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    • Mask of the Sun

    • The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses
    • By: John Dvorak
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eclipses have stunned, frightened, emboldened, and mesmerized people for thousands of years. They were recorded on ancient turtle shells discovered in the Wastes of Yin in China, on clay tablets from Mesopotamia and on the Mayan "Dresden Codex". They are mentioned in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and at least eight times in the Bible. Columbus used them to trick people, while Renaissance painter Taddeo Gaddi was blinded by one. Sorcery was banished within the Catholic Church after astrologers used an eclipse to predict a pope's death.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Earthquake Storms

    • The Fascinating History and Volatile Future of the San Andreas Fault
    • By: John Dvorak
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The lives of millions will be changed after it breaks, and yet so few people understand it, or even realize it runs through their backyard. Dvorak reveals the San Andreas Fault's fascinating history - and its volatile future. It is a prominent geological feature that is almost impossible to see unless you know where to look. Hundreds of thousands of people drive across it every day. The San Andreas Fault is everywhere - and primed for a colossal quake. For decades scientists have warned that such a sudden shifting of the Earth's crust is inevitable.

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    • By Jean on 03-05-14

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    • The Last Volcano

    • A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificant Fury
    • By: John Dvorak
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Volcanoes have fascinated - and terrified - people for ages. They have destroyed cities and ended civilizations. In this book, John Dvorak, the acclaimed author of Earthquake Storms, looks into the early years of volcanology and its "father", Thomas Jaggar. Jaggar was the youngest of five scientists to investigate the explosion of Mount Pelee in Martinique, which leveled the entire city of St. Pierre and killed its entire population in two minutes.

    • A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificant Fury
    • By: John Dvorak
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 12-15-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99