaphor, life experience, ordinary logic, and common sense to present the discoveries, theories, insights, methods, and philosophical points of view at the heart of classical physics. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2006 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2006 The Great Courses

Narrator: Steven Pollock
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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The Physics of Climate Change

7 ratings

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Audiobook includes a special 30-minute interview with the author. The first book to briefly and clearly present the science of climate change in a way that is accessible to laypeople, providing the perspective needed to understand and assess the foundations and predictions of climate change.  “Brilliant and fundamental, this is the necessary book about our prime global emergency. Here you’ll find the facts, the processes, the physics of our complex and changing climate, but delivered with eloquence and urgency. Lawrence Krauss writes with a clarity that transcends mere politics. Prose and poetry were never better bedfellows.” (Ian McEwan, Booker Prize-winning author of Solar and Machines Like Me) "The ideal book for understanding the science of global warming..at once elegant, rigorous, and timely." (Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction) “A brief, brilliant, and charming summary of what physicists know about climate change and how they learned it.” (Sheldon Glashow, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Metcalf Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Boston University) “The distinguished scientist Lawrence Krauss turns his penetrating gaze on the most pressing existential threat facing our world: climate change. It is brimming with information lucidly analysed. Such hope as there is lies in science, and a physicist of Dr. Krauss’s imaginative versatility is unusually qualified to offer it.” (Richard Dawkins, author of The Blind Watchmaker and Science in the Soul) “Lucid and gripping, this study of the most severe challenge humans have ever faced leads the reader from the basic physics of climate change to recognition of the damage that humans have already caused and on to the prospects that lie ahead if we do not change course soon.” (Noam Chomsky, Laureate Professor, University of Arizona, author of Internationalism or Extinction?) “Lawrence Krauss tells the story of climate change with erudition, urgency, and passion. It is our great good luck that one of our most brilliant scientists is also such a gifted writer. This book will change the way we think about the future.” (Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of Good Boy and She’s Not There) “Everything on climate change that I’ve seen is either dumbed down and bossy or written for other climate scientists. I’ve been looking for a book that can let me, a layperson, understand the science. This book does just what I was looking for. It is important.” (Penn Jillette, Magician, author of Presto! and God, No!) “The renowned physicist Lawrence Krauss makes the science behind one of the most important issues of our time accessible to all.” (Richard C. J. Somerville, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego) “Lawrence Krauss is a fine physicist, a talented writer, and a scientist deeply engaged with public affairs. His book deserves wide readership. The book’s eloquent exposition of the science and the threats should enlighten all readers and motivate them to an urgent concern about our planet’s future.” (Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, former president of the Royal Society, author of On the Future: Prospects for Humanity) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Lawrence M. Krauss (P)2020 Lawrence M. Krauss

Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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How To

62 ratings

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The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the number one New York Times best sellers What If? and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole.  Best-selling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a '90s kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time. And if you want to get rid of a book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapor, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the earth's mantle, or launching it into the Sun. By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his listeners. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.

©2019 Randall Munroe (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Wil Wheaton
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

9 ratings

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Understanding our humanity - the essence of who we are - is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we capable of having such strange dreams? How can metaphors in our language hold such sway on our actions? As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and other related fields, we're discovering just how intriguing the human species is. And while scientists are continually uncovering similarities between our behavior and that of other animals, they're also finding insights into everything that makes us unique from any other species. Join an acclaimed neurobiologist, award-winning teacher, and MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" recipient in a series of 12 invigorating lectures that offer a surprising and undeniably fascinating study of what makes you you, journeying to the front lines of scientific research to gain a new perspective on the quirky nature of being ourselves. Professor Sapolsky explores our humanity by investigating mysterious and sometimes even mundane aspects of human behavior, including bad moods, nostalgia, and dreams, packing the lectures with stories of bold experiments and case studies that illuminate the intricacies of our behavior. Thought-provoking, witty, and sometimes myth-shattering, this course is sure to have you thinking about and appreciating your life in novel ways. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2012 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2012 The Great Courses

Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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Deep

107 ratings

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014. A Scientific American Recommended Read. Deep is a voyage from the ocean's surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving - in which competitors descend to great depths on a single breath - James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable and often hidden potential - including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater. Along the way Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world - and in ourselves.

©2014 James Nestor (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Nestor
Author: James Nestor
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Magic Mushrooms World

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If you want to experience the effect and healing power of psilocybin mushrooms in total safety, then keep reading....  While most people think a mushroom is only a vegetable, they have been an integral part of medicine from a long time. The so-called “Magic Mushrooms” have been used for healing patients in the ancient times, even before modern medicine started considering them as an option. There has always been a great skepticism against mushrooms, as with marijuana a few years ago. However, a lot of scientific research proved the healing properties of these mushrooms, with powerful and therapeutic effects treating chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular problems, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental issues. Recently, studies by researchers have found that psilocybin mushrooms have a high affinity for several serotonin receptors, located in numerous areas of the brain, including the cerebral cortex and thalamus. This proves that psilocybin mushrooms can be an effective cure for mental health diseases. The goal of this audiobook is simple: It is a guide to give you all the information you need to know about psilocybin mushrooms and how you can grow them. With the help of this audiobook, you will learn: Identification of special types of psilocybin mushrooms Some of their benefits and some standard ways to achieve them Outdoor or large-scale mushroom production Domestication of mushroom production at home This includes the pasteurization and sterilization of the substrate discussed and usable Some of the key assets that contribute to the development of mushrooms Preparation and harvesting of mushrooms How to make money from mushroom self-cultivation Its uses, basic facts, and benefits Common problems encountered during mushroom production and production Now, it is your turn to take action. So, forget everything you’ve heard about magic mushrooms, and let this audiobook open your eyes to many healing properties of Mother Nature’s incredible gift! Click on "Buy Now" and enter now to Magic Mushrooms World!

©2020 Paul Harrison (P)2020 Paul Harrison

Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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Life on Earth

60 ratings

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A new edition of David Attenborough’s groundbreaking Life on Earth. Winner of Best Non-Fiction Audiobook at the New York Radio Awards 2019.    Shortlisted for Best Audiobook at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018.    Shortlisted for Futurebook of the Year at the Futurebook Awards 2018.   The nation’s greatest voice, David Attenborough, reads a brand-new edition of Life on Earth, now available as an audiobook for the first time. David Attenborough’s unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers. Life on Earth, the series and accompanying book, fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the natural world, setting a new benchmark of quality, influencing a generation of nature lovers. Told through an examination of animal and plant life, this is an astonishing celebration of the evolution of life on earth, with a cast of characters drawn from the whole range of organisms that have ever lived on this planet. Attenborough’s perceptive, dynamic approach to the evolution of millions of species of living organisms takes the reader on an unforgettable journey of discovery from the very first spark of life to the blue and green wonder we know today. Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the book’s first publication, David Attenborough has revisited Life on Earth, completely updating and adding to the original text, taking account of modern scientific discoveries from around the globe. This special anniversary edition provides a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic, destined to enthral the generation who saw it when first published and bring it alive for a whole new generation. This audiobook includes wildlife sounds from BAFTA Award winning sound recordist, Chris Watson, who has worked extensively with David Attenborough on his BBC projects. A soundscape appears at the beginning of each chapter to provide a fully immersive experience of the habitat and some of the species described. A full list of the tracks, as they appear in the audiobook, is available below. Prologue - Acacia scrubland dawn chorus in the Masai Mara, Kenya, featuring White-browed Robin-chat.  Chapter One, The Infinite Variety - Tropical rain forest in Panama with the calls of Montezuma oropendola. Chapter Two, Building Bodies - Fish and crustaceans recorded underwater on a coral reef off Seligan island, Borneo. Chapter Three, The First Forests - Geysir and geothermal activity at Haukadalur hot springs in Iceland. This track also features the Strokkur geysir erupting.  Chapter Four, The Swarming Hordes - Evening insect chorus in the Conkouati forest reserve, Republic of Congo. Chapter Five, The Conquest of The Waters - Ocean currents through sea kelp recorded at a depth of 8m, Moray Firth, Scotland. Chapter Six, Invasion of The Land - Reed frog chorus at sunset, Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Chapter Seven, A Watertight Skin - Seawash around basking marine iguanas, Isla San Cristóbal, Galapagos. Chapter Eight, Lords of The Air - Springtime dawn chorus with nightingale, Hambleton wood, Rutland Water nature reserve, UK. Chapter Nine, Eggs, Pouches and Placentas - forest chorus along riverside platypus territory, Queensland, Australia. Chapter Ten, Theme and Variation - Common Pipistrelle bats echolocating after sunset, Holystone woodland, Northumberland. Chapter Eleven, The Hunters and The Hunted - Spotted hyena contact calls at midnight in the Masai Mara, Kenya. Chapter Twelve, A Life in The Trees - Black howler monkeys calling across the tree canopy at sunrise in Belize. Chapter Thirteen, The Compulsive Communicators - Street market, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, Northern India. Epilogue - Beach habitat in mangroves with Great frigatebirds and red footed boobies, Isla Genovesa, Galapagos.

©2018 David Attenborough (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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Life on the Edge

10 ratings

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Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how did it come to be? Even in an age of cloning and artificial biology, the remarkable truth remains: Nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we still missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe Macfadden reveal the hitherto missing ingredient to be quantum mechanics and the strange phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences. As they brilliantly demonstrate here, life lives on the quantum edge.

©2014 Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Pete Cross
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
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Light Falls

14 ratings

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Best-selling author, superstar physicist, and cofounder of the World Science Festival Brian Greene (The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos) and an ensemble cast led by award-winning actor Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) perform this dramatic story tracing Albert Einstein's discovery of the general theory of relativity. Featuring an original score by composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Pollock), Einstein’s electrifying journey toward his greatest achievement is brought vividly to life. The theatrical version of Light Falls was first performed at the World Science Festival in New York City. Full list of narrators includes Graeme Malcolm.

