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  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
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  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
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  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
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  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
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  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
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  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
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  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
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  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
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  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
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  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
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Sperm Wars: Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles Audiobook

Sperm Wars: Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles

Author: Robin Baker Narrator: Jessica Wolf Release Date: October 2020

This classic work on the rules of sex -- updated for a new generation -- is still as provocative as the day it was published, providing simple explanations for any and all questions about what happens in the bedroom. Sex isn't as complicated as we make it. In Sperm Wars, evolutionary biologist Robin Baker argues that every question about human sexuality can be explained by one simple thing: sperm warfare. In the interest of promoting competition between sperm to fertilize the same egg, evolution has built men to conquer and monopolize women while women are built to seek the best genetic input on offer from potential sexual partners. Baker reveals, through a series of provocative fictional scene, the far-reaching implications of sperm competition. 10% of children are not fathered by their 'fathers;' over 99% of a man's sperm exists simply to fight off all other men's sperm; and a woman is far more likely to conceive through a casual fling than through sex with her regular partner. From infidelity, to homosexuality, to the female orgasm, Sperm Wars turns on every light in the bedroom. Now with new material reflecting the latest research on sperm warfare, this milestone of popular science will still surprise, entertain, and even shock.

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Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Our Brain to Get the Best Out of Ourselves and Others Audiobook

Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Our Brain to Get the Best Out of Ourselves and Others

Author: Dr. Helena Boschi Narrator: Esther Wane Release Date: October 2020

The brain is the basis of everything we do: how we behave, communicate, feel, remember, pay attention, create, influence, and decide. Why We Do What We Do combines scientific research with concrete examples and illustrative stories to clarify the complex mechanisms of the human brain. It offers valuable insights into how our brain works every day, at home and at work, and provides practical ideas and tips to help us lead happy, healthy, and productive lives. - Learn about how your brain functions - Find out how emotions can be overcome or last a lifetime - Access your brain's natural ability to focus and concentrate - Think creatively The thoughts you have and the words that you speak all have an effect on your neural architecture-and this book explains what that means in a way you can understand.

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Subconscious Mind: Understanding Conscientiousness and Mind Hacking Audiobook

Subconscious Mind: Understanding Conscientiousness and Mind Hacking

Author: Emily Wilds Narrator: Sarah Owens Release Date: October 2020

The following topics are included in this 2-book combo:     Book 1: In order to tap into the amazing abilities of our brains, it can help to first understand how they work. This guide will aid you in your journey to comprehension.   Some things that will be discussed, are how our subconscious mind procrastinates things, mind wandering and its significance, daily escapes, predispositions that shape our thoughts, creative skills, and free choice as a gift of nature.   All of these topics can enlighten you about the very nature of our thoughts.         Book 2: Do you know what the seven keys are to think better?   And do you understand the advantages of creative visualization?   Many people have no clue what’s going on inside their minds. And even though I cannot promise that this book can explain every thought and every idea or imagination, it will definitely give you new insights that help you get a firmer grasp of the neurological connections your brain is making.   The questions just mentioned will be answered, as well as other questions related to consciousness, subtle mistakes we make when we buy into different brands, the three potential ways to develop conscientiousness, and what you secretly know even though you may not realize it.   Begin reading and you will find out more about these things.

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From Killer To Common Cold: Herd Protection and the Transitional Phase of Covid-19 Audiobook

From Killer To Common Cold: Herd Protection and the Transitional Phase of Covid-19

Author: Md David M Graham Narrator: Md Eric Larson Release Date: October 2020

We cannot eradicate Covid-19, but humans can help the virus grow to be more benign. To get there, we must enter the Transitional Phase, when Covid-19 transforms from pandemic to another common cold coronavirus. Understanding what a virus wants and how a virus views the world helps. With knowledge of existing human coronaviruses and basic viral/host interactions, we come to understand that herd protection—not herd immunity—is the goal. Immunity is not permanent from coronaviruses, and a vaccine will not be a silver bullet for the vampire that lives within our cells. After the epidemics are over, new cases do not go away. With or without a vaccine, we must learn how to live with Covid-19 in the world. What will the next few years look like? How can you protect yourself? And how can we help Covid-19 reach its destiny—to become the common cold?

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A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You Audiobook

A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You

Author: Sean B. Carroll Narrator: Sean B. Carroll Release Date: October 2020

'Fascinating and exhilarating-Sean B. Carroll at his very best.'-Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants In this audiobook, acclaimed writer and biologist Sean B. Carroll narrates the rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half century are revealing that we live in a world driven by chance. A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world. Like every other species, we humans are here by accident. But it is shocking just how many things-any of which might never have occurred-had to happen in certain ways for any of us to exist. From an extremely improbable asteroid impact, to the wild gyrations of the Ice Age, to invisible accidents in our parents' gonads, we are all here through an astonishing series of fortunate events. And chance continues to reign every day over the razor-thin line between our life and death. This is a relatively small book about a really big idea. It is also a spirited tale. Drawing inspiration from Monty Python, Kurt Vonnegut, and other great thinkers, and crafted by one of today's most accomplished science storytellers, A Series of Fortunate Events is an irresistibly entertaining and thought-provoking account of one of the most important but least appreciated facts of life.

