Darwin (abridged)

2 books in series
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Darwin's Radio Publisher's Summary

Imagine a cross between the chilling scientific credibility of Michael Crichton and the cutting-edge technology of William Gibson and you have Darwin's Radio. The discovery of concealed remains in a mass grave in Russia forces top scientists to question everything they believed about human origins. For molecular biologist Kaye Lang and "virus hunter" Christopher Dicken, it means pursuing a mysterious flu-like disease that has been dormant for millions of years - and is now coming back to life. With the world threatened by a deadly epidemic, they must solve an elusive puzzle and find a way to prevent the next terrifying step in evolution.
©1999 by Greg Bear (P)1999 NewStar Media Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Darwin's Radio

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
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    On February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury. His theory of Natural Selection, as detailed in The Origin of Species, is one of the most debated in history. Darwin's Radio puts Natural Selection on trial, examining how the discovery of concealed remains in a mass grave in Russia forced top scientists to question everything they believed about human origins.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Provocative

    • By Andie on 01-28-04

    Regular price: $17.50

  • Book 2

    • Darwin's Children

    • A Novel
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jeff McCarthy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Eleven years have passed since SHEVA was discovered in human DNA - a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence...and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths are also ticking time bombs that could exterminate the "old" human race...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Darwin's Children

    • By F. Girlando on 06-22-03

    Regular price: $20.97