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Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition - DVD course
Who has not gazed with wonder at the night sky? The great canopy of stars stretching overhead suggests that our world is part of a vastly larger cosmos. But how large is it? Where do we fit in? And how did it all begin? These questions have puzzled stargazers for thousands of years, and the search foranswers helped spark the great advances of the S ...
799.95 USD
Manufacturer: The Great Courses - The Teaching Company
Classics of American Literature - DVD course
To truly understand the United States of America, you must explore its literary tradition. Works by Melville, Whitman, Faulkner, Hemingway, and others are more than just masterpieces of Western literature – they’re powerful windows into America’s spirit. According to Professor Arnold Weinstein, “American classicsare wonderfully rich fare. A ...
749.95 USD
Manufacturer: The Great Courses - The Teaching Company
Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition - DVD course
Novelists, poets, dramatists, historians, biographers, essayists, and philosophers—whether famous or anonymous, many of Western culture's greatest figures have been writers. Ranging from the anonymous author of the Epic of Gilgamesh in ancient Mesopotamia to William Faulkner writing about19th- and 20th-century Mississippi 3,600 years later, Weste ...
749.95 USD
Manufacturer: The Great Courses - The Teaching Company
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History of the United States, 2nd Edition - DVD course
This is the story of a country in which immigrants of the late 19th and early 20th centuries huddled in cramped tenement apartments lit by hazardous kerosene lamps. And a country that, little more tha ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 749.95 USD
Biology: The Science of Life - DVD course
One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding the intricate machinery of life. We are living in the most productive phase so far in this quest, as r ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 699.95 USD
How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition - DVD course
Learning how to appreciate the unmatched beauty, genius, and power of concert music can permanently enrich your life. Why is this so? As award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg explains, ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 699.95 USD
Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition - DVD course
For 3,000 years, mankind has grappled with fundamental questions about life. Crucial questions about our existence and being have been pondered by thoughtful men and women since civilization began. Th ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 699.95 USD
Joy of Science - DVD course
English novelist and scientist C. P. Snow classed certain scientific ideas with the works of Shakespeare as something every educated person should know. One such idea, according to Snow, was the secon ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 624.95 USD
Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works - DVD course
Physics is the fundamental science. It explains how the universe behaves at every scale, from the subatomic to the extragalactic. It describes the most basic objects and forces and how they interact. ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 624.95 USD
Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition - DVD course
Humanity left childhood and entered the troubled but productive world when it started to criticize its own certainties and weigh the worthiness of its most secure beliefs. Thus began that "Long Debate ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 624.95 USD
Classics of American Literature - CD course
To truly understand the United States of America, you must explore its literary tradition. Works by Melville, Whitman, Faulkner, Hemingway, and others are more than just masterpieces of Western litera ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 539.95 USD
Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition - CD course
Novelists, poets, dramatists, historians, biographers, essayists, and philosophers—whether famous or anonymous, many of Western culture's greatest figures have been writers. Ranging from the anonymo ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 539.95 USD
History of the United States, 2nd Edition - CD course
This is the story of a country in which immigrants of the late 19th and early 20th centuries huddled in cramped tenement apartments lit by hazardous kerosene lamps. And a country that, little more tha ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 539.95 USD
Turning Points in American History - DVD course
1777: The colonial victory over British troops at the Battle of Saratoga persuades France to provide financial and military support that will prove vital to the success of the American Revolution. 186 ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Foundations of Western Civilization - DVD course
You can discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world. With ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon - DVD course
The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. This era shook the foundations of the old ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Foundations of Eastern Civilization - DVD course
So much of our historical knowledge is rooted in Western civilization, from the stories of ancient Greece and Rome to the intellectual developments of the Renaissance. But this history tells only part ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence - DVD course
The story of Earth is an epic filled with crises, catastrophes, and remarkable, repeated change. Earth traces its origin to simple atoms that were created in the big bang, transformed into heavy eleme ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations - DVD course
In 1347, a merchant ship traveling from Crimea in central Asia docked at Messina in Sicily with a crew of desperately sick sailors. As they were taken ashore, rats also left the vessel, carrying with ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Classics of British Literature - DVD course
Few nations offer a literary legacy as impressive as that of Great Britain. For more than 1,500 years, the literature of this tiny island has taught, nurtured, thrilled, outraged, and humbled readers ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
History of Ancient Egypt - DVD course
Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand that our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. Consider time. Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World - DVD course
Imagine you’re a Greek soldier marching into battle in the front row of a phalanx. Or an Egyptian woman putting on makeup before attending an evening party with your husband. Or a Celtic monk scurry ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective - DVD course
Even though you might never stop to think about it, the ancient world and the civilizations it produced are with you in almosteverything you do. The ancient world has influenced our customs and religi ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Life and Operas of Verdi - DVD course
The Italians have a word for the sense of dazzling beauty produced by effortless mastery: "sprezzatura." Perhaps no cultural form associated with Italy is as steeped in the love of sprezzatura as oper ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Concert Masterworks - DVD course
Have you ever wondered what goes through a composer's mind during those magical weeks and months when a musical composition—something meant to become a listening experience—is being notated on pap ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
A History of European Art - DVD course
The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring vis ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts - DVD course
During the 229-year period from 1485 to 1714, England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into what has been called "the first modern society," and emerged as the wealthiest and most powerful ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution - DVD course
The years 1760–1800 rocked the Western world. These were the years when colonists on the eastern fringes of a continent converted Enlightenment thought first into action, then into government. Aston ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
How to Listen to and Understand Opera - DVD course
For more than 400 years, opera has been one of the most popular performing arts. Geniuses—Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Puccini—produced some of the landmark artistic achievements of all ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Fall and Rise of China - DVD course
China—the world's oldest continuous civilization—has undergone an astonishing transformation in a brief span of recent history. Since the collapse of its once-glorious empire in 1911, China has se ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology - DVD course
