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    • The Soil Will Save Us

    • How Scientists, Farmers, and Ranchers Are Tending the Soil to Reverse Global Warming
    • By: Kristin Ohlson
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
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    In The Soil Will Save Us, journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope"—a way in which we can not only heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon—and potentially reverse global warming. Her discoveries and vivid storytelling will revolutionize the way we think about our food, our landscapes, our plants, and our relationship to Earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Underground Carbon

    • By See Reverse on 07-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Women After All

    • Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy
    • By: Melvin Konner MD
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    There is a human genetic fluke that is surprisingly common, due to a change in a key pair of chromosomes. In the normal condition the two look the same, but in this disorder one is malformed and shrunken beyond recognition. The result is a shortened life span, higher mortality at all ages, an inability to reproduce, premature hair loss, and brain defects variously resulting in attention deficit, hyperactivity, conduct disorder, hypersexuality, and an enormous excess of both outward and self-directed aggression. It is called maleness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and thought provoking

    • By Brian Gottlieb on 01-10-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Human Advantage

    • A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable
    • By: Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies. The human brain uses 25 percent of all the energy the body requires each day. And it became enormous in a very short amount of time in evolution, allowing us to leave our cousins, the great apes, behind. So the human brain is special, right? Wrong, according to Suzana Herculano-Houzel. Humans have developed cognitive abilities that outstrip those of all other animals but not because we are evolutionary outliers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Take That Raw Foods!

    • By Susie on 07-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Playing Scared

    • A History and Memoir of Stage Fright
    • By: Sara Solovitch
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    This cultural history and memoir of stage fright will resonate with anyone terrified of speaking or performing in public. Stage fright is one of the human psyche's deepest fears, challenging actors, musicians, professional athletes, and people from all walks of life. Surveys in the United States repeatedly rank public speaking as one of the top fears, affecting up to 74 percent of people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection or excellence?

    • By CaTowhee on 08-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blue Future

    • Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever
    • By: Maude Barlow
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In her best-selling books Blue Gold and Blue Covenant, world-renowned water activist Maude Barlow exposed the battle for ownership of our dwindling water supply and the emergence of an international, grassroots-led movement to reclaim water as a public good. Since then, the United Nations has recognized access to water as a basic human right - but there is still much work to be done to stem this growing crisis.

    • Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever
    • By: Maude Barlow
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 02-10-14
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Naming Nature

    • The Clash Between Instinct and Science
    • By: Carol Kaesuk Yoon
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Today, taxonomy is viewed by many as an outdated field, one nearly irrelevant to the rest of science and of even less interest to the rest of the world. Now, as Carol Kaesuk Yoon reminds us in Naming Nature, taxonomy is critically important, because it turns out to be much more than mere science. It is also the latest incarnation of a long-unrecognized human practice that has gone on across the globe, in every culture, in every language since before time: the deeply human act of ordering and naming the living world.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Enough with the fish already!

    • By Harold D. Doublename on 07-13-11

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Strange Bedfellows

    • The Surprising Connection Between Sex, Evolution and Monogamy
    • By: David P. Barash, Judith Eve Lipton
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 40
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      3 out of 5 stars 18
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    In Strange Bedfellows, David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton look at how biology actually promotes monogamy in some species and how these lessons apply to human beings. An accessible work of science that is relevant to our intimate daily life, Strange Bedfellows will reassure some people, surprise others, and engage everyone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great coverage of a sexy topic

    • By Jeff on 12-09-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Breathing Machine

    • A Memoir of Computers
    • By: Leigh Alexander
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    What if there were a world bigger than the one you can touch? Leigh Alexander recounts a stormy adolescence alongside the mysterious early Internet. From the surrealism of early video games to raw connections made over primitive newsgroups, from sex bots to Sailor Moon, Alexander intimately captures a dark frontier age.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A meandering, self-indulgent mess

    • By E. Idenmill on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Selling the Fountain of Youth

    • How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease Out of Getting Old - and Made Billions
    • By: Arlene Weintraub
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    The beauty industry - which once revolved around creams and powders, subtle agents to enhance beauty - has become the anti-aging industry, overrun with steroids, human growth hormone injections, and bio-identical hormones, all promoted as cures for getting old. Acclaimed BusinessWeek science reporter Arlene Weintraub takes us inside this world, from the marketing departments of huge pharmaceutical companies to the backroom of your local pharmacy to celebrity enthusiasts like Oprah.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Foray into a Foreign Land

    • By Teadrinker on 12-11-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Strange Bedfellows

    • The Surprising Connection Between Sex, Evolution and Monogamy
    • By: David P. Barash, Judith Eve Lipton
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Strange Bedfellows, David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton look at how biology actually promotes monogamy in some species and how these lessons apply to human beings. An accessible work of science that is relevant to our intimate daily life, Strange Bedfellows will reassure some people, surprise others, and engage everyone.

    Regular price: $17.47