The Joy of Science
Discs 9-10DVD - 2001
What if you could understand the fundamental discoveries and principles of all of the physical and biological sciences-physics, genetics, biology, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology, thermodynamics, and more? And do it in 30 hours? If you could do that, of course you would gain a new view of matters of broad concern, such as the ozone hole and genetic engineering. But the real payoff is this: Imagine how much the understanding of these fundamental ideas could change the way you think about and appreciate almost everything from the weather to light bulbs to a falling baseball to table salt. These lectures will make part of the world new to you every day. "Impossible!" you say?-Not anymore. Here's What We've Done to Make This Extraordinary Opportunity Possible for You First, we found one of the leading science educators in the country, Dr. Robert M. Hazen. Dr. Hazen is an apostle of science education for non-scientists, and he has few peers at rendering the most complex ideas simple, without being simplistic. Dr. Hazen (Ph.D., Harvard University) is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences at George Mason University. He is an advisor to the National Committee for Science Education and NOVA (WGBH-TV Boston). In addition to his many research books and articles, his works to explain science to non-scientists have been published by The New York Times, Scientific American, and Smithsonian. With Dr. James Trefil, he co-authored the textbook The Sciences: An Integrated Approach (1998). Dr. Hazen can explain science. Once we found the right teacher, we agreed with Professor Hazen that we would create a course with him that looked comprehensively at all of science as an integrated way of understanding the world. Preparation required great care to make all of the disciplines come together without sacrificing the unique insights of each field of knowledge. Dr. Hazen spent many months preparing these lectures, the visual aids for them, and the course guidebooks. What You'll Learn The result, we believe, is unique-a comprehensive and integrated introduction to all of science. In 30 minutes a day, you can complete this entire course in two months; two lectures a day and you'd be done in four weeks. You will find that better understanding the physical world around us is a source of endless wonder and intellectual joy.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., 2001
Branch Call Number: DVD500 H338j discs 9-10
Characteristics: 2 video discs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.