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    • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

    • The Stories in Our Genes
    • By: Adam Rutherford
    • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is for every one of the 100 billion modern humans who has ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in each of our genomes we carry the history of the whole of our species.

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    • great book

    • By Ryan on 10-02-2017

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Book of Humans

    • By: Adam Rutherford
    • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We like to think of ourselves as exceptional beings, but are we really any more special than other animals? Humans are the slightest of twigs on a single family tree that encompasses four billion years, a lot of twists and turns and a billion species. All of those organisms are rooted in a single origin, with a common code that underwrites our existence. This paradox - that our biology is indistinct from all life, yet we consider ourselves to be special - lies at the heart of who we are.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Extinct! (Complete Series)

    • By: Adam Rutherford
    • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Why did almost all life go extinct 250 million years ago? Why on five other occasions in the geological history has the living world experienced sudden episodes of global mega-death with the majority of species being annihilated? And are humans causing the sixth great mass extinction event in Earth's history? These are among the questions Adam Rutherford explores in this three-part series on extinction. Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker.

    Non-member price: $14.99