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    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.

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    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-13
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    Price: CDN$ 49.13

    • Data Science for Executives: Leveraging Machine Intelligence to Drive Business ROI

    • Written by: Nir Kaldero
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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    We are in the 4th industrial revolution; companies need to figure out how to survive. In this exciting revolution, machine intelligence has had a more unprecedented impact on business than the internet, and it's the only path to corporate survival in the future... Leaders don't have to be scientists to unlock the power of AI technology that is already radically altering the industrial landscape. If you're ready to meet the challenges of this new revolution, this essential guide will help you take your business to the next level. 

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • What Is Life?

    • How Chemistry Becomes Biology
    • Written by: Addy Pross
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrdinger posed a simple, yet profound, question: What is life?. How could the very existence of such extraordinary chemical systems be understood? This problem has puzzled biologists and physical scientists both before, and ever since. Living things are hugely complex and have unique properties, such as self-maintenance and apparently purposeful behaviour which we do not see in inert matter. So how does chemistry give rise to biology?

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • The Water Kingdom

    • A Secret History of China
    • Written by: Philip Ball
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
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    From the Yangtze to the Yellow River, China is traversed by great waterways, which have defined its politics and ways of life for centuries. Water has been so integral to China's culture, economy, and growth and development that it provides a window on the whole sweep of Chinese history. In The Water Kingdom, renowned writer Philip Ball opens that window to offer an epic and powerful new way of thinking about Chinese civilization. Water, Ball shows, is a key that unlocks much of Chinese culture.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Tide

    • The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth
    • Written by: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
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    Here is the epic story of the centuries-long search to understand the tide: from Aristotle, said to have drowned himself when he failed to figure out the Greek tides, to the pioneering investigations into the role of the moon by Galileo and Newton to supercomputing in our own time.

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • The Worst of Evils

    • The Fight Against Pain
    • Written by: Thomas Dormandy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This riveting audiobook takes the listener around the globe and through the centuries to discover how different cultures have sought to combat and treat physical pain. With colorful stories and sometimes frightening anecdotes, Dr. Thomas Dormandy describes a checkered progression of breakthroughs, haphazard experiments, ignorant attitudes, and surprising developments in human efforts to control pain.

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

    • Written by: Ian Stuart-Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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    The complete primer for nonspecialists on the psychology of ageing. Whether you provide care for older people or are simply interested in ageing, this complete primer on the psychology of ageing explains the key issues clearly and concisely. Beginning with explanations of ageing, life expectancy and demographics, it goes on to discuss the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on people's lives. From changes in intelligence and personality to mental health and sexuality, the author explains the psychology involved and focuses on the points that have most impact on people's lives.

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • Time One

    • Discover How the Universe Began
    • Written by: Colin Gillespie
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 23 hrs and 34 mins
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    Time One tackles mankind's most baffling question: How did the world begin? After challenging old thinking about forty-seven crucial scientific problems, Time One author Colin Gillespie solves forty-five of them and comes up with a strikingly simple answer to the most perplexing question of them all: How did the world begin?

    Time One takes an iconoclastic look at contemporary physics, notably relativity, quantum mechanics and string theory.

    Price: CDN$ 43.79

    • Origins

    • The Search for Our Prehistoric Past
    • Written by: Frank H. T. Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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    In Origins, Frank H. T. Rhodes explores the origin and evolution of living things, the changing environments in which they have developed, and the challenges we now face on an increasingly crowded and polluted planet. Rhodes argues that the future well-being of our burgeoning population depends in no small part on our understanding of life's past, its long and slow development, and its intricate interdependencies.

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • Shyness

    • How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness
    • Written by: Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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    In the 1970s, a small group of leading psychiatrists met behind closed doors and literally rewrote the book on their profession. Revising and greatly expanding the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM for short), they turned what had been a thin, spiral-bound handbook into a hefty tome. Almost overnight the number of diagnoses exploded. The result was a windfall for the pharmaceutical industry and a massive conflict of interest for psychiatry at large.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40