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The Fall and Rise of China
- Written by: Richard Baum, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Richard Baum
- Length: 24 hrs and 8 mins
- Original Recording
For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth. And for us as Westerners, it is essential to understand where China has been in order to anticipate its future. These 36 eye-opening lectures deliver a comprehensive political and historical overview of one of the most fascinating and complex countries in world history.
Perfect Summarization of Modern China
- By Ryan McGregor on 2018-02-05
Excellent content, production and performance.
I’ll be sure to find more of Richard Baum’s writing. Fascinating content communicated wisely. Excellent.
The Elegant Universe
- Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
- Written by: Brian Greene
- Narrated by: Erik Davies
- Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas-is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.
Great love Mr Greene's work.
- By Vicki Nadine Callan on 2018-01-27
Fascinating book, good performance. A balanced, thoughtful and accessible overview of a concept that pushes the limits of human understanding.