©2015 Brian Greene (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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The Fourth Phase of Water

1 rating

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World renowned scientist, Dr. Gerald Pollack, takes us on a fantastic voyage through water, showing us a hidden universe teeming with physical activity - providing simple explanations for common everyday phenomena, which you have inevitably seen but not really understood. For instance, have you ever wondered... How do clouds made up of dense water droplets manage to float in the sky? Why don't your joints squeak as they rub together? Why do you sink in dry sand, but not in wet sand? How does capillary action manage to raise water up a 100 foot tree? Why does warm water freeze quicker than cool water? Pollack uses a recent and fundamental scientific finding - EZ water - to help explain these and many other head-scratchers. When touching most surfaces, water transforms itself into so-called EZ (Exclusion Zone) water, also known as structured water or fourth phase water. EZ water, whose formula is H3O2, differs dramatically from H2O. And, there is a lot of it, everywhere.   This award-winning book provides ample evidence for the existence of EZ water. Pollack writes in a clear, eloquent style. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 Gerald H. Pollack (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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The Story of More

5 ratings

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“Hope Jahren is the voice that science has been waiting for.” (Nature) “A superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within 10 light years, written in a brilliantly sardonic and conversational style.” (E. O. Wilson)  “Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet? The Story of More is thoughtful, informative, and - above all - essential.” (Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction)  Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. In concise, highly understandable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions - from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles - that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming - from superstorms to rising sea levels - and the actions that we all can take to fight back.  At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively, personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice, The Story of More is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.

©2020 Hope Jahren (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Hope Jahren
Author: Hope Jahren
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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50 Things to Know About Mushroom Hunting

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Have you ever looked at a yard full of mushrooms that popped up overnight and wondered if they were poisonous? Have you taken a walk in the woods and stumbled on a mushroom you’ve never seen before? Does the idea of tasting amazing new flavors you found yourself appeal to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you. 50 Things About Mushroom Hunting by author Rebecca Wescott offers an approach to understanding, locating, identifying, and eating these delicious wild fungi. While other books focus on identification or complex science, this book will recommend some quality identification guides and focus on the mystery and enjoyment of pursuing elusive mushroom surprises.  With this book, you will be off into the woods with your boots and bug spray, ready to start your mushroom-hunting experience. By the time you finish this book, you will know what mushrooms are, where they grow, which ones are edible, and how to enjoy them. So, buy the audiobook today. You'll be glad you did.

©2020 CZYK Publishing (P)2021 CZYK Publishing

Narrator: Khai Lannor
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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The Reality Bubble

2 ratings

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Our naked eyes see only a thin sliver of reality. We are blind in comparison to the X-rays that peer through skin, the mass spectrometers that detect the dead inside the living or the high-tech surveillance systems that see with artificial intelligence.    And we are blind compared to the animals that can see in infrared, or ultraviolet, or in 360-degree vision. These animals live in the same world we do, but they see something quite different when they look around.   With all of the curiosity and flair that drives her broadcasting, Ziya Tong illuminates this hidden world and takes us on a journey to examine ten of humanity's biggest blind spots. What she reveals is not on the things we didn't evolve to see but, more dangerously, the blindness of modern society. This vitally important new book shows how sciences, and the wonder and courage that drive it, can help civilisation flourish by opening our eyes.  Fast-paced, utterly fascinating and deeply humane, The Reality Bubble gives voice to the sense we've all had - that there is more to the world than meets the eye.

©2019 Ziya Tong (P)2019 Canongate Books Ltd

Narrator: Ziya Tong
Author: Ziya Tong
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
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Nonsense on Stilts

1 rating

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Recent polls suggest that fewer than 40 per cent of Americans believe in Darwin's theory of evolution, despite it being one of science's best-established findings. More and more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children for fear it causes autism, though this link has been consistently disproved. And about 40 per cent of Americans believe that the threat of global warming is exaggerated, despite near consensus in the scientific community that manmade climate change is real. Why do people believe bunk? And what causes them to embrace such pseudoscientific beliefs and practices? Noted skeptic Massimo Pigliucci sets out to separate the fact from the fantasy in this entertaining exploration of the nature of science, the borderlands of fringe science, and - borrowing a famous phrase from philosopher Jeremy Bentham - the nonsense on stilts. Presenting case studies on a number of controversial topics, Pigliucci cuts through the ambiguity surrounding science to look more closely at how science is conducted, how it is disseminated, how it is interpreted, and what it means to our society. The result is in many ways a "taxonomy of bunk" that explores the intersection of science and culture at large. No one - not the public intellectuals in the culture wars between defenders and detractors of science nor the believers of pseudoscience themselves - is spared Pigliucci's incisive analysis. In the end, Nonsense on Stilts is a timely reminder of the need to maintain a line between expertise and assumption. Broad in scope and implication, it is also ultimately a captivating guide for the intelligent citizen who wishes to make up her own mind while navigating the perilous debates that will affect the future of our planet.NOTE: Some editorial changes to the original text have been made with the author’s approval.

©2010 The University of Chicago (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jay Russell
Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
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The Elements We Live By

1 rating

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An around-the-world journey to discover where in the wild we can find the elements of life and the surprising ways they're essential to our survival We all know that we depend on elements for survival - from the oxygen in the air we breathe to the carbon in the molecular structures of all living things. But we don't often stop to appreciate how, say, phosphorous holds our DNA together or how potassium powers our optic nerves so that we can see.   In The Elements We Live By, physicist and award-winning author Anja Røyne takes us on an astonishing journey through chemistry and physics, introducing the building blocks from which we humans - and the world - are made. Not only does Røyne explain why our bodies need iron, phosphorus, silicon, potassium, and many more elements in just the right amounts in order to function, she also leads us around the world to where these precious elements are found (some of them in ever-shrinking quantities).   You'll understand how precariously balanced our lives - and ways of life - really are, and you'll see these unsung heroes of the periodic table in an entirely new light.

©2018, 2020 Anja Røyne; translation copyright 2020 by The Experiment, LLC (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Donna Postel
Author: Anja Røyne
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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The Internet of Money

70 ratings

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While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology. Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label "digital currency." Andreas goes beyond exploring the technical functioning of the bitcoin network by illuminating bitcoin's philosophical, social, and historical implications. As the Internet has essentially transformed how people around the world interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we never could have imagined, bitcoin - the Internet of money - is fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political, and economic problems through decentralized technology.

©2016 Merkle Bloom LLC (P)2017 Merkle Bloom LLC

Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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Atomic Awakening

3 ratings

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"Persuasive and based on deep research. Atomic Awakening taught me a great deal." (Nature) The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima and the Cold War still ringing in our ears, our perception of all things nuclear is seen through the lens of weapons development. Nuclear power is full of mind-bending theories, deep secrets, and the misdirection of public consciousness - some deliberate, some accidental. The result of this fixation on bombs and fallout is that the development of a non-polluting, renewable energy source stands frozen in time. Outlining nuclear energy's discovery and applications throughout history, Mahaffey's brilliant and accessible book is essential to understanding the astounding phenomenon of nuclear power in an age where renewable energy and climate change have become the defining concerns of the twenty-first century.

©2009 James Mahaffey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: John McLain
Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
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The Deep History of Ourselves

12 ratings

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A leading neuroscientist offers a history of the evolution of the brain from unicellular organisms to the complexity of animals and human beings today Renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux digs into the natural history of life on earth to provide a new perspective on the similarities between us and our ancestors in deep time. This pause-resisting survey of the whole of terrestrial evolution sheds new light on how nervous systems evolved in animals, how the brain developed, and what it means to be human.  In The Deep History of Ourselves, LeDoux argues that the key to understanding human behavior lies in viewing evolution through the prism of the first living organisms. By tracking the chain of the evolutionary timeline he shows how even the earliest single-cell organisms had to solve the same problems we and our cells have to solve each day. Along the way, LeDoux explores our place in nature, how the evolution of nervous systems enhanced the ability of organisms to survive and thrive, and how the emergence of what we humans understand as consciousness made our greatest and most horrendous achievements as a species possible. *Includes a PDF of original reference illustrations from the text PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Joseph LeDoux (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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The Fabric of the Cosmos

19 ratings

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From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene uses these questions to guide us toward modern science’s new and deeper understanding of the universe.  From Newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can bridge their spatial separation to instantaneously coordinate their behavior or even undergo teleportation, Greene reveals our world to be very different from what common experience leads us to believe.  Focusing on the enigma of time, Greene establishes that nothing in the laws of physics insists that it run in any particular direction and that “time’s arrow” is a relic of the universe’s condition at the moment of the big bang. And in explaining the big bang itself, Greene shows how recent cutting-edge developments in superstring and M-theory may reconcile the behavior of everything from the smallest particle to the largest black hole. This startling vision culminates in a vibrant eleven-dimensional “multiverse,” pulsating with ever-changing textures, where space and time themselves may dissolve into subtler, more fundamental entities.  Sparked by the trademark wit, humor, and brilliant use of analogy that have made The Elegant Universe a modern classic, Brian Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world. 

©2004 Brian Greene (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

Author: Brian Greene
Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
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The End of Ice

5 ratings

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The author who Jeremy Scahill calls the “quintessential unembedded reporter” visits “hot spots” around the world in a global quest to discover how we will cope with our planet’s changing ecosystems

After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering, only to find that the slopes he had once climbed have been irrevocably changed by climate disruption. In response, Jamail embarks on a journey to the geographical front lines of this crisis - from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, via the Amazon rainforest - in order to discover the consequences to nature and to humans of the loss of ice.

In The End of Ice, we follow Jamail as he scales Denali, the highest peak in North America, dives in the warm crystal waters of the Pacific only to find ghostly coral reefs, and explores the tundra of St. Paul Island where he meets the last subsistence seal hunters of the Bering Sea and witnesses its melting glaciers. Accompanied by climate scientists and people whose families have fished, farmed, and lived in the areas he visits for centuries, Jamail begins to accept the fact that Earth, most likely, is in a hospice situation. Ironically, this allows him to renew his passion for the planet’s wild places, cherishing Earth in a way he has never been able to before.

Like no other book, The End of Ice offers a firsthand chronicle of the catastrophic reality of our situation and the incalculable necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile planet while we still can.

©2019 Dahr Jamail (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc. Published by arrangement with The New Press (www.thenewpress.com).