You live with it 24 hours a day. But how well do you really know it? These 32 lectures are your owner's manual to a remarkably complex, resilient, and endlessly fascinating structure: the human body. ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
War and World History - DVD course
For thousands of years, military engagements between opposing nations and societies have had important effects on all aspects of human civilization. While the most direct and recognizable impacts of w ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Bach and the High Baroque - DVD course
Underappreciated in his own time, Johann Sebastian Bach has ascended to Olympian heights in the estimation of generations of music lovers. But what is it about his music that makes it great? Composer ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
American Civil War - DVD course
Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we wil ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
American Identity - DVD course
What defines an American? Is it the love of liberty, the pursuit of justice, the urge to invent, the desire for wealth, the drive to explore, the quest for spiritual values? The paradox of the America ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
How the Earth Works - DVD course
Imagine coming upon Earth as a traveler from another galaxy. It wouldn't take you long to discover Earth's fascinating variety. The combination of continents, oceans, and atmosphere makes it unique am ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World - DVD course
300 Spartans guarding the pass at Thermopylae. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle engaging in a dialogue that will give birth to Western philosophy. Alexander the Great conquering nearly the entire ancien ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Origin of Civilization - DVD course
Every single day of your life is spent within a civilization—an elaborate system composed of governing bodies, detailed laws, dense urban centers, elaborate trade networks, visual and written cultur ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
History of World Literature - DVD course
A Buddhist monk searches for mystical texts. French lords and ladies tell stories to pass the time. African warriors fight against European conquerors. These and other fascinating stories stem from so ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
History of Ancient Rome - DVD course
There are many reasons to study ancient Rome. Rome's span was vast. In the regional, restless, and shifting history of continental Europe, the Roman Empire stands as a towering monument to scale and s ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Art across the Ages - DVD course
From the earliest cave painting of hunting scenes to the spectacular architecture of ancient Greece and Rome to the startling perspectives of Postmodern paintings, art has provided us with a unique wi ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age - DVD course
Three lifetimes ago, Europe was a farming society ruled by families of monarchs. Modern European history began with two seismic tremors—capitalism and democracy—that shattered Europe's foundations ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Great Presidents - DVD course
It was one of the most audacious decisions in American history. The founders of the American Republic created a new kind of leadership office. It would be a strong and independent president who comman ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Great Ideas of Psychology - DVD course
If you've ever wanted to delve more deeply into the mysteries of human emotion, perception, and cognition, and of why we do what we do, this course offers a superb place to start. As you hear these le ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World - DVD course
How did people of ancient times cope with the overwhelming mysteries of the universe? The cycles of nature kept predictable time with the sun, moon, and stars; yet, without warning, crops failed, dise ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Symphonies of Beethoven - DVD course
Why is Beethoven one of the most revered composers in the history of Western music? Professor Robert Greenberg answers: "Beethoven possessed a unique gift for communication. He radiated an absolute di ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity - DVD course
About 100,000 to 60,000 years ago, a species of hominines—bipedal ape-like creatures—began to move out of its home territory in Africa and into the Asian continent. Today, homo sapiens, the descen ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Development of European Civilization - DVD course
For anyone living in the Western world, Europe is so much more than just a varied mix of travel destinations, an inspiring example of different cultures living side by side, and a set of historical ev ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World - DVD course
Starting with the Renaissance, the culture of the West exploded. Over the next 600 years, rapid innovations in philosophy, technology, economics, military affairs, and politics allowed what once had b ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works - DVD course
From the majesty of Baroque and Classical era masterpieces to the daring visions of modernism, orchestral music is undoubtedly one of the supreme artistic traditions of Western culture. And, over the ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 519.95 USD
Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative - CD course
All too often, people fail to give the great books the attention they deserve. They might feel locked out of these masterpieces because they believe themselves unequipped to savor their richness. Or t ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 499.95 USD
Biology: The Science of Life - CD course
One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding the intricate machinery of life. We are living in the most productive phase so far in this quest, as r ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 499.95 USD
Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition - CD course
For 3,000 years, mankind has grappled with fundamental questions about life. Crucial questions about our existence and being have been pondered by thoughtful men and women since civilization began. Th ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 499.95 USD
How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition - CD course
Learning how to appreciate the unmatched beauty, genius, and power of concert music can permanently enrich your life. Why is this so? As award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg explains, ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 499.95 USD
Joy of Science - CD course
English novelist and scientist C. P. Snow classed certain scientific ideas with the works of Shakespeare as something every educated person should know. One such idea, according to Snow, was the secon ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 449.95 USD
Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition - CD course
Humanity left childhood and entered the troubled but productive world when it started to criticize its own certainties and weigh the worthiness of its most secure beliefs. Thus began that "Long Debate ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 449.95 USD
Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World - DVD course
Why has science so dramatically altered how we live and how we think about ourselves? What is the greatest scientific idea of all time? According to Professor Steven L. Goldman, one is tempted to spea ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Modern Economic Issues - DVD course
How do the major economic issues that dominate today's news—questions about gross domestic product or budget deficits or trade imbalances—impact the average citizen? Why are health insurance and c ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
History of the English Language, 2nd Edition - DVD course
Sixteen centuries ago a wave of settlers from northern Europe came to the British Isles speaking a mix of Germanic dialects thick with consonants and complex grammatical forms. Today we call that dial ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
The Catholic Church: A History - DVD course
The Catholic Church. It began as a small band of supporters following the teachings of an itinerant preacher in an outpost of the Roman Empire. From there, the church expanded bothits size and its imp ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites - DVD course
Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Mount Fuji, the Galapagos Islands. These natural wonders are on everyone’s list of must-see attractions that are both spectacular and geologically fascinating. But wha ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Rise and Fall of the British Empire - DVD course
