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Juha

I am a math teacher in a vocational school. I want to become a physics teacher also. Self development, teaching and upbringing intrest me.

Hyvinkaa, Finland | Member Since 2009

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  • The History of Science: 1700-1900

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Frederick Gregory
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    (21)
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    (16)
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    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.

    Juha says: "My dream school would use these"
    "My dream school would use these"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is just a small minority who are interested (or who have to study) history of physics. So this is not an audiobook for great audiences. But for people like me this is A DREAM COME TRUE. I really enjoyed this clear history in an audible form, which allowed me to listen to it where ever. I only wish I could be examined on these instead of cumbersome paper books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Carnot process was explained in a manner which was easy to follow.


    What about Professor Frederick Gregory’s performance did you like?

    I like the way how he made reference to future parts or different professors lecturers.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Carnot


    Any additional comments?

    I sure wish future "school" would better utilize these kind of learning tools.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By James Gleick
    • Narrated By Dick Estell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (112)
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    From the author of the national best seller Chaos comes an outstanding biography of one of the most dazzling and flamboyant scientists of the 20th century that "not only paints a highly attractive portrait of Feynman but also . . . makes for a stimulating adventure in the annals of science." (The New York Times).

    david says: "My Hero!"
    "Insight into a genius"
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    What made the experience of listening to Genius the most enjoyable?

    This book is quite extensive. What makes one a genius is a riddle and this book nicely pondered questions around it


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Learning that Dick did physics just for the excitement of finding out things. Even though for the advancement of physics it could have been more benefitual if he had read more about other peoples research. But then on the other hand it was important that he had his own way of thinking and calculating


    Any additional comments?

    So far most informative book about Feynman that I have read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Isaac Newton

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Gleick
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
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    (149)
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    (43)
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    James Gleick has long been fascinated by the making of science: how ideas order visible appearances, how equations can give meaning to molecular and stellar phenomena, how theories can transform what we see. In Chaos, he chronicled the emergence of a new way of looking at dynamic systems; in Genius, he portrayed the wondrous dimensions of Richard Feymnan's mind.

    Andrew says: "BRUTAL"
    "Semi god who was just a half human?"
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    What made the experience of listening to Isaac Newton the most enjoyable?

    Newtons character and life is so interesting. Being simultaneusly the greatest scientist ever and one of the most pityfull character is always a great puzzlement for me


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oldenburg because he was a good "diplomat"


    What does Allan Corduner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love audiobooks since it is so enjoyble to be able to do something else (go shopping/cleaning...) but I can't pin point what Corduner contributed. I suppouse one really notices is the reader is bad --> Corduner has to be in my opinion good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Newton being so full of hate and vile as to make "ananymous" letters defending himself.


    Any additional comments?

    Isaac Newton is such character that any book written on him is bound to be interesting.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David Bodanis
    • Narrated By Del Roy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
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    (77)
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    From the author of the bestselling E=MC2 comes a mesmerizing journey of discovery illuminating the wondrous yet unseen force that permeates our world and the scientists who've probed its secrets. Before 1790, when Alessandro Volta began the scientific investigation that spurred an explosion of knowledge and invention, electricity was perceived as little more than a property of certain substances that sparked when rubbed.

    Michael says: "Electric Electricity"
    "Everything but the normal electricity"
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    If you could sum up Electric Universe in three words, what would they be?

    ubiquitous, life-supporting, mystery


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Electric Universe?

    Story of English capturing the German microwave radar.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Thuring "fought" against the Germans who tried to abolish all abnormality by killing great number of people. He went to the police and received an "alien/sick" status and was treated in a such a crude method that it led him to commit a suicide.So was it really worth defending those English values that eventually "strangled" him?


    Any additional comments?

    Electricity's importance in biology was an eye opener.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics was Reborn

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Louisa Gilder
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (105)
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    A brilliantly original and richly illuminating exploration of entanglement, the seemingly telepathic communication between two separated particles - one of the fundamental concepts of quantum physics.

    Mark says: "A nice mix of theory and history."
    "Interesting addendum to quantum physics"
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    Would you listen to The Age of Entanglement again? Why?

    Of course - I have listened allmost all my books at least a couple of times. This is no exception. Plus I think I will understand it much better after listening some other books about quantum physics.


    What other book might you compare The Age of Entanglement to and why?

