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The $1,000 Genome

Author: Kevin Davies

Reader: Johnny Heller

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

A lively and deeply researched account of the race to offer a complete, individual human genome sequence to the public for just $1,000, which will be the tipping point to a revolution in personalized, genomic medicine. From the author of the critically acclaimed Cracking the Genome. "Deeply relevant."—Publishers Weekly

Item #: E8M850 ISBN: 9781400118502

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101 Theory Drive

Author: Terry McDermott

Reader: Stephen Hoye

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

An obsessive scientist and his eclectic research team race to discover a hidden treasure of neuroscience – the physical makeup of memory. In the process they pursue a pharmaceutical wonder drug that holds out the possibility for cures for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. A fascinating and dramatic account of daily life in the lab. "Raucous scientific saga... engrossing."—Publishers Weekly

Item #: E8M618 ISBN: 9781400116188

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The 4 Percent Universe

Author: Richard Panek

Reader: Ray Porter

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

2012 Audie Award Finalist, Nonfiction. A handful of scientists have been racing to explain the disturbing fact that only four percent of the universe consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our things, and every star and planet. The rest is unknown. A science writer brings to life the dramatic quest to find this "dark" matter and "dark" energy. "This lively story of big personalities, intellectual competitiveness, and ravenous curiosity is as entertaining as it is illuminating."—Publishers Weekly

Item #: E8B9473 ISBN: 9781441769473

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50 Philosophy Classics

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Reader: Sean Pratt

Format: 12 CDs (Unabridged)

From Aristotle to Wittengstein to Zizek, this compilation of a remarkable group of thinkers and their seminal works serves as a lively entry point to the field of philosophy. Analyses of ancient and modern philosophers shows how philosophyhelped shape events of human history.

Item #: E9W819 ISBN: 9781469058191

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About Time

Author: Adam Frank

Reader: David Drummond

Format: 11 CDs (Unabridged)

Addresses humanity's deepest question – when and how did everything begin? – alongside the story of how human beings have experienced time in an astounding book that will change the way we think about time.

Item #: E9M452 ISBN: 9781452604527

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The Accidental Universe

Author: Alan Lightman

Reader: Bronson Pinchot

Format: 3 CDs (Unabridged)

The physicist explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in science. He looks at the difficult dialogue between science and religion, the possibility that our universe is simply an accident, the manner in which modern technology has separated us from direct experience of the world, and our resistance to the view that our bodies and minds can be explained by science. From the author of Einstein's Dreams.

Item #: E4B594 ISBN: 9781482955941

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Adam's Curse

Author: Bryan Sykes

Reader: Christopher Kay

Format: 10 CDs (Unabridged)

Lately, men are getting it from all sides. What if even their own bodies are working against them? This Harvard professor of genetics raises the unnerving idea that men's Y chromosome has a fatal flaw. He covers whether there's a genetic cause for male greed, aggression, and promiscuity, and the possible existence of a male homosexual gene. From the author of The Seven Daughters of Eve.

Item #: E9X210 ISBN: 9781402582196

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The Age of Empathy

Author: Frans de Waal

Reader: Alan Sklar

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

The world's leading primatologist explores the origins of human morality. Is competitive, selfish behavior really instinctive human nature? The author argues that we are equally hard-wired for empathy, and that we are cooperative group animals, just like other primates, elephants, and dolphins. This revelation has implications for everything from politics to office culture. "Illuminating... magnetic."—Booklist

Item #: E7M355 ISBN: 9781400113552

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The Age of Wonder

Author: Richard Holmes

Reader: Gildart Jackson

Format: 17 CDs (Unabridged)

An investigation of the earliest ideas of deep time and space, and the explorers of "dynamic science," of an infinite, mysterious Nature waiting to be discovered. Brilliantly conceived as a relay of scientific stories involving Joseph Banks, the botanist; astronomers William and Caroline Herschel; chemist Humphry Davy; plus Romantic writers such as Coleridge and Keats who were inspired by scientific breakthroughs of their day.

Item #: E9B4320 ISBN: 9781455114320

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The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

Author: James Kakalios

Reader: Peter Berkrot

Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

Quantum mechanics? It may sound complicated – and it is – but don't let the jargon scare you away. Daily, in spite of ourselves, we all depend on quantum mechanics – from cell phones and the Internet to calculators and MRI machines. The author uses examples from comics and magazines to explain how scientific breakthroughs led to such technologies.

Item #: E9M628 ISBN: 9781400116287

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Animal Factory

Author: David Kirby

Reader: William Hughes

Format: 17 CDs (Unabridged)

Swine flu, bird flu, unusual concentrations of cancer, food recalls due to E. coli contamination. All of these public health crises raise urgent questions about how our animal-derived food is produced and brought to market. The author exposes the powerful interests behind large-scale factory farms that contaminate our air, land, water, and food. "Meticulously detailed yet propulsive... extraordinary journalism... irrefutable and unforgettable."—Booklist

Item #: E9B970 ISBN: 9781441739704

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Animal Weapons

Author: Douglas J. Emlen

Reader: Sean Runnette

Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

Doug Emlen brings us the story behind the stunning, extreme weapons we see in the animal world-teeth and horns and claws-and what they can tell us about the way humans develop and use arms and other weapons.

Item #: E8M257 ISBN: 9781494502577

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Animals in Translation

Author: Temple Grandin, with Catherine Johnson

Reader: Shelly Frasier

Format: 2 MP3-CDs (Unabridged)

One of the world's most celebrated animal scientists, she sees what others cannot – because she is autistic. Here, she merges a lifetime of study with her extraordinary perceptions, revolutionizing our understanding of how animals think and feel. "A lively and absorbing look at the world from animals' point of view."—Publishers Weekly

Item #: E1X146 ISBN: 9781400151462

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The Antidote

Author/Reader: Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

Item #: E6N730 ISBN: 9781480527300

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Atomic Accidents

Author: James Mahaffey

Reader: Tom Weiner

Format: 13 CDs (Unabridged)

A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science.

Item #: E9B5480 ISBN: 9781482995480

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Automate This

Author: Christopher Steiner

Reader: Walter Dixon

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

High-level tasks increasingly are being handled by algorithms that can do precise work with speed and nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected. Findout how algorithms took over – and why the "bot revolution" is about to spill into every aspect of our lives, often silently, without our knowledge.

Item #: E7W606 ISBN: 9781469086064

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Autumnal Tints

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Reader: Brett Barry

Format: Playaway (Unabridged)

Two institutions of New England, our fall colors and Henry David Thoreau, are brought back together in this posthumously published rumination on Nature. This is Thoreau's classic essay on the colors of New England fall.

Item #: EP8469 ISBN: 9781606408469

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Bad Science

Author: Ben Goldacre

Reader: Michael Page

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

An expose of the epidemic of pseudoscience, giving listeners the tools they need to distinguish good science from nonsense.

Item #: E8M5890 ISBN: 9781452605890

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Bad Science

Author: Ben Goldacre

Reader: Jonathan Cowley

Format: 1 MP3-CDs (Unabridged)

An expose of the epidemic of pseudoscience, giving listeners the tools they need to distinguish good science from nonsense.

Item #: E1M5895 ISBN: 9781452655895

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Baptized in PCBs

Author: Ellen Griffith Spears

Reader: To Be Announced

Format: 12 CDs (Unabridged)

In the mid-1990s, residents of Anniston, Alabama, began a legal fight against the agrochemical company Monsanto over the dumping of PCBs in the city's historically African American and white working-class west side. Simultaneously, Anniston environmentalists sought to safely eliminate chemical weaponry that had been secretly stockpiled near the city during the Cold War.

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