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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'll definitely listen to this again.

    • By Shea Earl on 2017-11-25
    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,608 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 48.81

    • The Longevity Paradox

    • How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age
    • Written by: Steven R. Gundry MD
    • Narrated by: Steven R. Gundry MD
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Working with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well - one that is based on supporting the health of the “oldest” parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • #1 book on health I have ever read

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-04-19

    Price: CDN$ 38.59

    • Why We Sleep

    • Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
    • Written by: Matthew Walker PhD
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 247
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    Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Neat facts and great advice for better sleep

    • By Connor Morgan-Lang on 2018-07-04

    Price: CDN$ 30.47

    • Cosmos

    • Written by: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • LeVar is like listening to a breathy James T. Kirk

    • By Robert on 2018-04-04

    Price: CDN$ 23.51

    • The Biology of Belief

    • Written by: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      5 out of 5 stars 75

    Since the publication of The Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton has received widespread acclaim as one of the most accessible and knowledgeable voices of "new biology". The science is called epigenetics – a revolutionary field that shows us how the energy of consciousness is as important in shaping life on earth as DNA and chemistry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow, must read!

    • By Issam dweik on 2019-03-19

    Price: CDN$ 23.48

    • The Hidden Life of Trees

    • What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World
    • Written by: Peter Wohlleben
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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    How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally delightful!

    • By eve on 2018-02-12

    Price: CDN$ 16.39

    • The Selfish Gene

    • Written by: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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    Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless Dawkins classic

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-02-11

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Sue Perkins Earpedia: Animals

    • Written by: Sue Perkins
    • Narrated by: Sue Perkins, Margaret Cabourn-Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Former Bake Off host, passionate animal lover and comedian Sue Perkins, is our indispensable guide to the animal kingdom. Join her on a comical, insightful and, at times, shocking nature trail around the world. In this mad-cap adventure, she introduces us to the amazing, surprising and hysterical truth about all creatures great and small. From the African lungfish to the kangaroo, get ready for an irreverent, funny and often furry journey of discovery.

    Price: CDN$ 18.61

    • Stealing Fire

    • How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
    • Written by: Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    The authors of the best-selling Bold and The Rise of Superman explore altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink's Drive and Charles Duhigg's Smarter Faster Better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is by far the best non-fiction book I have read to date

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-08
    • How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
    • Written by: Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 2017-02-21
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 143 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 36.79

    • Blueprint

    • The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
    • Written by: Nicholas A. Christakis
    • Narrated by: Nicholas A. Christakis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all our inventions - our tools, farms, machines, cities, nations - we carry with us innate proclivities to make a good society. 

    Price: CDN$ 62.60

    • Food, Science, and the Human Body

    • Written by: Alyssa Crittenden, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Crittenden
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    What foods did the human body evolve to eat, and why? How does the food we eat affect our genes and our minds? What foods are (and aren't) optimal for our everyday health? How can we use cutting-edge science to end world hunger? In these 36 lectures, get eye-opening answers to these and other perplexing questions about the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not what I was looking for

    • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-25

    Price: CDN$ 55.51

    • Sex at Dawn

    • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
    • Written by: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan (Preface)
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone should read this book!

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-06

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Behave

    • The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
    • Written by: Robert M. Sapolsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful, but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Science Book I have ever read

    • By Exanime on 2018-02-12

    Price: CDN$ 55.58

    • Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss Guide

    • 5 in 1 Keto Diet for Beginners, Fast Keto Diet, IF with Keto Diet, IF for Women and the Complete Guide to Intermittent Fasting
    • Written by: Will Ramos, Gin Fung, Suzanne Summers, and others
    • Narrated by: Betty Johnston, Falon Echo
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Find out and implement these actionable steps to boost your health and energy levels! 

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • Written by: Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listened to all of it in 2 days, good speaker!

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-19

    Price: CDN$ 42.25

    • The Big Fat Surprise

    • Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
    • Written by: Nina Teicholz
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring beyond boring

    • By Spencer Kanen on 2018-09-21

    Price: CDN$ 32.89

    • Gut

    • The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
    • Written by: Giulia Enders
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain, yet we know very little about how it works. Gut: The Inside Story is an entertaining, informative tour of the digestive system from the moment we raise a tasty morsel to our lips until the moment our body surrenders the remnants to the toilet bowl. No topic is too lowly for the author's wonder and admiration, from the careful choreography of breaking wind to the precise internal communication required for a cleansing vomit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • informative

    • By Monique Anchelson on 2018-04-28
    • The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
    • Written by: Giulia Enders
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 2016-02-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • The Wisdom of Your Cells

    • How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology
    • Written by: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Bruce H. Lipton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton. With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • tRNA to my mRNA

    • By Tanya Hollingshead on 2018-01-13

    Price: CDN$ 75.23

    • Chemistry and Our Universe

    • How It All Works
    • Written by: Ron B. Davis, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ron B. Davis
    • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
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    Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works is your in-depth introduction to this vital field, taught through 60 engaging half-hour lectures that are suitable for any background or none at all. Covering a year’s worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this amazingly comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math. Your guide is Professor Ron B. Davis, Jr., a research chemist and award-winning teacher at Georgetown University.

    Price: CDN$ 75.13

    • What Doesn't Kill Us

    • How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength
    • Written by: Scott Carney
    • Narrated by: Scott Carney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our forbears? Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative. Highly recommended

    • By Oziryel on 2018-09-29
    • How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength
    • Written by: Scott Carney
    • Narrated by: Scott Carney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 2017-01-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 70 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

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