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  • Naked Money

  • A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters
  • By: Charles Wheelan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Consider the $20 bill. It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth $20? In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful world of money and banking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, Witty, Easy to Understand, & Well Read!

  • By Ken Beller on 04-30-16

Interesting but should be a 4h book

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-17

There are some interesting concepts discussed in this book but it is far too long winded. The author goes on many tangents and is not particularly good at explaining things or keeping the reader interested.

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  • Earth's Changing Climate

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

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 12 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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Needs Reference material

  • By Richard on 03-08-14

Good Audiobook

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-17

This was a good, very basic overview of the science behind the climate debate. I was upset that re forestation wasn't really talked about. Also, the lecturer used the word "umm" way too much. Overall though, I enjoyed this read as an introduction to climate change and would recommend the book.