Narrator: Tom Parks
Author: Dahr Jamail
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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A Beautiful Question

3 ratings

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Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?  Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this "beautiful question". With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek's groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry - harmony, balance, proportion - and economy. There are other meanings of "beauty", but this is the deep logic of the universe - and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring.  Wilczek is hardly alone among great scientists in charting his course using beauty as his compass. As he reveals in A Beautiful Question, this has been the heart of scientific pursuit from Pythagoras, the ancient Greek who was the first to argue that "all things are number", to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and into the deep waters of 20th century physics. Though the ancients weren't right about everything, their ardent belief in the music of the spheres has proved true down to the quantum level. Indeed, Wilczek explores just how intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos.  Wilczek brings us right to the edge of knowledge today, where the core insights of even the craziest quantum ideas apply principles we all understand. The equations for atoms and light are almost literally the same equations that govern musical instruments and sound; the subatomic particles that are responsible for most of our mass are determined by simple geometric symmetries. The universe itself, suggests Wilczek, seems to want to embody beautiful and elegant forms.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Frank Wilczek (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Frank Wilczek
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
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AsapSCIENCE

2 ratings

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From the creators of the wildly popular and seriously scientific YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE comes entertaining, irreverent, and totally accessible answers to the questions you never got to ask in science class. Why do we get hungover? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Is binge watching TV actually bad for you? Why should I take a power nap? In their first-ever audiobook, Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown, the geniuses behind YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, explain the true science of how things work in their trademark hilarious and fascinating fashion. Applying the fun format of their addictive videos to topics ranging from brain freeze to hiccups to the science of the snooze button, AsapSCIENCE takes the underpinnings of biology, chemistry, physics, and other hard sciences and applies them to everyday life through quirky and relatable examples that will appeal to both science nerds and those who didn't ace chemistry. This is the science that people actually want to learn, shared in a friendly, engaging style. And in the spirit of science, no subject is taboo. Amid the humor is great information and cocktail conversation fodder, all thoughtfully presented. Whether you're a total newbie or the next Albert Einstein, this guide is sure to educate and entertain...ASAP.

©2015 ASAPScience, Inc. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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Parallel Worlds

20 ratings

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Is our universe dying? Could there be other universes? In Parallel Worlds, world-renowned physicist and best-selling author Michio Kaku - an author who "has a knack for bringing the most ethereal ideas down to earth" (Wall Street Journal) - takes listeners on a fascinating tour of cosmology, M-theory, and its implications for the fate of the universe. In his first book of physics since Hyperspace, Michio Kaku begins by describing the extraordinary advances that have transformed cosmology over the last century and particularly over the last decade, forcing scientists around the world to rethink our understanding of the birth of the universe and its ultimate fate. In Dr. Kaku's eyes, we are living in a golden age of physics, as new discoveries from the WMAP and COBE satellites and the Hubble space telescope have given us unprecedented pictures of our universe in its infancy. As astronomers wade through the avalanche of data from the WMAP satellite, a new cosmological picture is emerging. So far the leading theory about the birth of the universe is the "inflationary universe theory", a major refinement on the big bang theory. In this theory our universe may be but one in a multiverse, floating like a bubble in an infinite sea of bubble universes, with new universes being created all the time. A parallel universe may well hover a mere millimeter from our own. The very idea of parallel universes and the string theory that can explain their existence was once viewed with suspicion by scientists, seen as the province of mystics, charlatans, and cranks. But today physicists overwhelmingly support string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, as it is this one theory that, if proven correct, would reconcile the four forces of the universe simply and elegantly and answer the question "what happened before the big bang?" Already, Kaku explains, the world's foremost physicists and astronomers are searching for ways to test the theory of the multiverse using highly sophisticated wave detectors, gravity lenses, satellites, and telescopes. The implications of M-theory are fascinating and endless. If parallel worlds do exist, Kaku speculates, in time - perhaps a trillion years or more from now, as appears likely - when our universe grows cold and dark in what scientists describe as a big freeze, advanced civilizations may well find a way to escape our universe in a kind of "interdimensional lifeboat". An unforgettable journey into black holes and time machines, alternate universes, and multidimensional space, Parallel Worlds gives us a compelling portrait of the revolution sweeping the world of cosmology.

©2006 Michio Kaku (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Marc Vietor
Author: Michio Kaku
Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
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Dark Matter and Dark Energy

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All the matter and light we can see in the universe makes up a trivial five per cent of everything. The rest is hidden. This could be the biggest puzzle that science has ever faced.  Since the 1970s, astronomers have been aware that galaxies have far too little matter in them to account for the way they spin around: they should fly apart, but something concealed holds them together.  That ’something' is dark matter - invisible material in five times the quantity of the familiar stuff of stars and planets. By the 1990s we also knew that the expansion of the universe was accelerating. Something, named dark energy, is pushing it to expand faster and faster.  Across the universe, this requires enough energy that the equivalent mass would be nearly 14 times greater than all the visible material in existence. Brian Clegg explains this major conundrum in modern science and looks at how scientists are beginning to find solutions to it.

©2019 Brian Clegg (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Mark Cameron
Author: Brian Clegg
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
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Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

104 ratings

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"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these twenty-four lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics. After that, you'll follow along as Professor Wolfson outlines the logic that led to Einstein's profound theory of special relativity and the simple yet far-reaching insight on which it rests. With that insight in mind, you'll move on to consider Einstein's theory of general relativity and its interpretation of gravitation in terms of the curvature of space and time. From there, you'll embark on a dazzling exploration of how inquiry into matter at the atomic and subatomic scales led to quandaries that are resolved-or at least clarified-by quantum mechanics, a vision of physical reality so profound and so at odds with our experience that it nearly defies language. By bringing relativity and quantum mechanics into the same picture, you'll chart the development of fascinating hypotheses about the origin, development, and possible futures of the entire universe, as well as the possibility that physics can produce a "theory of everything" to account for all aspects of the physical world. But the goal throughout these lectures remains the same: to present the key ideas of modern physics in a way that makes them clear to the interested layperson. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2000 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2000 The Great Courses

Narrator: Richard Wolfson
Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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Start Your Farm

14 ratings

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Do you dream of starting your own farm but wonder where to begin? Or do you already have a farm but wish to become more sustainable to compete in today's market? Start Your Farm, the first comprehensive business guide of its kind, covers these essential questions and more: Why be a farmer in the 21st century? Do you have what it takes? What does sustainable really mean, and how can a small (as little as one acre) to midsize farm survive alongside commodity-scale agriculture? How do you access education, land, and other needs with limited capital? How can you reap an actual profit, including a return on land investment? How do you build connections with employees, colleagues, and customers? At the end of the day, how do you measure success? (Hint: Cash your lifestyle paycheck.)   More than a practical guide, Start Your Farm is a hopeful call to action for anyone who aspires to grow wholesome, environmentally sustainable food for a living. Take it from Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk: Making this dream a reality is not for the faint of heart, but it's well within reach - and there's no greater satisfaction under the sun! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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Worlds Within Worlds: The Story of Nuclear Energy

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In this 1972 treatise, Isaac Asimov takes the listener on an historic journey through the development of man's understanding of electricity, chemistry, and - ultimately - nuclear energy. Asimov's incomparable ability to simplify the complex is apparent as he guides you through the milestones of scientific thought that connected ideas about electricity and magnetism to the nature of matter, and led to the advances in discovery through the first half of the 20th century that resulted in the harnessing of previously unknown energy directly from the heart of the atom.

Public Domain (P)2019 Stuart Gauffi

Narrator: Stuart Gauffi
Author: Isaac Asimov
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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In Search of Mycotopia

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From ecology to fermentation, in pop culture and in medicine - mushrooms are everywhere and In Search of Mycotopia is a listener's expert guide through the weird, wonderful world of fungi and the amazing modern mycological movement. The book introduces us to an incredible, essential, and oft-overlooked kingdom of life - fungi - and all the potential it holds for our future, through the work and research being done by an unforgettable community of mushroom-mad citizen scientists and microbe devotees. This entertaining and mind-expanding journey will captivate listeners who are curious about the hidden worlds and networks that make up our planet. Author Doug Bierend uncovers a vanguard of mycologists; growers, independent researchers, ecologists, entrepreneurs, and amateur enthusiasts exploring and advocating for fungi’s capacity to improve and heal. From decontaminating landscapes and waterways to achieving food security, In Search of Mycotopia demonstrates how humans can work with fungi to better live with nature—and with one another.

©2021 Doug Bierend (P)2021 Chelsea Green Publishing

Narrator: René Ruiz
Author: Doug Bierend
Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
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The Universe Speaks in Numbers

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One of the great mysteries of science is that its fundamental laws are written in the language of mathematics. Graham Farmelo's thrilling new book shows how modern maths has helped physicists to rethink gravity, space, and time.  The Universe Speaks in Numbers takes us on an adventure from the Enlightenment to the present with a vibrant cast of characters, illuminating the most exciting and controversial developments in contemporary thought. Always lively and authoritative, Farmelo navigates the listener through the huge imaginative leaps that are edging us towards a radically new conception of the nature of our universe. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2019 Graham Farmelo (P)2019 Faber Audio

Narrator: Hugh Kermode
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes

6 ratings

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The science of information is the most influential, yet perhaps least appreciated field in science today. Never before in history have we been able to acquire, record, communicate, and use information in so many different forms. This revolution goes far beyond the limitless content that fills our lives, because information also underlies our understanding of ourselves, the natural world, and the universe. Little wonder that an entirely new science has arisen that is devoted to deepening our understanding of information and our ability to use it. The study and acquisition of information has been around a long time. In human terms, spoken language, writing, art, music, and mathematics are perfect examples; so are Morse code, Mendelian genetics, and radio signals - all understood and used before 1900. But a series of conceptual breakthroughs in the 20th century united what seemed like unrelated phenomena and led to a dramatic new way of looking at reality. Called information theory, this field has been responsible for path-breaking insights. The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes covers the exciting concepts, history, and applications of information theory in 24 challenging and eye-opening half-hour lectures taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher of Kenyon College. A prominent physicist and award-winning educator at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Professor Schumacher is also a pioneer in the field of quantum information, which is the latest exciting development in this dynamic scientific field. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 The Great Courses (P)2016 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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Seeds of Hope

2 ratings

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Renowned naturalist and best-selling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. In her wise and elegant new audiobook, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give listeners a deeper understanding of the world around us. Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother. The garden her family began then, she continues to enjoy today. Seeds of Hope takes us from England to Goodall's home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank, where one billion seeds are preserved. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as planet Earth. Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening - and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us - Jane Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.

