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The joy of science

Author: Robert M Hazen; Andreas Burgstaller; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : The Great Courses / The Teaching Co., ©2001.
Series: Great courses (DVD)
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English novelist and scientist C. P. Snow classed certain scientific ideas with the works of Shakespeare as things every educated person should know. The lectures in this series explore the fundamental discoveries and principles of the physical and biological sciences--physics, genetics, biology, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology, thermodynamics, and more--providing a comprehensive and integrated introduction to  Read more...
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Named Person: Isaac Newton; Niels Bohr; Edwin Hubble; Gregor Mendel; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Hazen; Andreas Burgstaller; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565855523 : 9781565855526 1565855523
OCLC Number: 51039376
Notes: DVD.
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography (p. 290-296).
Credits: Producer, Andreas Burgstaller ; editor, Sal Rodriguez ; content supervisor, Ann Waigand.
Performer(s): Sixty lectures of thirty minutes each by Robert M. Hazen, Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University, and researcher at the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Description: 10 videodiscs (1800 min.) : sd. col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (viii, 296 p. ; 19 cm.)
Contents: Part I. Disc 1. Lecture one The nature of science ; lecture two The scientific method ; Lecture three The ordered universe ; Lecture four Celestial and terrestrial mechanics ; Lecture five Newton's laws of motion ; Lecture six Universal gravitation --
Disc 2. Lecture seven The nature of energy ; Lecture eight The first law of thermodynamics ; Lecture nine The second law of thermodynamics ; Lecture ten Entropy ; Lecture eleven Magnetism and static electricity ; Lecture twelve Electricity. Part II. Disc 3. Lecture thirteen Electromagnetism ; Lecture fourteen The electromagnetic spectrum, part I ; Lecture fifteen The electromagnetic spectrum, part II ; Lecture sixteen Relativity ; Lecture seventeen Atoms ; Lecture eighteen The Bohr atom --
Disc 4. Lecture nineteen The quantum world ; Lecture twenty The periodic table of the elements ; Lecture twenty one Introduction to chemistry ; Lecture twenty two The chemistry of carbon ; Lecture twenty three States of matter and changes of state ; Lecture twenty four Phase transformations and chemical reactions. Part III. Disc 5. Lecture twenty five Properties of materials ; Lecture twenty six Semiconductors and modern microelectronics ; Lecture twenty seven Isotopes and radioactivity ; Lecture twenty eight Nuclear fission and fusion reactions ; Lecture twenty nine Astronomy ; Lecture thirty The life cycle of stars --
Disc 6. Lecture thirty one Edwin Hubble and the discovery of galaxies ; Lecture thirty two The big bang ; Lecture thirty three The ultimate structure of matter ; Lecture thirty four The nebular hypothesis ; Lecture thirty five The solar system ; Lecture thirty six The Earth as a planet. Part IV. Disc 7. Lecture thirty seven The dynamic earth ; Lecture thirty eight The plate-tectonics revolution ; Lecture thirty nine Earthquakes, volcanoes, & plate motions today ; Lecture forty Earth cycles: Water ; Lecture forty one The atmospheric cycle ; Lecture forty two The rock cycle --
Disc 8. Lecture lecture forty three What is life? ; Lecture forty four Strategies of life ; Lecture forty five Life's molecular building blocks ; Lecture forty six Proteins ; Lecture forty seven Cells: The chemical factories of life ; Lecture forty eight Gregor Mendel, founder of genetics. Part V. Disc 9. Lecture forty nine The discovery of DNA ; Lecture fifty The genetic code ; Lecture fifty one Reading the genetic code ; Lecture fifty two Genetic engineering ; Lecture fifty three Cancer and other genetic diseases ; Lecture fifty four The chemical evolution of life --
Disc 10. Lecture fifty five Biological evolution: A unifying theme of biology ; Lecture fifty six The fact of evolution: The fossil record ; Lecture fifty seven Charles Darwin and the theory of natural selection ; Lecture fifty eight Ecosystems and the law of unintended consequences ; Lecture fifty nine The ozone hole, acid rain, and the greenhouse effect ; Lecture sixty Science: The endless frontier.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)
Responsibility: Robert M. Hazen.

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English novelist and scientist C. P. Snow classed certain scientific ideas with the works of Shakespeare as things every educated person should know. The lectures in this series explore the fundamental discoveries and principles of the physical and biological sciences--physics, genetics, biology, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology, thermodynamics, and more--providing a comprehensive and integrated introduction to all of science. The Joy of Science, through enhancing an understanding of the physical world, offers a source of endless wonder and intellectual joy.

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