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    • Musicophilia

    • Tales of Music and the Brain
    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does - humans are a musical species.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Of Sacks...

    • By Douglas on 11-23-12
    • Tales of Music and the Brain
    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 09-28-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 880 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Talking to Robots

    • Tales from Our Human-Robot Futures
    • By: David Ewing Duncan
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate about our human-robot future? For even as robots and AI intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Knowledge

    • How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
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      4 out of 5 stars 281

    Regarded as one of the brightest young scientists of his generation, Lewis Dartnell proposes that the key to preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to provide a quickstart guide, adapted to cataclysmic circumstances. The Knowledge describes many of the modern technologies we employ, but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built. The Knowledge is a brilliantly original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built our modern world as well as a thought experiment about the very idea of scientific knowledge itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great science knowledge + zombie apocalypse prep

    • By Anon on 02-24-15

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Out of Our Minds

    • Learning to Be Creative
    • By: Ken Robinson
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
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    There is a paradox. As children, most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not. What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that is changing faster than ever. They say they need people who can think creatively, who are flexible and quick to adapt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a different narrator

    • By Kathryn on 02-03-14

    Regular price: $23.62

    • The Pandemic Century

    • One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris
    • By: Mark Honigsbaum
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ever since the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, scientists have dreamed of preventing catastrophic outbreaks of infectious disease. Yet despite a century of medical progress, viral and bacterial disasters continue to take us by surprise, inciting panic and dominating news cycles. From the Spanish flu to the 1924 outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles to the 1930 "parrot fever" pandemic, through the more recent SARS, Ebola, and Zika epidemics, the last one hundred years have been marked by a succession of unanticipated pandemic alarms.  

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Future of the Professions

    • How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts
    • By: Richard Susskind, Daniel Susskind
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 239
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    This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others to work as they did in the 20th century.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Hope It's Not All True

    • By John on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Knowledge

    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Maybe it was a viral pandemic or an asteroid strike or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended, and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment?

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Don't Even Think About It

    • Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
    • By: George Marshall
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshall's search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists and the activists of the Texas Tea Party; the world's leading climate scientists and the people who denounce them; liberal environmentalists and conservative evangelicals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely creative and thought-provoking

    • By Eric L, Montreal on 04-08-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Life's Greatest Secret

    • The Race to Crack the Genetic Code
    • By: Matthew Cobb
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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    Everyone has heard the story of DNA as the story of Watson, Crick, and Rosalind Franklin, but knowing the structure of DNA was only part of a greater struggle to understand life's secrets. Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code, the thing that ultimately enables a spiraling molecule to give rise to the life that exists all around us. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By Rodney Brown on 09-30-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Talking to Robots

    • A Brief Guide to Our Human Robot Futures
    • By: David Ewing Duncan
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate for our human-robot future? From present-day Facebook and Amazon bots to near-future 'intimacy' bots and 'the robot that stole my job' bots, best-selling American popular science writer David Ewing Duncan's Talking to Robots is a wonderfully entertaining and insightful guide to possible future scenarios about robots, both real and imagined.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Compass

    • A Story of Exploration and Innovation
    • By: Alan Gurney
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    This book chronicles the misadventures of those who attempted to perfect the compass, an instrument so precious to 16-century seamen that, by law, any man found tampering with it had his hand pinned to the mast with a dagger. From the time man first took to the seas until only 1,000 years ago, sight and winds were the sailor's only navigational aids. It was not until the development of the compass that maps and charts could be used with any accuracy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Steve Bird on 11-27-05
    • A Story of Exploration and Innovation
    • By: Alan Gurney
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 01-19-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Musicophilia

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Oliver Sacks’ compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own minds. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people - those struck by affliction, by unusual talent and even, in one case, by lightning - to show not only that music occupies more areas of our brain than language does but also that it can torment, calm, organise and heal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible

    • By Anonymous User on 04-04-19

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Deeper Genome

    • Why There Is More to the Human Genome than Meets the Eye
    • By: John Parrington
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
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      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Over a decade ago, as the Human Genome Project completed its mapping of the entire human genome, hopes ran high that we would rapidly be able to use our knowledge of human genes to tackle many inherited diseases, and understand what makes us unique among animals. But things didn't turn out that way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Scientific Writing/ Wrong Narrator

    • By Richard on 11-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Unrules

    • Man, Machines and the Quest to Master Markets
    • By: Igor Tulchinsky
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      1 out of 5 stars 2
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    Data is everywhere, coming at us in a never-ceasing, ever-rising river that threatens to overwhelm us. Igor Tulchinsky, the trader behind global quantitative investment management firm WorldQuant, reveals, how natural patterns underlie data patterns that may dictate life or death, success, or failure. This book demonstrates how to exercise real intelligence by discerning the patterns that surround us every day and how to leverage this information into success in the workplace and beyond.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • 1/8 substance, 7/8 marketing-fluff-noise

    • By Philo on 01-27-19
    • Man, Machines and the Quest to Master Markets
    • By: Igor Tulchinsky
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 01-25-19
    • 1 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Solar Revolution

    • Guardian Shorts, Book 17
    • By: Steve McKevitt, Tony Ryan
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The sunshine that hits the Earth in a single hour could meet the world's food and energy demands for an entire year. If only we could make use of it, that is. Solar power is not just about turning sunlight into electricity - we also need a way of capturing and storing it, of moving it around to where it's needed. Of providing power during the night. In short we need a way of bottling sunshine so we can have as much of it as we want, wherever and whenever we like.

    Regular price: $2.99