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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 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 747

    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 34 mins
    • Release date: 08-04-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 818 ratings

    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 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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 106 ratings

    Regular price: $17.95