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La vida contada por un sapiens a un neandertal Audiobook

La vida contada por un sapiens a un neandertal

Author: Juan José Millás, Juan Luis Arsuaga Narrator: Juan José Millás Release Date: October 2020

El ingenio de Millás y la sabiduría de Arsuaga unidos para contar la vida como la mejor de las historias. «Una maravilla. Un libro lleno de humor y de bondad. Sí, bondad. Un libro que busca entender el misterio de la vida.» Manuel Vilas «-Tú y yo podríamos asociarnos para hablar de la vida; levantaríamos un gran relato sobre la existencia. ¿Lo hacemos? -dijo el escritor. -Lo hacemos -contestó el paleontólogo.» Hace años que el interés por entender la vida, sus orígenes y su evolución resuena en la cabeza de Juan José Millás, de manera que se dispuso a conocer, junto a uno de los mayores especialistas de este país en la materia, Juan Luis Arsuaga, por qué somos como somos y qué nos ha llevado hasta donde estamos. La sabiduría del paleontólogo se combina en este libro con el ingenio y la mirada personal y sorprendente que tiene el escritor sobre la realidad. Porque Millás es un neandertal (o eso dice), y Arsuaga, a sus ojos, un sapiens. Así, a lo largo de muchos meses, los dos visitaron distintos lugares, muchos de ellos escenarios comunes de nuestra vida cotidiana, y otros, emplazamientos únicos donde todavía se pueden ver los vestigios de lo que fuimos, del lugar del que venimos. En esas salidas, que al lector pueden recordarle a las de don Quijote y Sancho, el sapiens trató de enseñar al neandertal cómo pensar como un sapiens y, sobre todo, que la prehistoria no es cosa del pasado: las huellas de la humanidad a través de los milenios se pueden encontrar en cualquier lugar, desde una cueva o un paisaje hasta un parque infantil o una tienda de peluches. Es la vida lo que late en este libro. La mejor de las historias. Reseñas: «La fiesta de la inteligencia.» David Broncano «Un diálogo socrático entre homínidos curiosos, [...] un libro en el que se mezcla la divulgación científica con la literatura costumbrista y de viajes. La sapiencia, la chispeante manera de explicar las cosas y la gran cultura transversal del maestro encajan a la perfección con el ingenio y la curiosidad de Millás, que, como ya conocen sus lectores, adopta una mirada deliberadamente ingenua y entrañable sobre lo que le rodea.» Fernando Díaz de Quijano, El Cultural «Un portento de originalidad que mezcla ciencia, divulgación e imaginación con toneladas de ironía para entender de dónde venimos, quiénes somos y a dónde vamos. Han inventado un género para el que no tienen nombre.» Miguel Lorenci, La Verdad «Una extraña pareja, una suerte de Walter Matthau y Jack Lemmon a la española. Dos mentes inquietas que se han unido para escribir [...], cuestionar y traer al lenguaje del común de los mortales planteamientos y reflexiones.» Pilar Martín, EFE «Un fascinante viaje por la existencia humana, donde el humor pilota lanave.» César Suárez, Telva «Dos mentes inquietas que se han unido para escribir: [...] un paseo por la vida, desde que nacemos hasta ser ya adultos.» El Correo Gallego «Una obra que se engulle rápido en una primera lectura, pero requiere tiempo para su posterior digestión y más aún para un aprovechamiento completo de todos los nutrientes intelectuales que contiene.» Marta Maldonado, La Razón «Millás es uno de los escritores con más verdad por centímetro cuadrado de página.» Antonio Iturbe, Qué Leer «Nos gusta que los sabios nos expliquen cosas y que se entiendan. Es lo que hace de maravilla Arsuaga.» Víctor M. Amela, La Vanguardia «Una obra deliciosa, una obra culta que provoca más curiosidad a medida que avanzas en su lectura porque no sabes qué te van a contar en las siguientes páginas. Y además te ríes.» Salomón Hachuel, Hoy por Hoy Sevilla (Cadena SER) «Juan Luis Arsuaga ha contado ese arranque prodigioso de la vida humana con toda la fuerza de las grandes crónicas de viajes y descubrimientos, con su talento doble de narrador y de científico.» Antonio Muñoz Molina

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Biogeography: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

Biogeography: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Mark V. Lomolino Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Release Date: October 2020

Biogeography is the study of geographic variation in all characteristics of life-ranging from genetic, morphological and behavioural variation among regional populations of a species, to geographic trends in diversity of entire communities across our planet's sufrace. From the ancient hunters and gatherers to the earliest naturalists, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, and scientists today, the search for patterns in life has provided insights that proved invaluable for understanding the natural world. And many, if not most, of the compelling kaleidoscope of patterns in biological diversity make little sense unless placed in an explicit geographic context. The Very Short Introduction explains the historical development of the field of biogeography, its fundamental tenets, principles and tools, and the invaluable insights it provides for understanding the diversity of life in the natural world. As Mark Lomolino shows, key questions such as where species occur, how they vary from place to place, where their ancestors occurred, and how they spread across the globe, are essential for us to develop effective strategies for conserving the great menagerie of life across our planet.

