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  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,695
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,583
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,575

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

Humourous alternative interpretation!!

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Reviewed: 09-05-2017

An humorous and interesting alternative interpretation of Australia 's early history, no holding the lily here!

  • The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Many of us know the Black Death as a catastrophic event of the medieval world. But the Black Death was arguably the most significant event in Western history, profoundly affecting every aspect of human life, from the economic and social to the political, religious, and cultural. In its wake the plague left a world that was utterly changed, forever altering the traditional structure of European societies and forcing a rethinking of every single system of Western civilization: food production and trade, the church, political institutions, law, art, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating & gripping

  • By Ballina Beach on 08-10-2016

Brilliant discussion

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Reviewed: 01-05-2017

A fascinating and extremely well presented treatise on all aspects of the Black Death. Highly recommended!

  • Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

  • By: Craig H. Heller, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Craig H. Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Sleep is the subject of intense scientific debate among biologists and neuroscientists. Why must we spend about one-third of our lives asleep? What exactly is sleep? Why does a lack of sleep impair our cognitive abilities and leave us vulnerable to a host of medical issues ranging from obesity to reduced resistance to infectious disease?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Dr on 09-04-2017

Very good

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Reviewed: 09-04-2017

A little research and technical oriented in parts but overall some fascinating insights into sleep

  • The Aging Brain

  • By: Thad A. Polk, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Thad A. Polk
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 6

We're all getting older every day, and scientific research has shown that starting in our 20s, some brain functions begin a linear decline. But is old age all doom and gloom? Not at all! While it's true that some functions in the aging brain decline, neuroscientists have discovered that many other brain functions remain stable - or even improve - as we age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating lectures

  • By Dr on 21-10-2016

Fascinating lectures

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Reviewed: 21-10-2016

Some parts a little technical but overall extremely interesting and well delivered and presented in logical sequence