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    • Notre Dame

    • Travel Paris
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Margot Knight
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Learn about the history of the Latin Quarter in Paris with iMinds Travel's insightful audio-knowledge series. Spanning the fifth and part of the sixth arrondissemonts in Paris, the Latin Quarter is located on the Left Bank of the Seine where it borders Saint Germain-de-Pres and Montparnasse. The Latin Quarter derives its name from the plethora of universities in this part of Paris. Latin was widely spoken along with French in this Parisienne district until 1789.

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    • Photosynthesis

    • Science
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
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    You may have asked yourself before now: if plants are alive, why don't they eat? The answer is they do eat, but not in the same way as humans and animals. Green plants, algae, and some bacteria are able to use energy from the sun as a kind of food that enables them to live and grow. The complicated process by which this happens is called photosynthesis.

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    • Derivatives

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about derivatives with iMinds Money's insightful fast-knowledge series. In economics, a derivative is defined as a financial instrument or an “agreement” between two parties that is based on an “underlying” and generally tangible asset, such as a stock or a commodity.

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    • By O'Brian on 06-01-16

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    • Know It All, Volume 1

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
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    iMindsJNR’s Know-It-All collection presents 36 iMindsJNR knowledge grabs, to kick-start the journey of learning for young minds. Each five-minute Junior MindTrack is a self contained title of entertaining information, with an engaging soundtrack. Featuring six titles from each of the six main categories of knowledge for those aged 7-14 years, including General Knowledge, Geography & Nature, Famous People, Science & Maths, The Arts and History.

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    • Amazing for kids & adults alike!!

    • By MrsM on 09-09-15

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    • Carbon Trading

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about Carbon Trading with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Carbon trading is a scheme designed to curb the amount of greenhouse gas emissions companies produce. This is due to the widely-held view that such emissions negatively impact the planet. Carbon trading forms part of the carbon market, which can be divided into two main categories. The first of these is project-based transactions.

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    • IVF

    • Medicine & Invention
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Learn about the development of In Vitro Fertization with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. "In Vitro Fertilisation", also known as IVF, is concerned with enabling infertile couples to have children. As a result of IVF, thousands of couples and individuals have been able to fulfil their dream of procreating. To fully appreciate the complexities of IVF it is important to know the history of experiments in reproduction.

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    • Jack the Ripper

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Jude Beaumont
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Learn about the crimes of Jack the Ripper with iMinds insightful audio-knowledge series.

    In late 1888, a series of brutal murders took place in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. At least five women were attacked. The killer liked slitting the throats of the victims. The victims' abdomens were then sliced and several organs were removed. This serial killer became known as Jack the Ripper.

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    • Wind Power

    • Science & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Learn about the science of Wind Power with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Wind power is a limitless, non-polluting resource that currently contributes almost 2% of the world's energy supply. It's the fastest-growing resource market in the world and has become one of the biggest issues in the green movement. Importantly, there is enough of it in the atmosphere to meet the daily global energy demand five times over!

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    • Stonehenge

    • People & Places
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn the history of Stonehenge with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Five thousand years ago, at the same time as the pyramids were being constructed in Egypt, another monolithic structure was being built in the English county now known as Wiltshire. This structure, a complex series of earthworks and towering standing stones, is one of Europe's most famous prehistoric sites.

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    • Boston Tea Party

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
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    It was another cold night in Boston on the 16th of December 1773. But this was no ordinary night. This night would ignite the flames of injustice within many an American colonist. And it would eventually lead to the American Revolution. That night, three British ships - the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver - were moored in the Boston harbor....

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    • Film Noir

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
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    If you're watching a movie where a world-weary detective is having trouble with a "dame" or a "broad", and cigarette smoke is wafting through the scene - you're probably appreciating a bit of "film noir". Film noir literally means black film referring to both the look and the attitude of these movies.

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    • Lacking something - films

    • By RK on 22-02-15

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    • Rosetta Stone

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about the Rosetta Stone with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In 196 BCE, priests of all the gods of Upper and Lower Egypt assembled at Memphis to celebrate the accession to the throne of the boy king Ptolemy V. He was already in the ninth year of his reign, but this was the first time that such a momentous gathering as this had taken place.

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    • The Ashes

    • Sport & Action
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Learn about the history of cricket's greatest contest, The Ashes, with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Ashes is a test-cricket series played between England and Australia. Throughout its long history, winning the Ashes has been seen as a matter of national pride for the two sporting rivals. Today, there is an Ashes series in both men's cricket and women's cricket. But the men's Ashes series is more widely known.

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    • Seven Archangels

    • Culture & Religion
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell, iMinds
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Learn about the Seven Archangels with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The history of Angels rests predominantly in the Middle East. Other cultures had gods, goddesses or faeries, but in the Middle East they worshiped angels as their gods. Once the idea of a single all powerful God evolved, however, it was necessary to create another space for angels. And so, they became known as mediators between the newly created all powerful God and his servants - humankind- on Earth.

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    • Rivers of the World

    • Geography & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Learn about the great rivers of the World with the iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. Can you guess which is the world's longest river? According to most scientists, it is the Nile, which passes through several African countries, and is 6,695 kilometers long. Some scientists have recently argued that the Amazon in South America is in fact longer. It all depends on where you start your measurements!

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    • Underwriting

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about Underwriting with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Underwriting is the process of issuing insurance policies. A company underwrites your policy when it agrees to insure you or your property in exchange for the premiums you pay. Underwriting is carried out by either an insurance company or a professional underwriter. Underwriters assess risks and decide whether to accept applications for insurance cover and, if so, under what terms they are valid.

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    • East Germany

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Hamish Hughes
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Learn about East Germany with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In East Germany, it was not uncommon to hear of secret police patrolling the streets dressed as civilians. It was not unusual to find hidden cameras lying in garbage cans. Artistic expression often led to a prison sentence, while learning about the outside world came only through censored films.

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    • By Dan Rose on 27-05-16

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    • Photography

    • Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Learn about the development of photography with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. Before the photograph was invented, the best way to capture an image was by painting it. You can imagine how long that would take! In 1990, Kodak unveiled the first widely available digital camera. These days, through many advances in technology, we can store hundreds of images on a single camera, ready to print or upload onto a computer whenever we like. But how did we get from paintings to digital photography?

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    • D-Day Invasion

    • Crime, War & Conflict
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The story behind D-Day begins in 1939 when Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, attacked Poland and ignited World War Two. The following year, the Germans occupied France and Western Europe and launched a vicious air war against Britain. In 1941, they invaded the Soviet Union. Seemingly unstoppable, the Nazis now held virtually all of Europe. However, by 1943, the tide had begun to turn in favor of the Allies, the forces opposed to Germany.

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    • Great Fire of London

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Learn about the Great Fire of London with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Before the Great Fire, the City of London was filled with crowded, timber-framed buildings with thin, plaster walls. Candles, rushlights, coals and fireplaces were omnipresent, and the risk of fire was paramount.The Great Fire of London is believed to have been started by the baker Thomas Farrynger shortly after midnight on Sunday, 2 September 1666, in his shop on Pudding Lane, just East of London Bridge.

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