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    • The Goodness Paradox

    • The Strange Relationship Between Peace and Violence in Human Evolution
    • By: Richard Wrangham
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Throughout history, even as daily life has exhibited calm and tolerance, war has never been far away, and even within societies, violence can be a threat. The Goodness Paradox gives a new and powerful argument for how and why this uncanny combination of peacefulness and violence crystallized after our ancestors acquired language in Africa a quarter of a million years ago. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Catching Fire

    • How Cooking Made Us Human
    • By: Richard Wrangham
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 711
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 468
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 471

    Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is the result of cooking. In a groundbreaking theory of our origins, Wrangham shows that the shift from raw to cooked foods was the key factor in human evolution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book about early human development...

    • By KHarrang on 12-10-09

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Catching Fire

    • How Cooking made us Human
    • By: Richard Wrangham
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is the result of cooking. In a groundbreaking theory of our origins, Wrangham shows that the shift from raw to cooked foods was the key factor in human evolution. When our ancestors adapted to using fire, humanity began.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Science & Humanity: From Past to the Future (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 1062
    • By: Mr. Brian Fagan, Mr. Michael Shermer, Mr. Richard Wrangham
    • Narrated by: Ms. M.G. Lord
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93