    Mitchuku Kaiku: the physics of impossible talks about the same entanglement and maybe in a little bit easier way.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Cafeteria debate


    Any additional comments?

    If you are not familiar with quantum physics this is not the best book to start with:
    a) This not the most popularized book about this subject
    b) one might appreciate Bell' s work more if one is familiar with EPR paradox....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Eric Scerri
    • Narrated By James Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
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    The periodic table is one of the most potent icons in science. It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of the field. The one definitive text on the development of the periodic table by van Spronsen (1969), has been out of print for a considerable time. The present book provides a successor to van Spronsen, but goes further in giving an evaluation of the extent to which modern physics has, or has not, explained the periodic system. The book is written in a lively style to appeal to experts and interested lay-persons alike.

    Danny says: "Interesting, but narrowly targeted work."
    "Audible table - an oxymoron"
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    Where does The Periodic Table rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have been pleased with almost all audible books. So if I say this book is below an average audible book the reader might think this was a poor book. That is not the case this was far better book than many I have read but below average book out of those I have listened.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dmitri Mendelejev. It was interesting to learn he was not the first or best, but still for some strange reason the best known.


    What aspect of James Adams’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No not really. The plot is not as captivating as in some "normal" story books


    Any additional comments?

    As a book this is not a big entertainment. But if one has similar desire as I have wanting to understand chemistry, science history and the universe; this is much better way than ordinary schoolbook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Graham Farmelo
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (284)
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    (149)
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    Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, his contributions had a unique insight, eloquence, clarity, and mathematical power. His prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics.

    Eileen says: "Excellent biography of great physicist"
    "Suprisingly entertaining"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Strangest Man to be better than the print version?

    When there is a good reader like Harrison and no need for pictures/ graphs audio book is allways better than a book. I enjoy the faster speed it gives me feeling I can have more enjoyment per time


    What other book might you compare The Strangest Man to and why?

    Any biographys of a physicist, but with Bohr's words: Dirac is the strangest.


    What about B. J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

    He made Dirac into such a mouse that it was entertaining but I was disappointed when I listened his lecture and realized that he was a fair lecturer


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Mind over matter - story ofa mouse that freed the lion


    Any additional comments?

    I am sure there are many people who will not find this entertaining, but in some places I could not help laughing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Alastair Rae
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    Overall
    (10)
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    (10)
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    From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.

    Nelson Alexander says: "Good for Student Review, If You Can Stay Awake"
    "I needed more than one listening"
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    What did you like best about Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides? What did you like least?

    On the first listening I did not like it much. It might be that I just did not concentrate enough. Some months later I listened it again and enjoyed so much that I listened it twice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides?

    The book is well written and it is done for broad audiences, but the fact is that this is more like a schoolbook.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    If you prefer catchy anecdotes and so forth choose another book, but if you are looking for a well done popularized "schoolbook" take this since this presents the facts in nice and well organized manner


    Could you see Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No I do not see this would make a good movie. Since this is a well done audio schoolbook


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Dave Goldberg, Jeff Blomquist
    • Narrated By Mark F. Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (92)
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    (90)

    This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light.

    Paul says: "Physics even I can understand"
    "Well popuralized universe"
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    Would you listen to A User's Guide to the Universe again? Why?

    I did actually listen this a couple of times and I think I will listen it some more times.

    I am becoming a physics teacher and I SHOULD know MUCH about these things. Unfortunately my background knowledge is somewhat shady.Luckily there are books like this that do not require so much background.I have never been so keen on kosmology but these kind of books makes me ponder the connection with the smallest known things in conjunction with the greatest things we know and the big mystery of life ( = the uncertainty / free will of a particle). I think listening books like this makes ones life a beutiful.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3623)
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    (2276)
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    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

    Linda says: "Marvelous Book & Expressive Reader"
    "holistic way of talking about dreams"
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    What did you love best about The Alchemist?

    How it teaches to believe in dreams and how life is not a straight forward event.


    What other book might you compare The Alchemist to and why?

    Jonathan the seagull. Both talk about learning the meaning in life and how the answer is not where you expect to find it


    Which character – as performed by Jeremy Irons – was your favorite?

    Melchisedek the king of Salem


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it did make me cry a little (like many audio books do) but mostly I awed on how many different levels of life was intertwined.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not one of the best books, this is little bit more entertaining than exalting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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