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Good Enough Audiobook

Good Enough

Author: Daniel S. Milo Narrator: Qarie Marshall Release Date: May 2019

Why is the genome of a salamander forty times larger than that of a human? Why does the avocado tree produce a million flowers and only a hundred fruits? Why, in short, is there so much waste in nature? In this lively and wide-ranging meditation on the curious accidents and unexpected detours on the path of life, Daniel Milo argues that we ask these questions because we've embraced a faulty conception of how evolution?and human society?really works. Good Enough offers a vigorous critique of the quasi-monopoly that Darwin's concept of natural selection has on our idea of the natural world. Darwinism excels in accounting for the evolution of traits, but it does not explain their excess in size and number. Many traits far exceed the optimal configuration to do the job, and yet the maintenance of this extra baggage does not prevent species from thriving for millions of years. Philosopher Daniel Milo aims to give the messy side of nature its due?to stand up for the wasteful and inefficient organisms that nevertheless survive and multiply. But he does not stop at the border between evolutionary theory and its social consequences. He argues provocatively that the theory of evolution through natural selection has acquired the trappings of an ethical system. Optimization, competitiveness, and innovation have become the watchwords of Western societies, yet their role in human lives?as in the rest of nature?is dangerously overrated. Imperfection is not just good enough: it may at times be essential to survival.

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Advanced Analytics and AI: Impact, Implementation, and the Future of Work Audiobook

Advanced Analytics and AI: Impact, Implementation, and the Future of Work

Author: Tony Boobier Narrator: Matthew Waterson Release Date: May 2019

Once thought of as science fiction, major corporations are already beginning to use cognitive systems to assist in providing wealth advice and also in medication treatment. The use of Cognitive Analytics/Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems is set to accelerate, with the expectation that it'll be considered 'mainstream' in the next five to ten years. It'll change the way we as individuals interact with data and systems-and the way we run our businesses. Advanced Analytics and AI prepares business users for the era of cognitive analytics/artificial intelligence. Building on established texts and commentary, it specifically prepares you in terms of expectation, impact on personal roles, and responsibilities. It focuses on the specific impact on key industries (retail, financial services, utilities and media) and also on key professions (such as accounting, operational management, supply chain and risk management). - Shows you how users interact with the system in natural language - Explains how cognitive analysis/AI can source 'big data' - Provides a roadmap for implementation - Gets you up to speed now before you get left behind

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World Audiobook

Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World

Author: Matthew Stanley Narrator: Matthew Stanley Release Date: May 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Einstein's War written and read by Matthew Stanley. In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-changing theory of general relativity. Until then Einstein's masterpiece of time and space had been trapped behind the physical and ideological lines of battle, unknown. Eddington realized the importance of the letter - perhaps Einstein's esoteric theory could not only change the future of science but also restore the world of cooperative international science in a time of brutal war. This was the moment that relativity emerged from the trenches before it was known around the world. Einstein's name is now synonymous with 'genius', but it was not an easy road. He spent a decade creating relativity and his ascent to international celebrity, which saw him on the front of papers around the world in 1919, also owed much to Eddington - who he only met after the war - and to international collaboration. We usually think of scientific discovery as a flash of individual inspiration, whereas here we see it is the result of hard work, gambles and wrong turns and all the while subject to the petty concerns of nations, religions and individuals. Einstein's War teaches us about science through history, and the physics is more accessible as a result - we see relativity built brick-by-brick in front of us, as it happened 100 years ago.

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Gravity's Century: From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes Audiobook

Gravity's Century: From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes

Author: Ron Cowen Narrator: John Patrick Walsh Release Date: May 2019

A sweeping account of the century of experimentation that confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity, bringing to life the science and scientists at the origins of relativity, the development of radio telescopes, the discovery of black holes and quasars, and the still unresolved place of gravity in quantum theory. Albert Einstein did nothing of note on May 29, 1919; yet that is when he became immortal. On that day, astronomer Arthur Eddington and his team observed a solar eclipse and found something extraordinary: gravity bends light, just as Einstein predicted. The findings confirmed the theory of general relativity, fundamentally changing our understanding of space and time. A century later, another group of astronomers is performing a similar experiment on a much larger scale. The Event Horizon Telescope, a globe-spanning array of radio dishes, is examining space surrounding Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. As Ron Cowen recounts, one foremost goal of the experiment is to determine whether Einstein was right on the details. Gravity lies at the heart of what we don't know about quantum mechanics, but tantalizing possibilities for deeper insight are offered by black holes. By observing starlight wrapping around Sagittarius A*, the telescope will not only provide the first direct view of an event horizon-a black hole's point of no return-but will also enable scientists to test Einstein's theory under the most extreme conditions. Gravity's Century shows how we got from the pivotal observations of the 1919 eclipse to the Event Horizon Telescope, and what is at stake today. Breaking down the physics in clear and approachable language, Cowen makes vivid how the quest to understand gravity is really the quest to comprehend the universe.

