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  • The History of Science: 1700-1900

  • By: Frederick Gregory, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Frederick Gregory
  • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The scientific theories that were first discovered and made public in the years 1700-1900 are some of the most pivotal in history. Landmark theories of planetary motion, the workings of nature, and the speed of light were all ideas that took the world by storm. Now you can share in that story of discovery in a series of 36 lectures designed to give you a rock-solid understanding of the great discoveries of Newton, Darwin, Franklin, Pasteur, and so many others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good history of Western Astro and Tech Sci

  • By B F. on 22-12-18

A fascinating story very well told

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-16

Any additional comments?

This is a really good course. The science is accessible without being dumbed down, and the wider context, particularly of religion, is very well explained. The teacher has an enthusiastic but realistic approach to his subject which made listening a pleasure. One of my favourite courses ( and I've listened to a lot!)

  • London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World

  • By: Robert Bucholz, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Bucholz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

No city has had as powerful and as enduring an impact on Western civilization as London. But what made the city the perfect environment for so many great developments? How did London endure the sweeping historical revolutions and disasters without crumbling? Find the answers to these questions and more in these 24 fascinating lectures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable until..

  • By Dusty Raven on 20-08-15

Enjoyable until..

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-15

Would you listen to London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World again? Why?

Yes. I have worked in London for 35 years and was interested to learn more about the places I know.

What did you like best about this story?

Learning about the history of all the familiar places.

What about Professor Robert Bucholz’s performance did you like?

His enthusiasm and personal knowledge of London.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

No idea.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this until the last couple if episodes when a number of factual errors made me doubt the veracity of the whole thing. So The Dave Clark 5 were from Tottenham not Tooting, the Labour election victory in 1964 was not a landslide, the O2 is not the O squared and so on.

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