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  • Communism

    Communism

    Genre: History,World,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Richard Pipes
    Duration: 05:50:00

    From the acclaimed Modern Library Chronicles comes an exploration of a promising theory that when put to practice wreaked havoc on the world. An expert on communism, Richard Pipes follows the history of the Soviet Union from the 1917 revolution to the Cold War, and finally, to its deterioration and ... [ more ]

  • Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art

    Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Virginia Heffernan
    Duration: 07:25:39

    Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television, Virginia Heffernan (called one of the best living writers of English prose) reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet.Since its inception, the Internet has morphed from merely an extension of traditional med ... [ more ]

  • Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them

    Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them

    Genre: Biographies,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Psychology,Biographies,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Psychology
    Author: Randy Christensen, Rene Denfeld
    Duration: 08:30:00

    The unforgettable, inspiring memoir of Dr. Randy Christensen, a pediatrician who saves lives in a most unconventional way, treating the homeless children and adolescents of Pheonix, Arizona, in a 38-foot Winnebago turned into a doctor's office on wheels. ... [ more ]

  • Good Book: A Humanist Bible

    Good Book: A Humanist Bible

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,The Bible & Sacred Texts,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: A.C. Grayling
    Duration: 25:02:00

    Few, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, and the literary skill to conceive of a powerful secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A. C. Grayling has done, creating a nonreligious Bible drawn from the wealth of secular literature ... [ more ]

  • About Time: Cosmology, Time and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

    About Time: Cosmology, Time and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Adam Frank
    Duration: 13:35:00

    The Big Bang is all but dead, and we do not yet know what will replace it. Our universe's beginning is at an end. What does this have to do with us here on Earth? Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken again—as altered as they were with the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railro ... [ more ]

  • Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs

    Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs

    Genre: Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: Stephen S. Ilardi
    Duration: 06:50:29

    Dr. Stephen S. Ilardi outlines a clinically proven six-step program for beating depression by reclaiming lifestyle elements from humankind's evolutionary past. In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their l ... [ more ]

  • Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

    Genre: Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: Ben Goldacre
    Duration: 11:56:18

    The author of Bad Science reveals the shocking truth about the pharmaceutical industry and the state of medicine today. Medicine is broken. We like to imagine that it's based on evidence and the results of fair tests. In reality, those tests are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that ... [ more ]

  • God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

    God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

    Genre: Biographies,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: Victoria Sweet
    Duration: 13:46:14

    In this beautifully written work, Victoria Sweet shares with listeners her experience practicing medicine in San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital, and raises important questions about healthcare today. San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of ... [ more ]

  • Assembling California

    Assembling California

    Genre: History,Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment
    Author: John McPhee
    Duration: 10:00:00

    Thirty years ago, the theory that continents are comprised of drifting plates-plate tectonics-evoked more scorn than serious research. Today, this revolutionary theory continues to dazzle and challenge geologists and laymen alike. Assembling California explores an area uniquely demonstrative of the ... [ more ]

  • DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America

    DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Social Science
    Author: Bryan Sykes
    Duration: 13:26:00

    Having worked on numerous high-profile genetic investigations, including one focused on the famed Iceman of the Italian Alps, Bryan Sykes has become a premier authority on human genetics. In DNA USA, Sykes examines the unique fabric of the U.S. population-one of the world's most genetically varieg ... [ more ]

  • Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections

    Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Norman E. Rosenthal
    Duration: 10:24:00

    The noted research psychiatrist explores how life's disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become better, bigger, and more resilient human beings. Adversity is an irreducible fact of life. Although we can and should learn from all experiences, both positive and n ... [ more ]

  • Smart Change: Five Tools to Create New and Sustainable Habits in Yourself and Others

    Smart Change: Five Tools to Create New and Sustainable Habits in Yourself and Others

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Art Markman
    Duration: 07:33:00

    An insightful guide that shows how habits of behavior are formed, and how we can transform bad habits into positive behaviors in ourselves and others. Smart Change explores the psychological mechanisms that form and maintain habits in individuals and groups and offers real, accessible and action ... [ more ]

  • Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More

    Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: David DeSteno
    Duration: 08:22:00

    What really drives success and failure? Can I trust you? It's the question that strikes at the heart of human existence. Whether we're talking about business partnerships, romantic relationships, child-parent bonds, or the brave new world of virtual interaction, trust, when correctly placed, is w ... [ 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 ]

  • You're Lying: Secrets From an Expert Military Interrogator to Spot the Lies and Get to the Truth

    You're Lying: Secrets From an Expert Military Interrogator to Spot the Lies and Get to the Truth

    Genre: Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Instructional & How To,Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Lena Sisco
    Duration: 06:48:47

    Lena wrote You're Lying! because no matter what your profession or life circumstances, you need the skills to take control of a situation, detect deception, and reveal the truth. While you probably won't ever have to interrogate a detainee who doesn't want to tell you about an upcoming terrorist att ... [ 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 ]

  • Mars Direct: Space Exploration, the Red Planet, and the Human Future

    Mars Direct: Space Exploration, the Red Planet, and the Human Future

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Life Science & Environment
    Author: Robert Zubrin
    Duration: 01:28:00

    The human race is at a crossroads. In the coming years, we will make decisions regarding our human spaceflight program that will lead to one of two familiar futures: the open universe of Star Trek, where we allow ourselves the opportunity to spread our wings and attempt to flourish as an interplanet ... [ more ]

  • Searching for Zion

    Searching for Zion

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Emily Raboteau
    Duration: 10:39:00

    Emily Raboteau's Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith. Both one woman's quest for a place to call home and an investigation into a people's search for the Promised Land, this landmark work is a trenchant inquiry into contemporary and historical ethn ... [ more ]

  • Empathy Instinct: How to Create a More Civil Society

    Empathy Instinct: How to Create a More Civil Society

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Peter Bazalgette
    Duration: 08:14:51

    Empathy is the power of understanding others, imaginatively entering into their feelings. It is a fundamental human attribute, without which mutually co-operative societies cannot function. In a revolutionary development, we now know who has it, who lacks it and why. Via the MRI scanner we are mappi ... [ more ]