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    • The Triumph of Seeds

    • How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
    • By: Thor Hanson
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 886
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 803
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 810

    We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution. And from the fall of Rome to the Arab Spring, the fate of nations continues to hinge on the seeds of a Middle Eastern grass known as wheat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully simplistic!

    • By Adrian on 03-30-16
    • How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
    • By: Thor Hanson
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 08-04-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 886 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Buzz

    • The Nature and Necessity of Bees
    • By: Thor Hanson
    • Narrated by: Brant Pope
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing.

    • The Nature and Necessity of Bees
    • By: Thor Hanson
    • Narrated by: Brant Pope
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 09-18-18
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    Regular price: $19.95

    • Feathers

    • The Evolution of a Natural Miracle
    • By: Thor Hanson
    • Narrated by: Andy Ingalls
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4 out of 5 stars 101
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: Aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more than 100 million years. Yet their story has never been fully told. In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history, as feathers have been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn through time and place. Applying the research of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, and even art historians, Hanson asks: What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they mean to us?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Science and Fun

    • By Chris Reich on 12-28-14
    • The Evolution of a Natural Miracle
    • By: Thor Hanson
    • Narrated by: Andy Ingalls
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 04-07-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 111 ratings

    Regular price: $17.95