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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)




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Lecture I: Copernicus and the Motion of the Earth


Read by Kathleen Nelson

Lecture II: Tycho Brahe and the Earliest Observatory


Read by James Christopher

Lecture III: Kepler and the Laws of Planetary Motion


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Lecture IV: Galileo and the Invention of the Telescope


Read by Megan Argo

Lecture V: Galileo and the Inquisition


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Lecture VI: Descartes and his Theory of Vortices


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Lecture VII: Sir Isaac Newton


Read by Amy Gramour

Lecture VIII: Newton and the Law of Gravitation


Read by Edward W. LaBonte

Lecture IX: Newton's "Principia"


Read by John Kooz

Lecture X: Roemer and Bradley and the Velocity of Light


Read by Mark F. Smith

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


Read by Michael Lipschultz

Lecture XII: Herschel and the Motion of the Fixed Stars


Read by Kathleen Nelson

Lecture XIII: The Discovery of the Asteriods


Read by Ali Kazerani

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


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Lecture XV: The Discovery of Neptune


Read by Ali Kazerani

Lecture XVI: Comets and Meteors


Read by John Kooz

Lecture XVII: The Tides


Read by J. M. Smallheer

Lecture XVIII: The Tides, and Planetary Evolution


Read by Simon Dexter


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!

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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.

(4 Sterne)

truly worth the listen so much to learn

interesting overview & most readers are very good

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Science is Raycyst

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Science and empiricism are tools old white males use to impose an oppressive hegemonic controll structure over the kind noble altruistic BIPOCs. Instead of viewing the world through WHITE science, we should interpret the world through the lense of inclusive interpretive dance and slam poetry.

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