At its peak in the early 20th century, Britain's empire was the largest in the history of the world, greater even than that of ancient Rome. It embraced more than a fourth of the world's population an ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health - DVD course
In recent decades, science has revealed that the mind and body are intimately connected in ways we haven’t previously realized—and this field of knowledge is now changing our understanding of heal ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
A New History of Life - DVD course
Life is stranger than fiction. Recent investigations hint at episodes in the history of life on Earth that rival the most imaginative movies. For example: Could our planet have been seeded with life f ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life - DVD course
What makes a written work eternal—its message still so fundamental to the way we live that it continues to speak to us, hundreds or thousands of years distant from the lifetime of its author? Why do ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life - DVD course
What is the meaning of life? Is human existence meaningful or absurd? Is it even worth asking this kind of question? Anyone who has ever pondered these fundamental questions has an extraordinary adven ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness - DVD course
Earth's ocean is a source of wonder, delight, sustenance, economic benefit, and awe in the face of its overwhelming mystery and power. It dominates the natural world in ways that scientists are only n ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Philosophy of Religion - DVD course
Can humans know whether the claim "God exists" is true or not? If so, how? If not, why not? Questions such as these have perplexed humans since the first moment we were capable of asking them. Now in ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works - DVD course
As a solo concert instrument, the piano enjoys an unrivaled popularity in Western music. Capable of a vast sonic range, from ethereal softness to thundering grandeur, its appeal is global and seemingl ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition - DVD course
Western philosophy is a vast intellectual tradition, the product of thousands of years of revolutionary thought built up by a rich collection of brilliant minds. When most of us study philosophy, we'r ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Philosophy and Religion in the West - DVD course
Acclaimed humanities teacher Phillip Cary explores thousands of years of deep reflection and brilliant debate over the nature of God, the human self, and the world. It's a debate that serves as a vivi ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest - DVD course
Evidence of Great Britain's legacy to the English-speaking world—indeed, to most of the Western world itself—is all around us, woven intimately into the fabric of almost every aspect of daily life ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition - DVD course
With the advent of modernity, the questions on which philosophers and religious thinkers had been reflecting for centuries underwent a dramatic and unprecedented change. For over a thousand years, the ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Economics, 3rd Edition - DVD course
We are all economists—when we work, buy, save, invest, pay taxes, and vote. It repays us many times over to be good economists. Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the s ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Conservative Tradition - DVD course
Preserving the traditions and values of the past and applying them to the future—this is the core of the Conservative attitude. While the development of Conservatism has followed different arcs in t ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Understanding the Inventions that Changed the World - DVD course
We’re surrounded by inventions. Consider the clocks, appliances, and transportation that coordinate our days. Or the televisions, cell phones, and social media that connect us to each other. And the ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500–2000 - DVD course
For much of the past five centuries, the history of the European continent has been a history of chaos, its civilization thrown into turmoil by ferocious wars or bitter religious conflicts—sometimes ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Psychology of Human Behavior - DVD course
What comes to mind when you picture a psychologist? If you're like most people coming to this fascinating field for the first time, the answer may include a leather couch and a scholarly looking gentl ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Understanding Linguistics: The Science of Language - DVD course
We all use language every day of our lives. Language, regardless of the particular dialect spoken, is the tool we use to express our wants, our needs, and our feelings. Recently, many experts who stud ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature - DVD course
All our lives, we've been taught the importance of the ancient Greeks to so much of the world that came after them, and particularly to our own way of living in and seeing that world. Mention politics ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Exploring the Roots of Religion - DVD course
Stonehenge. Machu Picchu. The Acropolis. The Great Pyramids at Giza. Sites such as these have captivated the world for centuries—even millennia—since their creation. They are works of great beauty ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History - DVD course
January 10, 49 B.C.: Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon River into Rome, igniting a civil war that leads to the birth of the world's greatest ancient civilization. October 12, 1492: The Spanish explore ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Classics of Russian Literature - DVD course
Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul. These 36 half-hour lectures delve into this extraordinary body of work under the guidance of Professor Irwin Weil of Northwestern Unive ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
The Symphony - DVD course
The great Bohemian-born composer Gustav Mahler once said, "A symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything." Over the course of its nearly 300-year life, the symphony has indeed embraced ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations - DVD course
Where do we come from? How did our ancestors settle this planet? How did the great historic civilizations of the world develop? How does a past so shadowy that it has to be painstakingly reconstructed ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Era of the Crusades - DVD course
The Crusades have been hailed as the driving force that brought Western Europe out of the Middle Ages—and condemned as the beginning of European imperialism in the Muslim Near East. But what really ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Life Lessons from the Great Books - DVD course
For every important moment and stage in your life, there is a Great Book that can offer you invaluable lessons and place your unique experiences in a larger perspective. Some of history's greatest aut ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins - DVD course
English is changing all around us. We see this in new words such as “bling” and “email,” and from the loss of old forms such as “shall.” It’s a human impulse to play with language and to ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Story of Human Language - DVD course
I never met a person who is not interested in language, wrote the bestselling author and psychologist Steven Pinker. There are good reasons that language fascinates us so. It not only defines humans a ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language - DVD course
Latin lives! The language of Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, St. Jerome, and countless other great authors is alive and well in the modern world. It lives in the Romance languages, which are the lineal descen ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Life Lessons from the Great Myths - DVD course
Hector and Achilles clash on the battlefields of Troy. Arthur discovers a magical sword and becomes a powerful British king. Jesse James pulls off daring crimes across the American frontier. Myths and ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance - DVD course
No era of artistic achievement is as renowned as the Renaissance, and no country holds a higher place in that period than Italy. The supreme works created in Florence, Rome, Venice, and other Italian ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917 - DVD course
History at its most interesting is complex, a fascinating whirl of events, personalities, and forces, and few periods of history offer us such captivating complexity as Europe's 19th "century"—the o ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
A Brief History of the World - DVD course
