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    • Internal Time

    • Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired
    • By: Till Roenneberg
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
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      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Early birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns are the most obvious manifestation of the highly individualized biological clocks we inherit, but these clocks also regulate bodily functions from digestion to hormone levels to cognition. By understanding and respecting our internal time, we can live better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading for Humans

    • By G011 on 01-22-14

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning

    • By: Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
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      4 out of 5 stars 160
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      4 out of 5 stars 164

    Viktor Frankl is known to millions of listeners as a psychotherapist who has transcended his field in his search for answers to the ultimate questions of life, death, and suffering. Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning explores the sometimes unconscious basic human desire for inspiration or revelation and illustrates how life can offer profound meaning at every turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unconscious Religiousness and the Ultimate Meaning

    • By Mirek on 12-07-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Double Helix

    • A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
    • By: James D. Watson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, Roger Clark
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only 24, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humorous account of the double helix discovery

    • By David on 11-08-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Good Rain

    • Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest
    • By: Timothy Egan
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An ode to the NW

    • By Kevin on 03-23-19

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

    • Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
    • By: Joseph Campbell
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    Beloved mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the Space Age. He posits that the newly discovered laws of outer space are actually within us as well, and that a new mythology is implicit in that realization. But what is this new mythology? How can we recognize it? Campbell explores these questions in the concluding essay, “The Way of Art”, in which he demonstrates that metaphor is the language of art and argues that within the psyches of today’s artists are the seeds of tomorrow’s mythologies.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What is this

    • By Aamen on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Family That Couldn't Sleep

    • A Medical Mystery
    • By: D.T. Max
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 380
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    For 200 years, a noble Venetian family has suffered from an inherited disease that strikes their members in middle age, stealing their sleep, eating holes in their brains, and ending their lives in a matter of months. In Papua New Guinea, a primitive tribe is nearly obliterated by a sickness whose chief symptom is uncontrollable laughter. Across Europe, millions of sheep rub their fleeces raw before collapsing. What these strange conditions share is their cause: prions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great scientific mystery

    • By David on 11-04-06

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Leonardo's Brain

    • Understanding da Vinci's Creative Genius
    • By: Leonard Shlain
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 762
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    Bestselling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy (yes), and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius. Shlain shows that no other person in human history has excelled in so many different areas as Da Vinci and he peels back the layers to explore the how and the why.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Varied Approach with Surprising Results

    • By Nick Ingrassellino on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $20.99

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    • The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change
    • By: Timothy D. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 225
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      4 out of 5 stars 176
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      4 out of 5 stars 176

    Why might some sex education programs result in more teen pregnancies? Why did reading that self-help book make you feel less happy? What's the best way to recover from trauma? Can we actually improve our lives by redirecting our thinking?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why programs fail.

    • By Brian on 08-24-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8

    • The First Manned Mission to Another World
    • By: Robert Zimmerman
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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    It was Christmas Eve 1968. And the astronauts of Apollo 8 - Commander Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders - were participants in a mission that took them faster (24,000 mph) and farther from the Earth (240,000 miles) than any human had ever traveled. Apollo 8 was the mission that broke humanity's absolute bond to the Earth: it was the first manned vehicle to leave the Earth's orbit. Confined within a tiny spaceship, the astronauts were aided in their journey by a computer less powerful than one of today's handheld calculators.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting history of a key time in Space Race

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-11-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Genome War

    • How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life and Save the World
    • By: James Shreeve
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 202
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 63

    On May 10, 1998, biologist Craig Venter, director of the Institute for Genomic Research, announced that he was forming a private company that within three years would unravel the complete genetic code of human life, seven years before the projected finish of the U.S. government's Human Genome Project. Venter hoped that by decoding the genome ahead of schedule, he would speed up the pace of biomedical research and save the lives of thousands of people. He also hoped to become very famous and very rich.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • DNA/Microbiology 101

    • By Neil on 02-24-04
    • How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life and Save the World
    • By: James Shreeve
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 202 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Lives of a Cell

    • Notes of a Biology Watcher
    • By: Lewis Thomas
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    In The Lives of a Cell, Dr. Lewis Thomas opens up to the listener a universe of knowledge and perception that is perhaps not wholly unfamiliar to the research scientist; but the world he explores is also one of men and women, of complex interrelationships, old ironies, peculiar powers, and intricate languages that give identity to the alienated and direction to the dependent. This remarkable work offers a subtle, bold vision of humankind and the world around us - a sense of what gives life - from a writer who seems to draw grace and strength from the very substance of his subject.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oldy but goody

    • By Nancy Marx on 10-07-16

    Regular price: $16.76

    • The Seashell on the Mountaintop

    • By: Alan Cutler
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 155
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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    A thrilling scientific investigation and the portrait of an extraordinary genius, The Seashell on the Mountaintop gives us new insight into our planet, revealing how we learned to read the story told to us by the Earth itself, written in rock and stone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • genesis of geology

    • By reggie p on 04-12-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Science of Happiness

    • How to Stop the Struggle and Start Your Life
    • By: David J. Lieberman
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    Something else other than freedom of choice and the means to indulge our desires must govern our emotional health and wellbeing. Indeed, research confirms that human beings make consistently inaccurate prediction about what will make them happy. New York Times bestselling author, Dr. David J. Lieberman explores the secret to happiness; and shows listeners how they wake up happy each and every day, for the rest of their lives. Listen to The Science of Happiness now, and look forward to a happier tomorrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple with many layers

    • By Joseph A France on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Borderlands of Science

    • Where Sense Meets Nonsense
    • By: Michael Shermer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 170
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      4 out of 5 stars 53
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    Many people have difficulty figuring out the difference between science, borderline science, and just plain nonsense. When is a theory a fact, and when is it just conjecture? Michael Shermer, a leading science author and skeptic, divides knowledge into three classes: science, based on factual evidence; borderline science, based on scientific conjecture; and nonsense, where anything goes (e.g., Bigfoot).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • reasonable

    • By Richard on 07-19-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: David C. Catling
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    Astrobiology is the study of the origin and development of life on this and other planets. What fascinates people about astrobiology is that it seeks answers to long-standing unsolved questions: How quickly did life evolve on Earth and why did life persist here? Is there life elsewhere in the Solar System or beyond? The research of astrobiology has become more crucial than ever in recent decades, as biologists have discovered microbes that live in ever more extreme settings, such as bubbling hot springs, in acid, or deep within rocks.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Infinite Progress

    • How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War
    • By: Byron Reese
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    For years we’ve been inundated with bleak forecasts about the future. But in this electrifying new book, author Byron Reese debunks the pessimistic outlook as dangerous, and shows instead how technology will soon create a dramatically better world for every person on earth, beyond anything we have dared to imagine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sugar Shock Optimism – I hope he’s accurate

    • By GH on 03-13-13
    • How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War
    • By: Byron Reese
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 03-12-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

    Regular price: $18.17