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The Origin and Evolution of Earth
- From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence
- By: Robert M. Hazen, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Robert M. Hazen
- Length: 25 hrs and 15 mins
- Original Recording
This course chronicles the history of Earth and life on Earth from the point of view of the minerals that made it all happen. A major theme is how minerals and life coevolved, leading to the unprecedented mineral diversity on our world compared to the other planets in the solar system. Professor Hazen tells this epic story in 48 action-packed lectures that take you from the big bang to the formation of the solar system to the major milestones that marked the evolution of Earth and life.
- By desleighjane on 26-10-2019
Geology meets mineralogy meets biology.
This book was/is fascinating.
I will be listening to it again, Robert Hazen is brilliant at explaining what he is lecturing.
God Is Not Great
- How Religion Poisons Everything
- By: Christopher Hitchens
- Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
- Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.
Hitch, as ususal, pulls no punches
- By Keijo Sandvik on 25-04-2015
A must read for religious people.
Christopher Hitchens is a god for freeing our minds from all the religious brain washing.