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    • The Knowledge

    • How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Regarded as one of the brightest young scientists of his generation, Lewis Dartnell proposes that the key to preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to provide a quickstart guide, adapted to cataclysmic circumstances. The Knowledge describes many of the modern technologies we employ, but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built. The Knowledge is a brilliantly original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built our modern world as well as a thought experiment about the very idea of scientific knowledge itself.

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    • Great science knowledge + zombie apocalypse prep

    • By Anonymous on 02-24-15

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Origins

    • How the Earth Made Us
    • By: Lewis Dartnell
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    Why do so many of us eat cereal for breakfast? Is it because we like the taste? Or because 20 millions years ago, a certain species of plant colonised the same hospitable land that humanity did? Why is the world the way it is? If we follow chains of explanation as far back as they go - and keep asking, like a curious child, ‘Why? Why? But WHY?’ - the answers become more and more amazing. We reach the point where history becomes science. In this ultimate origin story, Professor Lewis Dartnell investigates how the fabric and activity of our planet have governed our evolution.

    • How the Earth Made Us
    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Release date: 01-31-19
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    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Knowledge

    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Maybe it was a viral pandemic or an asteroid strike or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended, and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment?

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Life in the Universe

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    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: James Adam
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The study of life and its existence in the universe, known as astrobiology, is now one of the hottest areas of both popular science and serious academic research, fusing biology, chemistry, astrophysics, and geology. Lewis Dartnell tours its latest findings, and explores some of the most fascinating questions in science. Could life emerge on other planets or moons? Could alien cells be based on silicon rather than carbon, or need ammonia instead of water?

    Regular price: $17.47