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    • When Humans Nearly Vanished

    • The Catastrophic Explosion of the Toba Volcano
    • By: Donald R. Prothero
    • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Some 73,000 years ago, the Mount Toba supervolcano in toda's Indonesia erupted, releasing the energy of a million tons of explosives. So much ash and debris was injected into the stratosphere that it partially blocked the sun's radiation and caused global temperatures to drop for a decade. In this book, Donald R. Prothero presents the controversial argument that the Toba catastrophe nearly wiped out the human race, leaving only about a thousand to ten thousand breeding pairs of humans worldwide.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Evolution

    • What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters: Adapted for Audio
    • By: Donald R. Prothero
    • Narrated by: John Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
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    Over the past 20 years, paleontologists have made tremendous fossil discoveries, including fossils that mark the growth of whales, manatees, and seals from land mammals and the origins of elephants, horses, and rhinos. Today there exists an amazing diversity of fossil humans, suggesting we walked upright long before we acquired large brains, and new evidence from molecules that enable scientists to decipher the tree of life as never before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • systematically destroyed every creationist idea

    • By eric on 09-27-16
    • What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters: Adapted for Audio
    • By: Donald R. Prothero
    • Narrated by: John Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 11-25-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 58 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Catastrophes!

    • Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters
    • By: Donald R. Prothero
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Devastating natural disasters have profoundly shaped human history, leaving us with a respect for the mighty power of the Earth - and a humbling view of our future. Paleontologist and geologist Donald R. Prothero tells the harrowing human stories behind these catastrophic events.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informative but poorly narrated

    • By panagiotis on 01-19-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Reality Check

    • How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future
    • By: Donald R. Prothero
    • Narrated by: Darren Stephens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Donald R. Prothero explains the scientific process and why society has come to rely on science not only to provide a better life but also to reach verifiable truths no other method can obtain. He describes how major scientific ideas that are accepted by the entire scientific community (evolution, anthropogenic global warming, vaccination, the HIV cause of AIDS, and others) have been attacked with totally unscientific arguments and methods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reality Check is sure to piss you off

    • By Sandra on 09-12-14

    Regular price: $24.95