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    • Epigenetics

    • The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance
    • By: Richard C. Francis
    • Narrated by: Kurt Elftmann
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The burgeoning new science of epigenetics offers a cornucopia of insights - some comforting, some frightening. For example, the male fetus may be especially vulnerable to certain common chemicals in our environment, in ways that damage not only his own sperm but also the sperm of his sons. And it’s epigenetics that causes identical twins to vary widely in their susceptibility to dementia and cancer. But here’s the good news: unlike mutations, epigenetic effects are reversible. Indeed, epigenetic engineering is the future of medicine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Biology background helpful

    • By Dylan Carmody on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Domesticated

    • Evolution in a Man-Made World
    • By: Richard C. Francis
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Without our domesticated plants and animals, human civilization as we know it would not exist. We would still be living at subsistence level as hunter-gatherers if not for domestication. It is no accident that the cradle of civilization - the Middle East - is where sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, and cats commenced their fatefully intimate associations with humans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic exploration of man and nature

    • By Conor Cox on 09-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

    • By: Vatsyayana, Richard Francis Burton (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a sensitive exploration of the joys and pleasures of physical consummation. The Kama Sutra has often been described as "the first sexual manual", but the original Hindu script has a strong religious basis, and highlights love in all its forms.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Kama Sutra

    • By: Mallanaga Vatsyayana, Sir Richard Francis Burton (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature. It is over 1,700 years old, yet it remains a best seller to this day. Part of the reason, of course, is it's incredible advice and creativity in the art of loving. But it is much more than that.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Empowerment on 03-27-10

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca (Unabridged Excerpts)

    • By: Sir Richard Francis Burton
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Explorer, adventurer and linguistic genius, Sir Richard Francis Burton was the first Englishman to enter Mecca, the holy city of Muslims. Fluent in Arabic and the traditions of Islam, Burton joined the hajj - the pilgrimage to Mecca - incognito. The Royal Geographical Society hoped Burton's efforts would add detail to the "huge white blot" on their Arabian maps. His resulting Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca was of great anthropological and literary merit, and brought him much notoriety.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Burton Abridged

    • By David B. Fobert on 03-12-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Three Apples [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Richard Francis Burton - translator
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Three Apples" is a story contained in the One Thousand and One Nights collection (also known as the Arabian Nights). Scheherazade tells the history of a murder - making this the first mystery story put to paper.

    Regular price: $2.09

    • Historische Reisen

    • Berichte und Tagebücher berühmter Entdecker (Historische Reisen 1)
    • By: Roald Amundsen, Robert F. Scott, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and others
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold, Charles Brauer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
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    Zwischen dem 18. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert entstand eine Vielzahl historischer Reisebeschreibungen und Reisetagebücher. Dieses Hörbuch entführt auf eine Hör-Reise in ferne Länder und andere Kulturen. Roald Amundsen und Robert F. Scott erleben einen mörderischen Zweikampf in antarktischem Eis in "Wettlauf zum Pol". Die Schriftsteller Lou Andreas-Salomé und Rainer Maria Rilke schildern "Russische Impressionen". Der berühmte Offizier und Übersetzer Sir Richard Francis Burton begibt sich inkognito und unter Lebensgefahr auf eine "Pilgerfahrt nach Medina und Mekka", während Charles Darwin wichtige Entdeckungen in der Südsee auf seiner "Reise auf der Beagle" macht.

    Regular price: $18.75

    • Pilgerfahrt nach Medina und Mekka

    • By: Richard Francis Burton
    • Narrated by: Gerd Wameling
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    Sir Richard Burton gibt sich 1853 bei seiner Ankunft in Kairo als britischer Untertan afghanischer Herkunft aus, um das Land als Europäer inkognito erforschen zu können. Er arbeitet zunächst als Arzt und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit den kulturellen Sitten und den religiösen und orthodoxen Regeln des Landes als Vorbereitung seiner bevorstehenden großen Reise...

    Regular price: $8.91

    • Entdeck mich 2. Weltberühmte Expeditionen

    • By: Charles Darwin, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Fridtjof Nansen
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold, Johannes Steck, Gerd Wameling
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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    In der zweiten Box mit Reisetagebüchern kommen weitere berühmte Forscher, Entdecker und Männer von Welt zu Wort. Charles Darwin reist auf der Beagle bis zu den Galapagos-Inseln...

    Regular price: $14.64

    • Team

    • By: Richard Francis
    • Narrated by: Melissa Madole
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The legend begins! In his action/adventure novel, Team, author Rick Francis tells the story of a Special Marine anti-terrorist unit, formed after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Lower Tax Bills Fuel Best Earnings Quarter Since 2011

    • By: Theo Francis, Richard Rubin
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Lower Tax Bills Fuel Best Earnings Quarter Since 2011" is from the May 03, 2018 Business section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Theo Francis and Richard Rubin and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95