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  • The Modern Scholar: Geology

  • The Story of Earth
  • By: Professor Kate Zeigler
  • Narrated by: Professor Kate Zeigler
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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Geology is often thought of as simply the study of rocks. In reality, geology is the study of our planet on all scales, from microscopic to planet-wide, and ranging in time from almost instantaneous events, like earthquakes, to the glacially slow motion of the tectonic plates. Everything we know about our world from a geologic perspective is based on information locked into the rock record and the job of a geologist is to tease out that story through a wide variety of observations. This insightful course explores a range of topics that help to tell the story of Earth and to explain the discipline of Geology and the role of the geologist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting, informative and well presented.

  • By Steven Mark on 01-09-16

interesting, informative and well presented.

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Reviewed: 01-09-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get a good grounding in the basic concepts of geology in a well paced and well presented format. Ms Zeigler covers the basic rock types as well as elements, minerals and chemistry, including the processes involved in tectonics, feature formations etc. I particularly enjoyed the venture deep into the planet's different layers and was quite impressed with the inner workings of of the mantle and core, and how the cooling and heating of magma at different layers contributes to the earth's magnetic field. There was even an interesting discussion about sand - yes sand. As well as rivers, volcanoes, caves and so forth.
BTW I also enjoyed Ms. Zeigler's presentation style and would definitely consider any other presentations she is involved in.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Fear of the Lord

  • Discover the Key to Intimately Knowing God
  • By: John Bevere
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
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    5 out of 5 stars 206

Many Christians have never understood the fear of the Lord, which builds passion and intimacy into their relationship with god and makes their lives real and pure. In this rerelease of his book, John Bevere dispels the false understanding of god. Understanding why and how to fear god is the beginning of knowing Him as He yearns to be known. In his lovingly confrontational style, Bevere challenges believers to reverence God anew in their worship, prayers, and daily living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As stated earlier, should be required reading!

  • By Vickie Oakley on 08-20-13

God Inspired Writing

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Reviewed: 10-21-15

Truth on every page. John is gifted by the Holy Spirit to see truth and communicate it to those seeking a deeper more intimate relationship with the Lord. A true blessing.

  • The History of the Sunni and Shia Split

  • Understanding the Divisions within Islam
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 227
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Different branches of the same religion are the exception more than the rule, and they have had a profound impact upon history. The schism between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches influenced relationships between nations across Europe, and religious intolerance based on different Christian faiths led to persecution and outright violence across the continent for centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent preface to making sense of intl news.

  • By Jan on 07-16-15

Excellent

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Reviewed: 06-25-15

Highly informative. Very well narrated. I have only started my journey into studying the religion of Islam and I found this work to be very helpful.
One slight observation ( and I am willing to admit if I am wrong in this regard ) is that the authors seem to be more sympathetic to the Shia position as opposed to the Sunnis. Nevertheless I highly recommended this book to anyone interested in this subject.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful