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    • Dante's Inferno

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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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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    • EBITDA

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about EBITDA with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Traditionally, those looking to investigate the financial health and value of a company have focused on things such as net income, cash flow and revenue. In recent times, another form of financial analysis has become increasingly used by investors, debt holder and others interested in the worth of businesses. It is known as EBITDA.

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    • Polymath, Volume 1

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Want your general knowledge to cross all boundaries? Start becoming a "polymath" (a person of great learning in several fields of study) with iMinds Polymath collections. Polymath, Volume 1, is a collection of 36 iMinds knowledge titles, each a self contained grab of engaging information.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this type of thing

    • By Phillip on 06-03-12

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    • The Spanish Inquisition

    • Crime, War & Conflict
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn the history of the Spanish Inquisition with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Spanish Inquisition was a governing authority started by the crown in the late-15th century. It included a network of spies who worked across the state to ensure Spaniards conformed to the accepted behaviour of traditional Catholic subjects. t was relentless in ensuring Catholic orthodoxy within Spain. But why was Spain so self-conscious in ensuring a singular religious identity?

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    • Monetary Policy

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Monetary Policy with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Monetary Policy refers to the branch of economic policy handled by a country’s central bank. It is concerned with the management of the money supply, interest rates and financial conditions. It attempts to achieve the central bank’s and the government’s broad economic objectives of achieving high employment, stable economic growth and low inflation.

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    • REM Sleep

    • Medicine & Inventions
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
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    Learn about REM sleep with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. REM is an important component of sleep. But sleep itself is a difficult phenomenon to study, because it is such an insular process. Dreams in particular are highly elusive for the researcher of sleep. As dreaming is a "state of mind", theories concerning it are frustratingly convoluted and highly theory-based, with any advancement unlikely to be supported by hard evidence.

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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not what I expected

    • By Luann Keller on 08-09-16

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    • Leveraged Buyouts

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Leveraged Buyouts with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Leveraged buyouts originated in the early 1960’s. It is also known as a hostile takeover, a highly-leveraged transaction, or a bootstrap transaction. In effect, it is a tactic through which control of a corporation is acquired by buying up a majority of their stock using borrowed money.

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    • Photosynthesis

    • Science
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    You may have asked yourself before now: if plants are alive, why don't they eat? The answer is they do eat, but not in the same way as humans and animals. Green plants, algae, and some bacteria are able to use energy from the sun as a kind of food that enables them to live and grow. The complicated process by which this happens is called photosynthesis.

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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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    • Foreign Currency Exchange

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Foreign Currency Exchange with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Foreign currency exchange is the transaction of monetary business between two different countries. When conducting any business, participants must eventually be paid in the currency of their own country, regardless off whether the business is domestic or international.

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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the book!

    • By Rudolph Bethel on 01-14-18

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    • Joan of Arc

    • People & Places
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is said that when Joan of Arc was born on January 6 in 1412, the roosters in her village all crowed, even though it was midnight. When Joan was 13 years old, something happened to change her life. She was working in the garden when she thought she saw a bright light coming from the church, and heard someone speaking French in a sweet, low, beautiful voice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • another short story

    • By susannatalya on 10-03-16

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    • Short Selling

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about short selling with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Short selling is the practice of selling borrowed stock at a high price and then buying back the stock at a lower price. A short seller expects to profit from the fall in a stock's price. The more common investment practice is to “go long”, that is, to buy stock with the expectation of the price rising in the future. Simply, a short transaction sells high and buys low, while a long transaction buys low and sells high.

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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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    • Atoms

    • Science & Math
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Todd MacDonald
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the discovery of Atoms with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. How is your body similar to the chair you are sitting in? Both things are made up of atoms! In fact, almost everything in the entire universe is made up of atoms. They are the building blocks of matter.

    • Science & Math
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Todd MacDonald
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Release date: 12-21-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

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    • The U.S. Civil War

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the history of the U.S. Civil War with the iMinds JNR audio-learning series for younger minds. A civil war is a war where the two opposing sides come from the same country. It is a war that occurs within a single nation. The U.S. Civil War was waged from 1861 to 1865 and was fought between the Northern states (making up the Union) and eleven Southern states (the Confederacy). A major cause of the U.S. Civil War was the North's condemnation of slavery.

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    • Trevi Fountain

    • Travel Rome
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rome is a city of fountains. As you wind your way down narrow lanes and through busy streets, you are sure to pass many a piazza graced with a fountain spread out before you. These unique works of architecture couple grandiose designs with the refreshing presence of cascading water. For those who have visited Rome, it may not surprise you to learn that there are in fact an impressive 280 fountains in the Eternal City. And the most famous of all is the Trevi Fountain.

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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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    • Barbary Pirates

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Barbary Pirates with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. For 350 years, from the late 15th century onwards, Europeans travelling by boat in the Mediterranean Sea were under constant threat of pirate attack. But these were not pirates as normally understood; rather, they were Muslim warriors officially sanctioned to plunder ships from Christian countries and kill or enslave anyone they found aboard.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a useful summary

    • By Carroll on 09-17-11

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