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Modern Scholar

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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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 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 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 Deborah Sauder
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Nanotechnology is radically altering the world in ways almost unimaginable in only the very recent past.

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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 Betsey Dexter Dyer
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Professor Betsey Dexter Dyer examines the wideranging field of genetics, which is the study of the hereditary information of organisms, how it is used, and how it is transferred through generations.

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by Robert C. Shaler
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The director of the Forensic Science Program at Pennsylvania State University, Professor Robert C. Shaler leads a comprehensive study of the intricacies of an intriguing, and always topical, science.

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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 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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