Think of the construction of the great pyramids of Egypt, or the development of democratic rule in ancient Greece. Recall the innovations of the European Renaissance and Enlightenment—the remarkable ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age - DVD course
A long and healthy life is a universal desire. So how can you achieve this goal? There's a whirlwind of advice on how to optimize your health and well-being. The only problem is that much of it is con ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Thinking about Capitalism - DVD course
As the economic system under which you live, capitalism shapes the marketplaces that determine where you live and work, how much you are paid, what you can buy, what you can accumulate toward your ret ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev - DVD course
It's difficult to imagine a nation whose history is more compelling for Americans than that of Russia. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, this was the nation against which we measured our own na ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - DVD course
Mystical experiences and practices—including dramatic visions, direct communication with the divine, intense spiritual quests, and hermetic lifestyles—are commonly associated with Eastern cultures ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
History of Christian Theology - DVD course
Some 2,000 years ago, a man walked the earth who had a greater impact than any other person in history. Lowly born, he rose to prominence as he spread his vision of the redemption of the world. He att ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies - DVD course
There is no more important author in Western literature than William Shakespeare. And his plays—whether a comedy like A Midsummer Night's Dream; a history like Henry IV; or a tragedy like Hamlet—a ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
History of the Supreme Court - DVD course
For more than two centuries, the Supreme Court has exerted extraordinary influence over the way we Americans live our daily lives. The Court has defined the limits of our speech and actions since its ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World - DVD course
When people think of the masterpieces of art, painters such as Gauguin or Picasso might spring to mind. But thousands of years before these modern masters put brush to canvas, artists from all over th ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey - DVD course
As the 19th century drew to a close, the age-old quest to understand the physical world appeared to be complete except for a few minor details. "It seems probable that most of the grand underlying pri ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works - DVD course
Crime is as old as human society. So is the use of evidence, witnesses, and reason to solve crimes. The desire to identify lawbreakers and bring them to justice is so great that it has inspired countl ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Nutrition Made Clear - DVD course
Making smart eating choices is essential to living a healthy, happy, and successful life. Yet all too often, we're exposed to information and techniques that promise quick and easy results but can be ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Jesus and the Gospels - DVD course
The figure of Jesus has tantalized both Christians and non-Christians who have sought definitive answers to questions about his words, his acts, and even his very existence. For most of the last 2,000 ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet - DVD course
Every plant, microorganism, and animal on Earth exists within an ecosystem: a complex network of interdependent relationships in which each individual strand is important and contributes to the succes ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World" - DVD course
Mathematics has spread its influence far beyond the realm of numbers. The concepts and methods of mathematics are cruciallyimportant to all of culture and affect the way countless people in all sphere ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies - DVD course
The history of colonial America is a story of extraordinary scope, with Europeans, Africans, and the native peoples of North America interacting in a drama of settlement and conflict that lasted nearl ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Neuroscience of Everyday Life - DVD course
Your nervous system is you. All the thoughts, perceptions, moods, passions, and dreams that make you an active, sentient being are the work of this amazing network of cells. For many centuries, people ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Physics in Your Life - DVD course
Why does a curve ball curve? Why does ice float? What's the perfect way to cook egg custard? How do CDs and DVDs work? Why don't your legs break when you jump off a chair? What keeps a moving bicycle ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Shape of Nature - DVD course
How do you measure the size of a black hole? The motion of individual particles at the subatomic level? The possible shape of space-time itself? In short: How do you mathematically describe the world ...
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Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology - DVD course
The drama of geology is all around you. Have you ever been to Yellowstone National Park? If so, you have stood on a catastrophe in the making. The central region of the park is inside a collapsed volc ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Understanding the Brain - DVD course
Everything that goes on inside your body and every interaction you have with the outside world is controlled by your brain. It allows you to cope masterfully with your everyday environment. It is capa ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
World War I: The "Great War" - DVD course
From August 1914 to November 1918, an unprecedented catastrophe gripped the world that continues to reverberate into our own time. World War I was touched off by a terrorist act in Bosnia and all too ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Food: A Cultural Culinary History - DVD course
Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. E ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation - DVD course
Edward Gibbon's stirring Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire painted an unforgettable portrait of the Roman Empire in a long, debilitating slide to oblivion, culminating inan agonizing death at the h ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean - DVD course
In the 1st century B.C., Rome's matchless armies consolidated control over the entire Mediterranean world, and Greece lay vanquished along with scores of other formerly independent lands—yet the Rom ...
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Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome - DVD course
Classical archaeology—the excavation and analysis of ancient Greek and Roman sites—was born on Wednesday, October 22, 1738. On that day, Roque Joaquín Alcubierre, an engineer in the army of the B ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Wisdom of History - DVD course
Do the lessons passed down to us by history, lessons whose origins may lie hundreds, even thousands, of years in the past, still have value for us today? Is Santayana's oft-repeated saying, "Those who ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia - DVD course
What pieces of the distant past drift before your mind's eye when you think of ancient Mesopotamia? Perhaps it's the fabled hanging gardens of Babylon. Or is it entire populations paralyzed by fear be ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Philosophy of Science - DVD course
Science can't be free of philosophy any more than baseball can be free of physics. With this bold intellectual swing for the fences, philosopher Jeffrey L. Kasser uses the tools of philosophy to launc ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe - DVD course
Evidence for the birth of the universe is raining down on you. It's called the cosmic microwave background, and it's had quite a journey. Born in the stupendous annihilation of matter and antimatter s ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Vikings - DVD course
As explorers and traders, the Vikings played a decisive role in the formation of Latin Christendom, and particularly of Western Europe. In this course, you will study the Vikings not only as warriors, ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle - DVD course
For more than two millennia, philosophers have grappled with life's most profound issues. It is easy to forget, however, that these "eternal" questions are not eternal at all; rather, they once had to ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature - DVD course
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Europe? South America? The remote reaches of the African continent? What if you could travel in time as well? Imagine yourself transporte ...
