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    • The Vital Question

    • Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life
    • By: Nick Lane
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Earth teems with life: in its oceans, forests, skies, and cities. Yet there's a black hole at the heart of biology. We do not know why complex life is the way it is, or, for that matter, how life first began. In The Vital Question, award-winning author and biochemist Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a solution to conundrums that have puzzled generations of scientists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for the interested, literate nonscientist

    • By Irfan Khan on 08-05-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Life Ascending

    • The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
    • By: Nick Lane
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
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    Where does DNA come from? What is consciousness? How did the eye evolve? Drawing on a treasure trove of new scientific knowledge, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolution's history by describing its 10 greatest inventions - from sex and warmth to death - resulting in a stunning account of nature's ingenuity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great and informative but with prior knowledge

    • By Joshua on 07-06-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Life Ascending

    • The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
    • By: Nick Lane
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Where does DNA come from? What is consciousness? How did the eye evolve? Drawing on a treasure trove of new scientific knowledge, Nick Lane expertly reconstructs evolutions history by describing its 10 greatest inventionsfrom sex and warmth to deathresulting in a stunning account of natures ingenuity.

    Regular price: $25.36

    • The New Yorker (Aug. 7 & 14, 2006) - Part 1

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Lauren Collins, Nick Paumgarten, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    "The 'IC' Factor " by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Home Alone at MOMA" by Lauren Collins; "Hit and Run" by Nick Paumgarten; "The Battle for Lebanon" by Jon Lee Anderson; "The Bush Quiz" by Paul Slansky; "Late Works" by John Updike; and "What If" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, March 24th 2014 (Kelefa Sanneh, Anthony Lane, Nick Paumgarten)

    • By: Kelefa Sanneh, Anthony Lane, Nick Paumgarten
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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    "Putin’s Pique", by David Remnick; "The Reckoning", by Andrew Solomon; "Heavy Weather", by Tad Friend; "New SAT Practice Questions", by Cora Frazier; and "Double Trouble", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 17, 2005)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, William Finnegan, Nick Paumgarten, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    "Quagmiers" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A Theft in the Library" by William Finnegan; "Salesman" by Nick Paumgarten; "Some Assembly Required" by Paul Goldberger; and "Best Friends" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (February 11 & 18, 2008), Part 1

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Lauren Collins, Nick Paumgarten, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "The Spat", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Five on Five", by Lauren Collins; "How 'Bout Them Economy", by Nick Paumgarten; "Black Hole", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "A Strike in the Dark", by Seymour M. Hersh; "Thinking in the Rain", by Susan Orlean; "Living Pains", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Strangers", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (October 1, 2007)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Seth Hettena, Nick Paumgarten, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    "Ghostbusters" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The D Dock Curse", by Seth Hettena; "Aunt Janny", by Nick Paumgarten; "Books in Bulk", by Austin Kelley; "The Mannahatta Project", by Nick Paumgarten; "Proclivities", by Jeffrey Frank; "Drive, He Wrote", by Louis Menand; "A Boston Fable", by John Updike; and "Outlaws", by Anthony Lane

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (April 30, 2007)

    • By: Adam Gopnik, Nick Paumgarten, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard, William Dufris
    • Length: 2 hrs
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    "Shootings" by Adam Gopnik; "Pinch-Hitters" by Nick Paumgarten; "It's the Workforce, Stupid!" by James Surowiecki; "The Impersonator" by John Lahr; "Four Short Crushes" by Paul Simms; "The Way We Age Now" by Atul Gawande; and "Magnum Farce" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Nov. 6, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Nick Paumgarten, Robert Gottlieb, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    "Hearts and Brains" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Fresh Prince" by Nick Paumgarten; "A Lost Child" by Robert Gottlieb; "Down the River" by John Updike; and "In Your Face" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (April 24, 2006)

    • By: David Remnick, Tad Friend, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
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    "Ozone Man" by David Remnick; "Shows About Shows" by Tad Friend; "The Payola Game" by James Surowiecki; "High and Low" by Anthony Lane; "The Lonely Planet Guide to My Apartment" by Jonathan Stern; "Getting There" by Nick Paumgarten; and "Game Playing" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (January 28, 2008)

    • By: Adam Gopnik, Nick Paumgarten, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    There are eight articles in this edition: "Love and Politics", by Adam Gopnik, "The King of Reading", by Nick Paumgarten, "Splitting Threads", by Lauren Collins, "The Tata Invasion", by James Surowiecki, "The Choice", by George Packer, "Last Session", by John Kenney, "Buying a Cure", by Jerome Groopman, and "Monstrous Times", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 25th, 2008 (Anthony Lane, Nick Paumgarten, Tobias Wolff)

    • By: Anthony Lane, Nick Paumgarten, Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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    "Boundary Issues", by David Remnick; "The Only Games in Town", by Anthony Lane; "A Greenwich of the Mind", by Nick Paumgarten; "Up Next", by John Kenney; "Awake", by Tobias Wolff; and "Vanity Cases", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95