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    The Sweet Spot

    Suffering, Pleasure and the Key to a Good Life

    by Paul Bloom ...
    Narrated by Sean Patrick Hopkins ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 47 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.A good life involves more than just pleasure. Suffering is essential too.It seems obvious that pleasure leads to happiness - and pain does the opposite. And yet we are irresistibly drawn to a host of experiences that truly hurt, from the exhilarating fear of horror movies or extreme sport, to the wrenching sadness of a song or novel, to the gruelling challenges of ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    Narrated by Malk Williams ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 2 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Behave

    The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

    Narrated by Michael Goldstrom ...

    Unabridged

    26 hours 27 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The audiobook edition of Behave by Robert Sapolsky, read by Michael Goldstrom.The New York Times best sellerWinner of the 2017 LA Times Book PrizeWhy do human beings behave as they do?We are capable of savage acts of violence but also spectacular feats of kindness: is one side of our nature destined to win out over... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

    Narrated by Peter Noble ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 43 min

    BBC R4 Book of the Week ‘Brilliant’ Guardian ‘Fascinating and often delightful’ The TimesWhat if intelligent life on Earth evolved not once, but twice? The octopus is the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien. What can we learn from the encounter?In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Elephant in the Brain

    Hidden Motives in Everyday Life

    Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 26 min

    Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better-and thus we don't like to talk or even think about the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Case Against Reality, The

    Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes

    Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 43 min

    Can we trust our senses to tell us the truth?Challenging leading scientific theories that claim that our senses report back objective reality, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman argues that while we should take our perceptions seriously, we should not take them literally. How can it be possible that the world we see is not objective reality? And how can our senses be useful if they are not ... Read more

    $52.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy

    What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens – and Ourselves

    Narrated by Samuel West ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 13 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.We are unprepared for the greatest discovery of modern science. Scientists are confident that there is alien life across the universe yet we have not moved beyond our perception of 'aliens' as Hollywood stereotypes. The time has come to abandon our fixation on alien monsters and place our expectations on solid scientific footing.Using his own expert understanding of life ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Undeniable

    Evolution and the Science of Creation

    by Bill Nye ...
    Narrated by Bill Nye ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 29 min

    "Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself. It is also the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found."—Bill NyeSparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Viral: The Search for the Origin of Covid-19

    Narrated by Gavin Osborn ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 17 min

    Understanding how Covid-19 started is more important than we know for the future of humankind.Determining whether the virus came from nature or from a lab will help us to safeguard against the next pandemic.This disease will forever punctuate modern history. It has led to the deaths of millions, sickened hundreds of millions and affected the lives of almost every person on the planet. We now know ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Four Horsemen

    The Discussion that Sparked an Atheist Revolution Foreword by Stephen Fry

    Unabridged

    3 hours 4 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Known as the ‘four horsemen’ of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights – about religion and atheism, science and sense – ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Masters of the Planet

    The Search for Our Human Origins

    Narrated by Bob Souer ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 43 min

    Fifty thousand years ago-merely a blip in evolutionary time-our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their precursors had done for millions of years. Yet something about our species distinguished it from the pack, and ultimately led to its survival while the rest became extinct. Just what was it that allowed Homo sapiens to become masters of ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Where Are We Heading?

    The Evolution of Humans and Things

    by Ian Hodder ...
    Narrated by Gildart Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 13 min

    In this engaging exploration, archaeologist Ian Hodder departs from the two prevailing modes of thought about human evolution: the older idea of constant advancement toward a civilized ideal and the newer one of a directionless process of natural selection. Instead, he proposes a theory of human evolution and history based on “entanglement,” the ever-increasing mutual dependency between humans and ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Jaws

    The Story of a Hidden Epidemic

    Narrated by Gregg Rizzo ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 34 min

    There's a silent epidemic in western civilization, and it is right under our noses. Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. Modern orthodontics has persuaded us that braces and oral devices can correct these problems. While teeth can certainly be straightened, what about the underlying causes of ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Third Chimpanzee

    The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

    by Jared Diamond ...
    Narrated by Rob Shapiro ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 33 min

