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Earth and Environmental Science - Audio Podcast

By Christian Shorey

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These lectures were recorded from Summer '07 - Summer '09 and are supplementary to the lectures given in our SYGN 101 - Earth and Environmental Systems Sciece course. Though these lectures go into more depth than time allows in our classroom, the classroom lectures have the advantage of staying current as earth science advances.

Customer Reviews

Instills a deep appreciate for our planet, the universe and all things in it

I especially enjoyed the big story part of the lecture series. The breadth and depth was remarkable. It was a pleasure hearing Dr. Shorey speak. he had a nice tone pace, and perspectives, and occasional humor between the facts. I'd be curious to hear what Dr. Shorey has to say 10 years after the making of the series. And all the subject matter is still so relevant!

Hands down the best science podcast

To say that Dr. Shorey is an extremely gifted, talented orator and educator is an understatement. His passion and knowledge comes through in his lectures, making sometimes complex subjects fascinating and easy to digest. I have little doubt that if more science educators like him existed, the world would have more scientists in it. It is for that reason I sincerely hope he will consider creating more podcasts.

Made for listening

Excellent. Thoroughly enjoy them on my way to/from work. Not so technical that the wannabe geologist in me can't understand, but deep enough that you don't feel like things are so basic you might as well watch PBS (which does have its virtue).

The wonderful thing is that these are NOT audio-taped lectures where they are constantly referencing the slides that the audience or class is listening to and therefore are just wondering what they are looking at.

This series was made to be listened to (yes he does have some pdfs you can download but they are simply supplements to the lecture and not required to be used in conjuction with).

Geology is such a visual subject and he does a fantastic job of painting pictures and diagrams with words. He uses excellent analogies that make it easy to understand and goes at a pace where I never feel lost. Greatly appreciated.