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    • Origins

    • How the Earth Made Us
    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Knowledge

    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Maybe it was a viral pandemic or an asteroid strike or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended, and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting book that I found slowed later

    • By Dylan on 15-09-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Life in the Universe

    • Bolinda Beginner Guides
    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: James Adam
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The study of life and its existence in the universe, known as astrobiology, is now one of the hottest areas of both popular science and serious academic research, fusing biology, chemistry, astrophysics, and geology. Lewis Dartnell tours its latest findings, and explores some of the most fascinating questions in science. Could life emerge on other planets or moons? Could alien cells be based on silicon rather than carbon, or need ammonia instead of water?

    Regular price: £16.09