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    • Chemistry and the Enlightenment

    • By: Dr. Ian Jackson
    • Narrated by: Edwin Newman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 17th and 18th centuries, scientists went beyond Aristotle's four elements (Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water) to catalogue nature's many basic elements. New materials and potions stimulated visions of wealth and healing; soon, new theories of atomic structure and combustion laid the foundation for practical applications that blossomed into the Industrial Revolution.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative and very short.

    • By Myk on 12-01-08

    Regular price: $13.96

    • A Macat Analysis of Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

    • By: Dr. John Donaldson, Ian Jackson
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    David Hume's book tackling the subject of belief in God is among the most influential in Western philosophy. Published in 1779, three years after Hume's death, without featuring the author's name, the book was deeply controversial in its day. It is now considered a masterpiece and Hume is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers writing in English.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Exploring and Mapmaking

    • By: Dr. Ian Jackson
    • Narrated by: Edwin Newman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    While astronomers charted the heavens, geographers and cartographers mapped the earth's exotic land and seas. Commerce and navigation exploded as mapmakers and bold explorers built on each other's achievements; in the process, our very concept of the earth changed from a flat surface to a sphere.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great introduction to cartography and geodesy.

    • By Toni on 10-30-17

    Regular price: $13.96