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  • Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

    Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology,Social Science
    Author: Arianna Huffington
    Duration: 09:58:00

    We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short o ... [ more ]

  • Collapse

    Collapse

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Jared Diamond
    Duration: 09:34:00

    In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What cause ... [ more ]

  • Introduction to Metaphysics

    Introduction to Metaphysics

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Henri Bergson
    Duration: 01:46:05

    An Introduction to Metaphysics (Introduction a la Metaphysique) is a 1903 essay by Henri Bergson that explores the concept of reality. For Bergson, reality occurs not in a series of discrete states but as a process similar to that described by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Reality is fluid and c ... [ more ]

  • Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 1 (Gray's Anatomy)

    Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 1 (Gray's Anatomy)

    Genre: Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: Henry Gray
    Duration: 11:57:15

    Henry Gray's classic anatomy textbook was first published in 1858 and has been in continuous publication ever since, revised and expanded through many successive editions. This recording is of the public-domain 1918 US edition (some information may be outdated). The illustrations can be found in the ... [ more ]

  • Thus Spake Zarathustra

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
    Duration: 12:42:00

    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantia ... [ more ]

  • Better Angels of Our Nature

    Better Angels of Our Nature

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Social Science
    Author: Steven Pinker
    Duration: 36:45:00

    We've all asked, What is the world coming to? But we seldom ask, How bad was the world in the past? In this startling new book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era yet. Evidence of a bl ... [ more ]

  • 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 ]

  • Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

    Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Lectures,Arts
    Author: Will Durant
    Duration: 03:15:00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers a concise overview of the best of our heritage. Eloquent and engaging, this is a liberal arts curriculum: the most remarkable events, people, and ideas the world has known. Includes The Ten Greatest Thinkers, The Ten Greatest Poets, The One Hundred Best Books ... [ 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 ]

  • Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

    Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Environment
    Author: Frans De Waal
    Duration: 10:37:07

    From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal comes this groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic. What separates your mind from an animal's? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future?all tr ... [ more ]

  • Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Stephen Greenblatt
    Duration: 09:44:00

    Renowned historian Stephen Greenblatt's works shoot to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. With The Swerve, Greenblatt transports listeners to the dawn of the Renaissance and chronicles the life of an intrepid book lover who rescued the Roman philosophical text On the Nature of Things fr ... [ more ]

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Daniel Kahneman
    Duration: 20:05:00

    The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and S ... [ more ]

  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Angela Duckworth
    Duration: 09:22:37

    Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit. MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist ... [ more ]

  • Six Great Scientists: Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Marie Curie, Einstein

    Six Great Scientists: Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Marie Curie, Einstein

    Genre: Biographies,Science & Technology
    Author: J.G. Crowther
    Duration: 08:47:00

    Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Curie, Einstein: all of these geniuses had one thing in common. They had not only the imagination to conceive great ideas but also the integrity and determination to pursue and defend their science whatever the obstacles. In spite of resistance and sometimes pers ... [ more ]

  • My Inventions

    My Inventions

    Genre: Biographies,Science & Technology
    Author: Nikola Tesla
    Duration: 03:14:00

    Written in his early 60's, Tesla looks back on the events that shaped his life as the inventor of our modern world. Like many exceptional artists, scientists, and engineers, Tesla's senses and intellect worked on a higher level, which often afflicted him physically. Yet, he overcame, and used h ... [ more ]

  • Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir

    Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir

    Genre: Biographies,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Disorders & Diseases,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Memoir
    Author: Kelle Hampton
    Duration: 06:43:00

    There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky . . . From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, and a thriving photography career. When she learned she was pregnant with their second c ... [ more ]

  • Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering

    Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering

    Genre: Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Psychology
    Author: David A. Kessler
    Duration: 09:36:13

    Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, New York Times bestselling author Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad range o ... [ more ]

  • Menopause Confidential: A Doctor Reveals the Secrets to Thriving Through Midlife

    Menopause Confidential: A Doctor Reveals the Secrets to Thriving Through Midlife

    Genre: Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Women's Health,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: Tara Allmen
    Duration: 06:25:00

    An authoritative guide to understanding and navigating the hormonal changes and health issues women experience in midlife and beyond, from one of the leading medical experts in the field. The physical changes that occur after women turn forty are unavoidable—and can be unnerving. Menopause affe ... [ more ]

  • Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

    Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Mary Aiken
    Duration: 13:30:18

    A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave Mary Aiken is the world’s leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology—a discipline that combines psychology, criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection where technology and ... [ more ]

  • Most Human Human

    Most Human Human

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Brian Christian
    Duration: 09:37:00

    The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human. Its starting point is the annual Turing Test, which pits artificial intelligence programs against people to determine if computers can think ... [ more ]