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  • The Joy of Science

    • ORIGINAL (30 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Robert M. Hazen
    • Narrated By Professor Robert M. Hazen
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    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.

    Mark says: "Back to school"
    "Great course, but a bit dated."
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    Where does The Joy of Science rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed the course, but a lot of the course's mentioned projects have been completed, and there is a great deal that is missing...since this just came out, I was assuming it would be more current.


    If you’ve listened to books by The Great Courses before, how does this one compare?

    This is the best course of the three I have listened to.


    Any additional comments?

    I find Dr. Hazen is very good at explaining complex material. I read his book on scientific literacy, and it is a great place to start on many subjects.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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