Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity [Audiobook]

Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity [Audiobook]
Life Finds a Way: What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity [Audiobook] by Andreas Wagner, read by Alex Hyde-White
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7h 33m | 213.66MB

How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and science...

In Life Finds a Way, biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in biological evolution and human cultural creativity. Rarely is either a linear climb to perfection - instead, "progress" is typically marked by a sequence of peaks, plateaus, and pitfalls. For instance, in Picasso's 40-some iterations of Guernica, we see the same combination of small steps, incessant reshuffling, and large, almost reckless, leaps that characterize the way evolution transformed a dinosaur's grasping claw into a condor's soaring wing. By understanding these principles, we can also better realize our own creative potential to find new solutions to adversity.

Ultimately, Life Finds a Way offers a new framework for the nature of creativity, enabling us to better adapt, grow, and change in art, business, or science - that is, in life.

Emperors of the Deep: Sharks - The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians [Audiobook]

Emperors of the Deep: Sharks - The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians [Audiobook]
Emperors of the Deep: Sharks - The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians [Audiobook] by William McKeever, read by Tim Andres Pabon
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10h 1m | 275.36MB

In this remarkable, groundbreaking audiobook, a documentarian and conservationist, determined to dispel misplaced fear and correct common misconceptions, explores in-depth the secret lives of sharks - magnificent creatures who play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world's oceans and ultimately the planet.

From the Jaws blockbusters to Shark Week, we are conditioned to see sharks as terrifying, cold-blooded underwater predators. But as Safeguard the Seas founder William McKeever reveals, sharks are evolutionary marvels essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. We can learn much from sharks, he argues, and our knowledge about them continues to grow. The first to reveal in full the hidden lives of sharks, Emperors of the Deep examines four species - mako, tiger, hammerhead, and great white - as never before and includes fascinating details such as:

  • Sharks are 50 million years older than trees;
  • Sharks have survived five extinction-level events, including the one that killed off the dinosaurs;
  • Sharks have electroreception, a sixth sense that lets them pick up on electric fields generated by living things;
  • Sharks can dive 4,000 feet below the surface;
  • Sharks account for only six human fatalities per year, while humans kill 100 million sharks per year.

McKeever goes back through time to probe the shark's prehistoric secrets and how it has become the world's most feared and most misunderstood predator and takes us on a pulse-pounding tour around the world and deep under the water's surface, from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to the coral reefs of the tropical Central Pacific, to see sharks up close in their natural habitat. He also interviews ecologists, conservationists, and world-renowned shark experts, including the founders of Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior, the head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, and the self-professed "last great shark hunter".

At once a deep dive into the misunderstood world of sharks and an urgent call to protect them, Emperors of the Deep celebrates this wild species that holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of the ocean - if we can prevent their extinction from climate change and human hunters.

Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide For Programmers And Other Curious People [Audiobook]

Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide For Programmers And Other Curious People [Audiobook]
Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide For Programmers And Other Curious People [Audiobook] by Aditya Bhargava, read by Derek Lettman
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + PDF | 3h 46m | 109.75MB

Grokking Algorithms is a friendly guide that teaches you how to apply common algorithms to the practical problems you face every day as a programmer. You'll start with sorting and searching and, as you build up your skills in thinking algorithmically, you'll tackle more complex concerns such as data compression and artificial intelligence. Learning about algorithms doesn't have to be boring!

An algorithm is nothing more than a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem. The algorithms you'll use most often as a programmer have already been discovered, tested, and proven. If you want to understand them but refuse to slog through dense multipage proofs, this is the book for you. This engaging guide makes it easy to learn how to use the most important algorithms effectively in your own programs.

Contents include:

  • Introduction to algorithms
  • Selection sort
  • Recursion
  • Quicksort
  • Hash tables
  • Breadth-first search
  • Dijkstra's algorithm
  • Greedy algorithms
  • Dynamic programming
  • K-nearest neighbors

This accessible introduction is suitable for self-taught programmers, engineers, or anyone who wants to brush up on algorithms. Each carefully presented example includes helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples in Python.