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How to Break Up with Friends Audiobook

How to Break Up with Friends

Author: Hannah Korrel Narrator: Jo Van Es Release Date: October 2020

The one who expects the world, but never remembers your birthday. The one who constantly ditches your dinner plans when you're already halfway to the restaurant. The one who leaves you feeling exhausted, used and completely emotionally battered. Why do we let these people into our lives? When is their friendship actually friend-shit? How do we dump these crappy companions? This is the no-bullshit, essential guide for anyone devoting their precious time and energy into maintaining friendships with toxic friends. Using activities, truth bombs, and real-life examples, neuropscyhologist Dr Hannah Korrel will help you to identify the bad friends in your life, understand what true friendship should look like, learn how to attract the best people, and become the best friend you can be yourself. Provocative, funny, and brutally honest, How To Break Up With Friends will change the way you look at friendship forever.

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Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow Audiobook

Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow

Author: Andrew Maynard Narrator: Dan Mellins-Cohen Release Date: October 2020

A Compelling Vision of the Future. If you enjoy nonfiction like Homo Deus, Sapiens, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, then you'll love FUTURE RISING. Over the course of 14 billion years, humanity has gained the ability not only to imagine the future, but to design and engineer it. Entertaining and profound, Future Rising by Dr. Andrew Maynard, provides a highly original perspective on our relationship with the future. Written to be easy to pick up and hard to put down, Future Rising starts at the Big Bang and traces a pathway along the emergence of intelligent life, through what makes humans uniquely capable of creating different futures, to the profound responsibilities that this comes with. In a series of sixty short reflections, FUTURE RISING will take you on an often-startling journey into: What 'the future' actually is, How it moulds our lives and How we can use history to change our future.

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Block by Block: The Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Thermodynamics Audiobook

Block by Block: The Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Thermodynamics

Author: Robert T. Hanlon Narrator: Paul Heitsch Release Date: October 2020

At the heart of many fields-physics, chemistry, engineering-lies thermodynamics. While this science plays a critical role in determining the boundary between what is and is not possible in the natural world, it occurs to many as an indecipherable black box, thus making the subject a challenge to learn. Two obstacles contribute to this situation, the first being the disconnect between the fundamental theories and the underlying physics and the second being the confusing concepts and terminologies involved with the theories. While one needn't confront either of these two obstacles to successfully use thermodynamics to solve real problems, overcoming both provides access to a greater intuitive sense of the problems and more confidence, more strength, and more creativity in solving them. Block by Block offers an original perspective on thermodynamic science and history based on the three approaches of a practicing engineer, academician, and historian. The book synthesizes and gathers into one accessible volume a strategic range of foundational topics involving the atomic theory, energy, entropy, and the laws of thermodynamics.

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Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates Audiobook

Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates

Author: Georg F. Striedter, R. Glenn Northcutt Narrator: Tom Perkins Release Date: October 2020

When did the first vertebrates emerge, and how did they differ from their invertebrate ancestors? When did vertebrates evolve jaws, paired fins, pattern vision, or a neocortex? How have evolutionary innovations such as these impacted vertebrate behavior and success? Georg Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt answer these fundamental questions about all major vertebrate lineages. Highlighting the key innovations of each major taxonomic group, they review how evolutionary changes in vertebrate genetics, anatomy, and physiology are reflected in the nervous system. Brains Through Time examines how vertebrate nervous systems evolved in conjunction with other organ systems and the planet's ecology. Surveying an enormous range of information on genes and proteins, sensory and motor systems, central neural circuits, physiology, and animal behavior, the authors reconstruct the major changes that occurred as vertebrates emerged and then diversified. In the process, listeners are transported back in time to key stages of vertebrate evolution, notably the origin of vertebrates, the evolution of paired fins and jaws, the transition to life on land, and the origins of warm-blooded mammals and birds.

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Spite: And the Upside of Your Dark Side Audiobook

Spite: And the Upside of Your Dark Side

Author: Simon Mccarthy-Jones Narrator: Chris Clarkson Release Date: October 2020

Spite covers psychology, economics, genetics, literature and current affairs to examine why humans inflict self-harm just to get one over on someone else. Why do we secretly want our friends to fail? Lots of irresistible stories about toxic behaviour in supermarkets and over the privet hedge, ramping up to incendiary divorces, vicious business practices, backbiting politics, scorched earth terrorism, Trump, and Brexit. Was Trump elected because people voted out of spite for Hillary Clinton? There's a hopeful message too - the upside of our dark side. Spite can drive us forward, and Simon provides a fresh perspective on the word by showing the evolutionary benefits of spite as a social leveller, an enabler of defiance, a wellspring of freedom and a vital weapon in our everyday armoury. "With rigorous science, penetrating analyses, colourful and enjoyable prose, and an astonishing breadth of knowledge - Simon McCarthy-Jones has delivered a book that will undeniably be appreciated by many." FRANK LARØI. UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN

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