Experience our world: as it was, as it is, as it might become with these audiobooks about history, the arts, culture, education, and politics. Don't miss Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, or Fresh Air with Terry Gross: Writers, or Gwen Ifill's The Breakthrough.
How could a seashell get into a rock? And how could that rock get to the top of a mountain? The "seashell question" plagues 17th century thinkers who fervently believed the planet was young and the human race supreme. Learn More
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, Dr. Lisa M. Schwartz, Dr. Steven Woloshin; read by Sean Runnette
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Exposing the overdiagnosis of everything from high blood pressure to prostate and breast cancers , Dr. Welch traces the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of some of the worst excesses of American medical practice. Learn More
A Library Journal Best Audiobooks of the Year Winner
When you look at the actual science, there’s more hope for marriage than superficial media coverage of divorce rates would indicate. Parker-Pope shares some of that science for both successful couples who want to stay that way and troubled couples who want to turn their marriage around. Learn More
An “engrossing” (The Christian Science Monitor), “fascinating” (TimeOut New York), and “delightfully nuanced” (Entertainment Weekly) exploration of the world underground and one of its most amazing denizens. Learn More
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants comes a rousing tour through the botanical origins of our most cherished libations that is as entertaining as it is enlightening. Learn More
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Natalie Angier takes a joyride through the major scientific disciplinesphysics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. Her approach is smart, funny, and sure to inspire a new appreciation of science. Learn More