The Great Courses: Earth Sciences
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  • The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained |  The Great Courses

    The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained

    • ORIGINAL (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Michael E. Wysession
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    To better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions.

    Great Overview

    This course does an excellent job of thoroughly discussing various energy sources without being too technical. I have worked in oil & gas, nuclear, an..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2016 by Amanda Gannon (Lutz, FL United States)
  • Earth's Changing Climate |  The Great Courses

    Earth's Changing Climate

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Richard Wolfson
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    Whatever your views on climate change, it's important to understand how the current scientific consensus on global warming evolved out of basic physical principles and a broad range of observations. This lucid series of 12 lectures is designed to do exactly that-reviewing the most up-to-date research and explaining the concepts, tools, data, and analysis that have led an overwhelming number of climate scientists to conclude that Earth is indeed warming and that we humans are in great part responsible.

    Needs Reference material

    I read the disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 08 2014 by Richard (Nashville, TN, United States)