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  • 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
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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

Enjoyable listen

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Reviewed: 26-08-2018

I got lost towards the end of it but it was nice to have some sort of overview, working well with David Christian's Big History lectures

  • Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

  • By: David Christian, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Christian
  • Length: 24 hrs and 26 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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How is it possible for the disciplines of cosmology, geology, anthropology, biology, and history to fit together? These 48 lectures answer that question by weaving a single story from accounts of the past developed by a variety of scholarly disciplines. The result is a story stretching from the origins of the universe to the present day and beyond, in which human history is seen as part of the history of our Earth and biosphere, and the Earth's history, in turn, is seen as part of the history of the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining all the way through

  • By Tim on 27-01-2015

Absorbing and enjoyable

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Reviewed: 05-06-2018

Enjoyed a historians perspective on our origin from the big bang to now. Great delivery and content, nothing new but nicely presented.