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  • Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

  • By: David Christian, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Christian
  • Length: 24 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367

How is it possible for the disciplines of cosmology, geology, anthropology, biology, and history to fit together? These 48 lectures answer that question by weaving a single story from accounts of the past developed by a variety of scholarly disciplines. The result is a story stretching from the origins of the universe to the present day and beyond, in which human history is seen as part of the history of our Earth and biosphere, and the Earth's history, in turn, is seen as part of the history of the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A History Course Like None You've Ever Taken

  • By Tommy D'Angelo on 02-05-17

Really interesting, clear and interdisciplinary

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-18

The course is really interesting and gives a whole new perspective to our history and our role in the universe.

  • Broca's Brain

  • Reflections on the Romance of Science
  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent robots, extraterrestrial life and its consequences, and other provocative, fascinating quandaries of the future that we want to see today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent :) A must read for those looking to lear

  • By Way on 09-23-17

Excellent book and narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Broca's Brain to be better than the print version?

no.

Any additional comments?

The audio was bad for some Chapters. I tried downlouding the audio again, changing to another device, changing headphones, etc, but nothing worked.

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