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  1. The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age Audiobook The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age
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  2. Run Away: From the international #1 bestselling author Audiobook Run Away: From the international #1 bestselling author
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  3. Girls with Sharp Sticks Audiobook Girls with Sharp Sticks
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  4. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too Audiobook Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too
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  5. Unshakeable: 365 Devotions for Finding Unwavering Strength in God's Word Audiobook Unshakeable: 365 Devotions for Finding Unwavering Strength in God's Word
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  6. The ONE Thing by Gary Keller Audiobook The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
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  7. The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did): THE #1 SUNDAY Audiobook The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did): THE #1 SUNDAY
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  8. Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals Audiobook Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
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  9. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Audiobook This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
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  10. The Forgotten Guide to Happiness Audiobook The Forgotten Guide to Happiness
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The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience Audiobook

The Nocturnal Brain: Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience

Author: Guy Leschziner Narrator: Guy Leschziner Release Date: March 2019

'With my job on Today, I have become obsessed with sleep. The Nocturnal Brain interweaves bizarre real life stories with cutting edge neurological science in the true tradition of Oliver Sacks. A fascinating read.' - Martha Kearney, BBC Radio 4 What happens to our brain at night? Are we really fully asleep and if so how is it that some individuals end up doing what they do? Or can it be the case that perhaps the brain never fully goes to sleep and that in some individuals there is a disconnect between the sleeping part of their brain and the active part of their brain so that the two become confused? Does this happen to all of us in varying degrees and can the reverse be the case too - so that some individuals are actually asleep during the day while appearing to be awake?! In this ground-breaking book, Dr Guy Leschziner takes us on a fascinating journey through the nocturnal brain to illustrate the neuroscience behind nightmares, night terrors and sleep walking.

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An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives Audiobook

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives

Author: Matt Richtel Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: March 2019

A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system–the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery with the intimate stories of four individual lives, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist. “An Elegant Defense by Matt Richtel is one of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. On one level it is a fascinating and engrossing account of the latest, and quite astonishing, discoveries involving the human immune system and how it works. But it is also a story about people facing mortality, about the passion of scientists searching for truth, and a meditation on death and how all of us struggle with the ultimate mystery. Heartfelt and moving, full of compassion, love, and the human drama, this is the work of a writer of high ethical character who is grappling with big issues and deep humanistic problems. What an inspiring and wonderful read. I highly recommend this extraordinary book.” —DOUGLAS PRESTON, #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God

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How to Be a Patient: The Essential Guide to Navigating the World of Modern Medicine Audiobook

How to Be a Patient: The Essential Guide to Navigating the World of Modern Medicine

Author: Sana Goldberg Narrator: Ann Marie Gideon Release Date: March 2019

From registered nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg, RN, a timely, accessible, and comprehensive handbook to navigating common medical situations. From the routine to the unexpected, How to Be a Patient is your ultimate guide to better healthcare. Did you know that patients have statistically better outcomes when their surgeon is female? That you can mark-up an informed consent sheet before you sign it, or get second opinions on CTs and MRIs? That there’s a blue book for healthcare procedures, or an algorithm to decide between ER, Urgent Care, and waiting-until-Monday? In How to Be a Patient, nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg walks readers through the complicated and uncertain medical landscape, illuminating a path to better care. Warm and disarmingly honest, Goldberg’s advice is as expert as it is accessible. In the face of an epidemic of brusque, impersonal care she empowers readers with the information and tools to come to good decisions with their providers and sidestep the challenging realities of modern medicine. With sections like When All is Well, When It’s An Emergency, When It’s Your Person, and When You Have to Stand Up to the Industry, along with appendices to help track family history, avoid pointless medical tests, and choose when and where to undergo a procedure, How to Be a Patient is an invaluable and essential guide for a new generation of patients. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Green and Prosperous Land: A Blueprint for Rescuing the British Countryside Audiobook

Green and Prosperous Land: A Blueprint for Rescuing the British Countryside

Author: Dieter Helm Narrator: Mike Grady Release Date: March 2019

'One of the most important books of the decade' Country Life Finally, a practical, realistic plan to rescue, preserve and enhance nature. News about Britain's wildlife and ecosystems tends to be grim. In Green and Prosperous Land, Oxford economist and Natural Capital Committee chair Dieter Helm shares his radical but tangible plan for positive change. This pragmatic approach to environmentalism includes a summary of Britain's green assets, a look towards possible futures and an achievable 25-year plan for a green and prosperous country. The bold generational plan assesses the environment as a whole, explains the necessity of protecting and enhancing our green spaces and offers a clear, financially sound strategy to put Britain on a greener path. Helm's arguments expose the economic inefficiencies in our environmental policies and thus highlight the need for change. Leaving behind the current sterile and ineffective battle between the environment and the economy, this revolutionary plan champions the integration of the economy and the environment together to deliver sustainable, eco-friendly economic growth. There is hope, and there is time, but we must act now.

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True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author's Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil's Paradi Audiobook

True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author's Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil's Paradi

Author: Terence Mckenna Narrator: Al Kessel Release Date: March 2019

This mesmerizing, surreal account of the bizarre adventures of Terence McKenna, his brother Dennis, and a small band of their friends, is a wild ride of exotic experience and scientific inquiry. Exploring the Amazon Basin in search of mythical shamanic hallucinogens, they encounter a host of unusual characters-including a mushroom, a flying saucer, pirate Mantids from outer space, an appearance by James and Nora Joyce in the guise of poultry, and translinguistic matter-and discover the missing link in the development of human consciousness and language.