©2013 Jane Goodall (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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Chancing It

1 rating

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Over the years, some very smart people have thought they understood the rules of chance - only to fail dismally. Whether you call it probability, risk, or uncertainty, the workings of chance often defy common sense. Fortunately, advances in math and science have revealed the laws of chance, and understanding those laws can help in your everyday life. In Chancing It, award-winning scientist and writer Robert Matthews shows how to understand the laws of probability and use them to your advantage. He gives you access to some of the most potent intellectual tools ever developed and explains how to use them to guide your judgments and decisions. By the end of the book, you will know: How to understand and even predict coincidences When an insurance policy is worth having Why "expert" predictions are often misleading How to tell when a scientific claim is a breakthrough or baloney When it makes sense to place a bet on anything from sports to stock markets A groundbreaking introduction to the power of probability, Chancing It will sharpen your decision-making and maximize your luck.

©2016, 2017 Robert Matthews (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Foreword © 2017 by Larry Gonick.

Narrator: Jeff Cummings
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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How To - Wie man's hinkriegt

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xkcd-Fans aufgepasst: Nach "What if?" jetzt der weltoriginellste "Self-Help-Guide" von Randall Munroe! Für jede Aufgabe, die sich uns stellt, gibt es einen richtigen Weg, einen falschen, und einen, der so offensichtlich absurd ist, dass man ihn niemals in Betracht ziehen würde. "How to" ist eine Anleitung zu diesem dritten Ansatz. Es zeigt uns, wie wir digitale Daten versenden, indem wir USB-Sticks an Zugvögeln befestigen. Wie wir unserem Auto Starthilfe geben, indem wir elf Jahre auf eine Sonneneruption warten. Und wir erfahren, wie wir endlich pünktlich zu Verabredungen kommen: indem wir mal eben den Mond zerstören. Wie schon "What if?" ist "How to" witzig und horizonterweiternd und hilft uns zu verstehen, welche wissenschaftlichen und technischen Phänomene unserem Alltag zugrunde liegen. In deiner Audible-Bibliothek findest du für dieses Hörerlebnis eine PDF-Datei mit zusätzlichem Material.

©2019 Penguin Verlag. Übersetzung von Ralf Pannowitsch (P)2019 der Hörverlag

Narrator: Norman Matt
Length: 8 hrs
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Losing Earth

12 ratings

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2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change - including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story and ours.   The New York Times Magazine devoted an entire issue to Nathaniel Rich’s groundbreaking chronicle of that decade, which became an instant journalistic phenomenon - the subject of news coverage, editorials, and conversations all over the world. In its emphasis on the lives of the people who grappled with the great existential threat of our age, it made vivid the moral dimensions of our shared plight.   Now expanded into audiobook form, Losing Earth tells the human story of climate change in even richer, more intimate terms. It reveals, in previously unreported detail, the birth of climate denialism and the genesis of the fossil-fuel industry’s coordinated effort to thwart climate policy through misinformation propaganda and political influence. The audiobook carries the story into the present day, wrestling with the long shadow of our past failures and asking crucial questions about how we make sense of our past, our future, and ourselves.    Like John Hersey’s Hiroshima and Jonathan Schell’s The Fate of the Earth, Losing Earth is the rarest of achievements: a riveting work of dramatic history that articulates a moral framework for understanding how we got here and how we must go forward.

©2019 Nathaniel Rich (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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Human Physiology: Medical School Crash Course

4 ratings

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AudioLearn's Medical School Crash Courses presents Human Physiology: Written by experts and authorities in the field and professionally narrated for easy listening, this crash course is a valuable tool both during school and when preparing for the USMLE, or if you're simply interested in the subject. The audio is focused and high-yield, covering the most important topics you might expect to learn in a typical medical school human physiology course. Included are both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues and topics you must know to master this topic. The material is accurate, up to date, and broken down into bite-sized sections. There is a "Q&A" and "key takeaways" section following each topic to review questions commonly tested and drive home key points. In this course, we'll cover the following topics: Basic cell processes Metabolic physiology Endocrine system physiology Central nervous system physiology Autonomic nervous system physiology Musculoskeletal physiology Cardiovascular system physiology Respiratory system physiology Immune system physiology Kidney physiology Digestive system physiology Reproductive system physiology Skeletal system Acid-base regulation Also included is a comprehensive test containing the top 100 most commonly tested questions in human physiology with the correct answers. AudioLearn's Medical School Crash Courses support your studies, help with USMLE preparation, and provide a comprehensive audio review of the topic matter for anyone interested in what medical students are taught in a typical medical school human physiology course.

©2017 AudioLearn (P)2017 AudioLearn

Narrator: Bhama Roget
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

26 ratings

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In Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany, Dr. Catherine Kleier invites us to open our eyes to the phenomenal world of plant life and to the process she calls “Natura Revelata”, the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of nature. As Dr. Kleier shares her knowledge with contagious excitement for her subject, she emphasizes the middle ground: Instead of focusing on cell microbiology or the study of ecosystems and habitats, she stresses the basic biology, function, and the amazing adaptations of the plants we see all around us. Dr. Kleier proposes and establishes that there is pleasure to be found in being able to identify and understand the workings of that tree outside the window. With almost 400,000 known species and thousands more identified every year, the variety of plant life is almost overwhelming - from the microscopic to the largest organism on Earth. In this course, you will learn about the fascinating adaptations that have allowed plants to thrive in almost every corner of the world and the unique plants that have evolved as a result. You’ll learn about the latest discoveries regarding plant communication, the myriad ways they manage and shape their own environments, and why botanists are still debating what it really means to be a unique species.

©2017 The Great Courses (P)2017 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
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Billions & Billions

7 ratings

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In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1997 The Estate of Carl Sagan (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Author: Carl Sagan
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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The Systems Thinker: Analytical Skills

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Enhance your logic, reason, judgment, and wisdom. Increase your ability to create concise and reasoned arguments using data and evidence to get a genuine conclusion. The Systems Thinker: Analytical Skills aims to raise the level of your mental performance by focusing on the fundamentals of how to use your mind effectively. This audiobook will show you how to: Increase your ability to analyze problems and to comprehend what you read, hear, and experience in a logical manner. Examine the logical structure of good and bad reasoning. Look at what type of evidence decisions are commonly based on. Detect common fallacies and rhetorical and psychological factors that can influence your thinking. The audiobook presents the methods that good problem-solvers use in understanding complex ideas. It provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension, analytical, and reasoning questions. It also includes a number of logical thinking problems to hone your logical thinking skills. Use these intellectual skills to analyze anything you might think about - questions, problems, disciplines. The most widely used forms of analysis Guidance and practice to monitor your thoughts with the help of intellectual tools Learn to question purposes, problems, information, and concepts Interdisciplinary analytical tools to understand and assess your own reasoning, be it about a highly technical question or your everyday life The Systems Thinker: Analytical Skills helps you to find the most fundamental logic of any discipline, problem, or thesis. Transfer your knowledge between and among subjects and fields of observation. Learn four types of profound analysis. Learn to read and create statistical charts. Learn and correct the most frequent errors in reasoning. Learn to complement your analytical thinking tools with synthetic, systemic, critical, and creative thinking tools. Good analytical thinking skills are deeply necessary if you are working in business, education, law, politics, and economics. Understanding the underlying structure of a problem can help you come up with the best solution. Adopt analytical thinking skills to make better decisions, assess situations more accurately, and persuade other people with more success to consider your point of view. This audiobook serves as a springboard toward analytic proficiency. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Albert Rutherford (P)2019 Albert Rutherford

Narrator: Russell Newton
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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A Universe from Nothing

49 ratings

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Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing? Krauss’ answers to these and other timeless questions, in a wildly popular lecture on YouTube, has attracted almost a million viewers. The last of these questions in particular has been at the center of religious and philosophical debates about the existence of God, and it’s the supposed counterargument to anyone who questions the need for God. Scientists have, however, historically focused on more pressing issues—such as figuring out how the universe actually functions, which could help us to improve our quality of life. In this cosmological story that rivets as it enlightens, pioneering theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss explains groundbreaking scientific advances that turn the most basic philosophical questions on their head. One of the few prominent scientists to have actively crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss reveals that modern science is indeed addressing the question of why there is something rather than nothing—with surprising and fascinating results. The beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending theories are all described accessibly, and they suggest that not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With his characteristic wry humor and clear explanations, Krauss takes us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it will end. It will provoke, challenge, and delight listeners as it looks at the most basic underpinnings of existence in a whole new way. And this knowledge that our universe will be quite different in the future has profound consequences and directly affects how we live in the present. As Richard Dawkins described it, this could potentially be the most important scientific book with implications for supernaturalism since Darwin.

©2012 Lawrence M. Krauss (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

184 ratings

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Number-one New York Times best seller The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. "Hawking’s parting gift to humanity...a book every thinking person worried about humanity’s future should read." (NPR) Named one of the best books of the year by The Guardian and Wired Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues. Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet - including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence - he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking's daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world. Praise for Brief Answers to the Big Questions: "[Hawking is] a symbol of the soaring power of the human mind." (The Washington Post) "Hawking's final message to readers...is a hopeful one." (CNN) "Brisk, lucid peeks into the future of science and of humanity." (The Wall Street Journal) "Hawking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to Earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space." (Quartz) "Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty." (The Guardian)  "This beautiful little book is a fitting last twinkle from a new star in the firmament above." (The Telegraph) 

©2018 Stephen Hawking (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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Origins of the Human Mind

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For thousands of years, the human mind has been shrouded in mystery. But with the latest advancements in both our understanding of the brain and the technology we use to look inside it, scientists have vastly improved their grasp of the human mind. Now, more than at any other point in human history, we can better explain and describe how the human mind has evolved; how our genes and environments work together to mold the people we become; and the sources, symptoms, and potential treatment methods for debilitating mental disorders like depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, and many others. The human mind and its complexities lie at the heart of who we are as human beings. And grasping its origins, no matter how mysterious they can sometimes be, is essential to a well-rounded understanding of answers to questions that have fascinated and perplexed humanity throughout history. This 24-lecture series is your guide to the latest information and viewpoints on what scientists know about this fascinating subject. Taught by an award-winning teacher whose training as a clinical psychologist straddles both the science of the mind and its impact on individual lives, their comprehensive approach reveals how that science applies to the life of our species - and to your own life as well. The lectures explore theories about how the mind works on both an evolutionary and individual scale. Each offers its own fascinating insights. But by examining them both individually and together, Professor Hinshaw reveals similarities and differences in viewpoints and approaches that wouldn't be apparent from a focus on just one - providing you with the best possible picture about what the mind truly is. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2010 The Great Courses

Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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A Feast of Science

36 ratings

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An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of 16 best-selling popular science books Crave answers? A Feast of Science demystifies the chemistry of everyday life, serving up practical knowledge to both inform and entertain. Guaranteed to satiate your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, Dr. Joe Schwarcz proves that "chemical" is not necessarily synonymous with "toxic". Are there fish genes in tomatoes? Can snail-slime cream and bone broth really make your wrinkles disappear? What's the problem with sugar, resistant starch, hops in beer, microbeads, and "secret" cancer cures? Are "natural" products the key to good health? And what is "fake news" all about? Dr. Joe answers these questions and more. Cutting through the fat of story, suggestion, and social-media speculation, A Feast of Science gets to the meat of the chemical reactions that make up our daily lives.

