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    • Nudge

    • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: Robert Bair
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we all are susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book ruined

    • By MS F on 30-07-16
    • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: Robert Bair
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Release date: 24-02-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

    Regular price: £10.59

    • Unnatural History of the Sea

    • By: Callum M. Roberts
    • Narrated by: Callum M. Roberts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Humanity can make short work of the oceans' creatures. In 1741, hungry explorers discovered herds of Steller's sea cow in the Bering Strait, and in less than thirty years, the amiable beast had been harpooned into extinction. It's a classic story, but a key fact is often omitted. Bering Island was the last redoubt of a species that had been decimated by hunting and habitat loss years before the explorers set sail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lets spread the word

    • By Ozzie on 11-06-18

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Cities in the Wilderness

    • A New Vision of Land Use in America
    • By: Bruce Babbitt
    • Narrated by: Bruce Babbitt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this brilliant, gracefully written, and important new book, former Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt brings fresh thought to questions of how we can build a future we want to live in.

    Regular price: £11.59

    • The Public Domain

    • Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
    • By: James Boyle
    • Narrated by: David Stampone
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Our failure to appreciate the importance of the public domain—the realm of material that is free for anyone to use without permission or fee—limits free speech, digital creativity, and scientific innovation, argues the author of this book. The public domain is under siege, and James Boyle explains why and how we must protect it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • thought provoking book on property right

    • By Kris Als on 03-03-17

    Regular price: £8.19

    • Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition

    • By: Robert Pogue Harrison
    • Narrated by: Drew Birdseye
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Humans have long turned to gardens—both real and imaginary—for sanctuary from the frenzy and tumult that surrounds them. Those gardens may be as far away from everyday reality as Gilgamesh’s garden of the gods or as near as our own backyard, but in their very conception and the marks they bear of human care and cultivation, gardens stand as restorative, nourishing, necessary havens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Contemplation v Narration, Dispute.

    • By Vincent on 16-02-13

    Regular price: £12.89

    • The Bagel

    • The Surprising History of a Modest Bread
    • By: Maria Balinksa
    • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This charming book recounts the remarkable journey of the bagel from the tables of 17th-century Poland to the freezers of middle America today. The story is one of surprising connections between an unassuming ring-shaped roll and centuries of Polish, Jewish, and American history.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Evolution and Christian Faith

    • Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist
    • By: Joan Roughgarden
    • Narrated by: Joan Roughgarden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Roughgarden rejects both junk science based on spurious metaphors and junk religion based on spurious theology. In their place, she offers an inspiring accommodation between thoughtful science and compassionate religion.

    Regular price: £10.29

    • Why Poetry Matters

    • By: Jay Parini
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Poetry doesn’t matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book. But, undeterred, he commences a deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives. By the end of the book, Parini has recovered a truth often obscured by our clamorous culture: without poetry, we live only partially, not fully conscious of the possibilities that life affords.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Explains the rudimentary and then some

    • By Annett on 04-09-10

    Regular price: £10.89

    • The Bridge at the End of the World

    • Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
    • By: James Gustave Speth
    • Narrated by: David Zinn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in. Of course human activities are not holding at current levels—they are accelerating, dramatically—and so, too, is the pace of climate disruption, biotic impoverishment, and toxification.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Future of Reputation

    • Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet
    • By: Daniel J. Solove
    • Narrated by: Jeff Wilson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This engrossing book explores the profound implications of personal information on the Internet, preserved forever even if it is false, biased, or humiliating. Brimming with examples of online gossip, slander, and rumor, the book discusses the tensions between privacy and free speech and proposes how to balance the two. What information about you is on the Internet?

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Managing Stakeholders

    • Survival, Reputation, and Success
    • By: Edward R Freeman
    • Narrated by: Rob Currens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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    This pathbreaking book will change the way managers do business and think about corporate opportunities. Management scholar R. Edward Freeman and his colleagues explain why the key to corporate success is to create value for all stakeholders, and they offer a set of concrete principles and techniques to ensure a firm’s survival, reputation, and success.

