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    • The Clockwork Universe

    • Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,438

    The Clockwork Universe is the story of a band of men who lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured a universe that ran like a perfect machine. A meld of history and science, this book is a group portrait of some of the greatest minds who ever lived as they wrestled with natures most sweeping mysteries. The answers they uncovered still hold the key to how we understand the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a Wonder We Left the Dark Ages

    • By Troy on 01-15-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Seeds of Life

    • From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks' Teeth to Frogs' Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Throughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: Men and women had sex, and sometimes babies followed. But beyond that the origins of life were a colossal mystery. The Seeds of Life is the remarkable and rollicking story of how a series of blundering geniuses and brilliant amateurs struggled for two centuries to discover where, exactly, babies come from.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outrageously entertaining and boldly informative

    • By Andrea on 03-06-18
    • From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks' Teeth to Frogs' Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Rush

    • America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared "Gold Fever!" as hundreds of thousands of men and women borrowed money, quit their jobs, and allowed themselves - for the first time ever - to imagine a future of ease and splendor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it. Want to hear more of Clarks work.

    • By Carlos on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $29.65