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    • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

    • The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
    • By: Adam Rutherford
    • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away - until now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has completely upended what we thought we knew about ourselves. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story - from 100,000 years ago to the present.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • too much politics and idealistic ranting

    • By Todd on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

    • The Stories in Our Genes
    • By: Adam Rutherford
    • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is for every one of the 100 billion modern humans who has ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in each of our genomes we carry the history of the whole of our species.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Mark on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Book of Humans

    • By: Adam Rutherford
    • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We like to think of ourselves as exceptional beings, but are we really any more special than other animals? Humans are the slightest of twigs on a single family tree that encompasses four billion years, a lot of twists and turns and a billion species. All of those organisms are rooted in a single origin, with a common code that underwrites our existence. This paradox - that our biology is indistinct from all life, yet we consider ourselves to be special - lies at the heart of who we are.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Creation

    • How Science Is Reinventing Life Itself
    • By: Adam Rutherford
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is life? Humans have been asking this question for thousands of years. But as technology has advanced and our understanding of biology has deepened, the answer has evolved. For decades, scientists have been exploring the limits of nature by modifying and manipulating DNA, cells, and whole organisms to create new ones that could never have previously existed on their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Goldilocks book on what is life

    • By Gary on 07-11-13

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Extinct! (Complete Series)

    • By: Adam Rutherford
    • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Why did almost all life go extinct 250 million years ago? Why on five other occasions in the geological history has the living world experienced sudden episodes of global mega-death with the majority of species being annihilated? And are humans causing the sixth great mass extinction event in Earth's history? These are among the questions Adam Rutherford explores in this three-part series on extinction. Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker.

    Regular price: $10.33