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    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • Written 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must!

    • By T King on 2018-05-18

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • Upheaval

    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his earlier best sellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in the final audiobook in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis through selective change - a coping mechanism more commonly associated with personal trauma.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Al H on 2019-07-15
    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 2019-05-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 43.85

    • Collapse

    • How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 27 hrs and 1 min
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    In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion, and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization. Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted.

    • How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 27 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 2014-11-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 55.58

    • The World until Yesterday

    • What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great follow up to Guns, Germs and Steel.

    • By PATO on 2019-05-02

    Price: CDN$ 48.81

    • Guns, Germs, and Steel

    • The Fates of Human Societies
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
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    In this groundbreaking work, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. It is a story that spans 13,000 years of human history, beginning when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population. Guns, Germs, and Steel is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The Third Chimpanzee

    • The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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?

    Price: CDN$ 42.34

    • The Invisible Hands

    • Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, Crashes, and Real Money, Revised and Updated
    • Written by: Steven Drobny, Nouriel Roubini, Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Basil Sands
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
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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.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Why Is Sex Fun?

    • The Evolution of Human Sexuality
    • Written 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. 

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • 2019, pensiamo positivo

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    • Written 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.

    Price: CDN$ 4.18

    • Collapse

    • How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Christopher Murney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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    In his million-copy best seller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: what caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates?

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Great Minds of Science

    • Written by: Dr. Robert Bakker, Dr. Roberto C. Gallo, Dr. Jared Diamond, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Hoffman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
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    Explore the Earth's last frontier, learn how the dinosaurs died, or discover the direction human evolution is heading. The world's greatest scientists are at your disposal in Great Minds of Science. Let them take you to the very frontiers of science, with narratives full of genius, personal insight, and enlightenment. In this tribute to mankind's ingenuity and boundless curiosity, get detailed explanations about dinosaurs, viruses, evolution, oceanography, astronomy, and artificial intelligence.

    Price: CDN$ 26.37