©2018 Joe Schwarcz (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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When the Earth Had Two Moons

3 ratings

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An astonishing exploration of planet formation and the origins of life by one of the world’s most innovative planetary geologists. In 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photos of the far side of the Moon. Even in their poor resolution, the images stunned scientists: The far side is an enormous mountainous expanse, not the vast lava plains seen from Earth. Subsequent missions have confirmed this in much greater detail. How could this be, and what might it tell us about our own place in the universe? As it turns out, quite a lot. Fourteen billion years ago, the universe exploded into being, creating galaxies and stars. Planets formed out of the leftover dust and gas that coalesced into larger and larger bodies orbiting around each star. In a sort of heavenly survival of the fittest, planetary bodies smashed into each other until solar systems emerged. Curiously, instead of being relatively similar in terms of composition, the planets in our solar system, and the comets, asteroids, satellites, and rings, are bewitchingly distinct. So, too, the halves of our Moon. In When the Earth Had Two Moons, esteemed planetary geologist Erik Asphaug takes us on an exhilarating tour through the farthest reaches of time and our galaxy to find out why. Beautifully written and provocatively argued, When the Earth Had Two Moons is not only a mind-blowing astronomical tour, but a profound inquiry into the nature of life here - and billions of miles from home. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Erik Asphaug (P)2019 HarperAudio

Narrator: Adam Verner
Author: Erik Asphaug
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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Yardwork

3 ratings

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Short-listed: 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction  How can you truly belong to a place? What does being at home mean in a society that has always celebrated the search for greener pastures? And can a newcomer ever acquire the deep understanding of the land that comes from being part of a culture that has lived there for centuries?  When Daniel Coleman came to Hamilton to take a position at McMaster University, he began to ask himself these kinds of questions, and Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place is his answer. In this exploration of his garden - which Coleman deftly situates in the complicated history of Cootes Paradise, off of Hamilton Harbour - the author pays close attention to his small plot of land sheltered by the Niagara Escarpment. Coleman chronicles enchanting omnivorous deer, the secret life of water, and the ongoing tension between human needs and the environment. These, along with his careful attention to the perspectives and history of the Six Nations, create a beguiling portrait of a beloved space.

©2017 Daniel Coleman (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mike Kirby
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules

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A healthy dose of scientific skepticism in the information age, from best-selling author Dr. Joe Schwarz. The internet is a powerful beast; no matter what question you may have, the answer is just a few keystrokes away. But with so many sources available, and so many conflicting answers, how do you know what information is reliable? In Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules, Dr. Joe Schwarcz takes a critical look at how scientific facts are misconstrued in the media, debunking myths surrounding canned food, artificial dyes, SPF, homeopathy, cancer, chemicals, and much more. Unafraid to expose the sheer nonsense people are led to believe about health, food, drugs, and our environment, Dr. Joe confronts pseudoscience and convincingly and entertainingly advocates for a scientific approach to everyday life.

©2015 Dr. Joe Schwarcz (P)2020 ECW Press

Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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The Weather Detective

14 ratings

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The internationally best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather. In this first-ever English translation of The Weather Detective, Peter Wohlleben uses his long experience and deep love of nature to help decipher the weather and our local environments in a completely new and compelling way. Analyzing the explanations for everyday questions and mysteries surrounding weather and natural phenomena, he delves into a new and intriguing world of scientific investigation. At what temperature do bees stay home? Why do southerly winds in winter often bring storms? How can birdsong or flower scents help you tell the time? These are among the many questions Wohlleben poses in his newly translated book. Full of the very latest discoveries, combined with ancient now-forgotten lore, The Weather Detective helps you read nature's secret signs and discover a rich new layer of meaning in the world around you.

©2018 Peter Wohlleben (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

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The complexity of mathematics - its abstract rules and obscure symbols - can seem very distant from the everyday. There are those things that are real and present, it is supposed, and then there are mathematical concepts: creations of our mind, mysterious tools for those unengaged with the world. Yet, from its most remote history and deepest purpose, mathematics has served not just as a way to understand and order, but also as a foundation for the reality it describes. In this elegant book, mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini offers a brief cultural and intellectual history of mathematics, ranging widely from the paradoxes of ancient Greece to the sacred altars of India, from Mesopotamian calculus to our own contemporary obsession with algorithms. Masterful and illuminating, The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men transforms our understanding of mathematical thinking, showing that it is inextricably linked with the philosophical and the religious as well as the mundane - and, indeed, with our own very human experience of the universe.

©2020 Paolo Zellini (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Mark Elstob
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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The Moth Snowstorm

2 ratings

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Michael McCarthy, one of Britain's leading writers on the environment, proposes this joy as a defence of a natural world which is ever more threatened and which, he argues, is inadequately served by the two defences put forward hitherto: sustainable development and the recognition of ecosystem services. Drawing on a wealth of memorable experiences from a lifetime of watching and thinking about wildlife and natural landscapes, McCarthy presents a new way of looking at the world.

©2015 Michael McCarthy (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Narrator: Gordon Griffin
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles

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Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from myth, these essays cover everything from the ups of helium to the downs of drain cleaners and provide answers to numerous mysteries, such as why bug juice is used to color ice cream and how spies used secret inks. Mercury in teeth, arsenic in water, lead in the environment, and aspartame in food are discussed. Mythbusters include the fact that Edison did not invent the light bulb and that walking on hot coals does not require paranormal powers. The secret life of bagels is revealed, and airbags, beer, and soap yield their mysteries. These and many more surprising, educational, and entertaining commentaries show the relevance of science to everyday life.

©2002 ECW Press (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Walter Dixon
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Anatomy and Physiology

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Anatomy and physiology help you understand the complex systems that make up the human body. To understand the form and function of your body and anyone else’s, it is imperative you learn gross anatomy, histology, and much more. Inside, you will discover: A review of salient points from early biology and chemistry courses Review on anatomy and physiology classes Skeletal and muscle systems Cell biology Much, much more This guide is meant to help you solve your questions that arise in your high school or entry-level university course. It is as comprehensive as it can be to help you through your questions. You will still need to use flash cards, diagrams, and other materials to help you learn the terminology that unfolds during your course. Take the time to study all the terms outlined in the chapters, explore the information, and use the figures to help you continue learning the parts of the body. At the end of each chapter are mini test questions designed to keep the information fresh in your mind.

©2019 Northern Press (P)2019 Northern Press

Narrator: Dave Wright
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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A Briefer History of Time

33 ratings

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From one of the most brilliant minds of our time comes an audiobook that clarifies his most important ideas. Stephen Hawking’s worldwide best seller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for those who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts - the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe - A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking’s response.    Although “briefer”, this audiobook is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original and records the latest developments in the field - from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2005 Stephen Hawking (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Erik Davies
Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
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Coyote America

56 ratings

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With its uncanny night howls, unrivaled ingenuity, and amazing resilience, the coyote is the stuff of legends. In Indian folktales it often appears as a deceptive trickster or a sly genius. But legends don't come close to capturing the incredible survival story of the coyote. As soon as Americans - especially white Americans - began ranching and herding in the West, they began working to destroy the coyote. Despite campaigns of annihilation employing poisons, gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn't just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Anchorage, Alaska, to New York's Central Park. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won hands down. Coyote America is both an environmental and a deep natural history of the coyote. It traces both the five-million-year-long biological story of an animal that has become the "wolf" in our backyards and its cultural evolution from a preeminent spot in Native American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner. A deeply American tale, the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse, with a pioneering hero whose career holds up an uncanny mirror to the successes and failures of American expansionism. An illuminating biography of this extraordinary animal, Coyote America isn't just the story of an animal's survival - it is one of the great epics of our time.

©2016 Dan Flores (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Author: Dan Flores
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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Atomic Accidents

15 ratings

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From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters. Mahaffey, a long-time advocate of continued nuclear research and nuclear energy, looks at each incident in turn and analyzes what happened and why, often discovering where scientists went wrong when analyzing past meltdowns. Every incident has lead to new facets in understanding about the mighty atom - and Mahaffey puts forth what the future should be for this final frontier of science that still holds so much promise. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 James Mahaffey (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

Narrator: Tom Weiner
Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
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Biology: The Science of Life

32 ratings

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One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding biology-the intricate machinery of life-a progress to which the period we are living in right now has contributed the most. As you read these words, researchers are delving ever deeper into the workings of living systems, turning their discoveries into new medical treatments, improved methods of growing food, and innovative products that are already changing the world. The 72 lectures in this comprehensive exploration of living systems at all levels-from biological molecules to global ecosystems-will give you all the information you need to grasp this fascinating field and its impact on both our own lives and our understanding of the life that surrounds us. Professor Nowicki presents his subject in a conceptual format, emphasizing the importance of broad principles. Though facts and details are offered in abundance, it is always in the context of developing a context listeners can readily absorb. Your newfound mastery of the fundamentals of biology will serve you in many ways-whether you want to read the headlines with greater insight, update a subject you studied long ago, view the natural world with new appreciation, become a better-informed voter and consumer, or gain the intellectual stimulation of understanding the basic principles that unite all living things. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2004 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2004 The Great Courses

Narrator: Stephen Nowicki
Length: 36 hrs and 38 mins
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Theory and Reality

7 ratings

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How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the listener on a grand tour of 100 years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science. Intended for undergraduates and general audiences with no prior background in philosophy, Theory and Reality covers logical positivism; the problems of induction and confirmation; Karl Popper's theory of science; Thomas Kuhn and "scientific revolutions"; the views of Imre Lakatos, Larry Laudan, and Paul Feyerabend; and challenges to the field from sociology of science, feminism, and science studies. The book then looks in more detail at some specific problems and theories, including scientific realism, the theory-ladeness of observation, scientific explanation, and Bayesianism. Finally, Godfrey-Smith defends a form of philosophical naturalism as the best way to solve the main problems in the field.

