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A Grown-Up Guide to Oceans

Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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Summary

Kids love the ocean - it’s mysterious and unknown, home to monsters of the imagination and some of the most fascinating life forms on the planet.

But while many grown-ups might love being by or on the sea, how much do we actually know about the world beneath the waves?

In this follow-up to A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs, evolutionary biologist, Professor Ben Garrod, takes the listener on an oceanic journey from the beginning of life on Earth to the present day, discovering what the ocean actually is and why it’s so important in the evolutionary history of life.

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Science for everyone!

If you have ever had more than a passing interest in the ocean then you will be utterly amazed by the splendour and wonder! If that sparks an enquiry into the deeper meanings and science of the sea then this is for you. Professor Ben Garrod explains deftly and openly the deeper science of the sea. From the sparks of life to development of mammals, he explains in a welcoming and friendly style the science of the ocean. This is an openly accessible podcast that will interest anyone, not just academics or oceanographers but anyone who has ever dipped their toes in the shoreline and thought it wonder what’s going on out there!’ An absolute must listen!

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Brilliant

I have learnt so much from this plain language guide as I did from the grown up guide to dinosaurs. The experts were great and Ben is natural.

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Grown up Ocean Lessons

Really interesting hope there are more series like this. Easy to listen to, rich in facts and really personable too.

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More please

Another fantastic grown up guide series! it will leave you wanting to find out more.

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Enjoyable and educational

Excellent series - listened to it all in one sitting. Easy to understand for a lay-person without being patronising.

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Really interesting

Easy to listen to and very informative, pleasant voice you. Didn’t know what to expect but glad I listened-to it .

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I would have preferred less history

This was an enjoyable jaunt through the history of life in the oceans. However it was a little heavy on the science, and I would argue too much of the total time was taken up in describing how life began, rather than on focusing on the life that now fills our oceans. Perhaps this is merely my personal preference.

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finally everything makes sence to me

everything was perfect. english is my 2nd language and I study history, yet still I had no problem understanding everything

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engaging

Excellent podcast.very informative but not too technical and despite the tone at times it is uplifting.

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Good but childish presentation

Enjoyed content but presented as though a children's guide. May just be the speaker's manner but irritating. Detracted somewhat but still good