The Modern Scholar: Elemental Matters

  • by Professor Deborah G. Sauder
  • Narrated by Professor Deborah G. Sauder
  • 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

In "Elemental Matters", Professor Deborah Sauder leads a comprehensive overview of chemistry, a subject that influences every aspect of daily life. Kicking off the lecture series with a revealing look at one of the planet’s most vital chemicals—water—Sauder then delves into the basics of molecular structure and chemical reactions. The course concludes with an eye-opening glimpse of 21st-century applications, such as nanotechnology and energy alternatives."


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Customer Reviews

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From Basic To Complicated With No In Between

Each lesson starts with very basic ideas, which is good, but then it seems to jump right to more complicated aspects of the topics. The reader was average, but I would not recommend this unless you need a refresher and the jump will not matter.
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- Michael

A Form Of Slow Torture

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?


Has The Modern Scholar: Elemental Matters turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not at all. I love The Modern Scholar in particular and science in general.

How could the performance have been better?

If the reader/lecturer had shown even the slightest hint that she found the topic interesting.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Modern Scholar: Elemental Matters?

I would have selected a better reader/lecturer.

Any additional comments?

The lecturer is so flat, her tone so monotonous, and her presentation is so dry that it is nearly impossible to follow the material she covers.

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- tim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books