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    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good research, too many words

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-03-2017

    Non-member price: $46.14

    • The Third Chimpanzee

    • The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet - having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art - while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new perspective on so many things human

    • By Garry on 10-11-2016

    Non-member price: $46.14

    • The Invisible Hands

    • Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money, Revised and Updated
    • By: Steven Drobny, Nouriel Roubini, Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In light of the colossal losses and amidst the resulting confusion that still lingers, it is time to rethink money management in the broadest of terms. Drastic changes need to be made, and managers who actually made money during 2008 make for a logical starting place. The Invisible Hands provides investors and traders with the latest thinking from some of the best and the most successful players in money management, highlighting the specific risk and return objectives of each, and discussing the evolution of certain styles and beliefs in money management.

    Non-member price: $36.20

    • Why Is Sex Fun?

    • The Evolution of Human Sexuality
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamond - renowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning author - to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status. 

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • Why Is Sex Fun?

    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    A fascinating, bite-sized insight into how human sexuality came to be the way it is now - Jared Diamond explains why we are different from the animal kingdom. Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why do humans have sex any day of the month or year, including when the female is pregnant, beyond her reproductive years, or between her fertile cycles? Why are human females one of the few mammals to go through menopause?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Miss on 04-10-2016

    Non-member price: $7.48

    • 2019, pensiamo positivo

    • Rep Digest 43
    • By: Ilvo Diamanti, Eugenio Scalfari, Jared Diamond, and others
    • Narrated by: Daria Esposito, Stefano Starna, Luca Breda
    • Length: 59 mins
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    2019, pensiamo positivo. I buoni propositi per il nuovo anno in sei articoli di Repubblica: Più fiducia nello Stato e nella politica. Gli italiani preferiscono la democrazia, di Ilvo Diamanti; Voler bene all'Europa in un mondo così confuso, di Eugenio Scalfari; Il futuro ha quattro sfide, facciamo vincere l'ottimismo, di Jared Diamond; Il coraggio di parlare di bontà, di Michele Serra; La giovane Italia della scienza: "Il futuro siamo noi", di Elena Dusi; Quel Paese che vorremmo e non esiste, di Eugenio Scalfari.

    Non-member price: $4.65