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    • Welcome to the Microbiome

    • Getting to Know the Trillions of Bacteria and Other Microbes In, On, and Around You
    • By: Rob DeSalle, Susan L. Perkins
    • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Suddenly, research findings require a paradigm shift in our view of the microbial world. The Human Microbiome Project at the National Institutes of Health is well under way, and unprecedented scientific technology now allows the censusing of trillions of microbes inside and on our bodies as well as in the places where we live, work, and play. This intriguing, up-to-the-minute book for scientists and nonscientists alike explains what researchers are discovering about the microbe world and what the implications are for modern science and medicine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I learned so much from this book. I am happy.

    • By Amy Miller on 09-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Natural History of Wine

    • By: Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently collaborate on book and museum exhibition projects. When the conversation turned to wine one evening, it almost inevitably led the two - one a palaeoanthropologist, the other a molecular biologist - to begin exploring the many intersections between science and wine. This audiobook presents their fascinating, freewheeling answers to the question.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All the references on a pdf.

    • By michael on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Our Senses

    • An Immersive Experience
    • By: Rob DeSalle, Patricia J. Wynne
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Over the past decade neuroscience has uncovered a wealth of new information about our senses and how they serve as our gateway to the world. This splendidly accessible book explores the most intriguing findings of this research. With infectious enthusiasm, Rob DeSalle illuminates not only how we see, hear, smell, touch, taste, maintain balance, feel pain, and rely on other less familiar senses, but also how these senses shape our perception of the world aesthetically, artistically, and musically.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Race?: Debunking a Scientific Myth

    • Texas A&M University Anthropology Series
    • By: Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle
    • Narrated by: Peter Lerman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Race has provided the rationale and excuse for some of the worst atrocities in human history. Yet, according to many biologists, physical anthropologists, and geneticists, there is no valid scientific justification for the concept of race. To be more precise, although there is clearly some physical basis for the variations that underlie perceptions of race, clear boundaries among "races" remain highly elusive from a purely biological standpoint.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Robert M Nimocks on 11-24-17

    Regular price: $24.95