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The scientific impulse can be said to have existed forever. But only with the written word did there emerge a record of speculations about how and why things happen. Middle Eastern civilizations developed ways to measure and describe (e.g. math and the alphabet); Greek philosophers classified natural objects and studied cause and effect. This is the story of ancient science from Asia to the Mediterranean Basin. The Science and Discovery series recreates one of history's most successful journeys--four thousand years of scientific efforts to better understand and control the physical world. Science has often challenged and upset conventional wisdom or accepted practices; this is a story of vested interests and independent thinkers, experiments and theories, change and progress. Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and many others are featured.
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Edwin Newman, narrator of the Science and Discovery series, is a celebrated journalist, author, and lecturer. He was for thirty-five years a television journalist for NBC News, and he's familiar to millions as a moderator of presidential debates. Mr. Newman tells the story of science and discovery in his distinctively clear and direct style.From AudioFile:
For 2,000 years the study of astronomy dominated science from the Mesopotamian era to the Greek philosophers. The Greeks added concepts such as atoms, deductive and inductive reasoning, the scientific method, and logic. Edwin Newman dominates the narration, with his sandy, familiar voice guiding listeners through past millennia without haste. He handles the vocabulary of earlier civilizations and foreign places with ease. Six additional narrators aid Newman by speaking the quotes taken from the writings of the famous personalities mentioned. Their exaggerated portrayals of how these great men spoke proves entertaining. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Knowledge Products, 1992. Audio Book (Cassette). Condition: Near Fine. Two audio cassettes in the original case, all in excellent, unmarked, near-pristine condition (slight handling). 2.5 to 3 hours. Edwin Newman narrates. First class postage will be used. [4oz]. Seller Inventory # 068474
Book Description knowledge Products, 1993. AUDIO CASSETTE. Condition: Good. 2 AUDIO CASSETTES, tested for your satisfaction for a worthwhile set from a private collection. The audio cassette tapes are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this reliable Audio Cassette performance. Audio Book. Seller Inventory # 68120820173859