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Science in the twentieth century : a social-intellectual survey

Author: Steven L Goldman; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2004.
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents 36 lectures discussing the evolving relationship of science with society during the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Steven L Goldman; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565858913 9781565858916
OCLC Number: 56781084
Notes: Lecturer: Steven L. Goldman, Boston University.
Compact discs.
36 lectures (30 minutes per lecture).
In 3 containers.
Description: 18 sound discs (1080 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
Contents: lecture 1. The evolution of 20th-Century science --
lecture 2. Redefining reality --
lecture 3. Quantum theory makes its appearance --
lecture 4. The heroic "old" age of quantum theory --
lecture 5. A newer theory-QED --
lecture 6. QED meets fission and fusion --
lecture 7. Learning by smashing --
lecture 8. What good is QED? --
lecture 9. The newest theory-quantum chromodynamics --
lecture 10. Unifying nature --
lecture 11. Chemists become designers --
lecture 12. Mathematics and truth --
lecture 13. Mathematics and reality --
lecture 14. The universe expands --
lecture 15. What is the universe? --
lecture 16. How do we know what's out there? --
lecture 17. From equilibrium to dynamism --
lecture 18. Subterranean fury --
lecture 19. Solar system citizen --
lecture 20. Science organized, adopted, co-opted --
lecture 21. Techno-science and globalization --
lecture 22. The evolution of evolution --
lecture 23. Human evolution --
lecture 24. Genetics-from Mendel to molecules --
lecture 25. Molecular biology --
lecture 26. Molecular medicine --
lecture 27. Culture-anthropology and archaeology --
lecture 28. Culture-history --
lecture 29. Culture-linguistics --
lecture 30. Society-sociology --
lecture 31. Society-political science --
lecture 32. Society-economics --
lecture 33. Mind-classical and behavioral psychology --
lecture 34. Mind-cybernetics, AI, connectionism --
lecture 35. Looking back --
lecture 36. Looking around and looking ahead.
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Other Titles: Science in the 20th century
Responsibility: Steven L. Goldman.

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Presents 36 lectures discussing the evolving relationship of science with society during the 20th century.

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