©2003 The University of Chicago (P)2017 Tantor

Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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The Human Brain and Its Inner Workings

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Human brains are the powerhouse of the body - complex, intricate, and reactive. Explore fascinating features of our brains including how they're organized, how different sicknesses, and feelings affect them, and more!

©2021 Seeker (P)2021 Audiogems by Findaway

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From Darwin to Derrida

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How the meaningless process of natural selection produces purposeful beings who find meaning in the world. In From Darwin to Derrida, evolutionary biologist David Haig explains how a physical world of matter in motion gave rise to a living world of purpose and meaning. Natural selection, a process without purpose, gives rise to purposeful beings who find meaning in the world. The key to this, Haig proposes, is the origin of mutable “texts”?genes?that preserve a record of what has worked in the world. These texts become the specifications for the intricate mechanisms of living beings. Haig draws on a wide range of sources?from Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy to Immanuel Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment to the work of Jacques Derrida to the latest findings on gene transmission, duplication, and expression?to make his argument. Genes and their effects, he explains, are like eggs and chickens. Eggs exist for the sake of becoming chickens and chickens for the sake of laying eggs. A gene's effects have a causal role in determining which genes are copied. A gene (considered as a lineage of material copies) persists if its lineage has been consistently associated with survival and reproduction. Organisms can be understood as interpreters that link information from the environment to meaningful action in the environment. Meaning, Haig argues, is the output of a process of interpretation; there is a continuum from the very simplest forms of interpretation, instantiated in single RNA molecules near the origins of life, to the most sophisticated. Life is interpretation?the use of information in choice.

©2020 David Haig (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Peter Noble
Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
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What Do You Think You Are?

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"Gets right to the heart of what makes us what we are. Read it!" --Angela Saini, author of Inferior and Superior: The Return of Race Science Popular science master Brian Clegg’s new book is an entertaining tour through the science of what makes you you. From the atomic level, through life and energy to genetics and personality, it explores how the billions of particles which make up you - your DNA, your skin, your memories - have come to be. It starts with the present-day reader and follows a number of trails to discover their origins: how the atoms in your body were created and how they got to you in space and time, the sources of things you consume, how the living cells of your body developed, where your massive brain and consciousness originated, how human beings evolved and, ultimately, what your personal genetic history reveals. 

©2020 Brian Clegg (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: James Langton
Author: Brian Clegg
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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What Is Life?

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Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the 20th century. A distinguished physicist's exploration of the question which lies at the heart of biology, it was written for the layman but proved one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of the structure of DNA. The philosopher Karl Popper hailed it as a "beautiful and important book" by "a great man to whom I owe a personal debt for many exciting discussions."  It appears here together with "Mind and Matter", his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times. Schrödinger asks what place consciousness occupies in the evolution of life and what part the state of development of the human mind plays in moral questions.  Brought together with these two classics are Schrödinger's autobiographical sketches. They offer a fascinating fragmentary account of his life as a background to his scientific writings, making this volume a valuable addition to the shelves of scientist and layman alike.

©1967 Cambridge University Press (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Bob Souer
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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The Grand Biocentric Design

5 ratings

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What if life isn't just a part of the universe? What if it determines the very structure of the universe itself? The theory that blew your mind in Biocentrism and Beyond Biocentrism is back, with brand-new research revealing the startling truth about our existence. What is consciousness? Why are we here? Where did it all come from - the laws of nature, the stars, the universe? Humans have been asking these questions forever, but science hasn't succeeded in providing many answers - until now. In The Grand Biocentric Design, Robert Lanza, one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People", is joined by theoretical physicist Matej Pavšic and astronomer Bob Berman to shed light on the big picture that has long eluded philosophers and scientists alike.  This engaging, mind-stretching exposition of how the history of physics has led us to biocentrism - the idea that life creates reality - takes listeners on a step-by-step adventure into the great science breakthroughs of the past centuries, from Newton to the weirdness of quantum theory, culminating in recent revelations that will challenge everything you think you know about our role in the universe. This book offers the most complete explanation of the science behind biocentrism to date, delving into the origins of the memorable principles introduced in previous books in this series, as well as introducing new principles that complete the theory. The authors dive deep into topics including consciousness, time, and the evidence that our observations - or even knowledge in our minds - can affect how physical objects behave. The Grand Biocentric Design is a one-of-a-kind, groundbreaking explanation of how the universe works and an exploration of the science behind the astounding fact that time, space, and reality itself all ultimately depend upon us.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2020 Robert Lanza and Matej Pavšic (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Peter Ganim
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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What Can I Do?

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A call to action from Jane Fonda, one of the most inspiring activists of our time, urging us to wake up to the looming disaster of climate change and equipping us with the tools we need to join her in protest. "This is the last possible moment in history when changing course can mean saving lives and species on an unimaginable scale. It's too late for moderation." In the fall of 2019, frustrated with the obvious inaction of politicians and inspired by Greta Thunberg, Naomi Klein, and student climate strikers, Jane Fonda moved to Washington, DC, to lead weekly climate change demonstrations on Capitol Hill. On October 11, she launched Fire Drill Fridays and has since led thousands of people in nonviolent civil disobedience, risking arrest to protest for action. In What Can I Do?, Fonda weaves her deeply personal journey as an activist alongside conversations with and speeches by leading climate scientists and inspiring community organizers, and she dives deep into the issues, such as water, migration, and human rights, to emphasize what is at stake. Most significantly, Fonda equips us all with the tools we need to join her in protest so that everyone can work to combat the climate crisis.  No stranger to protest, Fonda's life has been famously shaped by activism. And now she is once again galvanizing the public to take to the streets. Many are already aware of the looming disaster of climate change and realize that a moral responsibility rests on our shoulders. In 2019, we saw atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases hit the highest level ever recorded in human history, and our window of opportunity to act is quickly closing. We are facing a climate crisis, but we're also facing an empathy crisis and an inequality crisis; the surge of protests over police violence against Black Americans has once again highlighted the links between racism and environmental degradation in our country. It isn't only earth's life-support systems that are unraveling. So too is our social fabric. This is going to take an all-out war on drilling, fracking, deregulation, racism, misogyny, colonialism, and despair all at the same time.  As Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA and Fonda's partner in developing Fire Drill Fridays, has declared, "Change is inevitable; by design, or by disaster." Together, we can commandeer change for the positive - but it will require collective actions taken by social movements on an unprecedented scale. The problems we face now require every one of us to join the fight. The fight for not only our immediate future, but for the future of generations to come.  One hundred percent of the author's net proceeds from What Can I Do? will go to Greenpeace This audiobook program includes a PDF of photographs and graphs.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Jane Fonda (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Author: Jane Fonda
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
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Magic Mushrooms

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Become a psilocybin mushrooms expert, get rid of anxiety and depression, and go on a spiritual, psychedelic journey! Do you remember the time when people thought marijuana was nothing else but a hallucinogenic drug? Now, components of the marijuana plant are being used with great success in treating chronic diseases.  Magic mushrooms are currently going through the same public opinion metamorphosis. A recent study by King’s College in London concluded that psilocybin, an active ingredient in magic mushrooms, could be used safely to treat various mental illnesses, such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety.  But why aren’t we hearing more about this incredible discovery? Unfortunately, psilocybin still carries a certain stigma. Some people abuse it, and those cases are usually what the media presents.  The word “psychedelic” often accompanies psilocybin and instantly triggers a negative attitude. But psychedelic is a term that describes experiences in which our state of consciousness is broadened. You’ve probably heard about another thing that strives to achieve that. It’s called yoga. Nothing negative comes to mind when you heard that, right?  Forget everything you’ve heard about psilocybin mushrooms, and turn to this comprehensive guide to find out how to use magic mushrooms the right way, and how to grow and identify them.  Here’s what else you’ll learn from this audiobook:  The scientific story behind psilocybin, it's healing, and psychedelic properties Ways to use magic mushrooms as a medicine The right dosage of mushrooms for different effects Common mistakes and accidents to avoid Myths and false news about magic mushrooms Techniques for cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms And much more! There is a safe way to use psilocybin mushrooms for both spiritual and medical benefits. However, accidents do happen, but this audiobook will make sure you avoid that and only get a pleasant and healthful experience.

©2020 William Griffiths (P)2020 William Griffiths

Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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Evolution

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The complex story of human evolution is a tale seven million years in the making. Each new discovery adds to or revises our story and our understanding of how we came to be the way we are. In this audiobook, The Human Odyssey, we explore the evolution of those characteristics that make us human. The first section looks at our family tree and why some branches survived and not others. Swings in climate are emerging as a factor in what traits succeeded and failed; meanwhile, DNA analyses show that Homo sapiens interbred with other human species, which played a key role in our survival.  Section two examines those traits that separate us from other primates. Recent data indicate that our hairless skin was important to the rise of other human features, and other research is getting closer to illuminating how humans became monogamous. In the final section we speculate on the future of human evolution in a world where advances in technology, medicine, and other areas protect us from harmful factors like disease, causing some scientists to claim that humans are no longer subject to natural selection and our evolution has ceased.  But, like us, our story will continue to evolve.

