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How to Change Your Mind
How to Change Your Mind
By Penguin Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
The number one New York Times best seller A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs - and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions


The Military Science of Star Wars
The Military Science of Star Wars
By Macmillan Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews
The Military Science of Star Wars is an audiobook that will appeal to Star Wars fans everywhere  The first ever in-depth analysis of the tactics and equipment used by the heroes and villains of the Star Wars universe has arrived! Spanning all of the films, this comprehensive audiobook goes into detail about the various guerrilla tactics of the Rebel Alliance and the awe-inspiring might of the Grand Army of the Republic and Darth Vader's Empire. Including detailed examples from Earth's


My Brief History
My Brief History
By Random House Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews
Stephen Hawking has dazzled listeners worldwide with a string of best sellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution. My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. This concise, witty, and candid account introduces listeners to a


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Random House Audio
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ean: 9780451486318, isbn: 0451486315,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
Now a major motion picture from HBO® starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever


The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and


The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
By Tantor Audio
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One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was called ''the Dark Lord'', ''the Godfather'', and ''UNO'' (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. He was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, bureaucrat, and finally director of the Johnson Space Center (''mission control''), Abbey's story has


The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World
The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World
By Tantor Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews
Part adventure story, part manifesto, this is legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau's passionate plea for sustaining life on earth.Explorer, diving pioneer, filmmaker, inventor, and activist, Jacques Cousteau was blessed from his childhood with boundless curiosity about the natural world. As the leader of fascinating, often dangerous expeditions all over the planet, he discovered firsthand the complexity and beauty of life on earth and undersea - and watched the toll taken by human activity


What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character
What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. What Do You Care What Other People Think? is Feynman's last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. Among the book's many tales we meet Feynman's first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love's irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the


Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe
Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe
By Tantor Audio
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In her classic, In the Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall wrote of her first 10 years at Gombe. In Through a Window she continues the story, painting a more complete and vivid portrait of our closest relatives.    On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe is a community where the principal residents are chimpanzees. Through Goodall's eyes we watch young Figan's relentless rise to power and old Mike's crushing defeat. We learn how one mother rears her children to succeed, and another dooms hers to


The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World
The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World
By Random House Audio
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From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493 - an incisive portrait of the two little-known 20th-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the 21st century will choose to live in tomorrow's world. In 40 years, Earth's population will reach 10 billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally


Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In best-selling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. In Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson shows how Franklin defines both his own time and ours. The most interesting thing that


A Life Decoded: My Genome - My Life
A Life Decoded: My Genome - My Life
By Tantor Audio
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The triumphant memoir of the man behind one of the greatest feats in scientific historyOf all the scientific achievements of the past century, perhaps none can match the deciphering of the human genetic code, both for its technical brilliance and for its implications for our future. In A Life Decoded, J. Craig Venter traces his rise from an uninspired student to one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in science today. Here, Venter relates the unparalleled drama of the quest to


Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel
Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel
By Brilliance Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
The remarkable story of an ordinary man who was transformed when a traumatic injury left him with an extraordinary gift No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects around us. Yet Padgett wasn't born this way. Twelve years ago, he had never made it past


The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
By HarperAudio
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ean: 9780694525218, isbn: 0694525219,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
From the author of the bestselling The Professor and the Madman comes the fascinating story of the father of modern geologyIn 1793, William Smith, the orphan son of a village blacksmith, made a startling discovery that was to turn the science of geology on its head. While surveying the route for a canal near Bath, he noticed that the fossils found in one layer of the rocks he was excavating were very different from those found in another. And out of that realization came an epiphany: that by


Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews
The author of the acclaimed best sellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobs delivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius. Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany,


The Jesuit and the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man
The Jesuit and the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man
By Tantor Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
In December 1929, in a cave near Peking, a group of anthropologists and archaeologists that included a young French Jesuit priest named Pierre Teilhard de Chardin uncovered a prehuman skull. The find quickly became known around the world as Peking Man and was acclaimed as the missing link between erect hunting apes and our Cro-Magnon ancestors. It also became a provocative piece of evidence in the roiling debate over creationism versus evolution. For Teilhard, both a scientist and a man of


Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
By Tantor Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews
From a skeleton, a skull, or a mere fragment of burnt thighbone, prominent forensic anthropologist Dr. William Maples can deduce the age, gender, and ethnicity of a murder victim, the manner in which the person was dispatched, and, ultimately, the identity of the killer. In Dead Men Do Tell Tales, Dr. Maples revisits his strangest, most interesting, and most horrific investigations, from the baffling cases of conquistador Francisco Pizarro and Vietnam MIAs to the mysterious deaths of President


ENIAC: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer
ENIAC: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
ENIAC is the story of John Mauchly and Presper Eckert, the men who built the first digital, electronic computer. Their three-year race to create the legendary ENIAC is a compelling tale of brilliance and misfortune that has never been told before.It was the size of a three-bedroom apartment, weighed 30 tons, and cost nearly half a million dollars to build-and $650 an hour to run. But in 1945, this behemoth was the cutting edge in technology, and a herald of the digital age to come. This


Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center
Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center
By Random House Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb - a breakthrough that was to have eternal ramifications for mankind and that made Oppenheimer the ''Father of the Atomic Bomb.'' But with his actions leading up to that great achievement, he also set himself on a dangerous collision course with Senator Joseph McCarthy and his witch-hunters. In


They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
By Hachette Audio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
There has never been a history of America like Harold Evans's long-awaited They Made America. With the verve and cogency that made his American Century an acclaimed best seller, Evans tells the epic story of the men and women who made America over two centuries. The workshop revolutionaries who made our world have never had the attention afforded the political revolutionaries who founded this nation. But it has been these innovators, in small-town attics and on the Mississippi, in Silicon



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