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    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Controversial and Judgemental

    • By Samuel on 10-04-13

    Regular price: £29.29

    • The Third Chimpanzee

    • The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet - having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art - while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice precursor to Guns, Germs and Steel

    • By Balor of the Evil Eye on 19-08-13

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Upheaval

    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his earlier best sellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in the final audiobook in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis through selective change - a coping mechanism more commonly associated with personal trauma.  

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Why Is Sex Fun?

    • The Evolution of Human Sexuality
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamond - renowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning author - to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but short

    • By Mr Ben Bland on 04-07-18

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Invisible Hands

    • Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money, Revised and Updated
    • By: Steven Drobny, Nouriel Roubini, Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In light of the colossal losses and amidst the resulting confusion that still lingers, it is time to rethink money management in the broadest of terms. Drastic changes need to be made, and managers who actually made money during 2008 make for a logical starting place. The Invisible Hands provides investors and traders with the latest thinking from some of the best and the most successful players in money management, highlighting the specific risk and return objectives of each, and discussing the evolution of certain styles and beliefs in money management.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Why Is Sex Fun?

    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
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    A fascinating, bite-sized insight into how human sexuality came to be the way it is now - Jared Diamond explains why we are different from the animal kingdom. Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why do humans have sex any day of the month or year, including when the female is pregnant, beyond her reproductive years, or between her fertile cycles? Why are human females one of the few mammals to go through menopause?

    Regular price: £4.99

    • The New Yorker, April 21, 2008 (Jared Diamond, Lynne Cox, Nancy Franklin)

    • By: Jared Diamond, Lynne Cox, Nancy Franklin
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Mr. and Ms. Spoken", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A Dip in the Cold", by Lynne Cox; "Vengeance is Ours", by Jared Diamond; and "Frenemy Territory", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • 2019, pensiamo positivo

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    • By: Ilvo Diamanti, Eugenio Scalfari, Jared Diamond, and others
    • Narrated by: Daria Esposito, Stefano Starna, Luca Breda
    • Length: 59 mins
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    2019, pensiamo positivo. I buoni propositi per il nuovo anno in sei articoli di Repubblica: Più fiducia nello Stato e nella politica. Gli italiani preferiscono la democrazia, di Ilvo Diamanti; Voler bene all'Europa in un mondo così confuso, di Eugenio Scalfari; Il futuro ha quattro sfide, facciamo vincere l'ottimismo, di Jared Diamond; Il coraggio di parlare di bontà, di Michele Serra; La giovane Italia della scienza: "Il futuro siamo noi", di Elena Dusi; Quel Paese che vorremmo e non esiste, di Eugenio Scalfari.

    Regular price: £3.09