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    The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

    Narrated by Michael Goldstrom ...


    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

    $30.29 AUD $26.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Who We Are and How We Got Here

    Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

    by David Reich ...
    Narrated by John Lescault ...


    10 hours 51 min

    A groundbreaking book about how ancient DNA has profoundly changed our understanding of human historyGeneticists like David Reich have made astounding advances in the field of genomics, which is proving to be as important as archaeology, linguistics, and written records as a means to understand our ancestry.In Who We Are and How We Got Here, Reich allows listeners to discover how the human genome ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Sports Gene

    Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success

    by David Epstein ...
    Narrated by David Epstein ...


    10 hours 22 min

    *** Shortlisted for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2013 ***Is Usain Bolt a superhuman one-off?Are sports stars like Paula Radcliffe and Tiger Woods born or made?Could we all be Olympians if we trained hard enough?And is the answer to be found by looking at Alaskan huskies?In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning write... ... Read more

    $20.83 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How to Argue With a Racist

    History, Science, Race and Reality

    Narrated by Adam Rutherford ...


    5 hours 2 min

    *THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*'Nobody deals with challenging subjects more interestingly and compellingly than Adam Rutherford, and this may be his best book yet. This is a seriously important work' BILL BRYSONRace is real because we perceive it. Racism is real because we enact it. But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise - and increasingly part of the public ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How DNA Makes Us Who We Are

    by Robert Plomin ...
    Narrated by Robert Plomin ...


    8 hours 22 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Blueprint written and read by Robert Plomin.The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1% of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion or extraversion, our vulnerability to mental illness, even whether we are a morning person - all of these aspects of our personality are profoundly shaped by our inherited DNA ... Read more

    $18.93 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 ...


    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

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Psychopath Inside

    A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain

    by James Fallon ...
    Narrated by Walter Dixon ...


    4 hours 58 min

    The memoir of a neuroscientist whose research led him to a bizarre personal discovery James Fallon had spent an entire career studying how our brains affect our behavior when his research suddenly turned personal. While studying brain scans of several family members, he discovered that one perfectly matched a pattern he'd found in the brains of serial killers. This meant one of two things: Either ... Read more

    $41.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hacking Darwin

    Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

    by Jamie Metzl ...
    Narrated by Eric Jason Martin ...


    10 hours 58 min

    From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives-sex, war, love, and death. At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors


    15 hours 44 min

    World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a Roots for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics--are rooted in the deep ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Broken Tree

    How DNA Exposed a Family’s Secrets

    Narrated by David Marantz ...


    5 hours 16 min

    All families have stories and all families have secrets. Some stories can be hidden forever. Others come out over time, or suddenly through revelation. With the advent of easy to obtain and cheap DNA kits, more and more people are stumbling across biological secrets they never suspected, sometimes with happy outcomes, but sometimes with shocking results.In this book, the author provides a real ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Sean Runnette ...


    4 hours 12 min

    Genomics has transformed the biological sciences. From epidemiology and medicine to evolution and forensics, the ability to determine an organism's complete genetic makeup has changed the way science is done and the questions that can be asked of it. Its most celebrated achievement was the Human Genome Project, a technologically challenging endeavor that took thousands of scientists around the ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are

    Narrated by Michael Page ...


    10 hours 7 min

    A leading neuroscientist explains why your personal traits are more innate than you think What makes you the way you are-and what makes each of us different from everyone else? In Innate, leading neuroscientist and popular science blogger Kevin Mitchell traces human diversity and individual differences to their deepest level: in the wiring of our brains. Deftly guiding us through important new ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Philadelphia Chromosome

    A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level

    Narrated by Heather Henderson ...


    9 hours 43 min

    Almost daily, headlines announce newly discovered links between cancers and their genetic causes. Science journalist Jessica Wapner vividly relates the backstory behind those headlines, reconstructing the crucial breakthroughs, explaining the science behind them, and giving due to the dozens of researchers, doctors, and patients whose curiosity and determination restored the promise of a future to ... Read more

    $36.65 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Short History of Humanity

    How Migration Made Us Who We Are


    6 hours 9 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Humanity has often found itself on the precipice. We've survived and thrived because we've never stopped moving...In this eye-opening book, Johannes Krause, Chair of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Humanity, offers a new way of understanding our past, present and future.Marshalling unique insights from archaeogenetics, an emerging new discipline that allows us ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Me, Myself, and Why

    Searching for the Science of Self

    Narrated by Karen Saltus ...


