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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 122
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Fundamentals

  • By jj_reviewerextraordinaire on 30-04-15

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 20-04-16

Brilliant look at so many topics yet with plenty of detail in each. Really easy to follow and absorb. Would love to hear the same lecturer now these years after this was made in the light of recent discoveries.

  • Atomic Awakening

  • A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
  • By: James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima and the Cold War still ringing in our ears, our perception of all things nuclear is seen through the lens of weapons development. Nuclear power is full of mind-bending theories, deep secrets, and the misdirection of public consciousness - some deliberate, some accidental. The result of this fixation on bombs and fallout is that the development of a non-polluting, renewable energy source stands frozen in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Futuristic, tense, stranger than fiction history!

  • By Jim Vaughan on 20-11-13

Great

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Reviewed: 29-03-16

Interesting and easy to follow. Great insight into a no doubt misunderstood science and movement.

  • K2

  • Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain
  • By: Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

In K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain, Viesturs explores the remarkable history of the mountain and of those who have attempted to conquer it. At the same time he probes K2's most memorable sagas in an attempt to illustrate the lessons learned by confronting the fundamental questions raised by mountaineering - questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one's teammates, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Colette on 31-07-10

Gripping and Fascinating

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Reviewed: 16-10-15

I loved this audio book. It is gripping and thoroughly interesting but in a non-sensationalist or glorifying way. It is honest and heart felt with genuine opinion. It describes many feelings and sentiments that I can easily imagine given the descriptive accounts. excellent.

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