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Tanglebones

Rob

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  • 12 Essential Scientific Concepts

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Indre Viskontas
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (87)

    Science is such a vast arena of knowledge that people looking for a better grasp of its secrets often wonder where to begin. The answer: with the essentials. Now, finally satisfy your desire for scientific inquiry in a way that makes this enormous field accessible, understandable, and undeniably captivating.

    Tanglebones says: "Excellent overview of major science concepts"
    "Excellent overview of major science concepts"
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    Would you listen to 12 Essential Scientific Concepts again? Why?

    Yes


    Have you listened to any of Professor Indre Viskontas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes - I'm a fan of her podcast, Inquiring Minds


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

    The last two lectures on emergence


    Any additional comments?

    Professor Indre Viskontas provides a deft overview of 12 major science concepts, ranging from the macro - the creation of the universe, principles of physics and black holes to the micro - the human neuron and quantum mechanics. She communicates her excitement for the subject matter throughout, while acknowledging the limitations of current science and potential for future advancement.

    The final two lectures, on the new science of emergence, were particularly fascinating to me, as it was a completely new topic to me, unlike some of the others.
    The only flaws in the recording were a few missed edit points in later lectures - one line repeated twice.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated By John Curless
    Overall
    (816)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (398)

    Caesar Augustus has been called history's greatest emperor. It was said he found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. With a senator for a father and Julius Caesar for a great-uncle, he ascended the ranks of Roman society with breathtaking speed. His courage in battle is still questioned yet his political savvy was second to none. He had a lifelong rival in Mark Antony and a 51-year companion in his wife, Livia. And his influence extended perhaps further than that of any ruler who has ever lived.

    John says: "Outstanding!"
    "Great read, slightly marred by production issues"
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    Would you listen to Augustus again? Why?

    Definitely yes - great history well delivered.


    Any additional comments?

    The recording had some flaws; I think patch sessions were recorded with a different mic, and poorly inserted, leading to volume discrepancies that distracted from the reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Washington: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ron Chernow
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1689)
    Performance
    (1169)
    Story
    (1165)

    In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

    ButterLegume says: "A sad day when my book was done!"
    "Great biography!"
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    If you could sum up Washington: A Life in three words, what would they be?

    Honest, fair appraisal


    What other book might you compare Washington: A Life to and why?

    Ron Chernow's biography of Hamilton - the two books dovetail nicely, in covering much fo the same territory through different perspectives.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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