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The Secret Knowledge of Water: There Are Two Easy Ways to Die in the Desert: Thirst and Drowning Audiobook

The Secret Knowledge of Water: There Are Two Easy Ways to Die in the Desert: Thirst and Drowning

Author: Craig Childs Narrator: Craig Childs Release Date: May 2019

Deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to seasoned explorers. Craig Childs has spent years in the deserts of the American West, and his treks through arid lands in search of water reveal the natural world at its most extreme.

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A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration Audiobook

A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration

Author: Kenn Kaufman Narrator: Kenn Kaufman Release Date: May 2019

A close look at one season in one key site that reveals the amazing science and magic of spring bird migration, and the perils of human encroachment. Every spring, billions of birds sweep north, driven by ancient instincts to return to their breeding grounds. This vast parade often goes unnoticed, except in a few places where these small travelers concentrate in large numbers. One such place is along Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio. There, the peak of spring migration is so spectacular that it attracts bird watchers from around the globe, culminating in one of the world's biggest birding festivals. Millions of winged migrants pass through the region, some traveling thousands of miles, performing epic feats of endurance and navigating with stunning accuracy. Now climate change threatens to disrupt patterns of migration and the delicate balance between birds, seasons, and habitats. But wind farms-popular as green energy sources-can be disastrous for birds if built in the wrong places. This is a fascinating and urgent study of the complex issues that affect bird migration.

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Don't Knock the Hustle: Young Creatives, Tech Ingenuity, and the Making of a New Innovation Economy Audiobook

Don't Knock the Hustle: Young Creatives, Tech Ingenuity, and the Making of a New Innovation Economy

Author: S. Craig Watkins Narrator: Jd Jackson Release Date: May 2019

Offers a timely analysis of the sheer ingenuity and persistence of young people who cobble together the resources they need to pursue the lives and careers they want. Young adults are coming of age at a time when work is temporary, underpaid, incommensurate with their education, or downright unsatisfying. Despite these challenges, media scholar S. Craig Watkins argues that this moment of precarity is rife with opportunities for innovation, and that young adults are leading the charge in turning that into an inventive and surprisingly sustainable future. As a result, society is expanding its understanding of who we think of as innovators and what qualifies as innovation, while wealth is spreading beyond traditional corridors of powerful tech companies, venture capitalism, and well-endowed universities. Drawing on over ten years of interviews and data, Watkins reveals the radical ways in which this community of ambitious young creatives is transforming businesses from the outside in. Diverse perspectives that are often ignored or silenced by major corporations are garnering public attention as women and people of color are redefining industries across the globe-all from their computer screens. We meet people like Prince Harvey, a New York-based hip-hop artist who recorded his album entirely on an Apple showroom laptop; screenwriter, producer, and actor Issa Rae, who first used YouTube and Kickstarter to develop the web series that became her hit HBO show Insecure; the Empowerment Plan, a nonprofit organization created by product design student Veronika Scott in Detroit; and start-up companies like Qeyno Group in San Francisco and Juegos Rancheros in Austin that help make tech more accessible to people of color. Forward-thinking and dynamic, Don't Knock the Hustle shows the diversity and complexity of a generation on the rise. UNIQUE APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING MILLENNIALS that looks beyond stereotypes about their relationships with tech and labor, based on two years of MacArthur Grant-funded research. DIVERSE AUDIENCE APPEAL that will reach millennials, educators, people seeking to hire millennials, and scholars of technology, media, and labor.

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Audiobook

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Author: Dr Parag Suresh Mahajan Md Narrator: Millian Quinteros Release Date: May 2019

About the book - Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Do you want to know the relationship between Artificial Intelligence (AI) & healthcare, & how AI is improving healthcare? Technology is evolving rapidly, & you need to keep up to stay at the top. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing all aspects of healthcare & this book is intended to be your companion on this journey. It's a power-packed AI book that guides you about the current state and future applications of AI in healthcare, including those under development, in a simple to understand language. It discusses the ethical concerns related to the use of AI in healthcare, principles of AI & how it works, the vital role of AI in all major medical specialties and health insurance, & the role of start-ups and corporate players in AI in healthcare. About the Author - Dr Parag Suresh Mahajan MD Dr. Parag Mahajan is an Accomplished Entrepreneurial CEO of multiple Healthcare Start-ups, Radiologist, Clinical Informatician, Teacher, Researcher, and Author. His current interests include the development of Start-ups in the fields of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, Blockchain in Healthcare, Electronic Health Records, and Medical eLearning Systems.

