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in Science & Technology

  • Parallel Worlds

    Parallel Worlds

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Michio Kaku
    Duration: 14:52:34

    Is our universe dying? Could there be other universes? In Parallel Worlds, world-renowned physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku an author who has a knack for bringing the most ethereal ideas down to earth (Wall Street Journal) takes readers on a fascinating tour of cosmology, M-theory, and ... [ more ]

  • Walden

    Walden

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Henry David Thoreau
    Duration: 14:19:51

    Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years, two months, and two days around the shores of Walden Pond. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Wes ... [ more ]

  • Daring Greatly

    Daring Greatly

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology,Social Science
    Author: Brene Brown
    Duration: 08:30:00

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, read by Karen White. Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us t ... [ more ]

  • Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

    Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Max Tegmark
    Duration: 15:25:00

    Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. I ... [ more ]

  • Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)

    Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)

    Genre: Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Aging & Longevity,Science & Technology,Health and Medicine
    Author: Bill Gifford
    Duration: 09:34:00

    From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science--a place filled with extraordinary breakthroughs and dangerous deceptions. SPRING CHICKEN: How To Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying) SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the ... [ more ]

  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Bryan Stevenson
    Duration: 11:07:00

    #1New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times The Washington Post The Boston Globe The Seattle Times Esquire Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction |Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award ... [ more ]

  • Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

    Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

    Genre: Cooking,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Dan Barber
    Duration: 14:33:00

    Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food. The Washington PostToday's optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. In his ... [ more ]

  • Justice

    Justice

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Michael Sandel
    Duration: 16:02:00

    What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the ... [ more ]

  • Critical Decisions

    Critical Decisions

    Genre: Science & Technology,Health and Medicine,Psychology,Social Science
    Author: Peter A. Ubel
    Duration: 11:31:00

    We've all been there, sitting uncomfortably in a paper gown as a doctor impassively describes our prognosis. Sometimes it's simple and treatable. Other times we get news we can't fathom and then are faced with decisions that are literally life and death. In this revolutionary book, physician, b ... [ more ]

  • Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

    Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

    Genre: Selfhelp,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Science & Technology
    Author: Victor J. Strecher
    Duration: 05:35:29

    A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn't matter how much wind is in your sails if you're not steering toward a harbor-a ... [ more ]

  • Bitch is Back: Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier

    Bitch is Back: Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Cathi Hanauer
    Duration: 11:24:00

    More than a decade after the New York Times bestselling anthology The Bitch in the House spoke up loud and clear for a generation of young woman, nine of the original contributors are back—along with sixteen captivating new voices—sharing their ruminations from an older, stronger, and wiser perspect ... [ more ]

  • In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

    In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Carl Honore
    Duration: 07:40:00

    We live in the age of speed. We strain to be more efficient, to cram more into each minute, each hour, each day. Since the Industrial Revolution shifted the world into high gear, the cult of speed has pushed us to a breaking point. Consider these facts: Americans on average spend seventy-two minutes ... [ more ]

  • Status Anxiety

    Status Anxiety

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Alain de Botton
    Duration: 02:53:00

    There are few more powerful desires than the wish to be thought of as a success, worthy of dignity and respect. We long for status and dread its opposite. But such aspirations and anxieties are rarely spoken about -- or at least not without sarcasm, embarrassment or condemnation. In STATUS ANXIETY, ... [ 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: 11:05:12

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Evicted by Mathew Desomond, read by Dion Graham. Arleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is kicked out with her kids in Milwaukee's coldest winter for years. Doreen's home is so filthy her family call it 'the rat hole'. Lama ... [ more ]

  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

    How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Mike Brown
    Duration: 07:50:00

    The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of its resulting in one more planet being ... [ more ]

  • Brain Trust

    Brain Trust

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Social Science
    Author: Garth Sundem
    Duration: 07:35:00

    Blind Them…with SCIENCE! How much better would your life be if you had an army of Nobel Laureates, MacArthur 'geniuses' and National Medal of Science winners whispering tips in your ear about your body language, or how to resist that impulse purchase you'll regret tomorrow, or when to sell your ... [ more ]

  • Universe Within

    Universe Within

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Biology & Chemistry,Social Science
    Author: Neil Shubin
    Duration: 06:37:00

    From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species? In hi ... [ more ]

  • Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession

    Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: Mark Obmascik
    Duration: 06:17:00

    A classic in the making - an account of the biggest year in birdwatching history. In the USA, some 50 million people lay claim to being bird-watchers or birders, spending billions of dollars on birding-related travel and membership fees every year. A select, and utterly obsessed, few compete in on ... [ more ]

  • Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science from the Babylonians to the Mayans

    Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science from the Babylonians to the Mayans

    Genre: History,Ancient Civilizations,Science & Technology
    Author: Dick Teresi
    Duration: 14:40:00

    Lost Discoveries, Dick Teresi's innovative history of science, explores the unheralded scientific breakthroughs from peoples of the ancient world -- Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New World and Oceanic tribes, among others -- and the non-European medieval world. They left an enormous her ... [ more ]

  • Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned

    Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned

    Genre: Fiction,Science & Technology,Social Science,Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology,Fiction,Science & Technology,Social Science,Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
    Author: Kenneth Davis
    Duration: 06:11:21

    Employing the popular Don't Know Much About® style, with its familiar question-and-answer format, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will explore the myths of the world, their impact on history, and their continuing role in our lives. It will offer listeners a wide-ranging, comprehensive, enterta ... [ more ]