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Author Viskontas, Indre, author.

Title 12 essential scientific concepts / Professor Indre Viskontas.

Publication Info. [Chantilly, Virginia] : The Teaching Company, [2014]
Prince Frederick, MD : [Distributed by] Recorded Books.


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 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  LECTURE SERIES 509 VIS 13 CDS    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction Audiobook  CD 509 VISKONTAS    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Audiobook  BKCD 500 VIS    Check Shelf
Description 12 audio discs : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
digital optical rda
audio file CD audio rda
Series The great courses. Topic, Science & mathematics. Subtopic, General science
Great courses (Compact disc)
Note "Course no. 1126."
Performer Lecturer: Professor Indre Viskontas, University of California, San Francisco.
Note Compact disc.
Bibliography Course workbook includes bibliographical references (pages 169-173).
Contents The miracle of life -- The organization of life -- Evolution : the tireless tinkerer -- Other mechanisms of evolution -- DNA and heritability -- Epigenetics, mutations, and gene insertion -- The illusion of coherence : how we see -- Acoustic perception deconstructed -- Our changing brain -- Plasticity, brain training, and beyond -- Magnetism and its magic -- Electrical forces, fields, and circuits -- Thermodynamics : heat, energy, and work -- Metabolism : energy in the cell -- Fluid mechanics : pressure, buoyancy, flow -- Navigation and propulsion in fluids -- The Big Bang that didn't -- The four forces of nature -- The elements of everything -- Looks like a particle, acts like a wave -- Quanta, uncertainty, and a cat -- String theory, membranes, and the multiverse -- Emergence : simple rules, complex systems -- Order out of chaos.
Note PDF disc contains course workbook.
Summary An experienced observer of human behavior, Dr. Viskontas has published groundbreaking work on the neural basis of memory and creativity and has won numerous research awards. And as a professor of music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she is pioneering the application of neuroscience to musical training and performance. Accompanying you on this exploration are hundreds of informative visual elements to aid in your understanding, including green screen technology, helpful in-studio demonstrations, and explanatory 3-D graphics and animations. These captivating enhancements add an even greater level of depth and clarity to 12 Essential Scientific Concepts, giving you the opportunity to probe the invisible life of living cells, to tour the tiniest corners of the human brain, and even to visit the universe seconds after its birth.
Subject Science.
Science -- History.
Discoveries in science.
Science (DNLM)D012586
sciences (philosophy) (CStmoGRI)aat300410289
Discoveries in science. (OCoLC)fst00894959
Science. (OCoLC)fst01108176
Genre/Form Audiobooks on CD.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Recorded Books, LLC.
Teaching Company.
Added Title Twelve scientific concepts
ISBN 9781490659589 Recorded Books, LLC
1490659587 Recorded Books, LLC
Music No. GC0030 Recorded Books
1126 The Teaching Company
PC1126A The Teaching Company (discs)
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