Spanning a range of topics from early Chinese compasses and agriculture to modern wonder drugs, William Bynum presents a lively look at the development of science, including enough interesting anecdotes with his facts to keep it from being a dry. Listeners will hear about Joseph Priestley's soda water and Charles Darwin's side trip into barnacle studies along with their major breakthroughs. Bynum also shows how developments relate over the years. Jonathan Cowley narrates the accounts with an authoritative British accent. He covers the material at a brisk pace without losing the listener along the way. This work is entertaining as well as informative in the way it helps general listeners brush up on things they learned in school. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2013]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452611433 $34.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452661438 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452641430 $71.99 Seven CDs
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