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Myth in Human History - DVD course
A warrior embarks on an ocean voyage to retrieve a mysterious fleece and prove his worth. A young man catches the spinning sun with a lasso to slow it down and lengthen the day. A giant boar raises th ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Beethoven's Piano Sonatas - DVD course
Beethoven was a revolutionary man living in a revolutionary time. He captured his inner voice—demons and all—and the spirit of his time, and in doing so, created a body of music the likes of which ...
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The Western Literary Canon in Context - DVD course
The Western literary canon has come to epitomize the official—and sometimes controversial—list of works that every educated person should know. Among its more than 3,000 works are the Odyssey, Beo ...
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Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire - DVD course
With the exception of Jesus Christ, virtually no figure in antiquity is more renowned in the history of the West than Alexander the Great. His feats are the stuff of legend, inspiring medieval romance ...
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Peloponnesian War - DVD course
The ancient Greek historian Thucydides called it "a war like no other"—arguably the greatest in the history of the world up to that time. The Peloponnesian War pitted Athens and her allies against a ...
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Emperors of Rome - DVD course
They are said to be the most powerful rulers who ever lived—a checkered mix of the wise, the brutal, and the unhinged. For more than five centuries they presided over a multi-ethnic empire that was ...
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Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire - DVD course
Rome was the greatest empire of the ancient world, a colossus that spanned three continents, ruled over millions of people, lasted more than a thousand years, and left as its most enduring legacy the ...
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Rome and the Barbarians - DVD course
The history of the Romans and the "barbarians" they encountered as their mighty legions advanced the frontiers of Classical civilization has in large part been written as a story of warfare and conque ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World’s Great Intellectual Traditions - DVD course
What is the meaning of life? It's a question every thoughtful person has pondered at one time or another. Indeed, it may be the biggest question of all. Most of us have asked ourselves this question a ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance - DVD course
In the grand history of the Western world, there is no single individual whose name is more synonymous with inventiveness, curiosity, and creative genius than Leonardo da Vinci. His life and works wou ...
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America and the New Global Economy - DVD course
The global economy in 1950 was defined by a lack of interconnectedness and U.S. economic dominance. More than half a century later, stronger international economic ties and the rise of the Chinese and ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know - DVD course
From the invention of coins by the ancient Lydians to the 21st-century eurozone, human history tells the story of ingenious financial systems and the never-ending quest for economic solutions. Today, ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
World War II: A Military and Social History - DVD course
This course examines one of the greatest conflicts in human history, World War II. Between 1937 and 1945, 55 million people perished. It was a series of interrelated conflicts; no continent was left u ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Art of the Northern Renaissance - DVD course
What does is it mean to see a painting—and is seeing it the same thing as understanding it? Hieronymus Bosch's monumental Garden of Earthly Delights is instantly recognizable to most lovers of Renai ...
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Why Evil Exists - DVD course
Why do humans do evil? What is behind "man's inhumanity to man," the troubling fact of human actions that produce suffering and destruction? Is it ultimately a spiritual or cosmic problem? Is it a con ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
String Quartets of Beethoven - DVD course
In his 16 quartets for two violins, viola, and cello, Beethoven created a Mount Everest for string players and some of the most sublime, unforgettable music ever written. Continuing to astound listene ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
European History and European Lives: 1715 to 1914 - DVD course
Thirty-five of the most influential people who lived during the 200 most difficult years in the history of the West form the subject of this dramatically different course. Who were these artists, writ ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation - DVD course
Christianity is the largest and most global religious tradition in history. For nearly 2,000 years, the Christian faith has remained at or near the center of Western moral debate and conceptions of hu ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History - DVD course
In a world growing increasingly smaller, China still seems a faraway and exotic land, with secrets and mysteries of ages past, its history and intentions veiled from most Westerners. Yet behind that v ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad - DVD course
Confucius. Buddha. Jesus. Muhammad. Four extraordinary sages who influenced world civilization more deeply than any other human beings in history. As just one measure of their importance, current rank ...
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Medieval World - DVD course
Most of us know that, far from being a time of darkness, the Middle Ages was an essential period in the grand narrative of Western history—one whose political, cultural, economic, scientific, and sp ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Physiology and Fitness - DVD course
If there exists a Fountain of Youth, exercise is it. The evidence, of course, is vast, with a multitude of studies highlighting the remarkable, life-enhancing benefits of staying fit. Whether your goa ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Biblical Wisdom Literature - DVD course
In the history of wisdom literature, few traditions match the solace and profundity found in the teachings of the Bible. For centuries, people have taken comfort and insight from the familiar yet eter ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
The Concerto - DVD course
Ready for thrills? A concerto is exciting in ways that no other instrumental music can match. Where a symphony enthralls us with themes that are contrasted, varied, transformed, and developed, a conce ...
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Victorian Britain - DVD course
Darwin. Gladstone. Disraeli. Dickens. Meet the pioneering, paradoxical Britons of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). Through peaceful and gradual change they built one of the world's first indus ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida - DVD course
What is reality? It's a seemingly simple question. But penetrate beneath its surface and the simplicity drops away, a succession of subsequent questions luring you deeper—to where even more question ...
