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  • One, Two, Three

    One, Two, Three

    Genre: Science & Technology,Math & Technology
    Author: David Berlinski
    Duration: 06:36:00

    From the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts. In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be as ... [ more ]

  • Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

    Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Michael P. Lynch
    Duration: 06:32:20

    We used to say 'seeing is believing'; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world's information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the informatio ... [ more ]

  • Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital

    Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital

    Genre: Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: David Oshinsky
    Duration: 14:42:00

    From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime ... [ 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 ]

  • Abortion and Euthanasia

    Abortion and Euthanasia

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Social Science
    Author: Dr. David James
    Duration: 03:01:00

    British and American common law traditionally prohibited abortion only after quickening (when the mother feels fetal movements). But after the U.S. Civil War, states began absolutely prohibiting abortion, based primarily on medical concerns. Then in 1973, U.S. abortion law was dramatically changed b ... [ more ]

  • One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life

    One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Mitch Horowitz
    Duration: 10:37:00

    From the millions-strong audiences of Oprah and The Secret to the mass-media ministries of evangelical figures like Joel Osteen and T. D. Jakes, to the motivational bestsellers and New Age seminars to the twelve-step programs and support groups of the recovery movement and to the rise of positive ps ... [ more ]

  • Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does

    Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Sonja Lyubomirsky
    Duration: 07:31:00

    Happiness expert Sonja Lyubomirsky's research-based lessons in how to find opportunity in life's thorniest moments In The Myths of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements (marriage, children, professional satisfaction, wealth) a ... [ more ]

  • Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Lookingat Animals in America

    Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Lookingat Animals in America

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment
    Author: Jon Mooallem
    Duration: 10:19:00

    Field notes from an age of extinction, tracking the ever-shifting meaning of America’s animals throughout history to understand the current moment. Journalist Jon Mooallem has watched his little daughter’s world overflow with animals - butterfly pajamas, appliquéd owls - while the actual world ... [ more ]

  • Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening

    Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening

    Genre: Biographies,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: John Elder Robison
    Duration: 11:22:00

    An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals of o ... [ more ]

  • Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming

    Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment
    Author: Chris Mooney
    Duration: 10:38:00

    Leading environmental journalist Chris Mooney immerses readers in the world of those who study hurricanes. In particular, he explores one of the most politicized and hotly contested debates in American science: whether or not the recent hurricane disasters---culminating in Katrina---are connected to ... [ more ]

  • Dream of Perpetual Motion: A Novel

    Dream of Perpetual Motion: A Novel

    Genre: Fiction,Science & Technology,Math & Technology,Social Science,Modern Fiction
    Author: Dexter Palmer
    Duration: 13:51:00

    A wonderfully imagined novel about a greeting card writer who must come to terms with the madness of a genius inventor and his quest to create the perpetual motion machine. ... [ more ]

  • Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

    Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Amy Cuddy
    Duration: 09:19:17

    How can we be our strongest selves in life's most challenging situations? We often approach these situations - job interviews, difficult conversations, speaking up for ourselves - with anxiety and leave them with regret. Moments that require us to be genuine and powerful instead cause us to feel pho ... [ more ]

  • Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness

    Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness

    Genre: Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Psychology
    Author: Jerome Groopman
    Duration: 05:46:00

    An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor’s discovery of how hope can change the course of illness Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New ... [ more ]

  • Mirage

    Mirage

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Nina Burleigh
    Duration: 10:27:00

    Little more than two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. Its history and peoples were the subject of much myth and speculation–and no region aroused greater interest than Egypt. It was n ... [ more ]

  • Proust Was a Neuroscientist

    Proust Was a Neuroscientist

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Psychology
    Author: Jonah Lehrer
    Duration: 07:41:00

    In this technology-driven age, it's tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery. After all, science has cured countless diseases and even sent humans into space. But as Jonah Lehrer argues in this sparkling debut, science is not the only path to knowledge. In fact, when it comes to unde ... [ more ]

  • Skeleton Cupboard: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist

    Skeleton Cupboard: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Tanya Byron
    Duration: 09:27:00

    In my session with Imogen, the words were still not coming. I had to move past my own frustration and relax. But it is very hard to relax when you are looking into the eyes of a mute little girl who wants to be dead. You don't want to relax; you want to pull her into your arms, hold her and then sha ... [ more ]

  • Science of Liberty

    Science of Liberty

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Timothy Ferris
    Duration: 13:29:00

    In his most important book to date, award-winning author Timothy Ferris - the best popular science writer in the English language today (Christian Science Monitor) - makes a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy. Ferris argues that just as the sci ... [ 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 ]

  • Fueling the Planet: The Past, Present, and Future of Energy

    Fueling the Planet: The Past, Present, and Future of Energy

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Michael McElroy
    Duration: 07:29:00

    Renowned professor Michael B. McElroy leads a comprehensive examination of energy, including its history, use in the world today, and environmental consequences. Whether discussing the 'oil shocks' of the 1970s, the current reliance on imported oil, or the growing buildup of carbon dioxide ... [ more ]