    Regular price: £17.59

    • The Road to 9/11

    • Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America
    • By: Peter Dale Scott
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is an ambitious, meticulous examination of how U.S. foreign policy since the 1960s has led to partial or total cover-ups of past domestic criminal acts, including, perhaps, the catastrophe of 9/11. Peter Dale Scott, whose previous books have investigated CIA involvement in southeast Asia, the drug wars, and the Kennedy assassination, here probes how the policies of presidents since Nixon have augmented the tangled bases for the 2001 terrorist attack.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Dominant Animal

    • Human Evolution and the Environment
    • By: Paul R. Ehrlich
    • Narrated by: Anne H. Ehrlich
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In humanity’s more than 100,000 year history, we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a sophisticated global society manipulating every inch of it. In short, we have become the dominant animal. Why, then, are we creating a world that threatens our own species? What can we do to change the current trajectory toward more climate change, increased famine, and epidemic disease?

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Where our Food Comes From

    • Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine
    • By: Gary Paul Nabhan
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Leopard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jailed as a scapegoat for Stalin's famines, Vavilov had traveled over five continents, collected hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity. Gary Paul Nabhan weaves together Vavilov's story with his own expeditions to Earth's richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that tend them.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Charm Offensive

    • How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World
    • By: Joshua Kurlantzick
    • Narrated by: Peter Hirst
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the beginning of the 21st century, China is poised to become a major global power. And though much has been written of China's rise, a crucial aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: the way that China is using soft power to appeal to its neighbors and to distant countries alike.

    Regular price: £14.19

    • Babies by Design

    • The Ethics of Genetic Choice
    • By: Ronald M Green
    • Narrated by: David Wood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Already technology enables parents to select some genetic traits for their children, and soon it will be possible to begin to shape ourselves as a species. Countering loud cries of alarm, bioethics expert Ronald Green explains why our fears about genetic engineering are overblown and how we can move forward responsibly to create a better future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very balanced, NON-TECHNICAL overview.

    • By Anonymous User on 16-07-17

    Regular price: £16.69

    • Hyping Health Risks

    • Environmental Hazards in Daily Life and the Science of Epidemiology
    • By: Geoffrey C. Kabat
    • Narrated by: David Henry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The media constantly bombard us with news of health hazards lurking in our everyday lives. But many of these hazards turn out to have been greatly overblown. According to author and epidemiologist Geoffrey C. Kabat, this hyping of low-level environmental hazards leads to needless anxiety and confusion on the part of the public as to which exposures have important effects on health and which are likely to have minimal or no effect.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Bound Together

    • How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization
    • By: Nayan Chanda
    • Narrated by: Stephen Russell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Chanda reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world.

    • How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization
    • By: Nayan Chanda
    • Narrated by: Stephen Russell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 26-04-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £11.29

    • The Peculiar Life of Sundays

    • By: Stephen Miller
    • Narrated by: Alex Day
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sunday observance in the Christian West was an important religious issue from late Antiquity until at least the early 20th century. In England the subject was debated in Parliament for six centuries. During the reign of Charles I disagreements about Sunday observance were a factor in the Puritan flight from England. In America the Sunday question loomed large in the nation’s newspapers.

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Spy Wars

    • Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games
    • By: Tenent H Bagley
    • Narrated by: Tenent H Bagley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this rapid-paced book, a former CIA chief of Soviet bloc counterintelligence breaks open the mysterious case of KGB officer Yuri Nosenko's 1964 defection to the United States. Still a highly controversial chapter in the history of Cold War espionage, the Nosenko affair has inspired debate for more than 40 years. Was Nosenko a bona fide defector with the real information about Lee Harvey Oswald's stay in Soviet Russia, or was he a KGB loyalist, engaged in a complex game of deception?

    Regular price: £14.89

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