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Librivox: Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution by Kropotkin, Peter show

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Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution is a book by Peter Kropotkin on the subject of mutual aid, written while he was living in exile in England. It was first published by William Heinemann in London in October 1902. The individual chapters had originally been published in 1890-96 as a series of essays in the British monthly literary magazine, Nineteenth Century. Written partly in response to Social Darwinism and in particular to Thomas H. Huxley's Nineteenth Century essay, "The Struggle for Existence," Kropotkin's book drew on his experiences in scientific expeditions in Siberia to illustrate the phenomenon of cooperation. After examining the evidence of cooperation in nonhuman animals, "savages," "barbarians," in medieval cities, and in modern times, he concludes that cooperation and mutual aid are as important in the evolution of the species as competition and mutual strife, if not more so. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, The by US Army Corps of Engineers show

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This is the official report, published nearly 11 months after the first and only atomic bombings in history (to date), of a group of military physicians and engineers who accompanied the initial contingent of U.S. soldiers into the destroyed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The report presents a clinical description of the devastation, loss of life and continued suffering of the survivors that resulted from the world's first and only atomic bombings, to date. The appendix is an eyewitness account, contrasting vividly with the dispassionate sang-froid of the report itself, written by a German Jesuit priest who survived the blast at Hiroshima, and whose order assisted in rescue efforts following the catastrophic attack. This recording was completed on the 63rd anniversary of the events. (Summary by Dennis Sayers).

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Librivox: Coleção LibriVox de Contos Brasileiros 001 by Various show

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Nesta coleção, a diversidade da literatura brasileira está representada em quinze contos, lidos com sotaques que também refletem a variedade da Língua Portuguesa. LibriVox Collection of Brazilian Short Stories The diversity of Brazilian literature is represented through the fifteen short stories in this collection, read by voices that also reflect the diversity of the Portuguese language.

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Librivox: Robinson Crusoe's Story by Carryl, Charles Edward show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 different recordings of Robinson Crusoe's Story by Charles Edward Carryl.

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Librivox: Adventures of a Brownie as Told to my Child by Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock show

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Adventures of a Brownie follows the life of a brownie who lives in a family's coal cellar and the adventures he gets into with the members of the household. Written by Ancilla

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Librivox: Vice in its Proper Shape by Anonymous show

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Cautionary tales of the transmigration of the souls of naughty boys and girls, as elucidated by the mysterious Bramin, Mr Wiseman: "Having been gifted with the faculty of distinguishing those animals which are now animated by the souls of such human beings as formerly degraded themselves to a level with the unthinking brutes, I have taken the pains to provide a collection of beasts, birds, &c. most of which are inhabited by the souls of some naughty masters or misses, who died in the neighbourhood." (David Barnes, quoting the Introduction)

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Librivox: Out of Time's Abyss by Burroughs, Edgar Rice show

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Out of Time's Abyss is a science fiction novel, the third of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Caspak trilogy. In this conclusion, the mysteries of the lost world's unique biological system are revealed. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Beautiful and Damned, The by Fitzgerald, F. Scott show

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It tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune), the relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Ann Veronica by Wells, H. G. show

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Ann Veronica was a controversial book detailing the development of a naive school girl into a "New Woman". When it was published, the Spectator described it as a "poisonous book ... capable of poisoning the minds of those who read it." Although it is unlikely to offend modern listeners in this way, this novel addresses many feminist issues that are still relevant today. (Summary by Joy Chan)

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Librivox: Popular History of Ireland, Book 04, A by McGee, Thomas D'Arcy show

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassing twelve books; Book 4 begins with the first Norman invasion of the island and continues to the end of the 13th century. (Summary by Sibella Denton)

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