    The Development of an Extraordinary SpeciesWe 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 ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

    The Untold Story of a Lost World

    Narrated by Patrick Lawlor ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 6 min

    THE TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEARA Sunday Times Bestseller'Thrilling . . . the best book on the subject written for the general reader since the 1980s.' The Sunday Times66 million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today, Dr. Steve Brusatte, one of the leading scientists of a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting edge technolog... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Otherlands

    A World in the Making - A Sunday Times bestseller

    Narrated by Adetomiwa Edun ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 6 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.A dazzlingly original, lyrical and epic encounter with the Earth as it used to beWhat would it be like to visit the ancient landscapes of the past? To experience the Jurassic or Cambrian worlds, to wander among these other lands, as creatures extinct for millions of years roam? In this mesmerizing debut, the award-winning palaeontologist Thomas Halliday gives us a breath ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dragons of Eden, The

    Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

    by Carl Sagan ...
    Narrated by JD Jackson, Ann Druyan ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 41 min

    The Pulitzer Prize WinnerDr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends--and their amazing links to recent discoveries.'A history of the human brain from the big bang, fifteen billion years ago, to the day before yesterday...It's a delight.' ... Read more

    $52.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Voyage of the Beagle

    Narrated by David Case ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 36 min

    Charles Darwin was just twenty-two when he went on his first voyage around the world in 1831. Darwin's father at first refused to allow his young son to go on the voyage. Fortunately, his father relented, and Darwin's journal is now considered by many to be the greatest scientific travel narrative ever written. Revised by the author in 1860, this is an account of his experiences on the HMS Beagle, ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Strange Survivors

    How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life

    by One R. Pagan ...
    Narrated by Eric Jason Martin ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 44 min

    In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strategies. From sharp claws to brute strength, camouflage to venom-all these tools and abilities share one purpose: to keep their bearer alive long enough to reproduce, helping the species avoid extinction. Every living thing on this planet has developed a time-tested arsenal ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

    or, The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life

    Narrated by Robin Field ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 9 min

    The Origin of Species sold out on the first day of its publication in 1859. It is the major book of the nineteenth century and one of the most readable and accessible of the great revolutionary works of the scientific imagination. Though, in fact, little read, most people know what it says—at least they think they do.The Origin of Species was the first mature and persuasive work to explain how ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Rise and Reign of the Mammals

    A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us

    Narrated by Patrick Lawlor ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 25 min

    **‘Steve Brusatte, the author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, brings mammals out from the shadow of their more showy predecessors in a beautifully written book that . . . makes the case for them as creatures who are just as engaging as dinosaurs.’ – The Sunday Times, ‘Best Books For Summer’'In this terrific new book, Steve Brusatte . . . brings well-known extinct species, the sabre-toothed ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Paleontology

    A Brief History of Life

    Narrated by Brett Barry ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 49 min

    Ian Tattersall, a highly esteemed figure in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and paleontology, leads a fascinating tour of the history of life and the evolution of human beings.Starting at the very beginning, Tattersall examines patterns of change in the biosphere over time, and the correlations of biological events with physical changes in the Earth's environment. He introduces the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    From Bacteria to Bach and Back

    The Evolution of Minds

    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 44 min

    What is human consciousness and how is it possible? This question fascinates thinking people from poets and painters to physicists, psychologists, and philosophers. From Bacteria to Bach and Back is Daniel C. Dennett's brilliant answer, extending perspectives from his earlier work in surprising directions, exploring the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture. Part philosophical ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A (Very) Short History of Life On Earth

    4.6 Billion Years in 12 Chapters

    by Henry Gee ...
    Narrated by Henry Gee ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 47 min

    'Exhilaratingly whizzes through billions of years . . . Gee is a marvellously engaging writer, juggling humour, precision, polemic and poetry to enrich his impossibly telescoped account . . . [making] clear sense out of very complex narratives' - The Times'Henry Gee makes the kaleidoscopically changing canvas of life understandable and exciting. Who will enjoy reading this book? - Everybody!' ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial