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The joy of science - audiobook. RapidShare
The joy of science - audiobook. RapidShare
Date: 03 Oct 2006, 12:56


English novelist and scientist C. P. Snow classed certain scientific ideas with the works of Shakespeare as something every educated person should know. One such idea, according to Snow, was the second law of thermodynamics, which deals with the diffusion of heat and has many profound consequences.

He might well have added Newton's laws, the periodic table of elements, the double-helix structure of DNA, and scores of other masterpieces of scientific discovery.

Now, Professor Robert M. Hazen introduces these and other great ideas in 60 lectures that explore the fundamental discoveries and principles of all of the physical and biological sciences—physics, genetics, biology, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology, thermodynamics, and more.

Course Lecture Titles

1. The Nature of Science

2. The Scientific Method

3. The Ordered Universe

4. Celestial and Terrestrial Mechanics

5. Newton's Laws of Motion

6. Universal Gravitation

7. The Nature of Energy

8. The First Law of Thermodynamics

9. The Second Law of Thermodynamics

10. Entropy

11. Magnetism and Static Electricity

12. Electricity

13. Electromagnetism

14. The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Part I

15. The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Part II

16. Relativity

17. Atoms

18. The Bohr Atom

19. The Quantum World

20. The Periodic Table of the Elements

21. Introduction to Chemistry

22. The Chemistry of Carbon

23. States of Matter and Changes of State

24. Phase Transformations and Chemical Reactions

25. Properties of Materials

26. Semiconductors and Modern Microelectronics

27. Isotopes and Radioactivity

28. Nuclear Fission and Fusion Reactions

29. Astronomy

30. The Life Cycle of Stars

31. Edwin Hubble and the Discovery of Galaxies

32. The Big Bang

33. The Ultimate Structure of Matter

34. The Nebular Hypothesis

35. The Solar System

36. The Earth as a Planet

37. The Dynamic Earth

38. The Plate Tectonics Revolution

39. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Plate Motions Today

40. Earth Cycles—Water

41. The Atmospheric Cycle

42. The Rock Cycle

43. What Is Life?

44. Strategies of Life

45. Life's Molecular Building Blocks

46. Proteins

47. Cells—The Chemical Factories of Life

48. Gregor Mendel, Founder of Genetics

49. The Discovery of DNA

50. The Genetic Code

51. Reading the Genetic Code

52. Genetic Engineering

53. Cancer and Other Genetic Diseases

54. The Chemical Evolution of Life

55. Biological Evolution—A Unifying Theme of Biology

56. The Fact of Evolution—The Fossil Record

57. Charles Darwin and the Theory of Natural Selection

58. Ecosystems and the Law of Unintended Consequences

59. The Ozone Hole, Acid Rain, and the Greenhouse Effect

60. Science, the Endless Frontier

Thanks to MorpheoZ


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