Life in Our Universe

Life in Our Universe

DVD - 2013
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"Life in Our Universe reveals the cutting-edge research leading scientists to believe that life is not exclusively the domain of Earth. Taught by Dr. Laird Close, an award-winning Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Arizona, these 24 mind-expanding lectures offer an unparalleled look at the subject of life and the mysteries that remain. Supported by stunning visuals, this course shares some of the most intriguing discoveries that the fields of astronomy, biology, geology, chemistry, and physics have to offer"--Amazon.com
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : The Great Courses : The Teaching Company, [2013]
Copyright Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781598039313
1598039318
Branch Call Number: DVD 523.1 Clos
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + course guidebook
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company

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Apr 22, 2016

Outstanding overview of what astronomers have learned up to the date of publication. Not too much ancient history, not too much technical jargon, well explained, justified, reasoned. The best I've found so far. Full of confessions of how ignorant we remain. We can't even explain how planets were formed or why or how the "big bang" allegedly happened. Yes he cheerleads for taxpayer funding, exaggerates how "exciting" stuff is... but that is to be expected. A lot of what we have discovered is utterly useless since we cannot and likely never will travel to another star. Only a little bit of the global warming nonsense. Still it is extremely good and I may check it out again.

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