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    • A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ben Garrod
    • Narrated by: Ben Garrod
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,045
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852

    Most children go through a dinosaur phase. Learning all the tongue-twisting names, picking favourites based on ferocity, armour, or sheer size. For many kids this love of ‘terrible lizards’ fizzles out at some point between starting and leaving primary school. All those fancy names slowly forgotten, no longer any need for a favourite. For all those child dino fanatics who didn’t grow up to become paleontologists, dinosaurs seem like something out of mythology. They are dragons, pictures in books, abstract, other, extinct. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and Science!

    • By Cody Amos on 07-10-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,713
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,701
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,545

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be required reading

    • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $32.95

    • Gut

    • The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
    • By: Giulia Enders
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978

    Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain, yet we know very little about how it works. Gut: The Inside Story is an entertaining, informative tour of the digestive system from the moment we raise a tasty morsel to our lips until the moment our body surrenders the remnants to the toilet bowl. No topic is too lowly for the author's wonder and admiration, from the careful choreography of breaking wind to the precise internal communication required for a cleansing vomit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doctors opinion

    • By KevinM9082 on 03-02-17
    • The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
    • By: Giulia Enders
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 02-17-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,212 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Why We Sleep

    • Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker PhD
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,621
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,096
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,046

    Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I recommend this to EVERYONE

    • By Emma Bennett on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,680
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,832
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,711

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but...

    • By Josh on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Elephant Whisperer

    • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
    • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,425
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,997

    >When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story, beautifully written

    • By Tango on 01-12-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Wisdom of Wolves

    • Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack
    • By: Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher, James Manfull - contributor, and others
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns, Kate Mulligan, Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565

    For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, gaining their trust as no one has before. In this book the Dutchers reflect on the virtues they observed in wolf society and behavior. Each chapter exemplifies a principle, such as kindness, teamwork, playfulness, respect, curiosity, and compassion. Their heartfelt stories combine into a thought-provoking meditation on the values shared between the human and the animal world. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By JP on 02-26-19

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Longevity Paradox

    • How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age
    • By: Steven R. Gundry MD
    • Narrated by: Steven R. Gundry MD
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 389

    Working with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well - one that is based on supporting the health of the “oldest” parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful informative sequel to Plant Paradox

    • By kevinf on 03-26-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

    • By: Catherine Kleier, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Catherine Kleier
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Dr. Catherine Kleier invites us to open our eyes to the phenomenal world of plant life and to the process she calls “Natura Revelata”, the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of nature. As Dr. Kleier shares her knowledge with contagious excitement for her subject, she emphasizes the middle ground: Instead of focusing on cell microbiology or the study of ecosystems and habitats, she stresses the basic biology, function, and the amazing adaptations of the plants we see all around us. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • plants with passion

    • By D. Squires on 01-16-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Hidden Life of Trees

    • What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World
    • By: Peter Wohlleben
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,783

    How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As I suspected all along...

    • By Janning on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $14.34

    • Biology: The Science of Life

    • By: Stephen Nowicki, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Stephen Nowicki
    • Length: 36 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 891
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 759
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 764

    One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding biology-the intricate machinery of life-a progress to which the period we are living in right now has contributed the most.As you read these words, researchers are delving ever deeper into the workings of living systems, turning their discoveries into new medical treatments, improved methods of growing food, and innovative products that are already changing the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for starters to biology

    • By Eran on 07-11-13

    Regular price: $59.95

    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • By: Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,872
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,914

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story

    • By Prisca on 04-30-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Soul of An Octopus

    • A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
    • By: Sy Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Sy Montgomery
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,692
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,560
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,562

    Sy Montgomery's popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, "Deep Intellect", about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death, went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practiced true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary shape-shifters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eight legs and so much more!

    • By Kirstin on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Forensics

    • What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810

    The dead talk - to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crime Seen

    • By Mark on 09-02-16
    • What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 07-07-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sapiens. De animales a dioses [Sapiens. From Animals to Gods]

    • Una breve historia de la humanidad [A Brief History of Humankind]
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Carlos Manuel Vesga
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,647
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,445
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,446

    Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia: de simios sin importancia a amos del mundo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entretenimiento de lujo

    • By dan on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $33.95

    • Stress and Your Body

    • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Sapolsky
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102

    Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Useful, insightful, and amusing.

    • By Kelid on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Cosmos

    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,970

    Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Levar Burton channelling Captain Kirk

    • By DM on 09-11-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Behave

    • The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
    • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,080

    Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful, but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By Doug Hay on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Selfish Gene

    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,575
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,647
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,581

    Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than print!

    • By J. D. May on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sue Perkins Earpedia: Animals

    • By: Sue Perkins
    • Narrated by: Sue Perkins, Margaret Cabourn-Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Sue Perkins' mad-cap animal adventure. Get ready for an irreverent, insightful and comical journey through the animal kingdom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Super funny and informative!

    • By Olivia on 01-03-19

    Regular price: $24.95

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