Scientific Creationism: Study Real Evidence of Origins, Discover Scientific Flaws in Evolution [Audiobook]

Scientific Creationism: Study Real Evidence of Origins, Discover Scientific Flaws in Evolution [Audiobook]
Scientific Creationism: Study Real Evidence of Origins, Discover Scientific Flaws in Evolution [Audiobook] by Henry M Morris, read by Timothy Danko
2019 | M4B@128 kbps | 11h 4m | 603.92MB

Scientific Creationism delivers a meticulously researched, scientific investigation of the most important aspects of the creation-evolution question. Dr. Henry Morris along with the Institute for Creation Science researchers and consultants allow science to speak for itself without referencing the Bible or other religious literature in this undeniable study of origins. Within their thorough exploration, you will find irrefutable evidence that supports creationism rather than evolutionism.

Morris and team write to scientists and non-scientists alike revealing how each new scientific discovery or analysis weakens the traditional case for evolution and strengthens the case for creation. Scientific Creationism gives equal consideration to both scientific philosophies and offers more scientific reasoning and logical interpretation than most educational textbooks used in today's high school and college classes.

Explore the evidence. Study the scientific flaws of Darwin's theory through the eyes of Dr. Henry Morris and the brilliant scientists of the Institute for Creation Research. Could evolutionary thinking be founded on anticipated evidence? Scientific Creationism separates fact from theory so you can evaluate the creation and evolution models within the context of established physical laws.

No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent: No Holds Barred, Take No Prisoners, Guide to Getting Really Rich, 3rd Edition [Audiobook]

No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent: No Holds Barred, Take No Prisoners, Guide to Getting Really Rich, 3rd Edition [Audiobook]
No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent: No Holds Barred, Take No Prisoners, Guide to Getting Really Rich, 3rd Edition [Audiobook] by Dan S. Kennedy, read by Shawn Compton
2019 | M4B@128 kbps | 9h 20m | 509.03MB

In this new edition of No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent, millionaire maker Dan S. Kennedy shows you how to re-position your business, practice, or sales career to attract customers or clients for whom price is not a determining factor. Learn how to sell to those who will always be spending as Kennedy shines the spotlight on the practical strategies used by The Ritz-Carlton, Disney, Harrah's Entertainment, Dove, AARP, Dr. Oz, Starbucks, Williams-Sonoma, DeBeers, the health and wellness industry, and many other fascinating and diverse true-life examples.

You'll also discover how to:

  • Use 10 surprising emotional buy triggers the affluent find irresistible
  • Stop selling products and services, and learn how selling aspirations and emotional fulfillment is more profitable
  • Use Kennedy's Million-Dollar Marketing System
  • A step-by-step blueprint comparable to those developed for six-figure clients, ready for do-it-yourself use
  • Apply the magic language of "membership" to any business for the affluent...from pizza shops and medical practices to retail stores and pet hotels

One Giant Leap: The Untold Story of How We Flew to the Moon [Audiobook]

One Giant Leap: The Untold Story of How We Flew to the Moon [Audiobook]
One Giant Leap: The Untold Story of How We Flew to the Moon [Audiobook] by Charles Fishman, read by Fred Sanders
2019 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 15h 5m | 822.8 MB

New York Times best-selling author of The Wal-Mart Effect Charles Fishman reveals the untold true story of the men and women charged with taking the United States to the moon.

President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the US would land a man on the moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the engineers at NASA. On the day of the historic speech, America had a total of 15 minutes of spaceflight experience - with just five of those minutes outside the atmosphere. In fact, Soviet canines had more spaceflight experience than US astronauts.

To fulfill President Kennedy's mandate, NASA engineers had to invent space travel. When Kennedy announced his goal, no one knew how to navigate to the moon. No one knew how to build a rocket big enough to fly to the moon. No one knew how to build a computer small enough to put on that rocket. No one knew how to feed astronauts in space, and no one knew how astronauts would even use the bathroom in space. And NASA had just nine years to make it happen.

In One Giant Leap, Charles Fishman introduces listeners to the men and women tasked with putting a man on the moon. From the halls of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary digital pioneer Charles Draper created the two computers aboard Apollo 11, to the factories where hundreds of women weaved computer programs with copper wire, Fishman captures the sweeping achievement of these ordinary Americans. This is the captivating story of men and women charged with changing the world as we know it - their leaders, their triumphs, their near disasters, all of which led to arguably the greatest success story of the 20th century.