©2017 by Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc. Scientific American is a registered trademark of Nature America, Inc. (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Kate Mulligan
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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Organic Chemistry: The University Student Survival Guide to Ace Organic Chemistry

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Organic chemistry is a difficult subject. There are many topics that are overviewed in your textbook as if you are wading through mud. To help you understand the subject with ease, Organic Chemistry, a guide to help you ace and survive the course, is available. With the information, you should be able to navigate your case a little easier. You are going to build on the knowledge as you would through your organic chemistry class. This audiobook shows you an easier way to understand the topics.  Often in class, you are given several topics all in one day that are building on each part but leave you with many questions. The audiobook attempts to answer the questions of relevancy, how one thing leads to another, and how to read the nomenclature/structures to understand compounds better. 

©2018 Northern Press (P)2019 Northern Press

Narrator: Nathan McMillan
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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The Unnatural World

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The Unnatural World chronicles a disparate band of unlikely heroes: an effervescent mad scientist who would fertilize the seas, a pigeon obsessive bent on bringing back the extinct; a low-level government functionary in China doing his best to clean up his city, and more. These scientists, billionaires, and ordinary people are all working toward saving the best home humanity is likely to ever have. What is the threat? It is us. In a time when a species dies out every 10 minutes, when summers are getting hotter, winters colder, and oceans higher, some people still deny mankind's effect on the Earth. But all of our impacts on the planet have ushered in what qualifies as a new geologic epoch, thanks to global warming, mass extinction, and such technologies as nuclear weapons and plastics. The Unnatural World examines the world we have created and analyzes the glimmers of hope emerging from the efforts of incredible individuals seeking to change our future. Instead of a world without us, this history of the future shows how to become good gardeners, helping people thrive along with an abundance of plants, animals, and all the exuberant profusion of life on Earth - a better world with us.

©2016 David Biello (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Author: David Biello
Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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Time Travel

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What do you know about traveling through time and space? Are you keen to learn about it? This book will tell you about space and time and it will explain vital terms in a simple yet factual way that does not blind the listener with science. It will tell you about the vitally important topics of the solar system, flight, and light. It will introduce you to the fascinating topics of black holes, dark matter, and wormholes, which are so important to anyone with an interest in space and time. The book finishes with chapters about UFOs, both modern and ancient, who we believe carry those who have already mastered space and time, and a light-hearted look at those who see them as a threat.

©2017 KIV Books (P)2017 KIV Books

Narrator: Sangita Chauhan
Author: KIV Books
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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Die unbewohnbare Erde

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Die heute schon spürbaren und die schlimmstmöglichen Folgen der Klimaerwärmung sind das Thema des Journalisten David Wallace-Wells in diesem spektakulären Report. Wie kann und wird das Leben auf der Erde in nur 40, 50, 60 Jahren aussehen? Sicher ist: Heutige Teenager und Kinder werden noch erleben, wie sich die Bedingungen für die Menschheit auf der Erde dramatisch verschlechtern, sie werden erleben, wie sie in Teilen unbewohnbar wird. Wallace-Wells macht die vielen wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse, die die Mehrheit der Menschen oft gar nicht erreichen, begreifbar, ja fühlbar. Und am Ende steht die drängende Frage: Haben wir überhaupt noch eine Chance, das Unheil abzuwenden? Ein polarisierendes, aufrüttelndes und fesselndes Debattenbuch zu einem Thema, das der Menschheit zunehmend unter den Nägeln brennt.

©2019 Ludwig Buchverlag (P)2019 Rubikon Audioverlag

Narrator: Mark Bremer
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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Quantum Physics and the Power of the Mind

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Do you want to understand something more about the world around you? Do you want to discover the secrets and theories of quantum physics, but do they seem impossible to understand? Does the law of attraction really work? Quantum physics is an integral part of our lives, and it is extremely important for us to have at least the basic knowledge on the subject. Most people struggle with it as there are scarcely any books on the topic that is compatible with the needs and demands of people who are just starting out as physicists and need a simple guide to understand the concepts. Here’s some of the information included in the book: Quantum Origins of the Universe Fundamentals of Quantum Physics The Photoelectric Effect How Is Radiation Absorbed? The Role of Photons in Photoelectric Photoelectric Effect: Einstein’s Theory Quantum Physics and the Law of Attraction How Quantum Physics Affects You What Is The Law Of Attraction? And How To Use It Effectively And much more.... Learn concepts worthy of an excellent mind without effort, understand the most revolutionary and mysterious rules that govern the universe in which you live. Do you want to know more? Then scroll up, click on "Buy", and get your copy now!

©2020 Nancy Patterson (P)2021 Nancy Patterson

Narrator: Samantha Novak
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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The Fabric of Reality

11 ratings

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Author of the New York Times best seller The Beginning of Infinity, David Deutsch, explores the four most fundamental strands of human knowledge: quantum physics, and the theories of knowledge, computation, and evolution - and their unexpected connections. Taken together, these four strands reveal a deeply integrated, rational, and optimistic worldview. It describes a unified fabric of reality that is objective and comprehensible, in which human action and thought are central.  With new preface exclusive to the audiobook, read by the author.

©1997, 1998 David Deutsch (P)2018 David Deutsch

Narrator: Walter Dixon
Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
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River out of Eden

13 ratings

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How did the replication bomb we call "life" begin, and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? Writing with characteristic wit and an ability to clarify complex phenomena (the New York Times described his style as "[T]he sort of science writing that makes the reader feel like a genius"), Richard Dawkins confronts this ancient mystery.

©1995 Richard Dawkins (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group

Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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The Tree

2 ratings

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There are redwoods in California that were ancient by the time Columbus first landed and pines still alive that germinated around the time humans invented writing. There are Douglas firs as tall as skyscrapers and a banyan tree in Calcutta as big as a football field. From the tallest to the smallest, trees inspire wonder in all of us, and in The Tree, Colin Tudge travels around the world - throughout the United States, the Costa Rican rain forest, Panama and Brazil, India, New Zealand, China, and most of Europe - bringing to life stories and facts about the trees around us: how they grow old, how they eat and reproduce, how they talk to one another (and they do), and why they came to exist in the first place. He considers the pitfalls of being tall; the things that trees produce, from nuts and rubber to wood; and even the complicated debt that we as humans owe them. Tudge takes us to the Amazon in flood, when the water is deep enough to submerge the forest entirely and fish feed on fruit while river dolphins race through the canopy. He explains the "memory" of trees: how those that have been shaken by wind grow thicker and sturdier while those attacked by pests grow smaller leaves the following year; and reveals how it is that the same trees found in the United States are also native to China (but not Europe). From tiny saplings to centuries-old redwoods and desert palms, from the backyards of the American heartland to the rain forests of the Amazon and the bamboo forests, Colin Tudge takes the listener on a journey through history and illuminates our ever-present but often ignored companions. A blend of history, science, philosophy, and environmentalism, The Tree is an engaging and elegant look at the life of trees and what modern research tells us about their future.

©2006 Colin Tudge (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Enn Reitel
Author: Colin Tudge
Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
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Dirt to Soil

90 ratings

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Gabe Brown didn’t set out to change the world when he first started working alongside his father-in-law on the family farm in North Dakota. But as a series of weather-related crop disasters put Brown and his wife, Shelly, in desperate financial straits, they started making bold changes to their farm.  Brown - in an effort to simply survive - began experimenting with new practices he’d learned about from reading and talking with innovative researchers and ranchers. As he and his family struggled to keep the farm viable, they found themselves on an amazing journey into a new type of farming: regenerative agriculture. Brown dropped the use of most of the herbicides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers that are a standard part of conventional agriculture. He switched to no-till planting, started planting diverse cover crops mixes, and changed his grazing practices. In doing so, Brown transformed a degraded farm ecosystem into one full of life - starting with the soil and working his way up, one plant and one animal at a time.  In Dirt to Soil, Gabe Brown tells the story of that amazing journey and offers a wealth of innovative solutions to our most pressing and complex contemporary agricultural challenge - restoring the soil. The Brown’s Ranch model, developed over 20 years of experimentation and refinement, focuses on regenerating resources by continuously enhancing the living biology in the soil.  Using regenerative agricultural principles, Brown’s 5,000-acre ranch has grown several inches of new topsoil in only 20 years! The key is how we think, Brown says. In the industrial agricultural model, all thoughts are focused on killing things. But that mind-set was also killing diversity, soil, and profit, Brown realized. Now, he channels his creative thinking toward how he can get more life on the land - more plants, animals, and beneficial insects.  “The greatest roadblock to solving a problem,” Brown says, “is the human mind."

©2018 Gabe Brown (P)2018 Chelsea Green Publishing

Narrator: Gabe Brown
Author: Gabe Brown
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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The First Three Minutes

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Now updated with a major new afterword that incorporates the latest cosmological research, this classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the Universe began, and how we know.

©1988 Steven Weinberg (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

Narrator: Raymond Todd
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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Exploring Creation with Physical Science

1 rating

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This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. The course discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the Earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton's Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies.

©2007 Apologia Educational Ministries (P)2007 Apologia Educational Ministries

Narrator: Kathleen Wile
Author: Jay Wile
Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
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The Tiger

53 ratings

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It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren’t random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again. As he re-creates these extraordinary events, John Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region. We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers, even sharing their kills with them. We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations. And we come to know their descendants, who, crushed by poverty, have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region. This ancient, tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book. Throughout, we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist, how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters, and how early Homo sapiens may have fit seamlessly into the tiger’s ecosystem. Above all, we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger, a highly intelligent super-predator that can grow to 10 feet long, weigh more than 600 pounds, and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain. Beautifully written and deeply informative, The Tiger circles around three main characters: Vladimir Markov, a poacher killed by the tiger; Yuri Trush, the lead tracker; and the tiger himself. It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga.

©2010 John Vaillant (P)2010 Random House

Narrator: John Vaillant
Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries

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The theory of evolution unites the past, present, and future of living things. It puts humanity's place in the universe into necessary perspective. Despite a history of controversy, the evidence for evolution continues to accumulate as a result of many separate strands of incredible scientific sleuthing. In The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries, Donald R. Prothero explores the most fascinating breakthroughs in piecing together the evidence for evolution. In 25 vignettes, he recounts the dramatic stories of the people who made crucial discoveries, placing each moment in the context of what it represented for the progress of science. He tackles topics like what it means to see evolution in action and the distance between species in space and time, following figures from Darwin to lesser-known researchers as they unlock the mysteries of the fossil record, the earth, and the universe. The book also features the stories of animal species strange and familiar, including humans - and our ties to some of our closest relatives and more distant cousins. Brisk and entertaining while firmly grounded in fundamental science, The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries is a captivating listen for anyone curious about the evidence for evolution and what it means for humanity.

