Essential Scientific Concepts Length hours and minutesScience is such a vast arena of knowledge that people looking for a better grasp of its secrets often wonder where to begin The answer with the essentials Now finally sat

  • Title: 12 Essential Scientific Concepts
  • Author: The Great Courses Indre Viskontas
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Audible Audio
  • Length 12 hours and 5 minutesScience is such a vast arena of knowledge that people looking for a better grasp of its secrets often wonder where to begin The answer with the essentials Now, finally satisfy your desire for scientific inquiry in a way that makes this enormous field accessible, understandable, and undeniably captivating Professor Viskontas boils down theLength 12 hours and 5 minutesScience is such a vast arena of knowledge that people looking for a better grasp of its secrets often wonder where to begin The answer with the essentials Now, finally satisfy your desire for scientific inquiry in a way that makes this enormous field accessible, understandable, and undeniably captivating Professor Viskontas boils down the scientific world into 12 key concepts every educated person should know Devoting two lectures to each concept to give you time to engage with it, her 24 lecture series is an engaging and enlightening introduction to everything from the behavior of subatomic particles to the latest theories about the Big Bang Throughout, you ll get accessible looks at key building blocks of scientific knowledge, including brain plasticity, fluid mechanics, electromagnetism, genetics, quantum theory, emergence, evolution, thermodynamics, the Big Bang, and the nature of matter Each concept is presented in a clear, concise way that will inform and delight you, and that will give you the opportunity to probe the invisible life of living cells, visit the universe seconds after its birth, and much Concepts that may have eluded you in school, that you may not be familiar with, or that you simply never appreciated for their intricate beauty are now brought to vivid life in a way that sticks Welcome to the world of science reduced to its powerful essence.

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    1. From the course guide:Professor Indre Viskontas is a Cognitive Neuroscience Affiliate at the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she studies the emergence of creativityin patients with dementia. In addition, she is a member of the collegiate faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she is pioneering the application of neuroscience to musical training. She completed her B.Sc Psychology and French Literature at Trinity College in th [...]

    2. "12 Essential Scientific Concepts" is a 24-part audio course by Professor Indre Viskontas, covering variety of topics starting from biology, neurology physics up to cosmology. I'm familiar with most of her lectures on physics and cosmology, so they didn't surprise me, but I've learned something new in her lectures on biology and neurology (as they are in her professional field). For most of the lectures, she did not go into the details, but instead tried to point out the overview of the question [...]

    3. Someone needs to tell this woman that English phonemes are perfectly alright when pronouncing proper nouns borrowed from other languages. Granted, this audio book is a live lecture not voiced by a professional voice actor, but this and other vocal annoyances kept me from enjoying the material to its fullest.Additionally, these lectures would be much better if presented as a video. I suspect a video version is available somewhere, but as an audio book it really falls short. Trying to visualize th [...]

    4. A lot of this is familiar from school (evolution, cellular structure) or just life in general (critical period, CERN). But the stuff that was new to me was absolutely fascinating. Viskontas is enthusiastic and obviously passionate about her subject - always appreciated in a lecturer.

    5. Professor Indre Viskontas provides a deft overview of 12 major science concepts, ranging from the macro - the creation of the universe, principles of physics and black holes to the micro - the human neuron and quantum mechanics. She communicates her excitement for the subject matter throughout, while acknowledging the limitations of current science and potential for future advancement.The final two lectures, on the new science of emergence, were particularly fascinating to me, as it was a comple [...]

    6. Absolutely loved Indre's enthusiastic presentation of a vast amount of complex information in a very easy-to-understand manner! The title is confusing as it is twenty-four marvelous lectures that cover, in my opinion, a lot more than twelve essential concepts. The lectures flow from one another in a fluid and understandable manner allowing you an incredible journey from "what is life?" to the rules guiding murmurations and schools on the cutting edge of today's hot science frontiers!

    7. Another great lectures course completed. I found the concept of emergence fascinating and love how each concept built into the next to arrive at those last chapters. Scientific thinking (experimentation and observation) is so satisfying!

    8. It is a very dynamic reading, with a lot of information, always dividing the subject in two lectures. The reader is a very talented professor who knows everything about the subject. It was really a pleasure listening to this audiobook.

    9. The halting, over-dramatized inflection was annoying. Lectures are not opera or theater. A simple conversational tone would have made for a much easier listening experience.

    10. Heavy bias towards biosciences but I didn't necessarily hate that. If you love Science or just curious about our planet and beyond, from nano to macro scale, consider getting this audiobook.

    11. This is a great introduction to scientific concepts. It provides nice coverage of core ideas, with great examples. Very clear and concise. Great narration, too.

    12. It doesn't do a good job of making concepts accessible. The explanations are too dense and in depth for the broad exposure I was looking for.

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