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    • The Coming Storm

    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,015
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,539
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,500

    Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Origin Story

    • A Big History of Everything
    • By: David Christian
    • Narrated by: Jamie Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 672

    Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day - and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History", the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great introduction into big history

    • By Diana on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 1491

    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 930
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    Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus' landing had crossed the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago; existed mainly in small nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on the land that the Americas were, for all practical purposes, still a vast wilderness. But as Charles C. Mann now makes clear, archaeologists and anthropologists have spent the last 30 years proving these and many other long-held assumptions wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Historic Accounting Well Told

    • By Calvin Guthrie on 09-29-16
    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Braiding Sweetgrass

    • Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
    • By: Robin Wall Kimmerer
    • Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,306
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

    As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Many thanks for this gift

    • By Jessica Mayer on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Tangled Tree

    • A Radical New History of Life
    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine the history of all life. Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of this new field is horizontal gene transfer (HGT), or the movement of genes across species lines. For instance, we now know that roughly eight percent of the human genome arrived not through traditional inheritance from directly ancestral forms, but sideways by viral infection - a type of HGT. In The Tangled Tree David Quammen chronicles these discoveries through the lives of the researchers who made them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable and Readable

    • By Dennis on 08-18-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Food of the Gods

    • The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
    • By: Terence McKenna
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325

    Terence McKenna hypothesizes that as the North African jungles receded, giving way to savannas and grasslands near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our arboreal primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began living in the open areas beyond. There they experimented with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and mentally, to the environment. Among the new foods found in this environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative.

    • By Steven Honey on 09-17-15
    • The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
    • By: Terence McKenna
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 09-28-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • American Buffalo

    • In Search of a Lost Icon
    • By: Steven Rinella
    • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,171

    Steven Rinella won a lottery to hunt for a wild buffalo in the Alaskan wilderness. One of only four hunters that year who succeeded in killing a buffalo, he carried the carcass down a snow-covered mountainside and floated it four miles down a white-water canyon while being trailed by grizzly bears and suffering from hypothermia. Rinella found himself contemplating his own place among the 14,000 years' worth of buffalo hunters in North America and the place of the buffalo in the American consciousness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Driving West

    • By D. hanson on 07-30-09

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Omnivore's Dilemma

    • A Natural History of Four Meals
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,457
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,873
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,869

    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great presentation of a moral dilemma

    • By MCRedding on 02-07-09

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Stuff Matters

    • Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
    • By: Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,557
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,206
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195

    Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly good

    • By D. MacLeod on 01-29-15
    • Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
    • By: Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 07-29-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,557 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Origins of the Oceans

    • By: Robert Hazen
    • Narrated by: Robert Hazen
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Follow Earth’s remarkable transition from a dry world with a uniform black basaltic surface to a wet planet of rivers, lakes, and oceans. Also learn about the special properties of water, which make it a universal solvent, a vehicle for life, and the chief architect of Earth’s surface features.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Thorough stuff, but...

    • By A. Rose McClain on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • 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 5,011
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      5 out of 5 stars 4,593
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,604

    >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

    • Leaving the Oceans: The Rise of Plants on Land

    • By: Robert Hazen
    • Narrated by: Robert Hazen
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Once ozone collected in the upper atmosphere, life no longer had to stay submerged to avoid the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation. Survey the first half of the Paleozoic Era, between 542 and 400 million years ago, when a great green revolution occurred on dry land.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible Narration

    • By Book Lover on 04-09-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Science in the Soul

    • Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward, Gillian Somerscales
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 359

    For decades Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together 42 essays, polemics, and paeans - culled from personal papers, newspapers, lectures, and online salons - all written with Dawkins' characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wide in scope - an engaging view into Dawkins

    • By Dennis A Robinson on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • American Serengeti

    • The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains
    • By: Dan Flores
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 403

    America's Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than 200 years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write "it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Journey Into the Past and a Hope for the Future

    • By Byron Burrell on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Science of Energy

    • Resources and Power Explained
    • By: Michael E. Wysession, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael E. Wysession
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658

    To better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Overview

    • By Amanda Gannon on 04-07-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Life After Carbon

    • The Next Global Transformation of Cities
    • By: Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
    • Narrated by: Timothy Andrés Pabon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The future of our cities is not what it used to be. The modern-city model that took hold globally in the twentieth century has outlived its usefulness. It cannot solve the problems it helped to create - especially global warming. Fortunately, a new model for urban development is emerging in cities to aggressively tackle the realities of climate change. In Life After Carbon, urban sustainability consultants Pete Plastrik and John Cleveland assemble this global pattern of urban reinvention from the stories of 25 "innovation lab" cities across the globe.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Robot voice?!!

    • By Biddy on 12-08-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

    • By: Catherine Kleier, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Catherine Kleier
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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. 

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Dirt to Soil

    • One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture
    • By: Gabe Brown
    • Narrated by: Gabe Brown
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
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      5 out of 5 stars 35
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      5 out of 5 stars 35

    In Dirt to Soil, Gabe Brown tells the story of his ranch's amazing journey and offers a wealth of innovative solutions to our most pressing and complex contemporary agricultural challenge - restoring the soil. The Brown’s Ranch model, developed over 20 years of experimentation and refinement, focuses on regenerating resources by continuously enhancing the living biology in the soil.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full of real and practical ideas.

    • By option31AW on 12-07-18
    • One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture
    • By: Gabe Brown
    • Narrated by: Gabe Brown
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 10-09-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • On the Future

    • Prospects for Humanity
    • By: Martin Rees
    • Narrated by: Martin Rees, Samuel West
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Humanity has reached a critical moment. Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century. Various outcomes - good and bad - are possible. Yet our approach to the future is characterized by short-term thinking, polarizing debates, alarmist rhetoric, and pessimism. In this short, exhilarating book, renowned scientist and best-selling author Martin Rees argues that humanity’s prospects depend on our taking a very different approach to planning for tomorrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Science, the future, and great wisdom

    • By Philomath on 10-29-18

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Wizard and the Prophet

    • Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
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      5 out of 5 stars 220
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    In 40 years, Earth's population will reach 10 billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups - Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced, authoritative, nonpolemical new book. The Prophets, he explains, follow William Vogt, a founding environmentalist who believed that in using more than our planet has to give, our prosperity will lead us to ruin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • balanced and deep

    • By C. A. McClaugherty on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $38.50

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