Japanese Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners #5 - Looking At a Photograph from Japan
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Do you find yourself only understanding bits and pieces of Japanese conversations? Do you spend hours trying to figure out what that person said to you in Japanese? Then this Japanese Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners series is for you! In each lesson of this five-part series, you’ll see an image, [...]
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Canadian National Science Advisor and former University of Nottingham graduate, Professor Carty addresses the graduating class of 2006.

Professor Carty speaks of his upbringing as the son and grandson of men who worked in the coal industry and the struggles that came with it. He speaks of his love of Chemistry from a young age when he would find discarded pieces of calcium carbide from the mine and created explosions by dropping
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Apples on Parade
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The Rock Cycle: Understanding the Earth's Crust
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