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History of Freedom - DVD course
It can be argued that one simple idea—the concept of freedom—has been the driving force of Western civilization and may be the most influential intellectual force the world has ever known. But wha ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Music of Richard Wagner - DVD course
Richard Wagner was one of history's greatest composers, a theater artist of extraordinary genius and vision, and one of the most controversial characters in the entire pantheon of Western art. More th ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Cycles of American Political Thought - DVD course
America is often described as a nation of doers. Its folk heroes are men and women of action, like Daniel Boone and Annie Oakley, who subdued an untamed wilderness on the way to forging a great nation ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt - DVD course
Holland in the 17th century was home to the most remarkable concentration of artistic talent and accomplishment in modern history. From this tiny land came the great masters Vermeer, Frans Hals, Jan S ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
American Mind - DVD course
Americans pride themselves on being doers rather than thinkers. Ideas are naturally suspect to such a people. But ideas are at the root of what it means to be American, and today's habits of thought p ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Genius of Michelangelo - DVD course
The Sistine Chapel ceiling. The PietĂ . The David. The Last Judgment. The Moses. The Dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo's artistic achievements, in their scope and execution, seem unimaginable ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
How to Look at and Understand Great Art - DVD course
Great art is among the most sublime, meaningful, and redeeming creations of all civilization. Few endeavors can equal the power of great artwork to capture aesthetic beauty, to move and inspire, to ch ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Operas of Mozart - DVD course
By December 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had written the defining compositions in every available musical genre of his time: symphony, chamber music, masses, and—above all—opera. Opera was the pr ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
History of Christianity in the Reformation Era - DVD course
We are the cultural descendants of the Reformation era, says Professor Brad S. Gregory in these 36 lectures on one of the most tumultuous and consequential periods in all of European history. Regardle ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights - DVD course
The civil liberties and constitutional rights our nation's citizens possess—not only in theory, but in the courtroom, where the state can be forced to honor those liberties—are a uniquely American ...
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African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela - DVD course
The story of Africa is the oldest and most event-filled chronicle of human activity on the planet. These 36 half-hour lectures cover this great historical drama, tracing the story of the sub-Saharan r ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Ancient Empires before Alexander - DVD course
Ponder the term "the ancient world" for just a moment. What personalities, images, and events come to mind? For most of us, the legacy of the ancient world is symbolized by the twin pillars of Western ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Italian Renaissance - DVD course
When you think of the Italian Renaissance, chances are you think of what it gave us. The extraordinary sculptures of Michelangelo. The incomparable paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The immortal written ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 374.95 USD
Holy Land Revealed - DVD course
As the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, the Holy Land (the area in and around modern-day Israel) is one of the most important regions in the world. With a rich history stretching back over 3,00 ...
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Origin of Civilization - CD course
Every single day of your life is spent within a civilization—an elaborate system composed of governing bodies, detailed laws, dense urban centers, elaborate trade networks, visual and written cultur ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
Foundations of Eastern Civilization - CD course
So much of our historical knowledge is rooted in Western civilization, from the stories of ancient Greece and Rome to the intellectual developments of the Renaissance. But this history tells only part ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
Classics of British Literature - CD course
Few nations offer a literary legacy as impressive as that of Great Britain. For more than 1,500 years, the literature of this tiny island has taught, nurtured, thrilled, outraged, and humbled readers ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
Foundations of Western Civilization - CD course
You can discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world. With ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
Turning Points in American History - CD course
1777: The colonial victory over British troops at the Battle of Saratoga persuades France to provide financial and military support that will prove vital to the success of the American Revolution. 186 ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
History of Ancient Egypt - CD course
Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand that our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. Consider time. Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet ...
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Life and Operas of Verdi - CD course
The Italians have a word for the sense of dazzling beauty produced by effortless mastery: "sprezzatura." Perhaps no cultural form associated with Italy is as steeped in the love of sprezzatura as oper ...
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Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon - CD course
The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. This era shook the foundations of the old ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
Concert Masterworks - CD course
Have you ever wondered what goes through a composer's mind during those magical weeks and months when a musical composition—something meant to become a listening experience—is being notated on pap ...
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American Identity - CD course
What defines an American? Is it the love of liberty, the pursuit of justice, the urge to invent, the desire for wealth, the drive to explore, the quest for spiritual values? The paradox of the America ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence - CD course
The story of Earth is an epic filled with crises, catastrophes, and remarkable, repeated change. Earth traces its origin to simple atoms that were created in the big bang, transformed into heavy eleme ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
Fall and Rise of China - CD course
China—the world's oldest continuous civilization—has undergone an astonishing transformation in a brief span of recent history. Since the collapse of its once-glorious empire in 1911, China has se ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations - CD course
In 1347, a merchant ship traveling from Crimea in central Asia docked at Messina in Sicily with a crew of desperately sick sailors. As they were taken ashore, rats also left the vessel, carrying with ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
War and World History - CD course
For thousands of years, military engagements between opposing nations and societies have had important effects on all aspects of human civilization. While the most direct and recognizable impacts of w ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
Bach and the High Baroque - CD course
Underappreciated in his own time, Johann Sebastian Bach has ascended to Olympian heights in the estimation of generations of music lovers. But what is it about his music that makes it great? Composer ...
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How to Listen to and Understand Opera - CD course
For more than 400 years, opera has been one of the most popular performing arts. Geniuses—Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Puccini—produced some of the landmark artistic achievements of all ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective - CD course
Even though you might never stop to think about it, the ancient world and the civilizations it produced are with you in almosteverything you do. The ancient world has influenced our customs and religi ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
Interpreting the 20th Century: The Struggle Over Democracy - CD course
The 20th century transformed the political, social, and economic structures of the world in ways no one could have imagined as the 1800s came to a close. It was a time of intense and rapid change that ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
American Civil War - CD course
Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we wil ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts - CD course
During the 229-year period from 1485 to 1714, England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into what has been called "the first modern society," and emerged as the wealthiest and most powerful ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World - CD course
Imagine you’re a Greek soldier marching into battle in the front row of a phalanx. Or an Egyptian woman putting on makeup before attending an evening party with your husband. Or a Celtic monk scurry ...
