Biology: The Science of Life : The Great Courses: Biology

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Stephen Nowicki
  • Series: The Great Courses: Biology
  • 36 hrs and 36 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding biology-the intricate machinery of life-a progress to which the period we are living in right now has contributed the most.
As you read these words, researchers are delving ever deeper into the workings of living systems, turning their discoveries into new medical treatments, improved methods of growing food, and innovative products that are already changing the world.
The 72 lectures in this comprehensive exploration of living systems at all levels-from biological molecules to global ecosystems-will give you all the information you need to grasp this fascinating field and its impact on both our own lives and our understanding of the life that surrounds us.
Professor Nowicki presents his subject in a conceptual format, emphasizing the importance of broad principles. Though facts and details are offered in abundance, it is always in the context of developing a context listeners can readily absorb.
Your newfound mastery of the fundamentals of biology will serve you in many ways-whether you want to read the headlines with greater insight, update a subject you studied long ago, view the natural world with new appreciation, become a better-informed voter and consumer, or gain the intellectual stimulation of understanding the basic principles that unite all living things.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Customer Reviews

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Great Detail but do need some background.

Very detailed course. Does at times require some background knowledge. The 3 part organisation is good and the general strucutre of the course.
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- Anand Manu

Brilliant

Everybody on this planet should listen to this before they die. It's a wonderful summary of our current knowledge of life and how it works. I believe science is the greatest of mankind's achievements and the beauty of it should be shared with everybody. it was a privilege to listen to.
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- Malcolm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2013
  • Publisher: The Great Courses