    8 hours 52 min

    A fascinating survey of the forces that shape who we are and how we act-from the author of The Calculus Diaries Following her previous tours through the worlds of physics (Black Bodies and Quantum Cats) and calculus (The Calculus Diaries), acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ouellette now turns her attention to the mysteries of human identity and behavior with Me, Myself, and Why. She draws on ... Read more

    $52.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    DNA Demystified

    Unravelling the Double Helix

    by Alan McHughen ...
    Narrated by Bob Souer ...


    15 hours 19 min

    DNA, once the exclusive domain of scientists in research labs, is now the darling of popular and social media. With personal genetic testing kits in homes and GMO foods in stores, DNA is an increasingly familiar term. Unfortunately, what people know, or think they know, about DNA and genetics is often confused or incorrect. Contrary to popular belief, for instance, genes don't "skip a generation" ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The New Science of Human Individuality

    Narrated by Adam Barr ...


    7 hours 40 min

    Inspired by the abundance of unique personalities available on dating websites, a renowned neuroscientist examines the science of what makes you, you.David J. Linden has devoted his career to understanding the biology common to all humans. But a few years ago he found himself on OkCupid. Looking through that vast catalog of human diversity, he got to wondering: What makes us all so different? ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Brief Candle in the Dark

    My Life in Science

    Narrated by Richard Dawkins ...


    13 hours 53 min

    In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How to Grow a Human: Adventures in Who We Are and How We Are Made

    by Philip Ball ...
    Narrated by Philip Ball ...


    12 hours 14 min

    A cutting-edge examination of what it means to be human and to have a 'self' in the face of new scientific developments in genetic editing, cloning and neural downloading.After seeing his own cells used to grow clumps of new neurons – essentially mini-brains – Philip Ball begins to examine the concepts of identity and consciousness. Delving into humanity's deep evolutionary past to look at how ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ancestors in Our Genome

    The New Science of Human Evolution

    Narrated by Chris Sorensen ...


    10 hours 2 min

    In Ancestors in Our Genome, molecular anthropologist Eugene E. Harris presents us with a complete and up-to-date account of the evolution of the human genome and our species. Written from the perspective of population genetics, and in simple terms, the book traces human origins back to their source among our earliest human ancestors, and explains many of the most intriguing questions that genome ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Summary of Jennifer A. Doudna & Samuel H. Sternberg’s A Crack in Creation

    by Falcon Press ...
    Narrated by Chad Louwerse ...


    26 min

    Buy now to get the key takeaways from Jennifer A. Doudna & Samuel H. Sternberg’s A Crack in Creation.Sample Key Takeaways:In 1983, biologist Jack Szostak discovered a repair mechanism for breaks in the double strand of DNA.The famous structure of DNA is the double helix, which consists of two strands. In the repair procedure, it is broken by enzymes before a corrected copy of DNA is inserted, ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Designing Humans

    How Gene Editing Can Bring Back Old Evils and Alter the Course of Human Evolution

    by Andy Renmei ...
    Narrated by Martin John ...


    34 min

    This short read analyses gene editing as a revolutionary new technology that could enable the design of new 'ideal' humans.What traits would be desirable?This kind of question links back to eugenic ideas that were popular in Europe in the early 1920s. Using visual communication and design references, 'Designing Humans' critiques past eugenic propaganda and speculates on its possible come back once ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Better Half

    On the Genetic Superiority of Women

    by Sharon Moalem ...
    Narrated by Sharon Moalem ...


    5 hours 43 min

    An award-winning physician and scientist makes the game-changing case that genetic females are stronger than males at every stage of life'A powerful antidote to the myth of a "weaker sex"' Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered BrainFrom birth, genetic females are better at fighting viruses, infections and cancer. They do better at surviving epidemics and famines. They live longer, and even see the ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hacking Immortality

    New Realities in the Quest to Live Forever

    Narrated by Lisa Larsen ...
    series Alice in Futureland


    4 hours 40 min

    Cheat death—or at least delay it—with this accessible look into the quest for immortality, and what it means for human civilization.Are humans close to living forever? With advances in medicine and new therapies that prolong life expectancy, we are on track to make aging even more manageable.This new entry in the exciting Alice in Futureland series explores both the science and cultural impulse ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial