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    • The Joy of Science

    • By: Robert M. Hazen, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert M. Hazen
    • Length: 30 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Science is humanity's greatest achievement. It ranges from the study of the universe itself to the smallest particles of matter contained within it - and everything in between. If you want to better understand our physical world, as most of us do, gaining a basic understanding of science itself is profoundly important - yet many are intimidated by the breathtaking scope of such an endeavor. Now an award-winning science teacher has taken out the intimidation, harnessing that breathtaking scope into a series of 60 exciting, comprehensive, and accessible lectures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Back to school

    • By Mark on 09-30-13

    Regular price: $59.95

    • The Origin and Evolution of Earth

    • From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence
    • By: Robert M. Hazen, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert M. Hazen
    • Length: 25 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This course chronicles the history of Earth and life on Earth from the point of view of the minerals that made it all happen. A major theme is how minerals and life coevolved, leading to the unprecedented mineral diversity on our world compared to the other planets in the solar system. Professor Hazen tells this epic story in 48 action-packed lectures that take you from the big bang to the formation of the solar system to the major milestones that marked the evolution of Earth and life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Fantastic

    • By Blokoe_Geo on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $52.95

    • The Story of Earth

    • The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet
    • By: Robert M. Hazen
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Earth evolves. From first atom to molecule, mineral to magma, granite crust to single cell to verdant living landscape, ours is a planet constantly in flux. In this radical new approach to Earth’s biography, senior Carnegie Institution researcher and national best-selling author Robert M. Hazen reveals how the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere - of rocks and living matter - has shaped our planet into the only one of its kind in the Solar System, if not the entire cosmos.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Makes minerals interesting

    • By Gary on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Origins of Life

    • By: Robert M. Hazen, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert M. Hazen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Four billion years ago, the infant Earth was a seething cauldron of erupting volcanoes, raining meteors, and hot noxious gases, totally devoid of life. But a relatively short time later-only 100 million to 200 million years-the planet was teeming with primitive organisms.What happened? Now you can find out-in a series of 24 vibrant lectures from a leader of the NASA-supported team studying the origins of life in the universe and also one of the nation's foremost science educators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Lecture of Life's Origins

    • By Kevin on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Science Matters

    • Achieving Science Literacy
    • By: Robert M. Hazen, James Trefil
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    These 18 lucid essays on chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy and biology will help listeners comprehend today's science news.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything I thought I knew, brilliantly told.

    • By Joshua on 09-18-09

    Regular price: $31.93