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WHITEFIELD, P.: History of Science (The) (Unabridged)

This is the foundation of all: that we are not to imagine or suppose, but to discover what nature does, or may be made to do.

Thus did Francis Bacon, early in the 17th century, outline the future of science and technology. This drive for knowledge and power has now given us a world dominated by science, and this audiobook tells the story of how we have arrived there. The achievements of the great scientific thinkers of the ages—Copernicus, Newton, Lavoisier, Darwin, Pasteur, Einstein, Freud, Hubble and many more—are explained and woven together into an exciting story of intellectual discovery, but a story in which a sense of the mystery of the universe is always present.



Disc 1

  The History of Science (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Part 1: The Ancient and Medieval World 00:05:10
2.   Play with flash player Science in Ancient Civilisations 00:02:42
3.   Play with flash player The Beginning of Recorded Science 00:07:00
4.   Play with flash player The Greek Genius 00:05:27
5.   Play with flash player Strange as some of these speculations now appear… 00:04:41
6.   Play with flash player Plato and Aristotle 00:04:33
7.   Play with flash player The second giant of Greek thought, Aristotle… 00:06:39
8.   Play with flash player Hellenistic Science - Medicine 00:04:30
9.   Play with flash player Ptolemy 00:05:12
10.   Play with flash player Roman Science 00:03:57
11.   Play with flash player The Decline of Classical Learning 00:02:42
12.   Play with flash player Islamic Science 00:05:13
13.   Play with flash player One of the most impressive applications of geometry… 00:06:19
14.   Play with flash player Science in Medieval Christendom 00:05:44
15.   Play with flash player Cause was at the heart of this philosophy… 00:08:06


Disc 2

  The History of Science (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Part 2: The Renaissance and The Scientific Revolution 00:04:41
2.   Play with flash player The Practical Sciences 00:07:42
3.   Play with flash player The Copernican Revolution 00:05:23
4.   Play with flash player Looking first at the movements of Mercury and Venus… 00:05:14
5.   Play with flash player The Scientific Revolution 00:06:22
6.   Play with flash player Tycho was a Danish nobleman who used… 00:06:16
7.   Play with flash player At the heart of all Kepler's study lay the problem… 00:05:57
8.   Play with flash player The Newtonian Synthesis 00:07:21
9.   Play with flash player Other Aspects of the Scientific Revolution 00:06:31
10.   Play with flash player As with astronomy, biology was revolutionised… 00:06:52
11.   Play with flash player Traditions of Science Outside Europe 00:06:29
12.   Play with flash player If there is one characteristic of non - western… 00:06:22


Disc 3

  The History of Science (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Part 3: The 19th Century - The Machine Age 00:05:27
2.   Play with flash player The Dawn of Machine Power 00:05:53
3.   Play with flash player But another and more practical source of power… 00:04:06
4.   Play with flash player Heat and Energy: Thermodynamics and Electricity 00:05:18
5.   Play with flash player But Helmholtz was also a biologist… 00:07:19
6.   Play with flash player Chemistry 00:04:58
7.   Play with flash player However, some chemists were still not convinced… 00:03:52
8.   Play with flash player Astronomy 00:04:23
9.   Play with flash player The Life Sciences: Geology and Palaeontology 00:05:20
10.   Play with flash player The Darwinian Revolution 00:07:27
11.   Play with flash player Human Biology 00:07:04
12.   Play with flash player Medicine 00:05:46
13.   Play with flash player Anthropology: The Science of Man 00:05:38
14.   Play with flash player Conclusion: The 19th Century Achievement in Science 00:05:02


Disc 4

  The History of Science (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Part 4: The 20th Century - The New Labyrinth 00:05:26
2.   Play with flash player The Mystery of the Atom 00:06:33
3.   Play with flash player The crucial breakthrough in this field… 00:06:55
4.   Play with flash player Why was this tiny number so important 00:04:58
5.   Play with flash player In one sense the core subject - matter of chemistry… 00:03:23
6.   Play with flash player Einstein 00:04:32
7.   Play with flash player From these apparently rarefied ideas… 00:04:09
8.   Play with flash player The Revolution in Cosmology 00:07:34
9.   Play with flash player Hubble continued his investigations… 00:06:04
10.   Play with flash player The Biological Sciences: Genetics 00:06:37
11.   Play with flash player Population geneticists of the 1920s… 00:06:59
12.   Play with flash player The Science of the Mind 00:05:49
13.   Play with flash player Retrospect: Man and Nature 00:08:19

Total Playing Time: 05:07:56






Author(s):
Whitfield, Peter

Reader(s):
Whitfield, Peter

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA499312

Barcode: 9789626349939

Release Date: 2010

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