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Title:
The great principles of science
Author:
Hazen, Robert M., 1948-
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Publication Information:
Springfield, VA : Teaching Co., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
30 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 5 study guides (22 cm.).
Summary:
Presents lectures on various topics in the field of science.
General Note:
Compact discs.

"Course no. 1100."
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt. 1: lecture 1. The nature of science ; lecture 2. The scientific method ; lecture 3. The ordered universe ; lecture 4. Celestial and terrestrial mechanics ; lecture 5. Newton's laws of motion ; lecture 6. Universal gravitation ; lecture 7. The nature of energy ; lecture 8. The first law of thermodynamics ; lecture 9. The second law of thermodynamics ; lecture 10. Entropy ; lecture 11. Magnetism and static electricity ; lecture 12. Electricity.

Pt. 2: lecture 13. Electromagnetism ; lecture 14. The electromagnetic spectrum, part I ; lecture 15. The electromagnetic spectrum, part II ; lecture 16. Relativity ; lecture 17. Atoms ; lecture 18. The Bohr atom ; lecture 19. The quantum world ; lecture 20. The periodic table of the elements ; lecture 21. Introduction to chemistry ; lecture 22. The chemistry of carbon ; lecture 23. States of matter and changes of state ; lecture 24. Phase transformation & chemical reactions.

Pt. 3: lecture 25. Properties of materials ; lecture 26. Semiconductors and modern microelectronics ; lecture 27. Isotopes and radioactivity ; lecture 28. Nuclear fission and fusion reaction ; lecture 29. Astronomy ; lecture 30. The life cycle of stars ; lecture 31. Edwin Hubble and the discovery of galaxies ; lecture 32. The big bang ; lecture 33. The ultimate structure of matter ; lecture 34. The nebular hypothesis ; lecture 35. The solar system ; lecture 36. The Earth as a planet.

Pt. 4: lecture 37. The dynamic earth ; lecture 38. The plate-tectonics revolution ; lecture 39. Earthquakes, volcanoes, & plate motions today ; lecture 40. Earth cycles, water ; lecture 41. The atmospheric cycle ; lecture 42. The rock cycle ; lecture 43. What is life? ; lecture 44. Strategies of life ; lecture 45. Life's molecular building blocks ; lecture 46. Proteins ; lecture 47. Cells, the chemical factories of life ; lecture 48. Gregor Mendel, founder of genetics.

Pt. 5: lecture 49. The discovery of DNA ; lecture 50. The genetic code ; lecture 51. Reading the genetic code ; lecture 52. Genetic engineering ; lecture 53. Cancer and other genetic diseases ; lecture 54. The chemical evolution of life ; lecture 55. Biological evolution, a unifying theme of biology ; lecture 56. The fact of evolution, the fossil record ; lecture 57. Charles Darwin and the theory of natural selection ; lecture 58. Ecosystems and the law of unintended consequences ; lecture 59. The ozone hole, acid rain, and the greenhouse effect ; lecture 60. Science, the endless frontier.
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Audiobook on CD