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    • The Nazca Lines

    • Culture & Religion
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Nazca Lines with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Nazca Lines have been called the eighth wonder of the world. They are a series of large drawings on the ground - called geoglyphs - located in the Nazca desert, in Peru. The Nazca desert is a high plateau situated between the towns of Palpa and Nazca, which is 400 kilometres south of the Peruvian capital of Lima.

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    • Climbing Everest

    • Sport & Action
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mount Everest is situated in the Himalayan Mountains, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is the tallest mountain in the world, standing roughly 29,029 feet above sea level. Every year, Everest gets taller by about half an inch. This is due to movements in the Earth's crust and two tectonic plates, deep beneath the Earth's surface, pushing together.

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    • Mary Celeste

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: David Whiteley
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the mystery of the Mary Celeste with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In December 1872, a ship was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship's sails were raised and it was in a seaworthy condition. Yet it appeared to be bobbing quite strangely rather than sailing. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that the crew of the ship was missing.

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    • Specialist

    • Culture & Religion, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Culture & Religion Volume 1 looks at the teachings of Confucius, the story of the Seven Archangels, the role of the Geisha, the mystery of the Nazca Lines, the importance of the Last Supper, and the story of Creationism.

    • Culture & Religion, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Release date: 09-24-09
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $3.99

    • Specialist

    • The Arts, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Hone your knowledge with iMinds Specialist Series. Have a particular interest? Recognize gaps in your knowledge? iMinds' Specialist series works across each of our 12 categories, bringing you targeted information to broaden your mind. The Arts, Volume 1 looks at the life of Andy Warhol, the story of Robin Hood, a history of blues music, the film genres film noir and anime, and the history of the Hollywood blacklist.

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    • Derivatives

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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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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    • The Loch Ness Monster

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throughout the world, there are hundreds of lakes in which monsters are said to live. None of these lake monsters is more famous than the Loch Ness Monster, who is said to inhabit Loch Ness in Scotland.

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    • Easter Island

    • Travel South America
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Easter Island lies 3,700 km, or 2,299 from the nearest continent and is one of the most isolated places on the planet. Though it is so far removed from the rest of the world, Easter Island has more than its fair share of local history. Also commonly known as Rapa Nui, the island is probably most famous for the giant statues called Moai that populate the island, mainly near the shores. Mystery surrounds these enormous monoliths and they continue to baffle archaeologists trying to piece together the story of the Island.

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    • Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the mystery of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine with iMinds insightful knowledge series. The lost Dutchman’s gold mine is said to exist in the Superstitious Mountains in central Arizona in the southwest of the United States. Whether this mine actually exists or not is another question. Stories that tell of its discovery have taken on mythic proportion. According to legend, it is the largest gold mine in the world. To find it would beget an untold fortune. So who wouldn’t give it a try!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not bad. Way to short and not enough information.

    • By Ron Harness on 03-20-18

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    • Reverse Swap

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Reverse Swaps with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. A reverse swap is a secondary swap agreement entered into by a party to an existing swap contract. The secondary swap will offset, or reverse, the position held in the original agreement. In other words, it is a new swap with the exact opposite terms to a pre-existing swap contract is made. A reverse swap can therefore simply be thought of as the undoing, without the cancellation, of a previous swap agreement.

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    • Yellowstone National Park

    • Science & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Jude Beaumont
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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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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    • Dante's Inferno

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    Learn about the story of Dante’s Inferno with iMinds insightful knowledge series. “Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself in a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.” So begins the classic text of the Inferno, a medieval poem written in 14th century Italy. Along with its sequels, Purgatorio and Paradiso, it makes up the classic Divine Comedy. But what is the poem about? In the Inferno, the narrator of the tale travels through hell.

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    • Statue of Liberty

    • Travel New York
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Vanessa DeSilvio
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Instantly recognisable, rising out of New York Harbour, she stands like an ancient goddess guarding the gates to the city. For many she is the symbol of freedom, welcoming outcasts to the shores of a new land. But who is Lady Liberty? And how did she come to be a symbol of hope for so many? The Statue of Liberty is a masterpiece of art and engineering. It is one of the few enduring symbols of America. But did you know that this statue was actually a gift from the people of France?

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    • IRA

    • Crime, War & Conflict
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Learn about the history of the Irish Republican Army with iMinds insightful knowledge series. Much like the history of its homeland, the Irish Republican Army, or IRA, is complex and contested. Formed as a resistance movement during World War One, the IRA has since undergone several splits and reinventions. There are no fewer than five groups who identify themselves as the IRA, all of which can trace their beginnings to the original resistance movement.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Way to short to be of value

    • By Anonymous User on 04-20-18
    • Crime, War & Conflict
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Release date: 03-24-16
    • 2.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

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    • Apartheid

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: David Whiteley
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Apartheid Policy of South Africa with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.

    Until 1994, only one quarter of the South African population voted in elections. People classified as "non-White" were denied basic rights, including the right to vote. This system was known as "apartheid". The word comes from Afrikaans, a South African language. It literally means "separateness" or "apartness".

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    • Great Fire of London

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Great Fire of London with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Before the Great Fire, the City of London was filled with crowded, timber-framed buildings with thin, plaster walls. Candles, rushlights, coals and fireplaces were omnipresent, and the risk of fire was paramount.The Great Fire of London is believed to have been started by the baker Thomas Farrynger shortly after midnight on Sunday, 2 September 1666, in his shop on Pudding Lane, just East of London Bridge.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing much

    • By susannatalya on 10-03-16

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    • Know It All, Volume 1

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    iMindsJNR’s Know-It-All collection presents 36 iMindsJNR knowledge grabs, to kick-start the journey of learning for young minds. Each five-minute Junior MindTrack is a self contained title of entertaining information, with an engaging soundtrack. Featuring six titles from each of the six main categories of knowledge for those aged 7-14 years, including General Knowledge, Geography & Nature, Famous People, Science & Maths, The Arts and History.

    Regular price: $14.99

    • Geisha

    • Culture & Religion
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mystery and misconception surround the geisha. At first glance, she may appear to be rather average looking, heavily clad in a weighty costume and an excess of make-up. But behind this mask lies a range of artistic skills and social etiquettes of immense importance to Japanese culture, past and present.

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    • Specialist

    • Politics, Law & Business, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Enjoy fine tuning 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. Politics, Law & Business, Volume 1 discusses the US Federal Reserve, the field of behavioral economics, the story of Lehman Brothers, the role of lobbying, the International Criminal Tribunals, and the principal of habeas corpus.

    • Politics, Law & Business, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Release date: 09-24-09
    • 3 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $3.99

    • Generalist, Volume 1

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee, Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    A compilation of diverse topics across our 12 categories. You will learn about: the history of whaling, the art of film noir, the psychology behind the Stockholm Syndrome, the history of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the story of Joan of Arc, the discovery of penicillin, the science of meteorites, the history of the D-Day Invasion, the unexplained phenomenon of crop circles, the adventure of climbing Everest, the thought of Confucius, and the start of fireworks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Compilation

    • By Michael T Schreiber on 09-18-09

    Regular price: $5.99

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