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  • How to Create a Mind

    How to Create a Mind

    Genre: Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry,Math & Technology,Lectures,Science,Social Science
    Author: Ray Kurzweil
    Duration: 10:10:00

    Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today's most influential technological visionary. A pioneering inventor and theorist, he has explored for decades how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now ... [ more ]

  • Bonk

    Bonk

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Mary Roach
    Duration: 09:31:00

    The study of sexual physiology - what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better - has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci and James Watson. The research has taken place behind the closed doors of laboratories, brothels, MRI centers ... [ more ]

  • Alchemy of Love and Lust: Discover Our Sex Hormones & Determine Who We Love

    Alchemy of Love and Lust: Discover Our Sex Hormones & Determine Who We Love

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry,Social Science
    Author: Theresa L. Crenshaw
    Duration: 01:40:00

    Are you in charge of your love life? If you think so, you're wrong -- hormones control our sex drives and direct our love lives. In The Alchemy of Love and Lust, Dr. Theresa Crenshaw, a renowned sex therapist and researcher, unmasks the hidden agendas of our hormones as we progress throug ... [ more ]

  • Melatonin Miracle: Nature's Disease-Fighting, Sex-Enhancing, Age-Reversing Hormone

    Melatonin Miracle: Nature's Disease-Fighting, Sex-Enhancing, Age-Reversing Hormone

    Genre: Health & Fitness,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Biology & Chemistry,Health & Fitness,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Walter Pierpaoli
    Duration: 01:28:00

    From the scientists who did the original research as published by The National Academy of Science and the New York Academy of Sciences, the authoratative explanation of what their revolutionary discovery means for us today and in the future-- along with the doctors' easy-to-follow instructions on ho ... [ more ]

  • Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, Gorillas on Drugs, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

    Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, Gorillas on Drugs, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Laurel Braitman
    Duration: 11:38:00

    Charles Darwin conjured his evolutionary ideas by looking at physical differences in Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons (among other species). Alfred Russell Wallace developed similar theories while investigating the geographic distribution of a range of creatures in the Amazon Basin and the Malay ... [ more ]

  • Hen of the Woods & Other Wild Foods and Medicines: A Guided Tour Including Folklore

    Hen of the Woods & Other Wild Foods and Medicines: A Guided Tour Including Folklore

    Genre: Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry,Lectures,Ecology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry,Lectures,Ecology
    Author: Steven Brill
    Duration: 02:38:00

    A living legend, Wildman Steve Brill leads us on a lively and entertaining tour through the Northeastern United States as he shares tips on foraging in densely populated areas like New York's Central Park and rural areas throughout New England. We follow the seasons: wild ramps in the spring, the fi ... [ more ]

  • Romance of Modern Chemistry

    Romance of Modern Chemistry

    Genre: Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: James C. Philip
    Duration: 08:43:18

    A fascinating look back at the state of the art of chemistry 100 years ago, this book by James C. Philip, PhD, an assistant professor of chemistry at The Imperial College of Science and Technology, Kensington, provides a description in non-technical language of the diverse and wonderful way which ch ... [ more ]

  • Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part 2

    Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part 2

    Genre: Literature,Essays and Anthologies,Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Charles Darwin
    Duration: 15:13:00

    Part 2 of 3 of a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and d ... [ more ]

  • Never Cry Wolf

    Never Cry Wolf

    Genre: Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Farley Mowat
    Duration: 04:53:00

    More than half a century ago, the naturalist Farley Mowat accepted an assignment to investigate why wolves were killing Arctic caribou. Mowat's account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone - studying the wolf population and developing a deep affection for these wild creatures (who were ... [ more ]

  • Bond: Protecting the Special Relationship Between Animals and Humans

    Bond: Protecting the Special Relationship Between Animals and Humans

    Genre: Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry,Social Science
    Author: Wayne Pacelle
    Duration: 12:42:00

    A fascinating exploration of humanity's eternal bond with animals, and an urgent call to answer the needs of millions of at-risk creatures A landmark work, The Bond is the passionate, insightful, and comprehensive examination of our special connection to all creatures, written by one of America ... [ more ]

  • Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

    Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Andreas Wagner
    Duration: 08:31:00

    Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them. Nature's many innovations-some uncannily perfect-call for natural principles that accelerate life's ability to innovate, its innovability. Darwin's theory of natural selection explains how useful adaptations are preserved over ... [ more ]

  • Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene

    Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry,Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Lydia V. Pyne, Stephen J. Pyne
    Duration: 09:49:00

    An enlightening investigation of the Pleistocene's dual character as a geologic time-and as a cultural idea The Pleistocene is the epoch of geologic time closest to our own. It's a time of ice ages, global migrations, and mass extinctions-of woolly rhinos, mammoths, giant ground sloths, and not leas ... [ more ]

  • What's a Dog For?	 The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man's Best Friend

    What's a Dog For? The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man's Best Friend

    Genre: Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Marriage, Family and Pets,Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: John Homans
    Duration: 09:07:00

    John Homans adopted his dog, Stella, from a shelter for all the usual reasons: fond memories of dogs from his past, a companion for his son, an excuse for long walks around the neighborhood. Soon enough, she is happily ensconced in the daily workings of his family. And not only that: Stella is treat ... [ more ]

  • Darwin on Trial

    Darwin on Trial

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Phillip E. Johnson
    Duration: 06:37:00

    Is evolution fact or fancy? Is natural selection an unsupported hypothesis or a confirmed mechanism of evolutionary change? Darwin's theory of evolution is accepted by most educated Americans as simple fact, but what if this idea is wrong? What if evolution is just a word that covers up scienti ... [ more ]

  • Rust

    Rust

    Genre: Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry,Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Jonathan Waldman
    Duration: 13:34:00

    A thrilling drama of man versus nature—detailing the fierce, ongoing fight against the mightiest and unlikeliest enemy: rust. It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervasive menace.” It destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires ... [ more ]

  • How the Mind Works

    How the Mind Works

    Genre: Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry,Psychology
    Author: Steven Pinker
    Duration: 26:10:00

    In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational-and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do w ... [ more ]

  • Universe Within

    Universe Within

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Biology & Chemistry,Social Science
    Author: Neil Shubin
    Duration: 06:37:00

    From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species? In hi ... [ more ]

  • Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession

    Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Mark Obmascik
    Duration: 06:17:00

    A classic in the making - an account of the biggest year in birdwatching history. In the USA, some 50 million people lay claim to being bird-watchers or birders, spending billions of dollars on birding-related travel and membership fees every year. A select, and utterly obsessed, few compete in on ... [ more ]

  • Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

    Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Amy Stewart
    Duration: 04:30:00

    Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, bestselling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundr ... [ more ]

  • Program or Be Programmed

    Program or Be Programmed

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry,Psychology,Math & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Douglas Rushkoff
    Duration: 03:29:00

    The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: it's here; it's everywhere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed b ... [ more ]