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North and south Europe struggling again...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-19

It is fascinating to learn the sequel of the Roman empire era north and south Europe struggle, and the prequel to the present rivalry.
There are a few parts that I've found less interesting (as in the other volumes of this series). However, all in all, it is great.

The Age of Faith, Volume 4 audiobook cover art

Give me more history

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-19

This is another good book in the series. Like in the other books in the series, It has sections that are less interesting for me. Such as on art and cathedrals. Because listening is easier than reading, it is possible to pass these sections without too much difficulty. To my surprise, after listening for quite some time about cathedrals, I now wouldn't mind going on a trip to visit cathedrals...

The Invention of Nature audiobook cover art

An amazing story of an amazing man

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-18

The discoveries of Humboldt and his peers 150-200 years ago are being rediscovered by scientists again today. Astounding.

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The most important book I've red in 20 years

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This book should be red by all the citizens of the world. If only people could appreciate the progress of the last 300 years, and acknowledge its drivers.

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Masterpiece!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Eventhough it is an 80 years old history book, it is not archaic, but bold and modern.

The Demon-Haunted World audiobook cover art

Strengthening the rational and facts-based world

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

An important book that clearly demonstrates why is belief in conspiracy theories and para-normal" activity are wrong (until proven otherwise). It shows how to be sceptic to ideas but at the same time open to new ones It shows why the scientific method is the best way we have today to improve our lives and our world.

Our Oriental Heritage audiobook cover art

Mega history book.

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Even though it's an 80 years old history book, it is still fascinating, and thought me a lot. The author is modern, liberal, forsighted, and humble. The narrator is tired and dull, and I had to get accustomed to him for a few hours. I'm sure more than one did not finish this volume because of that. For such a long and difficult book, you must have a fascinating narrator!

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A difficult course...

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

The narrator was good, but the course is difficult. I struggled to finish it. One must concentrate on the lecture all the time.

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History of Science: Antiquity to 1700 audiobook cover art

Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-18

An interesting course. It's very nice to learn the context of many scientific discoveries. I appreciate the fact that the lecturer explains the background of the discoveries- and not only jumping from one to another. I also acknowledge the central role of various religions in preserving and improving scientific knowledge. However, the lecturer seems to ignore religious persecution of science and knowledge- such as the Cristiano abolishment of the academies in Byzantion and the consequential Greek philosophers flight to the muslim empire. He also does not mention that the first university was founded by a Muslim women in Marroco, centuries before any European university. Although religions contributed to scientific discoveries, once they understand the peril of scientific discoveries to their exsistance, they have started fighting science ferociously.

The Better Angels of Our Nature audiobook cover art

Exceptional, optimistic, and an eye-opener

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Science-based, puts our contemporary violence in perspective to our bloody past. I did not think that I will learn much from this book, but was exited to find that I was wrong.