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Recorded Books publishes and sells the Modern Scholar Series which are recorded lecture audio courses taught by university professors. There are over 100 audio courses in the categories of history, philosophy, literature, and a handful of other college subjects. All courses are available on CD and cassette through the Recorded Books website and most of the courses are available on audio download on LearnOutLoud.com. Each course has 14 lectures with each lecture lasting approximately 35 minutes, and each course comes with a book-length course guide.

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by John K. Young
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Learn about your body with this lecture delivered by Professor John K. Young on the axial skeleton of the human. Professor Young starts the lecture with some definitions of basic human anatomy terms.

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by John K. Young
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The structures that lie beneath our skin represent a remarkable and beautiful assortment of biological machines essential for our lives. Often, however, we take these structures for granted; it is only when we become ill that we wonder how the body functions and what has gone wrong.

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by James Kaler
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In this lecture Professor James Kaler puts Earth in perspective within the solar system, the galaxy, and the whole universe.

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by Michael B. McElroy
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In this lecture professor Michael B. McElroy introduces the worldwide experiment we have embarked on through the increase in global temperature.

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by Chandak Sengoopta
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In this lecture professor Chandak Sengoopta discusses the life of Charles Darwin covering the major events in Darwin's life including his voyage on the HMS Beagle and his eventual publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859.

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by Chandak Sengoopta
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The publication of the Origin of Species in 1859 sent shockwaves through Victorian society. Few scientific breakthroughs have so powerfully changed the way we look at our world and ourselves as Darwin's theory of evolution.

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by Charles Bamforth
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With origins 8,000 years in the past, beer brewing has held a prominent place in many and diverse cultures the world over.

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by Michael B. McElroy
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Renowned professor Michael B. McElroy leads a comprehensive examination of energy, including its history, use in the world today, and environmental consequences.

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by James Kaler
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The Earth, the sun and moon, the planets, comets, asteroids and meteors—the solar system is all around us, yet how much do we truly know about it?

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by Allen D. MacNeill
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“Why do we do what we do?” In this thought-provoking series of lectures, Professor Allen D. MacNeill examines the surprising—and sometimes unsettling—answers to this most basic of human questions.

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