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What is The Joy of Science about?
English novelist and scientist C. P. Snow classed certain scientific ideas with the works of Shakespeare as something every educated person should know. One such idea, according to Snow, was the second law of thermodynamics, which deals with the diffusion of heat and has many profound consequences. He might well have added Newton's laws, the periodic table of elements, the double-helix structure of DNA, and scores of other masterpieces of scientific discovery. Now, Professor Robert M. Hazen introduces these and other great ideas in 60 lectures that explore the fundamental discoveries and principles of all of the physical and biological sciencesphysics, genetics, biology, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology, thermodynamics, and more.

Genre: Documentary, Special Interest


Season 1 of The Joy of Science

    Episode 10: Entropy  
    Episode 17: Atoms  
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