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The Planets Audiobook

The Planets

Author: Andrew Cohen, Professor Brian Cox Narrator: Samuel West Release Date: May 2019

'Staggering' Guardian A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series. The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before. Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun's expanding power. Venus, once thought to be lush and fertile, now known to be trapped within a toxic and boiling atmosphere. Mars, the red planet, doomed by the loss of its atmosphere. Jupiter, twice the size of all the other planets combined, but insubstantial. Saturn, a stunning celestial beauty, the jewel of our Solar System. Uranus, the sideways planet and the first ice giant. Neptune, dark, cold and whipped by supersonic winds. Pluto, the dwarf planet, a frozen rock. Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox take readers on a voyage of discovery, from the fiery heart of our Solar System, to its mysterious outer reaches. They touch on the latest discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the planets, their moons and how they come to be, alongside recent stunning and mind-boggling NASA photography.

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Power Trip: The Story of Energy Audiobook

Power Trip: The Story of Energy

Author: Michael E. Webber Narrator: L. J. Ganser Release Date: May 2019

A global tour of energy--the builder of human civilization and also its greatest threat. Energy is humanity's single most important resource. In fact, as energy expert Michael E. Webber argues in Power Trip, the story of how societies rise can be told largely as the story of how they manage energy sources through time. In 2019, as we face down growing demand for and accumulating environmental impacts from energy, we are at a crossroads and the stakes are high. But history shows us that energy's great value is that it allows societies to reinvent themselves. Power Trip explores how energy has transformed societies of the past and offers wisdom for today's looming energy crisis. There is no magic bullet; energy advances always come with costs. Scientific innovation needs public support. Energy initiatives need to be tailored to individual societies. We must look for long-term solutions. Our current energy crisis is real, but it is solvable. We have the power.

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Molly and Me: An extraordinary tale of second chances and how a dog and her owner became the ultimat Audiobook

Molly and Me: An extraordinary tale of second chances and how a dog and her owner became the ultimat

Author: Colin Butcher Narrator: Colin Butcher Release Date: May 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Molly and Me, written and read by Colin Butcher. Ex-policeman Colin Butcher had just set up his own pet detective agency. It was running smoothly but he realized he needed a partner. And that's when inspiration struck... Enter Molly, an unloved and unwanted cocker spaniel rescued from a classifieds website. Clever and charismatic, she melts Colin's heart, the two are soon inseparable. With Colin by her side, Molly cracks cases and solve crimes across the country, using her exceptional sense of smell to locate missing pets and reunite them with their grateful owners. From the search for Pablo the ginger tom who's kidnapped from a sleepy Devonian village, to unearthing a treasure trove of stolen jewels in a north London wood, Colin and Molly's work takes them around the country, with plenty of new friends and eccentric encounters along the way. By turns charming, moving, and thrilling, Molly and Me is the story of a rescue cocker spaniel with a troubled past who - thanks to the love and devotion of her owner - finds a new life, a new purpose and a forever friend.

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Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physical Reality Audiobook

Cosmological Koans: A Journey to the Heart of Physical Reality

Author: Anthony Aguirre Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross Release Date: May 2019

Cosmological Koans invites the reader into an intellectual adventure of the highest order. Through more than fifty Koans?pleasingly paradoxical vignettes following the ancient Zen tradition?leading physicist Anthony Aguirre takes the reader across the world from West to East, and through ideas spanning the age, breadth, and depth of the Universe. Using these beguiling Koans (Could there be a civilization on a mote of dust? How much of your fate have you made? Who cleans the universe?) and a flair for explaining complex science, Aguirre covers cosmic questions that scientific giants from Aristotle to Galileo to Heisenberg have grappled with, from the meaning of quantum theory and the nature of time to the origin of multiple universes. A playful and enlightening book, Cosmological Koans explores the strange hinterland between the deep structure of the physical world and our personal experience of it, giving readers what Einstein himself called 'the most beautiful and deepest experience' anyone can have: a sense of the mysterious.

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