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  • The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction | Leofranc Holford-Stevens

    The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Leofranc Holford-Stevens
    • Narrated By Ben Esner
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    Why do we measure time in the way that we do? Why is a week seven days long? At what point did minutes and seconds come into being? Why are some calendars lunar and some solar? The organization of time into hours, days, months, and years seems immutable and universal, but is actually far more artificial than most people realize. Those interested in time, history, and the development of the calendar will enjoy this absorbing exploration of an aspect of our lives that we all take for granted.

    John Gardner says: "Spotty naration but densely fact-packed"
  • Myth: A Very Short Introduction | Robert A. Segal

    Myth: A Very Short Introduction

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert A. Segal
    • Narrated By Ben Esner
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    A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth, this book takes into account the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, C. G. Jung, and Sigmund Freud. It focuses on different approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines - including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology.

    Mark Anderson says: "boring"
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