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    • Blueprint

    • The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
    • De : Nicholas A. Christakis
    • Lu par : Nicholas A. Christakis
    • Durée : 14 h et 55 min
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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. 

    Prix : 44,85 €

    • The Body

    • A Guide for Occupants
    • De : Bill Bryson
    • Lu par : Bill Bryson
    • Durée : Indisponible
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    In the best-selling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

    Prix : 18,60 €

    • Homing

    • On Pigeons, Dwellings and Why We Return
    • De : Jon Day
    • Durée : 10 h
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    A feral history of home, and our relationship with that most unloved bird. As a boy, Jon Day was fascinated by pigeons, which he used to rescue from the streets of London. Twenty years later he moved away from the city centre to the suburbs to start a family. But in moving house, he began to lose a sense of what it means to feel at home.

    • On Pigeons, Dwellings and Why We Return
    • De : Jon Day
    • Durée : 10 h
    • Date de publication : 13/06/2019
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    Prix : 21,54 €

    • The Last Whalers

    • The Life of an Endangered Tribe in a Land Left Behind
    • De : Doug Bock Clark
    • Lu par : Jay Snyder
    • Durée : 11 h et 23 min
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    The epic story of the world's last subsistence whalers. At a time when global change has eradicated thousands of unique cultures, The Last Whalers tells the stunning inside story of the Lamalerans, an ancient tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who live on a volcanic island so remote it is known by other Indonesians as 'The Land Left Behind'. They have survived for centuries by taking whales with bamboo harpoons but now are being pushed toward collapse by the encroachment of the modern world.

    Prix : 21,54 €

    • Heiða

    • A Shepherd at the Edge of the World
    • De : Steinunn Sigurðardóttir
    • Durée : 10 h
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    Heiða is a solitary farmer with a flock of 500 sheep in a remorseless area bordering Iceland's highlands. It's known as the End of the World. One of her nearest neighbours is Iceland's most notorious volcano, Katla, which has periodically driven away the inhabitants of Ljótarstaðir ever since people first started farming there in the 12th century. This portrait of Heiða written with wit and humour by one of Iceland's most acclaimed novelists, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, tells a heroic tale of a charismatic young woman, who at 23 walked away from a career as a model in New York to take over the family farm when her father died. 

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • Incredible Journeys

    • How Animals, Great and Small, Find Their Way
    • De : David Barrie
    • Lu par : David Barrie
    • Durée : 10 h
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    In Incredible Journeys, award-winning author David Barrie takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge science of animal navigation, where breakthroughs are allowing scientists to unravel, for the first time, how animals as various as butterflies, birds, crustaceans, fish, reptiles and even people find their way. Weaving interviews with leading experts on animal behaviour with the groundbreaking discoveries of Nobel-Prize winning neuroscientists, Barrie shines a light on the astounding skills of animals of every stripe. Dung beetles that steer by the light of the Milky Way. Ants and bees that navigate using patterns of light invisible to humans. 

    Prix : 24,48 €

    • How to Catch a Mole

    • And Find Yourself in Nature
    • De : Marc Hamer
    • Lu par : Marc Hamer
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    Although common, moles are mysterious: their habits are inscrutable, they are anatomically bizarre and they live completely alone. Marc Hamer has come closer to them than most, both through his long working life out in the Welsh countryside and his experiences of rural homelessness as a boy, sleeping in hedgerows. Over the years, Marc has learned a great deal about these small, velvet creatures who live in the dark beneath us and the myths that surround them, and his work has also led him to a wise and uplifting acceptance of the inevitable changes that we all face. 

    Prix : 21,54 €

    • Dream Horse

    • De : Janet Vokes
    • Durée : 9 h
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    Janet Vokes was working behind the bar in her local working men’s club in the small Welsh mining community of Cefn Fforest when she fixed upon the idea of breeding a racehorse. She'd always loved animals, having dabbled in showing whippets and racing pigeons, and her husband Brian used to be a rag and bone man with a horse of his own. Why shouldn't a working-class horse take on the high flyers in the rarified world of racing? 

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • Shucked

    • Life on a New England Oyster Farm
    • De : Erin Byers Murray
    • Lu par : Vanessa Johansson
    • Durée : 9 h et 6 min
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    In March of 2009, Erin Byers Murray ditched her pampered city-girl lifestyle and convinced the rowdy and mostly male crew at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, Massachusetts, to let a completely unprepared, aquaculture-illiterate food-and-lifestyle writer work for them for a year to learn the business of oysters. The result is Shucked - part love letter, part memoir, and part documentary about the world's most beloved bivalves.   