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Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution - CD course
The years 1760–1800 rocked the Western world. These were the years when colonists on the eastern fringes of a continent converted Enlightenment thought first into action, then into government. Aston ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
History of World Literature - CD course
A Buddhist monk searches for mystical texts. French lords and ladies tell stories to pass the time. African warriors fight against European conquerors. These and other fascinating stories stem from so ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 359.95 USD
Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World - CD course
300 Spartans guarding the pass at Thermopylae. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle engaging in a dialogue that will give birth to Western philosophy. Alexander the Great conquering nearly the entire ancien ...
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Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World - CD course
How did people of ancient times cope with the overwhelming mysteries of the universe? The cycles of nature kept predictable time with the sun, moon, and stars; yet, without warning, crops failed, dise ...
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History of Ancient Rome - CD course
There are many reasons to study ancient Rome. Rome's span was vast. In the regional, restless, and shifting history of continental Europe, the Roman Empire stands as a towering monument to scale and s ...
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Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity - CD course
About 100,000 to 60,000 years ago, a species of hominines—bipedal ape-like creatures—began to move out of its home territory in Africa and into the Asian continent. Today, homo sapiens, the descen ...
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Great Ideas of Psychology - CD course
If you've ever wanted to delve more deeply into the mysteries of human emotion, perception, and cognition, and of why we do what we do, this course offers a superb place to start. As you hear these le ...
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Great Presidents - CD course
It was one of the most audacious decisions in American history. The founders of the American Republic created a new kind of leadership office. It would be a strong and independent president who comman ...
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Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age - CD course
Three lifetimes ago, Europe was a farming society ruled by families of monarchs. Modern European history began with two seismic tremors—capitalism and democracy—that shattered Europe's foundations ...
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Symphonies of Beethoven - CD course
Why is Beethoven one of the most revered composers in the history of Western music? Professor Robert Greenberg answers: "Beethoven possessed a unique gift for communication. He radiated an absolute di ...
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Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World - CD course
Starting with the Renaissance, the culture of the West exploded. Over the next 600 years, rapid innovations in philosophy, technology, economics, military affairs, and politics allowed what once had b ...
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Development of European Civilization - CD course
For anyone living in the Western world, Europe is so much more than just a varied mix of travel destinations, an inspiring example of different cultures living side by side, and a set of historical ev ...
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The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works - CD course
From the majesty of Baroque and Classical era masterpieces to the daring visions of modernism, orchestral music is undoubtedly one of the supreme artistic traditions of Western culture. And, over the ...
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Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World - CD course
Why has science so dramatically altered how we live and how we think about ourselves? What is the greatest scientific idea of all time? According to Professor Steven L. Goldman, one is tempted to spea ...
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History of the English Language, 2nd Edition - CD course
Sixteen centuries ago a wave of settlers from northern Europe came to the British Isles speaking a mix of Germanic dialects thick with consonants and complex grammatical forms. Today we call that dial ...
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Nutrition Made Clear - CD course
Making smart eating choices is essential to living a healthy, happy, and successful life. Yet all too often, we're exposed to information and techniques that promise quick and easy results but can be ...
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Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies - CD course
The history of colonial America is a story of extraordinary scope, with Europeans, Africans, and the native peoples of North America interacting in a drama of settlement and conflict that lasted nearl ...
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Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature - CD course
All our lives, we've been taught the importance of the ancient Greeks to so much of the world that came after them, and particularly to our own way of living in and seeing that world. Mention politics ...
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Food: A Cultural Culinary History - CD course
Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. E ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 269.95 USD
The Catholic Church: A History - CD course
The Catholic Church. It began as a small band of supporters following the teachings of an itinerant preacher in an outpost of the Roman Empire. From there, the church expanded bothits size and its imp ...
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Rise and Fall of the British Empire - CD course
At its peak in the early 20th century, Britain's empire was the largest in the history of the world, greater even than that of ancient Rome. It embraced more than a fourth of the world's population an ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 269.95 USD
World War I: The "Great War" - CD course
From August 1914 to November 1918, an unprecedented catastrophe gripped the world that continues to reverberate into our own time. World War I was touched off by a terrorist act in Bosnia and all too ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 269.95 USD
Psychology of Human Behavior - CD course
What comes to mind when you picture a psychologist? If you're like most people coming to this fascinating field for the first time, the answer may include a leather couch and a scholarly looking gentl ...
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Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health - CD course
In recent decades, science has revealed that the mind and body are intimately connected in ways we haven’t previously realized—and this field of knowledge is now changing our understanding of heal ...
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Philosophy of Religion - CD course
Can humans know whether the claim "God exists" is true or not? If so, how? If not, why not? Questions such as these have perplexed humans since the first moment we were capable of asking them. Now in ...
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Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life - CD course
What makes a written work eternal—its message still so fundamental to the way we live that it continues to speak to us, hundreds or thousands of years distant from the lifetime of its author? Why do ...
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Philosophy and Religion in the West - CD course
Acclaimed humanities teacher Phillip Cary explores thousands of years of deep reflection and brilliant debate over the nature of God, the human self, and the world. It's a debate that serves as a vivi ...
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Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life - CD course
What is the meaning of life? Is human existence meaningful or absurd? Is it even worth asking this kind of question? Anyone who has ever pondered these fundamental questions has an extraordinary adven ...
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Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition - CD course
Western philosophy is a vast intellectual tradition, the product of thousands of years of revolutionary thought built up by a rich collection of brilliant minds. When most of us study philosophy, we'r ...
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A Day’s Read - CD course
Reading great literature can be an exhilarating enterprise, one that can expand the way you see the world around you—and yourself. Unfortunately, it's also an enterprise that requires a lot of what ...
