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Science in Our Lives
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 53 mins

Notable British writer Ritchie Calder narrates this 1955 album about the “Science of Man”. He states: “Science began when man began to observe and make note of his observations”. In a sense, this album is organized as a series of “observations” about various aspects of science relating to man and the w...

(Folkways Records, 1955), 53 mins
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Sounds and the Ultra-Sounds of the Bottle-Nose Dolphin
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produced by John Cunningham Lilly (Folkways Records, 1973), 35 mins

Dolphins are known to have a highly complex system of communication, combining clicks, whistles and ultrasound. Sample these sounds and ultrasounds (frequencies have been lowered to a range audible to the human ear) recorded in the Virgin Islands and Miami, which also include vocal exchanges between human and dolp...

produced by John Cunningham Lilly (Folkways Records, 1973), 35 mins
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Sounds of North American Frogs
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produced by Charles M. Bogert, 1908-1992 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 59 mins
The amphibian song revival begins here! This classic of both biological fieldwork and natural sound recordings, originally released by Folkways in 1958, presents 57 species of frogs and toads on 92 tracks, digitally remastered from the original master tapes. Compiled and narrated by renowned herpetologist Charle...
produced by Charles M. Bogert, 1908-1992 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 59 mins
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Voices of the Satellites
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produced by Thomas Alonzo Benham (Folkways Records, 1958), 49 mins

On October 4, 1957, the space race was triggered by the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik I, the first human-made satellite to orbit the earth. This recording, produced and narrated by Professor T.A. Benham of Haverford College, chronicles the sounds of the first thirteen American and Soviet satellites launched...

produced by Thomas Alonzo Benham (Folkways Records, 1958), 49 mins
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Science of Sound
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(Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1990), 38 mins
An important educational title for more than 30 years. Fascinating recordings describe and demonstrate the phenomena of sound and explore how we hear. Produced in collaboration with Bell Telephone Laboratories. Reissue of FOLKWAYS 6136, 1960. 10 tracks. 40 minutes.
(Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1990), 38 mins
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Science Series: Sounds of Frequency
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(Folkways Records, 1954), 21 mins

While some of the sounds on this album could be the noise produced by various electric equipment (fax machine buzz, phone busy tones etc.) this album is actually to provide “a standard by which record playing equipment can be checked for frequency response, and distortion, without equipment other than an oscillo...

(Folkways Records, 1954), 21 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 54 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 55 mins
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The Science of Sound
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(Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1958), 1 hour 23 mins
(Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., 1958), 1 hour 23 mins
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Sounds of Medicine
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 47 mins

As good as ER, only real. This recording first takes us into the operating room, where a young surgeon is removing a cyst from the neck of a small child. Then we listen through the stethoscope to the heart and lungs of a young woman with rheumatic heart disease—and to a healthy man’s bowels, which reveal tha...

(Folkways Records, 1955), 47 mins
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