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Origins Of Life: The Great Courses In Science & Mathematics (The Great Courses)

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Training program includes 2 case boxes with complete course guidebooks and 12 30min audio cassettes. Presented by professor of Earth Science at George Mason Univ and research scientist at Carnegie Institute of Washington. Degrees from MIT and Hervard University. Received many awards for lectures, books and over 220 scholarly articles.
Published (first published 2005)
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Greg R
I listened to this course on Audible.

I would rank this to be a 200, maybe 300 level undergrad university course. A course for introducing undergrads to a field of research. Dr. Hazen is a gifted presenter. He makes the daunting topic of the Origins of Life understandable and reveals that we still have much to learn. While this is an introductory course, you should have a basic understanding of the scientific method and some scientific knowledge under your belt or you may get confused and lose in...more
Eric Wurm
This is a course on modern theories of the origin of life. It is thorough, informative, and accessible to the layman science fan. It is also useful for those considering a career in science.

Some claim that scientists have no idea how life began and insist that it must be a miracle provided by a creator. This argument from ignorance couldn't be further from the truth. Scientists have many ideas how life could emerge from chemical processes. Life is, after all, nothing more than chemical processe...more
Andrew
Good treatment of possibilities and communities who investigate this subject for a non-expert.
Michael Brown
An incredible journey into the past and present science of the origins of life. A bit heavy on the organic chemistry, but I don't see how it could have been an accurate investigation without it.
Jake
Excellent overview. Similar to the Astrobiology Primer: http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0610926
Chip
I like Professor Hazen, but this was not one of his best series.
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