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    • Nudge

    • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: Robert Bair
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we all are susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting concepts, but a bit long and detailed

    • By Megan on 12-04-2016
    • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: Robert Bair
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Release date: 24-02-2010
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $16.40

    • The Bridge at the End of the World

    • Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
    • By: James Gustave Speth
    • Narrated by: David Zinn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
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    How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in. Of course human activities are not holding at current levels—they are accelerating, dramatically—and so, too, is the pace of climate disruption, biotic impoverishment, and toxification.

    Regular price: $25.35

    • Why Poetry Matters

    • By: Jay Parini
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
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    Poetry doesn’t matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book. But, undeterred, he commences a deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives. By the end of the book, Parini has recovered a truth often obscured by our clamorous culture: without poetry, we live only partially, not fully conscious of the possibilities that life affords.

    Regular price: $16.25

    • Managing Stakeholders

    • Survival, Reputation, and Success
    • By: Edward R Freeman
    • Narrated by: Rob Currens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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    This pathbreaking book will change the way managers do business and think about corporate opportunities. Management scholar R. Edward Freeman and his colleagues explain why the key to corporate success is to create value for all stakeholders, and they offer a set of concrete principles and techniques to ensure a firm’s survival, reputation, and success.

    Regular price: $26.36

    • Bound Together

    • How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization
    • By: Nayan Chanda
    • Narrated by: Stephen Russell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with one another. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease.

    Regular price: $17.07

    • Unnatural History of the Sea

    • By: Callum M. Roberts
    • Narrated by: Callum M. Roberts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Humanity can make short work of the oceans' creatures. In 1741, hungry explorers discovered herds of Steller's sea cow in the Bering Strait, and in less than thirty years, the amiable beast had been harpooned into extinction. It's a classic story, but a key fact is often omitted. Bering Island was the last redoubt of a species that had been decimated by hunting and habitat loss years before the explorers set sail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yar

    • By Robert on 05-02-2016

    Regular price: $28.71

    • Where our Food Comes From

    • Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine
    • By: Gary Paul Nabhan
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Leopard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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    Jailed as a scapegoat for Stalin's famines, Vavilov had traveled over five continents, collected hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity. Gary Paul Nabhan weaves together Vavilov's story with his own expeditions to Earth's richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that tend them.

    Regular price: $25.35

    • Falling Behind

    • How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class
    • By: Robert H Frank
    • Narrated by: Robert H Frank
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. In a book that explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today, Robert Frank explains how increased concentrations of income and wealth at the top of the economic pyramid have set off "expenditure cascades" that raise the cost of achieving many basic goals for the middle class.

    Regular price: $25.59

    • The Dominant Animal

    • Human Evolution and the Environment
    • By: Paul R. Ehrlich
    • Narrated by: Anne H. Ehrlich
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In humanity’s more than 100,000 year history, we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a sophisticated global society manipulating every inch of it. In short, we have become the dominant animal. Why, then, are we creating a world that threatens our own species? What can we do to change the current trajectory toward more climate change, increased famine, and epidemic disease?

    Regular price: $30.72

    • Hamburger

    • A History
    • By: Josh Ozersky
    • Narrated by: Nick Williams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What do Americans think of when they think of the hamburger? A robust, succulent spheroid of fresh ground beef, the birthright of red-blooded citizens? Or a Styrofoam-shrouded Big Mac, mass-produced to industrial specifications and served by wage slaves to an obese, brainwashed population? Is it cooking or commodity? An icon of freedom or the quintessence of conformity?

    Regular price: $29.39

    • Lives Per Gallon

    • The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction
    • By: Terry Tamminen
    • Narrated by: Drew Birdseye
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a searing indictment of America's oil economy, in which Tamminen shows how demanding accountability could help pave the road to sustainable energy.

    Regular price: $19.24

    • The War Comes Home

    • Washington's Battle against America's Veterans
    • By: Aaron Glantz
    • Narrated by: David Stampone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The War Comes Home is structured around the different experiences of US veterans of the Iraq war. Sections of the book are dedicated to the difficulties of reintegrating to civilian life after coming home, living with disability, unemployment, dealing with the military bureaucracy, suicide, and homelessness - as well as more upbeat sections about families, communities and fellow veterans pulling together to help each other.

    Regular price: $25.35

    • Babies by Design

    • The Ethics of Genetic Choice
    • By: Ronald M Green
    • Narrated by: David Wood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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    Already technology enables parents to select some genetic traits for their children, and soon it will be possible to begin to shape ourselves as a species. Countering loud cries of alarm, bioethics expert Ronald Green explains why our fears about genetic engineering are overblown and how we can move forward responsibly to create a better future.

    Regular price: $26.36

    • Down in New Orleans

    • Reflections from a Drowned City
    • By: Billy Sothern
    • Narrated by: David Henry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Billy Sothern's Down in New Orleans illustrates, in very human and heartbreaking ways, how the horrors that emerged during and following Hurricane Katrina existed long before the storm. These beautifully composed stories not only reveal the dignity—and amazing grit and grace—of the hurricane's survivors; they also illuminate larger truths about the urgent issues of our day.

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    • informative, thorough, enlightening

    • By clare on 10-08-2017

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Charm Offensive

    • How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World
    • By: Joshua Kurlantzick
    • Narrated by: Peter Hirst
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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    At the beginning of the 21st century, China is poised to become a major global power. And though much has been written of China's rise, a crucial aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: the way that China is using soft power to appeal to its neighbors and to distant countries alike.

    Regular price: $21.28

    • Diagnosis: Mercury

    • Money, Politics, and Poison
    • By: Jane M. Hightower
    • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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    One morning in 2000, Dr. Jane Hightower walked into her exam room to find a patient with disturbing symptoms she couldn’t explain. The woman was nauseated, tired, and had difficulty concentrating, but a litany of tests revealed no apparent cause. She was not alone. Dr. Hightower saw numerous patients with similar, inexplicable ailments, and eventually learned that there were many more around the nation and the world.

    Regular price: $24.34

    • Network Power

    • The Social Dynamics of Globalization
    • By: David Grewal
    • Narrated by: Jeff Wilson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For all the attention globalization has received in recent years, little consensus has emerged concerning how best to understand it. For some, it is the happy product of free and rational choices; for others, it is the unfortunate outcome of impersonal forces beyond our control. It is, in turn, celebrated for the opportunities it affords and criticized for the inequalities in wealth and power it generates.

    Regular price: $15.38

    • Peter’s War

    • A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution
    • By: Joyce Malcolm
    • Narrated by: Kellie Fitzgerald
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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    This riveting biography of a Massachusetts slave boy who fought in the Revolutionary War illuminates race relations in the Northern colonies, early battles of the revolution, and the experiences of black soldiers on both sides of the conflict.

    Regular price: $18.28

    • The Public Domain

    • Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
    • By: James Boyle
    • Narrated by: David Stampone
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
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    Our failure to appreciate the importance of the public domain—the realm of material that is free for anyone to use without permission or fee—limits free speech, digital creativity, and scientific innovation, argues the author of this book. The public domain is under siege, and James Boyle explains why and how we must protect it.

    Regular price: $12.19

    • The FBI: A History

    • By: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
    • Narrated by: David Henry
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This fast-paced account of the history of the FBI presents the first balanced and complete portrait of the powerful and oft-criticized institution. Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones offers a new take on the origins and mission of the bureau, the significance of J. Edgar Hoover’s term as director, the bureau’s pre-emptive anti-terrorist capabilities before and after 9/11, and more.

    Regular price: $53.64

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