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  • The Joy of Science

  • By: Robert M. Hazen, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert M. Hazen
  • Length: 30 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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Science is humanity's greatest achievement. It ranges from the study of the universe itself to the smallest particles of matter contained within it - and everything in between. If you want to better understand our physical world, as most of us do, gaining a basic understanding of science itself is profoundly important - yet many are intimidated by the breathtaking scope of such an endeavor. Now an award-winning science teacher has taken out the intimidation, harnessing that breathtaking scope into a series of 60 exciting, comprehensive, and accessible lectures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book

  • By Muhammad Emad on 01-12-2018

Fantastic!!!!

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Reviewed: 15-02-2016

Loved these lectures from start to finish! Listening to Prof Hazen was a true pleasure, he is amazing! 30 hours of genuine intellectual stimulation. Highly recommended.

  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 137
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"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • engrossing!

  • By Mars on 10-10-2015

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 23-06-2015

Very enjoyable! Prof Wolfson is fantastic, he is very enthusiastic and has a great explanatory style. A true pleasure to listen to!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
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Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, 2007.
Winner of the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative

  • By Kristopher on 11-12-2014

Fantastic!!!

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Reviewed: 21-05-2015

Richard Dawkins - Good looking, beautiful voice and as brilliant as they come! A must listen!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

  • The Evidence for Evolution
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 79
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    5 out of 5 stars 73
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    5 out of 5 stars 70

In The Greatest Show on Earth, Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and gripping.

  • By Brenda on 02-02-2016

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 24-04-2015

Every child should be taught this from an early age to evolve humans past the religious ideal that humans are the centre of everything.

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  • You Are Here

  • A Portable History of the Universe
  • By: Christopher Potter
  • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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You Are Here is a dazzling exploration of the universe and our relationship to it.It is the story of how something evolved from nothing, and how something became everything. It is the story of science: the greatest story ever told.Here, for the first time in a single span, is the life of the universe, from quarks to galaxy super-clusters, and from slime to Homo sapiens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant!

  • By Michael on 30-01-2015

Absolutely brilliant!

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Reviewed: 30-01-2015

I have listened to this book about ten times! Every human should read or listen this book at least twice!

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