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    • The Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy

    • By: Edward J. Larson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Edward J. Larson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution-the idea that life on earth is the product of purely natural causes, not the hand of God-set off shock waves that continue to reverberate through Western society, and especially the United States. What makes evolution such a profoundly provocative concept, so convincing to most scientists, yet so socially and politically divisive? These 12 eye-opening lectures are an examination of the varied elements that so often make this science the object of strong sentiments and heated debate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quite superb.

    • By Arnold Cossor on 18-07-16

    Regular price: £14.09

    • An Empire of Ice

    • Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • To the Edges of the Earth

    • 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration - set at the world's frozen extremes - lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called "Third Pole", the pole of altitude, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, and the harshest conditions on the planet to plant flags at the furthest edges of the Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • tour de force

    • By zero on 04-07-18

    Regular price: £29.29

    • Summer for the Gods

    • The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
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    Edward Larson's classic, Summer for the Gods, received the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1998 and is the single most authoritative account of a pivotal event whose combatants remain at odds in school districts and courtrooms. For this edition Larson has added a new preface that assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • A Magnificent Catastrophe

    • The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: John Dossett
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
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    A Magnificent Catastrophe tells the story of the most perverse, bizarre, nail-biting, and influential election battle ever in U.S. history: America's first true presidential campaign, and a contest so important to the future of the country that Jefferson referred to it as "the second American Revolution" because the outcome resolved so much unfinished business about just what kind of government we would have. This election in many ways determined just how democratic a country we would be.

    Regular price: £19.29