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    • The Nazca Lines

    • Culture & Religion
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Nazca Lines with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Nazca Lines have been called the eighth wonder of the world. They are a series of large drawings on the ground - called geoglyphs - located in the Nazca desert, in Peru. The Nazca desert is a high plateau situated between the towns of Palpa and Nazca, which is 400 kilometres south of the Peruvian capital of Lima.

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    • Climbing Everest

    • Sport & Action
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    Mount Everest is situated in the Himalayan Mountains, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is the tallest mountain in the world, standing roughly 29,029 feet above sea level. Every year, Everest gets taller by about half an inch. This is due to movements in the Earth's crust and two tectonic plates, deep beneath the Earth's surface, pushing together.

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    • Mary Celeste

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: David Whiteley
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Learn about the mystery of the Mary Celeste with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In December 1872, a ship was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship's sails were raised and it was in a seaworthy condition. Yet it appeared to be bobbing quite strangely rather than sailing. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that the crew of the ship was missing.

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    • Culture & Religion, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Culture & Religion Volume 1 looks at the teachings of Confucius, the story of the Seven Archangels, the role of the Geisha, the mystery of the Nazca Lines, the importance of the Last Supper, and the story of Creationism.

    • Culture & Religion, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Release date: 09-24-09
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $3.99

    • Specialist

    • The Arts, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Hone your knowledge with iMinds Specialist Series. Have a particular interest? Recognize gaps in your knowledge? iMinds' Specialist series works across each of our 12 categories, bringing you targeted information to broaden your mind. The Arts, Volume 1 looks at the life of Andy Warhol, the story of Robin Hood, a history of blues music, the film genres film noir and anime, and the history of the Hollywood blacklist.

    Regular price: $3.99

    • The Bubonic Plague

    • Medicine & Inventions
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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    Bubonic plague is widely regarded as being responsible for two of the most infamous plagues in recorded history - the Black Death in the mid-14th century and the great plague of London in 1665. The causative organism of modern-day plague was discovered independently in 1894 by two bacteriologists: the Swiss born Dr. Alexandre Yersin and Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato from Japan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good short Synopsis

    • By Patrick Weldon on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $0.99

    • Specialist

    • People & Places, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    We can all be smarter - target your learning with iMinds Specialist Series. Have a particular interest? Recognize gaps in your knowledge? iMinds Specialist works across each of our 12 categories bringing you targeted information to broaden your mind. People & Places, Volume 1 tells a history of Joan of Arc, John F Kennedy, and the Plantagenets while also covering the Seven Wonders of the World, Stonehenge, and that most famous roadway, Route 66.

    Regular price: $3.99

    • Derivatives

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Learn about derivatives with iMinds Money's insightful fast-knowledge series. In economics, a derivative is defined as a financial instrument or an “agreement” between two parties that is based on an “underlying” and generally tangible asset, such as a stock or a commodity.

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    • Tragedy of the Commons

    • Ideas & Concepts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Learn about the Tragedy of the Commons with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Tragedy of the Commons is a situation in which a jointly owned resource is overused or destroyed because each person takes more than they would if the resource was privately owned. With each individual acting independently, the combined pressure on the resource exceeds what is in the interests of the community as a whole.

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    • Yellowstone National Park

    • Science & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Jude Beaumont
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Learn about the beauty of Yellowstone National Park with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.

    Steaming rivers, stone forests, and bubbling lava are a daily occurrence at Yellowstone National Park. It's the oldest national park in the world and is renowned for its pristine nature and extreme climates. Nowhere else in America can you take a vacation where you drive by a herd of buffalo, watch boiling water shoot into the sky, and feel the slight tremour of earthquakes below your feet.

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    • Reverse Swap

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Learn about Reverse Swaps with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. A reverse swap is a secondary swap agreement entered into by a party to an existing swap contract. The secondary swap will offset, or reverse, the position held in the original agreement. In other words, it is a new swap with the exact opposite terms to a pre-existing swap contract is made. A reverse swap can therefore simply be thought of as the undoing, without the cancellation, of a previous swap agreement.

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    • Apartheid

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: David Whiteley
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Learn about the Apartheid Policy of South Africa with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.

    Until 1994, only one quarter of the South African population voted in elections. People classified as "non-White" were denied basic rights, including the right to vote. This system was known as "apartheid". The word comes from Afrikaans, a South African language. It literally means "separateness" or "apartness".

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    • Great Fire of London

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Learn about the Great Fire of London with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Before the Great Fire, the City of London was filled with crowded, timber-framed buildings with thin, plaster walls. Candles, rushlights, coals and fireplaces were omnipresent, and the risk of fire was paramount.The Great Fire of London is believed to have been started by the baker Thomas Farrynger shortly after midnight on Sunday, 2 September 1666, in his shop on Pudding Lane, just East of London Bridge.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing much

    • By susannatalya on 10-03-16

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    • Know It All, Volume 1

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    iMindsJNR’s Know-It-All collection presents 36 iMindsJNR knowledge grabs, to kick-start the journey of learning for young minds. Each five-minute Junior MindTrack is a self contained title of entertaining information, with an engaging soundtrack. Featuring six titles from each of the six main categories of knowledge for those aged 7-14 years, including General Knowledge, Geography & Nature, Famous People, Science & Maths, The Arts and History.

    Regular price: $14.99

    • Specialist

    • Politics, Law & Business, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Enjoy fine tuning your knowledge with iMinds Specialist Series. Have a particular interest? Recognize gaps in your knowledge? iMinds Specialist works across each of our 12 categories bringing you targeted information to broaden your mind. Politics, Law & Business, Volume 1 discusses the US Federal Reserve, the field of behavioral economics, the story of Lehman Brothers, the role of lobbying, the International Criminal Tribunals, and the principal of habeas corpus.

    • Politics, Law & Business, Volume 1
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Release date: 09-24-09
    • 3 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $3.99

    • Generalist, Volume 1

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee, Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A compilation of diverse topics across our 12 categories. You will learn about: the history of whaling, the art of film noir, the psychology behind the Stockholm Syndrome, the history of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the story of Joan of Arc, the discovery of penicillin, the science of meteorites, the history of the D-Day Invasion, the unexplained phenomenon of crop circles, the adventure of climbing Everest, the thought of Confucius, and the start of fireworks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Compilation

    • By Michael T Schreiber on 09-18-09

    Regular price: $5.99

    • Hope Diamond

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Learn about the mysterious Hope Diamond with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.

    The 45.52-carat Hope Diamond is the largest deep-blue diamond in the world. In its body of less than one cubic inch, it holds a history dripping with mystery, conspiracy, and celebrity. It is now housed behind three inches of bulletproof glass in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and looks out at a world fixated with its beauty and history.

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    • Elders of Zion

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is one of the world's most famous conspiracy theories. It is a statement of prejudice and paranoia, a fake historical record and a grand hoax all rolled into one.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the book!

    • By Rudolph Bethel on 01-14-18

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    • The Loch Ness Monster

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throughout the world, there are hundreds of lakes in which monsters are said to live. None of these lake monsters is more famous than the Loch Ness Monster, who is said to inhabit Loch Ness in Scotland.

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    • Opera

    • Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Todd MacDonald
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Powerful women in Viking helmets, heroic males with incredible voices, and epic themes of life and death -this is opera! Opera is an art form that tells a story through singing, music, dancing and acting. It began in 1597 when an Italian artist, Jacopo Peri, tried to reproduce the ancient Greek dramas. After noticing that the Greeks used music and speech together in these dramas, Peri chose to do the same but with signing.

    Regular price: $0.80

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