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by | Read by James Burke

Contemporary Culture • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1990

James Burke synthesizes the entire course of Western history and science into this brief audiobook about how "knowledge" is subjective to the time and place in which it is created. He takes this argument further in explaining why and how science can be subjective, despite claims to the contrary. He delivers all this in a smooth and crisp British accent that reveals his experience in broadcasting, and his career with the BBC lends his voice subtle authority. However, listeners may feel overwhelmed with his long-winded explanations, which sometimes lose touch with where they started. Burke's delivery needs something more to keep listeners engaged, such as background music or more musical interludes to facilitate transitions. L.E. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]



Trade Ed. • Audio Renaissance • 2006

CS ISBN 1559270810 $15.95 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 9781593979799 $19.95 • Three CDs

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