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All That Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes Audiobook

All That Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortality, and Solving Crimes

Author: Sue Black Narrator: Angela Dawe Release Date: March 2019

Book of the Year, 2018 Saltire Literary Awards For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality. Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly about it in this book, which is part primer on the basics of identifying human remains, part frank memoir of a woman whose first paying job as a schoolgirl was to apprentice in a butcher shop, and part no-nonsense but deeply humane introduction to the reality of death in our lives. It is a treat for CSI junkies, murder mystery and thriller readers, and anyone seeking a clear-eyed guide to a subject that touches us all. Cutting through hype, romanticism, and cliché, she recounts her first dissection; her own first acquaintance with a loved one’s death; the mortal remains in her lab and at burial sites as well as scenes of violence, murder, and criminal dismemberment; and about investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident, or natural disaster, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. She uses key cases to reveal how forensic science has developed and what her work has taught her about human nature. Acclaimed by bestselling crime writers and fellow scientists alike, All That Remains is neither sad nor macabre. While Professor Black tells of tragedy, she also infuses her stories with a wicked sense of humor and much common sense.

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Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm Audiobook

Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm

Author: Isabella Tree Narrator: Isabella Tree Release Date: March 2019

'A passionately personal, robustly argued and uplifting book . . . One of the landmark ecological books of the decade.' Sunday Times 'Books of the Year' In Wilding, Isabella Tree tells the story of the 'Knepp experiment', a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, Wilding is, above all, an inspiring story of hope. Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith: they decided to step back and let nature take over. Thanks to the introduction of free-roaming cattle, ponies, pigs and deer - proxies of the large animals that once roamed Britain - the 3,500 acre project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife numbers and diversity in little over a decade. Extremely rare species, including turtle doves, nightingales, peregrine falcons, lesser spotted woodpeckers and purple emperor butterflies, are now breeding at Knepp, and populations of other species are rocketing. The Burrells' degraded agricultural land has become a functioning ecosystem again, heaving with life - all by itself. Personal and inspirational, Wilding is an astonishing account of the beauty and strength of nature, when it is given as much freedom as possible.

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Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors Audiobook

Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

Author: Matt Parker Narrator: Matt Parker Release Date: March 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Humble Pi written and read by Matt Parker. What makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? Billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? A building rock when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap's 1990 hit I've Got The Power? The answer is maths. Or, to be precise, what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world. As Matt Parker shows us, our modern lives are built on maths: computer programmes, finance, engineering. And most of the time this maths works quietly behind the scenes, until ... it doesn't. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near-misses and mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman empire and a hapless Olympic shooting team, Matt Parker shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. Mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills', but we would all be better off, he argues, if we saw it as a practical ally. This book shows how, by making maths our friend, we can learn from its pitfalls. It also contains puzzles, challenges, geometric socks, jokes about binary code and three deliberate mistakes. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.

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The Creativity Code Audiobook

The Creativity Code

Author: Marcus Du Sautoy Narrator: Rich Keeble Release Date: March 2019

Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference? As humans, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be alive. Yet in many other areas, new developments in AI are shaking up the status quo, as we find out how many of the tasks humans engage in can be done equally well, if not better, by machines. But can machines be creative? Will they soon be able to learn from the art that moves us, and understand what distinguishes it from the mundane? In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as providing an essential guide into how algorithms work, and the mathematical rules underpinning them. He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music. Marcus finds out how long it might be before machines come up with something creative, and whether they might jolt us into being more imaginative in turn. The result is a fascinating and very different exploration into both AI and the essence of what it means to be human.

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Digital Camera: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Digital Photography Basics, Master Your DSLR Camera and  Audiobook

Digital Camera: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Digital Photography Basics, Master Your DSLR Camera and

Author: Tony J. White Narrator: Jesse Gross Release Date: March 2019

Welcome To The Ultimate Guide to Learning Digital Photography Basics Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Digital DSLR Camera? Do you want to learn how to take great photographs? Have you always wanted to know how amazing photos but not sure where to start? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you!  This photography book is designed to teach you the ins and outs of photography, even if you have little to no experience with it, to help create perfect images that help you stand out from the crowd and sell. Don't wait any longer! Scroll up and click the BUY NOW button to begin the journey of taking great photographs by yourself today!

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Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond Audiobook

Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond

Author: John Lewis-Stempel Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: March 2019

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Still Water by John Lewis-Stempel, read by Leighton Pugh. The Pond. Nothing in the countryside is more humble or more valuable. It's the moorhen's reedy home, the frog's ancient breeding place, the kill zone of the beautiful dragonfly. More than a hundred rare and threatened fauna and flora depend on it. Written in gorgeous prose, Still Water tells the seasonal story of the wild animals and plants that live in and around the pond, from the mayfly larvae in the mud to the patrolling bats in the night sky above. It reflects an era before the water was polluted with chemicals and the land built on for housing, a time when ponds shone everywhere like eyes in the land, sustaining life for all, from fish to carthorse. Still Water is a loving biography of the pond, and an alarm call on behalf of this precious but overlooked habitat. Above all, John Lewis-Stempel takes us on a remarkable journey - deep, deep down into the nature of still water.

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Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again Audiobook

Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Author: Eric Topol Narrator: Graham Winton Release Date: March 2019

One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.

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