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John Mayhew

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  • Great Ideas of Classical Physics

  • By: Steven Pollock, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Pollock
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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Classical physics is about how things move, why they move, and how they work. It's about making sense of motion, gravity, light, heat, sound, electricity, and magnetism, and seeing how these phenomena interweave to create the rich tapestry of everyday experience. It is, in short, the hidden order of the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Overview of 300 years of Physics

  • By Chris on 20-09-15

Excellent as far as it goes

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Reviewed: 06-11-18

Recommended for those about to work on the mathematics . It really needs an accompanying course to practice the relevant equations. Say a pre-university revision book!

  • Marx: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 101
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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    4 out of 5 stars 82

Karl Marx's philosophical critique of capitalism and his solution of communism directly led to the formation of the communist state in the Soviet Union. Whilst this great venture has now all but completely failed, Marx’s philosophy has proved to be arguably the most influential of the 20th century; the influence of Marxism can be seen in subjects as diverse as the infamous policies of Joseph Stalin to many of the progressive humanitarian reforms of the 20th century. The audiobook is an expert account of Marx’s life and philosophical ideas - entertainingly written and above all easy listening.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Marx in an hour

  • By tim on 26-07-16

Excellent

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Reviewed: 29-09-18

Interesting to remember Das Capital was published only four years after the end of the civil war in the USA. Which was about whether it was OK to keep slaves.. Oh well..

  • The Learning Brain

  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Thad A. Polk PhD Carnegie Mellon University
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    5 out of 5 stars 28
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

One of the most complicated and advanced computers on Earth can't be purchased in any store. This astonishing device, responsible for storing and retrieving vast quantities of information that can be accessed at a moment's notice, is the human brain. How does such a dynamic and powerful machine make memories, learn a language, and remember how to drive a car? What habits can we adopt in order to learn more effectively throughout our lives? The answers to these questions are merely the tip of the iceberg in The Learning Brain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating course

  • By Mr. J. A. Ball on 07-08-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 28-09-18

I highly recommend this as a preliminary course for students starting their psychology degree. I know I've done one, and taught one too. Excellent.

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  • How We Learn

  • By: Monisha Pasupathi, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Monisha Pasupathi
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Learning is a lifelong adventure.It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age. Whether you're actively engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an unfamiliar place, or even sleeping-which is fundamental to helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've learned-you are truly born to learn around the clock.But few of us know how we learn, which is the key to learning and studying more effectively.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great for scientist minds

  • By Dror Speiser on 27-05-15

Excellent

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Reviewed: 26-08-18

As someone who lectured on cognitive psychology at university I highly recommend this course; both for students thinking of going to college, and to the general public who will benefit from learning something which might make them think a bit more.

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  • Humans Need Not Apply

  • A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Jerry Kaplan
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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After billions of dollars and 50 years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The American dream?

  • By John Mayhew on 30-06-18

The American dream?

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Reviewed: 30-06-18

Little encouragement here for mankind. ( an oxymoron?) . Once, some of us thought Artificial Intelligence might provide a tool to help us understand how our brains worked. How to understand how we could pick up our glass of beer or notice the glass was getting empty. But now? its "lets make more money" for the few and bugger the rest. I wish I could live long enough to see Kaplan's predictions.