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    • The History of Physics

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: J. L. Heilbron
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalized enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in Ancient Greece? What is the path that leads from the old philosophy of nature and its concern with humankind's place in the universe to modern massive international projects that hunt down fundamental particles and industrial laboratories that manufacture marvels? This audiobook introduces us to Islamic astronomers and mathematicians calculating the size of the Earth while their caliphs conquered much of it and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • narrator sounds like he's been to dentist

    • By S. Lee on 01-04-19

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Galileo

    • By: J. L. Heilbron
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 36
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3 out of 5 stars 24

    In 1610, Galileo published the Siderius nuncius, or Starry Messenger, a "hurried little masterpiece" in John Heilbron's words. Presenting to the world his remarkable observations using the recently invented telescope, Galileo dramatically challenged our idea of the perfection of the heavens and the centrality of the Earth in the universe. Indeed, the appearance of the little book is regarded as one of the great moments in the history of science.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Stick to the printed version

    • By Tp on 06-28-11

    Regular price: $29.95