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Publisher's Summary

Explore the Earth's last frontier, learn how the dinosaurs died, or discover the direction human evolution is heading. The world's greatest scientists are at your disposal in Great Minds of Science. Let them take you to the very frontiers of science, with narratives full of genius, personal insight, and enlightenment. In this tribute to mankind's ingenuity and boundless curiosity, get detailed explanations about dinosaurs, viruses, evolution, oceanography, astronomy, and artificial intelligence.
©1999 Unapix Entertainment, Inc. and WGBH Educational Foundation (P)1999 Unapix Entertainment, Inc. and WGBH Educational Foundation; 1999 First Simon & Schuster Edition

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Darren
  • 2010-12-16

Great content, poor production

The content is top notch! The same basic questions are posed to each scientist, and their answers are thoughtful and inspiring, especially to see the commonalities...

The entire project though is marred by sub-standard production. The audio starts and stops abruptly. The editing of the back-and-forth of the interviews comes across as amateurish.

Worst of all is the occasional use of background music. This does nothing good for me. It makes the narration almost inaudible at some times, and is right out distracting at others.

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  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Bill
  • 2009-01-06

don't waste your time

so poorly produced that it is nearly unintelligble

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Tamara U.
  • 2004-02-25

Great Minds of Science

The book presented interesting and relevant topics.

The interview format and background audio proved to be somewhat annoying.

I would not recommend this as a must listen book

23 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Cortis K. Cooper
  • 2009-03-21

Good listen

The passion and child-like inquistiveness of these fine scientists is clearly apparent. And the interviewer asks some very interesting questions. However, the audio quality is quite poor.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Orca
  • 2010-05-11

Interesting Science but Drop the background music

Very interesting collection of interviews about many topics within science. I would rate this book higher if they had not added dramatic background music at many points in the book. If you like listening to live music recordings with clapping and cheering overriding the music then you might not share my view. But for me please keep to the story and drop the drama music.

1 person found this helpful