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  • NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

    NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

    Genre: Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Disorders & Diseases,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: Steve Silberman
    Duration: 18:30:00

    What is autism: a devastating developmental disorder, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more—and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Wired reporter Steve Silberm ... [ more ]

  • White Like Me

    White Like Me

    Genre: Biographies,Science & Technology,Memoir,Social Science
    Author: Tim Wise
    Duration: 11:06:45

    With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere. ... [ more ]

  • Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazis Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracl

    Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazis Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracl

    Genre: History,Biographies,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: Thomas Hager
    Duration: 12:15:00

    Fast-paced, suspenseful, and utterly satisfying, The Demon Under the Microscope is a sweeping history of the discovery of the first antibiotic and its dramatic effect on the world of medicine and beyond. The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed law ... [ more ]

  • Dream Psychology

    Dream Psychology

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Sigmund Freud
    Duration: 06:05:00

    Not a few serious-minded students, [...], have been discouraged from attempting a study of Freud’s dream psychology. The book in which he originally offered to the world his interpretation of dreams was as circumstantial as a legal record to be pondered over by scientists at their leisure, not to be ... [ more ]

  • Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

    Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

    Genre: Relationships,Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Sue Johnson
    Duration: 12:25:00

    The bestselling author of Hold Me Tight presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research. Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. LOVE SENSE presents new scientific evidence that tells ... [ more ]

  • What's Next

    What's Next

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment
    Author: Max Brockman
    Duration: 07:16:00

    Will climate change force a massive human migration to the Northern Rim? How does our sense of morality arise from the structure of the brain? What does the latest research in language acquisition tells us about the role of culture in the way we think? What does current neurologica ... [ more ]

  • War of the Worldview

    War of the Worldview

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science,Science & Technology,Social Science,Science & Technology,Social Science,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Deepak Chopra, Leonard Mlodinow
    Duration: 09:45:00

    Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on the future of God, one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious—but respectful—clash of worldviews ... [ more ]

  • Join the Club

    Join the Club

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Tina Rosenberg
    Duration: 16:17:00

    In the style of The Tipping Point or Freakonomics, a groundbreaking book that will change the way you look at the world. The fearless Tina Rosenberg has spent her career tackling some of the world's hardest problems. The Haunted Land, her searing work on how Eastern Europe faced the crimes of C ... [ more ]

  • You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice

    You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Tom Vanderbilt
    Duration: 09:06:07

    Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same shirt? Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but seek out novelty at lunch and dinner? How has streaming changed the way Netflix makes recommendations? Why do people think the music of their youth is the best? How can you s ... [ more ]

  • Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

    Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

    Genre: Science & Technology,Math & Technology
    Author: Steve LeVine
    Duration: 10:50:00

    A Soul of the New Machine for our time, a gripping account of invention, commerce, and duplicity in the age of technology A worldwide race is on to perfect the next engine of economic growth, the advanced lithium-ion battery. It will power the electric car, relieve global warming, and catapult ... [ more ]

  • Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

    Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Janna Levin
    Duration: 07:30:00

    The authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves by an eminent theoretical astrophysicist and award-winning writer. From the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, the epic story of the scientific campaign to record the sou ... [ more ]

  • Planets

    Planets

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Dava Sobel
    Duration: 05:32:27

    THE PLANETS is Dava Sobel's sweeping look at our heavenly galaxy. In the spirit of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel once again brings science and history deftly to life as she explores the origins of the planets and reveals the exotic environments that exist in each of these fascinating alien ... [ more ]

  • People of the Lie Vol. 3: Possession and Group Evil

    People of the Lie Vol. 3: Possession and Group Evil

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: M. Scott Peck
    Duration: 01:28:00

    Dr. M. Scott Peck has inspired millions by combining the deepest insights of psychiatry with those of religion. In this final volume of his compelling audio series based on the bestselling book People of the Life, Dr. Peck once again integrates religious teaching with the science of all psychology a ... [ more ]

  • Peak Everything

    Peak Everything

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment
    Author: Richard Heinberg
    Duration: 06:35:00

    Peak Everything addresses many of the cultural, psychological and practical changes we will have to make as nature rapidly dictates our new limits. This latest book from Richard Heinberg, author of three of the most important books on Peak Oil, touches on the most important aspects of the human cond ... [ more ]

  • What Technology Wants

    What Technology Wants

    Genre: Science & Technology,Math & Technology
    Author: Kevin Kelly
    Duration: 15:09:00

    Kevin Kelly, cofounder of Wired magazine, presents a refreshing view of technology as a living force in the world. This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that h ... [ more ]

  • Empathy Gap

    Empathy Gap

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology,Social Science
    Author: J. D. Trout
    Duration: 09:12:00

    Drawing on his sweeping and innovative research, philosopher and cognitive scientist J. D. Trout recruits the latest findings in psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience to answer the question: How can we make better personal decisions and design social policies that improve the lives of e ... [ more ]

  • Rapt

    Rapt

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Winifred Gallagher
    Duration: 07:47:00

    Your world, and even your self, is largely constructed from the thoughts and feelings, people and things you've focused on throughout your life. Much more than you probably suspect, you can, as you move forward, actively direct your attention to create the kind of experience you want and become the ... [ more ]

  • Bright-sided

    Bright-sided

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
    Duration: 07:45:00

    A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism Americans are a positive people-cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, ... [ more ]

  • Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos

    Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Caleb Scharf
    Duration: 07:58:00

    We've long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end. Often billions of times more massive than the Sun, they lurk in the inner sanctum of almost every galaxy of stars in the universe. They're mysterious chasms so destructive and unforgiving that not ... [ more ]

  • Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable--and How We Can Get There

    Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable--and How We Can Get There

    Genre: Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Disorders & Diseases,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Disorders & Diseases,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
    Duration: 12:20:00

    Cancer touches everybody’s life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are today. For fifty years, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. has been one of those key players: he has he ... [ more ]