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  • Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

    Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology,Social Science
    Author: Arianna Huffington
    Duration: 09:58:00

    We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short o ... [ more ]

  • Collapse

    Collapse

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Jared Diamond
    Duration: 09:34:00

    In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What cause ... [ more ]

  • Better Angels of Our Nature

    Better Angels of Our Nature

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy,Social Science
    Author: Steven Pinker
    Duration: 36:45:00

    We've all asked, What is the world coming to? But we seldom ask, How bad was the world in the past? In this startling new book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era yet. Evidence of a bl ... [ more ]

  • How to Create a Mind

    How to Create a Mind

    Genre: Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry,Math & Technology,Lectures,Science,Social Science
    Author: Ray Kurzweil
    Duration: 10:10:00

    Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today's most influential technological visionary. A pioneering inventor and theorist, he has explored for decades how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now ... [ more ]

  • Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

    Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Mary Aiken
    Duration: 13:30:18

    A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave Mary Aiken is the world’s leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology—a discipline that combines psychology, criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection where technology and ... [ 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 ]

  • 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 ]

  • 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 ]

  • 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 ]

  • This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information

    This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information

    Genre: Science & Technology,Math & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Andy Greenberg
    Duration: 12:50:00

    Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg presents the first full account of the cypherpunks who aim to free the world's institutional secrets. ... [ more ]

  • Numerati

    Numerati

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Stephen Baker
    Duration: 07:56:00

    Every day, we produce loads of data about ourselves simply by living in the modern world: We click web pages, flip channels, drive through automatic toll booths, shop with credit cards, and make cell phone calls. Now, in one of the greatest undertakings of the 21st century, a savvy group of mathemat ... [ more ]

  • Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World

    Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: George Gilder
    Duration: 11:14:00

    The computer age is over. After a global run of thirty years, it has given birth to the age of the telecosm'the world enabled and defined by new communications technology. To seek the key to great wealth and to understand the bewildering ways that high tech is restructuring our lives, look not ... [ more ]

  • Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

    Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Mitchell Duneier
    Duration: 10:10:09

    Mitchell Duneier is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and the author of the award-winning urban ethnographies Slim's Table and Sidewalk. ... [ more ]

  • Brain: The Story of You

    Brain: The Story of You

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology,Social Science
    Author: David Eagleman
    Duration: 05:37:09

    This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life. Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questio ... [ more ]

  • Why Do We live with Stress

    Why Do We live with Stress

    Genre: Selfhelp,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Disorders & Diseases,Health and Medicine,Social Science
    Author: J. Krishnamurti
    Duration: 01:10:00

    They way out of our difficulties, Krishnamurti states, can only start in the mind of each one of us, in an awareness of the way we actually perceive life, ourselves and others. ... [ more ]

  • Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

    Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

    Genre: History,Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Life Science & Environment,Social Science
    Author: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt
    Duration: 16:05:00

    The report has been difficult to write because it involves something that doesn't officially exist. It is well known that ever since the first flying saucer was reported in June 1947 the Air Force has officially said that there is no proof that such a thing as an interplanetary spaceship exists. But ... [ 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 ]

  • 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 ]