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Dr

Los Osos, CA, United States

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  • 27 titles in library
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  • The Modern Scholar: Unseen Diversity: The World of Bacteria

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Betsey Dexter Dyer
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (46)
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    (45)

    Professor Betsey Dexter Dyer of Wheaton College examines the role of bacteria as major players in Earth's biodiversity. In the course of these fascinating lectures, Professor Dyer delves into the history of microbiology, the four billion year history of bacteria and archaea as the dominant organisms on Earth, and the place of pathogens in the greater context of the bacterial world. This course serves as both a field guide for curious naturalists and a friendly introduction to the world of bacteria and archaea.

    Lucas says: "Even THINKING about it? Go ahead and get it!"
    "Entertaining Introduction to Microcosmia"
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    A well-thought-out series of lectures focusing on some detailed aspects of a diverse topic. It is 50 % entertainment and 50% education, not a bad balance for the general public.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out The Best in People at Their Worst

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rick Brinkman, Rick Kirschner
    • Narrated By Rick Brinkman, Rick Kirschner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    With their 1994 international bestseller, Drs. Rick Brinkman and Rick Kirschner armed a civility-starved world with no-nonsense strategies for dealing with difficult people with tact and skill. Since then, the world has changed dramatically: technology designed to bring people closer together has only made it that much harder to avoid "people you can't stand." At best, such people can make life stressful and unpleasant. At worst, they can keep you from achieving important goals.

    Amazon Customer says: "Helpful though wished for more "tools""
    "Help for the Dilbert World"
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    This is nothing short of an excellent road map to get you through the day intact in the intricate world of business culture. I use what I learned in this series all day long in the hurricane of a bustling hospital culture, though it would be applicable in the context of any group setting. Learn how to identify those snipers and tanks, neutralize them, and then move forward with love.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (933)
    Performance
    (808)
    Story
    (795)

    Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature’s most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day?

    Connie says: "Audio version is superb for us grown-ups"
    "Classic Dawkins"
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    I love the way Dawkins can pull together many streams of thought to synthesize a holos at the end of the winding path. This series takes a strong existentialist look at what we take as real. The alternate male/female narrative style lends to balance and continued interest in the topic. What Dawkins teaches in this series is nothing short of looking oneself straight in the mirror without delusion interfering in the process. This is science, but it is so much more than that too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Basic Human Anatomy: The Beauty of Form and Function

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John K. Young
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (26)
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    (26)

    The structures that lie beneath our skin represent a remarkable and beautiful assortment of biological mechanisms that are essential for our lives. However, we often take these structures for granted. In these 14 fascinating lectures, a basic overview of the human body, its physical features, biological systems, and general functioning will be presented for the benefit of anyone from budding medical students to curious laymen.

    Bennett says: "Well organized!"
    "A good general overview"
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    Excellent material, nicely researched. The lecture style seemed to be a bit edgy, or was it just me?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: The Building Blocks of Human Life: Understanding Mature Cells and Stem Cells

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By John K. Young
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    In clear, concise language, Professor Young explains the basic categories of cells and tissues and then delves into their specialized functions, whether it be for muscle cells and nervous tissue or the cells of reproductive organs and the highly unusual entities known as "extreme" cells. Finally, Professor Young wraps up the lectures with a topic of universal interest-the death and aging of cells.

    A User says: "Packed with information, for serious readers"
    "Good information"
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    Good information but an off-putting nervous lecture style, in my view. Taken as a whole, it was very informative.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Three Commitments: Walking the Path of Liberation

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Pema Chodron
    • Narrated By Pema Chodron
    Overall
    (119)
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    (62)
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    (58)

    Tibetan Buddhism describes three gates that everyone must pass through on the road to spiritual liberation. With the Three Commitments, Pema Chodron brings her unique blend of insight and gentle instruction to guide practitioners through each of these thresholds as they seek the source of true happiness. As Pema explains, suffering arises when we resist the laws of impermenance-the fact that everything we know, including ourselves, will one day die.

    Jo says: "Excellent but incomplete"
    "Classic instructional epic from the Master"
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    Her insightful, relaxed teaching style is unparalleled. There is nothing to criticize in this masterful guide to seeking a meaningful existence in the midst of the storms of being human.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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