This course is being offered for the first time in Winter Session 2003.  I hope that you enjoy the content and that you find the course to be challenging, thought provoking and useful in your life.

This web site is rich in multimedia content.  There are many Internet links from these pages to all sorts of resource material, including:

links to biographies, museums, published articles and other relevant web sites

video streamed lectures by prominent individuals

audio streamed discussion and lectures

Powerpoint summaries of my lectures

I believe that it is of increasing importance for students to learn about the principal scientific ideas and innovations that have shaped modern civilization.  Like me, you may find that the material is humbling.  We learn how much we do not know and how fragile and special is this Earthly environment in which we share our lives with so many other living things.


Len Bruton