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  1. 6.9 hrs • 8/10/2016 • Unabridged

    John Muir's adventure guide for the Yosemite Valley. Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. This audiobook equips travelers with everything they need to make the most of their time in the park. Fascinating background chapters on history, geology and wildlife bring Yosemite to life. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.

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    The Yosemite

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    6.9 hrs • 8/10/16 • Unabridged
  2. 0.1 hrs • 6/29/2015 • Unabridged

    Known as the Thanksgiving Address, this Native American good morning message is based on the belief that the natural world is a precious and rare gift—from the moon and the stars to the tiniest blade of grass.

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    Giving Thanks

    0.1 hrs • 6/29/15 • Unabridged
  3. 3.2 hrs • 9/23/2014 • Unabridged

    What’s really going on with the environment—in our own backyards and the wider world? Conflicting information is offered by websites, magazines, and documentaries that blur the line between news and opinion. Not every report is reliable; not every interest group is actually composed of concerned citizens. In this dynamic account, award-winning author Paul Fleischman arms teens with the basic tools to uncover vested interests and falsehoods by vetting sources, following the money, and checking references so they can make informed decisions about what actions to take in the worldwide battle against climate change, overconsumption, and dwindling resources. We’re living in an “ah-ha” moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity and add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never before seen. The downsides weren’t visible for centuries, but now they are. Suddenly everything needs rethinking—suburbs, cars, fast food, and cheap prices. It’s a changed world. This book explains it. Not with isolated facts, but with the principles driving attitudes and events, from vested interests to denial to big-country syndrome. Because money is as important as molecules in the environment, science is joined with politics, history, and psychology to provide the briefing needed to comprehend the twenty-first century.

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    Eyes Wide Open

    3.2 hrs • 9/23/14 • Unabridged
  4. 0.2 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales sends an inspiring message about how we can change the course of environmental destruction by living in harmony with nature. In an adaptation of his adult book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World for young readers, the prince shares how many years of research have led him to a series of holistic solutions for change. He encourages global citizens of all ages to search for a harmonious balance with nature in order to solve the greatest crisis in modern history—the survival of our planet.

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    Harmony, Children’s Edition

    Read by the Prince of Wales
    0.2 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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