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Offline geo driver

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« on: 05/06/2010 22:18:16 »
now i have a vast amount off time......  to spend at work, with my currently ill daughter, and, if i can fit her in my wife.

so i dont really get a chance to read, what i do try to do, is listen.

non fiction for preference, but engaging enough to not send me to sleep when im going or coming back from work.  im running out of material,

done bill bryson and richard dawkins have you guys got any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: 06/06/2010 00:02:30 »
Project Guttenberg

Get all of the great books - the books that changed the world and all sorts of other stuff in audio format

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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« Reply #2 on: 06/06/2010 11:50:32 »
Try www.thespaceshow.com if you are inclined. 4000 hours of archive should keep you going.


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« Reply #3 on: 06/06/2010 21:00:00 »
cheers JimBob, your contribution is now down loading

Sean i had a problem with the link is it just my computer?
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« Reply #4 on: 07/06/2010 18:38:12 »
Works for me........

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« Reply #5 on: 08/06/2010 00:33:03 »
And of course there's several hundred hours of great science programmes for download courtesy of the Naked Scientists...
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« Reply #6 on: 08/06/2010 02:15:26 »
nice Chris but i already have and listened to all of them

and they are great.  cheers you, and your team have given me several hours of brain expansion, thank you.

im looking forward to showing my daughter, loads if kitchen science, shes around the same age as yours i belive.
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« Reply #7 on: 16/06/2010 21:27:24 »
You listen to Bill Bryson whilst driving!!!! He always makes me nod off. I like a bit of action in the car, so prefer fiction. I love a bit of Doctor who on audio. They have good readers. I also listen to BBC comedy. Old Harry's game is very funny. I have to read Non-Fiction as I'm not an audio learner, hence falling asleep in History lessons when the teacher dictated notes.
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« Reply #8 on: 16/06/2010 21:28:18 »
Oops, try the BBC shop on line.
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« Reply #9 on: 18/06/2010 14:44:10 »
lol, wile driving i do like a bit of music to keep me awake, but if i done that on my bike i would be forever above the speed limit by alot, thefore somthing calm to keep me from going at 200kph.  thanks lady for the tips
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« Reply #10 on: 09/07/2010 12:20:54 »
now i have a vast amount off time......  to spend at work, with my currently ill daughter, and, if i can fit her in my wife.

so i dont really get a chance to read, what i do try to do, is listen.

non fiction for preference, but engaging enough to not send me to sleep when im going or coming back from work.  im running out of material,

done bill bryson and richard dawkins have you guys got any suggestions?

So do you prefer the educational podcasts? or just in general?
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« Reply #11 on: 12/07/2010 16:31:02 »
educational for preference
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« Reply #12 on: 13/07/2010 14:07:31 »
I would like to find the Universe in a nutshell on CD if possible. I am reading through it again for round two, because I could not seem to retain it on round 1, If anyone has a good lead on a decently priced CD version, I would be happy for YOU to message ME the information on where you found it or where I can get it?

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