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    • Colonialism

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Todd MacDonald
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the history of Colonialism with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Around 500 years ago, European nations began to explore the world around them more than ever before. With safer and faster ships, Europeans were able to sail across the globe, over oceans that had once been unnavigable. As they undertook these great voyages of discovery they encountered cultures very different to their own.

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    • Elders of Zion

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is one of the world's most famous conspiracy theories. It is a statement of prejudice and paranoia, a fake historical record and a grand hoax all rolled into one.

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    • Not the book!

    • By Rudolph Bethel on 01-14-18

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    • Rivers of the World

    • Geography & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Learn about the great rivers of the World with the iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. Can you guess which is the world's longest river? According to most scientists, it is the Nile, which passes through several African countries, and is 6,695 kilometers long. Some scientists have recently argued that the Amazon in South America is in fact longer. It all depends on where you start your measurements!

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    • Electric Car

    • Medicine & Inventions
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about the development of the Electric Car with iMinds insightful knowledge series. Imagine never having to go to the service station to fill up your car. And imagine owning a car that doesn’t pollute the planet. Such notions may seem fanciful, but to eco-conscious manufacturers they are goals to strive for!Electric vehicles, or EVs, are those which are powered by an electric motor that receives its current either from rechargeable storage batteries or other sources of electrical energy.

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    • Mexico

    • Geography & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenberg
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Which country separates the United States of America from Central America? Where, on average, do people eat half a kilo of tortillas every day? And, where is home to the cactus and the Chihuahua? Mexico, of course! Mexico, or the United States of Mexico, is a federation of 31 sovereign states. Its land mass is almost three times that of Texas, which it borders. In fact, Mexico is the world’s 14th largest nation.

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    • Bank Notes

    • General Knowledge
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Learn about the history of Bank Notes with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. When you think of money, the first image that comes into your head is probably a bank note. We all know what they look like and how you can use them. Bank notes are such a large part of our lives that it is hard to imagine how the world would work without them. That's why it may surprise you to learn that the bank notes we know today are a relatively recent form of money.

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    • Specialist

    • Ideas & Concepts, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hone your knowledge with iMinds Specialist Series. Have a particular interest? Recognize gaps in your knowledge? iMinds Specialist works across each of our 12 categories bringing you targeted information to broaden your mind. Ideas & Concepts, Volume 1 looks at the psychology behind the Stockholm Syndrome, the theory of the Tragedy of the Commons, the philosophy of the Eternal Truths, understandings of déjà vu, the story behind Murphy's Law, and that frustrating feeling of l'Esprit de l'Escalier.

    • Ideas & Concepts, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Release date: 09-24-09
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

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    • Tragedy of the Commons

    • Ideas & Concepts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Tragedy of the Commons with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Tragedy of the Commons is a situation in which a jointly owned resource is overused or destroyed because each person takes more than they would if the resource was privately owned. With each individual acting independently, the combined pressure on the resource exceeds what is in the interests of the community as a whole.

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    • The First Christmas

    • General Knowledge
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Jude Beaumont
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the story of the first Christmas with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. The story of the first Christmas begins with a young lady called Mary who lived in a town called Nazareth. Mary was a devoutly religious young woman. And for Christians, she was one of the most special people in history.

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    • IVF

    • Medicine & Invention
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the development of In Vitro Fertization with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. "In Vitro Fertilisation", also known as IVF, is concerned with enabling infertile couples to have children. As a result of IVF, thousands of couples and individuals have been able to fulfil their dream of procreating. To fully appreciate the complexities of IVF it is important to know the history of experiments in reproduction.

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    • A brief overview using British English accent

    • By Allen J. on 08-09-17
    • Medicine & Invention
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Release date: 02-02-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

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    • U.S. Constitution

    • General Knowledge
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the history of the US Constitution with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. The United States Constitution is the highest law in the United States of America. All other laws made in the country come from the Constitution. The Constitution outlines and shows how the government of the United States should work. It is the oldest and yet shortest Constitution still in use in any major independent country.

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    • not what I expected

    • By Luann Keller on 08-09-16

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    • Twelve Days of Christmas

    • General Knowledge
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Jude Beaumont
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Learn about the Twelve Days of Christmas with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds.

    For many, Christmas is not just a time of year but a whole period of festivities. You may have heard someone say that there are twelve days of Christmas. But did you know that they refer to the days after Christmas and not the days leading up to it?

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    • Human Body

    • Science & Maths
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Todd MacDonald
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the workings of the Human Body with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. The human body is more sophisticated than even the best computer. But while scientists know more about the human body than perhaps anything else, there are still mysteries that baffle us. When it comes to the human body, it seems that the more we know, the more we realise we don't know!

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    • Price Cartels

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about Price Cartels with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. A price cartel is a group of companies that have a formal agreement to fix prices. Companies that form cartels operate within the same industry and, in theory, should be in competition with each other. By forming a cartel, the companies create monopoly power that can be used to increase profits.

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    • Volcanoes

    • Science & Math
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Todd MacDonald
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the science and history of volcanoes with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. A volcano is an opening in the earth's surface through which molten rock, gases and debris can escape. The mound commonly associated with volcanoes is what remains after eruptions have collected and hardened around this opening.Volcanoes exist in the mythology of numerous countries, such as Iceland and Japan. Many past cultures, such as the Greeks and the Romans, also had volcano mythology.

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    • Boston Tea Party

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was another cold night in Boston on the 16th of December 1773. But this was no ordinary night. This night would ignite the flames of injustice within many an American colonist. And it would eventually lead to the American Revolution. That night, three British ships - the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver - were moored in the Boston harbor....

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    • Yellowstone National Park

    • Science & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Jude Beaumont
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the beauty of Yellowstone National Park with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.

    Steaming rivers, stone forests, and bubbling lava are a daily occurrence at Yellowstone National Park. It's the oldest national park in the world and is renowned for its pristine nature and extreme climates. Nowhere else in America can you take a vacation where you drive by a herd of buffalo, watch boiling water shoot into the sky, and feel the slight tremour of earthquakes below your feet.

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    • Securitization

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about securitization with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Securitization as a financial term has evolved over the decades, as different methods and products have developed from the process. At a basic level, securitization is the process of taking an illiquid asset, or a group of relatively homogenous assets, and through financial engineering, transforming them into a security. The assets are pooled together and repackaged into a single security, which is then sold to investors.

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    • Derivatives

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about derivatives with iMinds Money's insightful fast-knowledge series. In economics, a derivative is defined as a financial instrument or an “agreement” between two parties that is based on an “underlying” and generally tangible asset, such as a stock or a commodity.

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    • Fireworks

    • Pop Culture
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Chinese book from 850 C.E., called Classified Essentials of the Mysterious Tao of the True Origin of Things, warns the reader that if sulphur, realgar and saltpetre are heated with honey, they produce smoke and flames. Thus begins the history of artificially made fire and, eventually, fireworks.

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