©2020 Donald R. Prothero (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Tom Parks
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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E=mc2

3 ratings

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Generations have grown up knowing that the equation E=mc2 changed the shape of our world, but never understanding what it actually means and why it was so significant. Here, Bodanis writes the "biography" of this great discovery and turns a seemingly impenetrable theory into a dramatic and accessible human achievement. Bodanis begins by introducing the science and scientists forming the backdrop to Einstein's discovery. Having demystified the equation, he explains its science and brings it to life; making clear the astonishing array of discoveries and consequences it made possible and its impact on our daily lives. At last, the masses can understand that Einstein did nothing less than open the door to the inner structure of the universe.

©2000 David Bodanis (P)2002 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Cashman
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Physics of the Impossible

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One hundred years ago, scientists would have said that lasers, televisions, and the atomic bomb were beyond the realm of physical possibility. In Physics of the Impossible, the renowned physicist Michio Kaku explores to what extent the technologies and devices of science fiction (such as phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel) that are deemed equally impossible today might well become commonplace in the future. From teleportation to telekinesis, Kaku uses the world of science fiction to explore the fundamentals - and the limits - of the laws of physics as we know them today. In a compelling and thought-provoking narrative, he explains: How the science of optics and electromagnetism may one day enable us to bend light around an object, like a stream flowing around a boulder, making the object invisible to observers downstream How ramjet rockets, laser sails, antimatter engines, and nanorockets may one day take us to the nearby stars How telepathy and psychokinesis, once considered pseudoscience, may one day be possible using advances in MRI, computers, superconductivity, and nanotechnology Why a time machine is apparently consistent with the known laws of quantum physics, although it would take an unbelievably advanced civilization to actually build oneKaku uses his discussion of each technology as a jumping-off point to explain the science behind it. An extraordinary scientific adventure, Physics of the Impossible takes listeners on an unforgettable, mesmerizing journey into the world of science that both enlightens and entertains.

©2008 Michio Kaku (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Feodor Chin
Author: Michio Kaku
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
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The Elegant Universe

40 ratings

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In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, one of the world's leading string theorists peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas-is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy. Brian Greene uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose to illustrate the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics is unveiling. Dazzling in its brilliance, unprecedented in its ability to both illuminate and entertain, The Elegant Universe is a tour de force of science writing-a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.

©2003 Brian Greene (P)2008 Random House Audio

Narrator: Erik Davies
Author: Brian Greene
Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
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Landmarks

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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Landmarks, a fascinating exploration of the relationship between language and landscapes by Robert Macfarlane, read by Roy McMillan. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales to describe land, nature, and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd, and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape and a vital means of coming to love it. The audiobook version contains an exclusive bonus chapter - a recording of Finlay MacLeod (novelist, historian, broadcaster, archivist, and one of the dedicatees of Landmarks) reading words and definitions from his Peat Glossary for the Isle of Lewis. This hoard of rare and evocative terms was one of the inspiring documents for the book. Finlay's voice is also used as a divider between chapters, and the other glossaries in the text are bracketed with appropriate sound effects.

©2015 Robert Macfarlane (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

Narrator: Roy McMillan
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
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Vagus Nerve: The Ultimate Guide to Activate the Healing Power of Vagus Nerve

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You finally have the power to unlock an inner sense of peace, to take full control of your emotions once and for all.  Even if you’re just a beginner, we cut through all of the jargon and complexities to get you to a new level of peace, serenity, and bliss, within all aspects of your life. Unlike other untested and questionable techniques on managing your emotions. This audiobook guide will be your guide to a new, streamlined and uncomplicated approach to emotional management by offering step-by-step instructions and beginner-friendly guide, which you can use to begin to transform your life today.  What you get access to today: Comprehensive understanding of how the vagus nerve can change your life The exact scientific reason why you experience overwhelming emotions. what exactly you need to do to overcome inflammation of the vagus nerve How you can begin your journey to overcoming depression and anxiety, whilst finding true satisfaction. How the vagus nerve can help tackle PTSD Practical and functional self-help activities for the Vagus Nerve How the vagus nerve affects your immune system. Will this guide be “jargon-filled”? No. We have complied the most dependable, laboratory-tested methods, explanations and therapeutical methods from the most authoritative researchers, coated in beginner-friendly, clear instructions on how you can take control of your emotions, meaning you won’t have to be a biology expert to uncover a happier and more fulfilling life. Will this audiobook work for me? Truly, it has no relevance whether you are male, female, young or old. It does not matter what country you come from. As long as you are willing to put in the effort to change the compass direction if your life, and place an unwavering faith into the effectiveness of these techniques, then our inclusive guide to the vagus nerve truly has the power to turn your life around.  Is this guide easy-to-follow? Absolutely, in our guide, you will receive uncomplicated, straightforward, and beginner-friendly techniques, such as the included exercises to overcoming trauma. These strategies take the hassle and stress out of unlocking your inner potential. So you can focus on what matters the most, which is your own personal development. Today, your journey has reached a crossroads. At this moment, you have the power to change your direction. You may have been struggling on the same path before with the same old results, seeking change from depression, anxiety and other emotions before. But today, you have the power to change that, once and for all, you can change the direction of your journey. We want you to look back on this day, as the day your life changed for the better. Get this audiobook now, and begin to open your path, to a happier, and more fulfilling destiny.

©2020 Dan James (P)2020 Dan James

Author: Dan James
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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Underland

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Underland by Robert Macfarlane.  Shortlisted for the Best Nonfiction Audiobook at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2020. A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century. The highly anticipated new book from the internationally best-selling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways. Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet.... In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.

©2018 Robert Macfarlane (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Narrator: Roy McMillan
Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
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Colors of Nature

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From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, "multiracial" to "mixedblood," the diversity of cultures in this world is matched only by the diversity of stories explaining our cultural origins: stories of creation and destruction, displacement and heartbreak, hope and mystery. With writing from Jamaica Kincaid on the fallacies of national myths, Yusef Komunyakaa connects the toxic legacy of his hometown, Bogalusa, LA, to a blind faith in capitalism, and bell hooks relating the quashing of multiculturalism to the destruction of nature that is considered "unpredictable" - amongst more than 35 other examinations of the relationship between culture and nature - this collection points toward the trouble of ignoring our cultural heritage, but also reveals how opening our eyes and our minds might provide a more livable future.

©2011 Selection, arrangement, and introduction by Alison H. Deming and Lauret E. Savoy. Individual contributions are protected by copyright and gratefully reprinted with permission. 'Birth Witness,' by Ofelia Zepeda, reprinted with permission from 'Where Clouds Are Formed.' 2009 by the University of Arizona Press. 'In History,' 1997 by Jamaica Kincaid, reprinted with permission of the Wylie Agency, Inc. 'Burning the Shelter' by Louis Owens, reprinted with permission from 'Mixedblood Messages: Literature, Film, Family, Place.' 1998 by the University of Oklahoma Press. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Naissance et destin de l'univers

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Naissance et destin de l'univers, c'est toute l'histoire de notre univers telle qu'on la comprend aujourd'hui : du néant, à la naissance de l'univers, et jusqu'à son destin final. Figure d'autorité des plus captivantes, Paul Parsons nous entraine dans un voyage palpitant à travers des milliards d'années lumières pour nous raconter l'histoire du big bang, du début à la fin.    Quelque chose d'incroyable est arrivé il y a 13,8 milliards d'années. La matière, l'énergie, l'espace et le temps sont tous soudainement apparus au cours d'un évènement cataclysmique que l'on connait désormais comme le big bang. C'était la naissance de notre univers. Après avoir formé la vie au cœur de la plus petite particule subatomique, il est désormais incroyablement vaste et est constitué des millions de galaxies. La théorie du big bang offre un récit qui combine certains des concepts les plus pointus de physique fondamentale et des observations toutes aussi profondes à propos du cosmos.   Après avoir compris que nous vivons sur une planète qui est en orbite d'une étoile dans l'une des nombreuses galaxies, avoir découvert que notre univers s'étend sans cesse et avoir accepté les théories révolutionnaires d'Einstein qui ont inspiré la cosmologie actuelle et sa manière d'étudier le big bang, nous avons désormais une meilleure compréhension des origines de notre univers. Chaque découverte à ce sujet nous permet d'avoir une idée plus claire de la manière dont notre univers s'éteindra. Allons-nous nous consumer ou nous éteindre ? La fin pourrait-elle simplement être synonyme de nouveau commencement, avec l'univers qui entrerait à nouveau dans une phase d'expansion ? Et notre big bang n'était-il qu'un parmi tant d'autres, reléguant notre cosmos au rang d'infime partie d'un multivers composé de nombreux univers parallèles ?

©2019 Michael O'Mara. Audible France pour la traduction francaise. Traduit de l'anglais par Charles Frankel (P)2019 Audible Studios

Author: Paul Parsons
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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The Lightness of Being

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Our understanding of nature's deepest reality has changed radically, but almost without our noticing, over the past 25 years. Transcending the clash of older ideas about matter and space, acclaimed physicist Frank Wilczek explains a remarkable new discovery: matter is built from almost weightless units, and pure energy is the ultimate source of mass. He calls it "The Lightness of Being." Space is no mere container, empty and passive. It is a dynamic grid, modern ether, and its spontaneous activity creates and destroys particles. This new understanding of mass explains the puzzling feebleness of gravity, and a gorgeous unification of all the forces comes sharply into focus. The Lightness of Being is the first book to explore the implications of these revolutionary ideas about mass, energy, and the nature of empty space. In it, Wilczek masterfully presents new perspectives on our incredible universe and envisions a new golden age of fundamental physics.

©2010 Frank Wilczek (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Walter Dixon
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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The Order of Time

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One of TIME’s 10 best nonfiction books of the decade 

"Meet the new Stephen Hawking...The Order of Time is a dazzling book." (The Sunday Times)

From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time.

Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike.

For most listeners, this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science, and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe.

Already a best seller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.

©2018 Carlo Rovelli (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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Six Not-So-Easy Pieces

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No 20th-century