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#1 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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#2 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

Bessel van der Kolk

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

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#3 HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND

Michael Pollan

A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.

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#4 AMERICA BEFORE

Graham Hancock

The author of “Magicians of the Gods” makes his case about the origins of civilizations. Read by the author. 17 hours, 17 minutes unabridged.

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#5 ENLIGHTENMENT NOW

Steven Pinker

A case for using reason, science and humanism to counter pessimistic views of Western civilization.

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#6 WHY WE SLEEP

Matthew Walker

A neuroscientist uses recent scientific discoveries to explain the functions of sleep and dreams.

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#7 BEING MORTAL

Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.

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#8 THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH

David Wallace-Wells

How climate-related crises may cause food shortages, refugee emergencies and other catastrophes. Read by the author. 8 hours, 33 minutes unabridged.

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#9 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

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#10 BOTTLE OF LIES

Katherine Eban

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