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Pioneers of Science

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This book takes its origin in a course of lectures on the history and progress of Astronomy arranged for Sir Oliver Lodge in the year 1887. The first part of this book is devoted to the biographies and discoveries of well known astronomers like Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. In the second part, the biographies take a back seat, while scientific discoveries are discussed more extensively, like the discovery of Asteroids and Neptune, a treatise on the tides and others. (Summary by Availle) (11 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Preface

2:24

Read by Availle

Lecture I: Copernicus and the Motion of the Earth

41:43

Read by Kathleen Nelson

Lecture II: Tycho Brahe and the Earliest Observatory

32:12

Read by James Christopher

Lecture III: Kepler and the Laws of Planetary Motion

51:15

Read by Utek

Lecture IV: Galileo and the Invention of the Telescope

40:22

Read by Megan Argo

Lecture V: Galileo and the Inquisition

41:51

Read by Megan Argo

Lecture VI: Descartes and his Theory of Vortices

46:41

Read by Availle

Lecture VII: Sir Isaac Newton

38:15

Read by Amy Gramour

Lecture VIII: Newton and the Law of Gravitation

37:26

Read by Edward W. LaBonte

Lecture IX: Newton's "Principia"

55:27

Read by John Kooz

Lecture X: Roemer and Bradley and the Velocity of Light

39:09

Read by Mark F. Smith

Lecture XI: Lagrange and Laplace - The Stability of the Solar System, and the N…

33:07

Read by Michael Lipschultz

Lecture XII: Herschel and the Motion of the Fixed Stars

32:14

Read by Kathleen Nelson

Lecture XIII: The Discovery of the Asteriods

16:15

Read by Ali Kazerani

Lecture XIV: Bessel - The Distance of the Stars, and the Discovery of Stellar P…

29:08

Read by Availle

Lecture XV: The Discovery of Neptune

23:27

Read by Ali Kazerani

Lecture XVI: Comets and Meteors

34:02

Read by John Kooz

Lecture XVII: The Tides

37:42

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Lecture XVIII: The Tides, and Planetary Evolution

41:37

Read by Simon Dexter

Bewertungen

pioneers of science

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this is the man who invented radio, he was sending signals in Liverpool well before marconi , incidently Marconi had to buy the patent for tuning a radio off Oliver lodge.

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Very interesting, thorough presentationbof both historical and scientific facts! I recommend to listen this all the way through.

Great lecture series!

(4 Sterne)

Fascinating look at the state of the art of astronomy in the late 1800s. This is of course pre relativity, pre plate tectonics, pre radio telescopes, etc. The reading and audio quality are generally very good.

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truly worth the listen so much to learn

interesting overview & most readers are very good

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