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  • 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 ]

  • Twentieth Century Inventions: A Forecast

    Twentieth Century Inventions: A Forecast

    Genre: Literature,Novels,Science & Technology,Math & Technology
    Author: George Sutherland
    Duration: 06:42:00

    This work from 1901 predicts what technological developments will manifest in the twentieth century. The author, a technical journalist, presents ideas for inventions and new developments in the areas of power, transportation, agriculture, mining, domestic applications, electronic devices, warfare, ... [ more ]

  • Democracy in America Vol. I

    Democracy in America Vol. I

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
    Duration: 17:51:25

    When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful observations American society and political system, found in the two volume book he published after his visit, still remain surprisingly relevant today. (Summar ... [ more ]

  • Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

    Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: John Dewey
    Duration: 16:22:54

    An important, controversial, and often cited work on public education. Dewey discusses the role of public education in a democracy and the different methods for achieving quality in education. After its initial publication, this book began a revolution in educational thinking; one that emphasized gr ... [ more ]

  • Kybalion

    Kybalion

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: The Three Initiates
    Duration: 03:44:14

    The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy is a 1908 book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, published anonymously by a group or person under the pseudonym of the Three Initiates. (Introduction by Wikipedia) ... [ more ]

  • 50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing, Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

    50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing, Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon
    Duration: 13:50:00

    50 Philosophy Classics: THINKING, BEING, ACTING SEEING - Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books will be the sixth in the bestselling 50s series, and a lively entry point into the study. Butler-Bowdon explores the works of 50 of the most significant philosophers; including th ... [ more ]

  • Universe In A Nutshell

    Universe In A Nutshell

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Stephen Hawking
    Duration: 03:27:57

    Essential listening for all those who want to understandthe universe in which we liveStephen Hawking is one of the most influential thinkers of our time, an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but also for the clarity with which he expresses them. Seeking to uncove ... [ more ]

  • Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

    Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

    Genre: Science & Technology,Math & Technology
    Author: Antonio Garcia Martinez
    Duration: 15:34:00

    Liar's Poker meets The Social Network in an irreverent expos of life inside the tech bubble, from industry provocateur Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former Twitter advisor, Facebook product manager and startup founder/CEO.The reality is, Silicon Valley capitalism is very simple: Investors are people wi ... [ more ]

  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Matthew Desmond
    Duration: 11:04:00

    One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America ... [ more ]

  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

    How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Paul Tough
    Duration: 08:07:00

    Paul Tough, author of Whatever It Takes, reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others fail—and of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success. The story we usually tell about childhood ... [ more ]

  • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

    Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

    Genre: Business,Computers,Science & Technology,Math & Technology,Economics
    Author: Steven Levy
    Duration: 20:26:01

    Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hacker ... [ more ]

  • What The Dog Saw

    What The Dog Saw

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Malcolm Gladwell
    Duration: 12:49:03

    Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influential journalist in America. In The New Yorker, his writings are such must-reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly more money for ads that run within his articles. With his #1 bestsellers, The Tipping Point ... [ more ]

  • Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force

    Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology,Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Sharon Begley
    Duration: 14:30:00

    A groundbreaking work of science that confirms, for the first time, the independent existence of the mind–and demonstrates the possibilities for human control over the workings of the brain. Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effe ... [ more ]

  • Hero with a Thousand Faces

    Hero with a Thousand Faces

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology,Social Science,Science & Technology,Psychology,Social Science,Science & Technology,Psychology,Social Science
    Author: Joseph Campbell
    Duration: 14:39:16

    Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In this book, Campbell outlines the Hero's Journey, a universal motif of adventure ... [ more ]

  • Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain

    Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain

    Genre: Selfhelp,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: John E. Sarno, M.D.
    Duration: 07:06:00

    Dr. John E. Sarno's Healing Back Pain is a New York Times bestseller that has helped over 500,000 readers. Continuing the research since his ground-breaking book, the renowned physician now presents his most complete work yet on the vital connection between mental and bodily health.... Musculoskelet ... [ 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 ]

  • Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World

    Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Math & Technology
    Author: Bruce Schneier
    Duration: 09:28:43

    Data is everywhere. We create it every time we go online, turn our phone in (or off), and pay with a credit card. The data is stored, studied, and bought and sold by corporations and governments for surveillance and for control. “Foremost security expert” (Wired) and best-selling author Bruce Sch ... [ more ]

  • Master Algorithm

    Master Algorithm

    Genre: Science & Technology,Math & Technology
    Author: Pedro Domingos
    Duration: 13:04:00

    Algorithms increasingly run our lives. They find books, movies, jobs, and dates for us; manage our investments; and discover new drugs. More and more, these algorithms work by learning from the trails of data we leave in our newly digital world. Like curious children, they observe us, imitate, and e ... [ more ]

  • Rewire

    Rewire

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Richard O'Connor
    Duration: 10:20:00

    We humans tend to get in our own way time and time again—whether it comes to not speaking up for ourselves, going back to bad romantic partners, dieting for the umpteenth try, or acting on any of a range of bad habits we just can’t seem to shake. In Rewire, renowned psychotherapist Richard O’Connor, ... [ more ]

  • Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

    Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Matt Ridley
    Duration: 12:55:00

    Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles ... [ more ]