    Prix : 15,70 €

    • Becoming a Marine Biologist

    • Masters at Work Series
    • De : Virginia Morell
    • Lu par : Gabra Zackman
    • Durée : 3 h et 52 min
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    Choosing a profession begins with imagining yourself in a career. Now New York Times best-selling author Virginia Morell dives into the adventures of a marine biologist team, allowing a much needed, in-depth look into the field. Becoming a Marine Biologist explores how successful marine biologists curated their careers and what they suggest to young people today who feel called to protect our oceans by studying the sea and its inhabitants. 

    Prix : 12,72 €

    • Where the Hornbeam Grows

    • A Journey in Search of a Garden
    • De : Beth Lynch
    • Lu par : Joan Walker
    • Durée : 10 h
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    What do you do when you find yourself living as a stranger? When Beth Lynch moved to Switzerland, she quickly realised that the sheer will to connect with people would not guarantee a happy relocation. Out of place and lonely, Beth knows that she needs to get her hands dirty if she is to put down roots. And so she sets about making herself at home in the way she knows best - by tending a garden, growing things.

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • Under the Camelthorn Tree

    • Raising a Family Among Lions
    • De : Kate Nicholls
    • Durée : 10 h
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    Kate Nicholls left England to raise her five children in Botswana: an experience that would change each of their lives. Living on a shoestring in a lion conservation camp, Kate home-schools her family while they also learn at first hand about the individual lives of wild lions. Their deep attachment to these magnificent animals is palpable. The setting is exotic but it is also precarious. 

    Prix : 19,58 €

    • The Deep

    • De : Alex Rogers
    • Durée : Indisponible
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    There's so much we don't know about what lies deep beneath the ocean's surface - and the time to find out is growing increasingly precious.... Professor Alex Rogers is one of the world's leading experts in marine biology and oceanology, and has spent his life studying the deep ocean - and in particular the impact of human activity on the ecosystems of the oceans. In this timely, galvanising and fascinating book, Professor Rogers offers a fundamentally optimistic view of humanity's relationship with the oceans - and also a very personal account of his own interaction with the seas.

    • De : Alex Rogers
    • Durée : Indisponible
    • Date de publication : 18/04/2019
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    Prix : 24,48 €

    • The Lives of Bees

    • The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild
    • De : Thomas D. Seeley
    • Lu par : William Hope
    • Durée : Indisponible
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    Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s hive - and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet’s managed honey bee populations.

    Prix : 18,83 €

    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • De : Yuval Noah Harari
    • Lu par : Derek Perkins
    • Durée : 15 h et 17 min
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    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic knowledge for mere mortals

    • Auteur(s) : nreyes le 03/11/2017

    Prix : 29,58 €

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • De : Yuval Noah Harari
    • Lu par : Derek Perkins
    • Durée : 14 h et 54 min
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    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another masterpiece with great narration

    • Auteur(s) : nreyes le 31/07/2018

    Prix : 33,89 €

    • Why We Sleep

    • Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
    • De : Matthew Walker PhD
    • Lu par : Steve West
    • Durée : 13 h et 52 min
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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
    • Great book

    • Auteur(s) : Utilisateur anonyme le 04/11/2018

    Prix : 21,74 €

    • Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

    • De : Frans de Waal
    • Lu par : Sean Runnette
    • Durée : 10 h et 35 min
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    De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed. De Waal's landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal - and human - intelligence.

    Prix : 23,47 €

    • The Gene

    • An Intimate History
    • De : Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Lu par : Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Durée : 19 h et 22 min
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    The extraordinary Siddhartha Mukherjee has written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Substantial but Drawn Out!

    • Auteur(s) : Pierre Gauthier le 17/03/2019

    Prix : 33,45 €

    • Sapiens. De animales a dioses [Sapiens. From Animals to Gods]

    • Una breve historia de la humanidad [A Brief History of Humankind]
    • De : Yuval Noah Harari
    • Lu par : Carlos Manuel Vesga
    • Durée : 17 h et 26 min
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    Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia: de simios sin importancia a amos del mundo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening

    • Auteur(s) : Carlos A Bonadona V le 04/11/2018

    Prix : 30,48 €

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