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Life Lessons from the Great Books - CD course
For every important moment and stage in your life, there is a Great Book that can offer you invaluable lessons and place your unique experiences in a larger perspective. Some of history's greatest aut ...
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Conservative Tradition - CD course
Preserving the traditions and values of the past and applying them to the future—this is the core of the Conservative attitude. While the development of Conservatism has followed different arcs in t ...
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Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition - CD course
With the advent of modernity, the questions on which philosophers and religious thinkers had been reflecting for centuries underwent a dramatic and unprecedented change. For over a thousand years, the ...
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Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest - CD course
Evidence of Great Britain's legacy to the English-speaking world—indeed, to most of the Western world itself—is all around us, woven intimately into the fabric of almost every aspect of daily life ...
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A Brief History of the World - CD course
Think of the construction of the great pyramids of Egypt, or the development of democratic rule in ancient Greece. Recall the innovations of the European Renaissance and Enlightenment—the remarkable ...
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History of Christian Theology - CD course
Some 2,000 years ago, a man walked the earth who had a greater impact than any other person in history. Lowly born, he rose to prominence as he spread his vision of the redemption of the world. He att ...
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A New History of Life - CD course
Life is stranger than fiction. Recent investigations hint at episodes in the history of life on Earth that rival the most imaginative movies. For example: Could our planet have been seeded with life f ...
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The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works - CD course
As a solo concert instrument, the piano enjoys an unrivaled popularity in Western music. Capable of a vast sonic range, from ethereal softness to thundering grandeur, its appeal is global and seemingl ...
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Beethoven's Piano Sonatas - CD course
Beethoven was a revolutionary man living in a revolutionary time. He captured his inner voice—demons and all—and the spirit of his time, and in doing so, created a body of music the likes of which ...
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The Symphony - CD course
The great Bohemian-born composer Gustav Mahler once said, "A symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything." Over the course of its nearly 300-year life, the symphony has indeed embraced ...
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History of Christianity in the Reformation Era - CD course
We are the cultural descendants of the Reformation era, says Professor Brad S. Gregory in these 36 lectures on one of the most tumultuous and consequential periods in all of European history. Regardle ...
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The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History - CD course
January 10, 49 B.C.: Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon River into Rome, igniting a civil war that leads to the birth of the world's greatest ancient civilization. October 12, 1492: The Spanish explore ...
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Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - CD course
Mystical experiences and practices—including dramatic visions, direct communication with the divine, intense spiritual quests, and hermetic lifestyles—are commonly associated with Eastern cultures ...
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Exploring the Roots of Religion - CD course
Stonehenge. Machu Picchu. The Acropolis. The Great Pyramids at Giza. Sites such as these have captivated the world for centuries—even millennia—since their creation. They are works of great beauty ...
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Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations - CD course
Where do we come from? How did our ancestors settle this planet? How did the great historic civilizations of the world develop? How does a past so shadowy that it has to be painstakingly reconstructed ...
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Era of the Crusades - CD course
The Crusades have been hailed as the driving force that brought Western Europe out of the Middle Ages—and condemned as the beginning of European imperialism in the Muslim Near East. But what really ...
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Economics, 3rd Edition - CD course
We are all economists—when we work, buy, save, invest, pay taxes, and vote. It repays us many times over to be good economists. Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the s ...
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Holy Land Revealed - CD course
As the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, the Holy Land (the area in and around modern-day Israel) is one of the most important regions in the world. With a rich history stretching back over 3,00 ...
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Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies - CD course
There is no more important author in Western literature than William Shakespeare. And his plays—whether a comedy like A Midsummer Night's Dream; a history like Henry IV; or a tragedy like Hamlet—a ...
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Ancient Empires before Alexander - CD course
Ponder the term "the ancient world" for just a moment. What personalities, images, and events come to mind? For most of us, the legacy of the ancient world is symbolized by the twin pillars of Western ...
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30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World - CD course
When people think of the masterpieces of art, painters such as Gauguin or Picasso might spring to mind. But thousands of years before these modern masters put brush to canvas, artists from all over th ...
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History of the Supreme Court - CD course
For more than two centuries, the Supreme Court has exerted extraordinary influence over the way we Americans live our daily lives. The Court has defined the limits of our speech and actions since its ...
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Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language - CD course
Latin lives! The language of Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, St. Jerome, and countless other great authors is alive and well in the modern world. It lives in the Romance languages, which are the lineal descen ...
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Story of Human Language - CD course
I never met a person who is not interested in language, wrote the bestselling author and psychologist Steven Pinker. There are good reasons that language fascinates us so. It not only defines humans a ...
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Life Lessons from the Great Myths - CD course
Hector and Achilles clash on the battlefields of Troy. Arthur discovers a magical sword and becomes a powerful British king. Jesse James pulls off daring crimes across the American frontier. Myths and ...
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Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age - CD course
A long and healthy life is a universal desire. So how can you achieve this goal? There's a whirlwind of advice on how to optimize your health and well-being. The only problem is that much of it is con ...
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Thinking about Capitalism - CD course
As the economic system under which you live, capitalism shapes the marketplaces that determine where you live and work, how much you are paid, what you can buy, what you can accumulate toward your ret ...
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The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins - CD course
English is changing all around us. We see this in new words such as “bling” and “email,” and from the loss of old forms such as “shall.” It’s a human impulse to play with language and to ...
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Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917 - CD course
History at its most interesting is complex, a fascinating whirl of events, personalities, and forces, and few periods of history offer us such captivating complexity as Europe's 19th "century"—the o ...
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History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev - CD course
It's difficult to imagine a nation whose history is more compelling for Americans than that of Russia. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, this was the nation against which we measured our own na ...
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Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works - CD course
Crime is as old as human society. So is the use of evidence, witnesses, and reason to solve crimes. The desire to identify lawbreakers and bring them to justice is so great that it has inspired countl ...
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The Western Literary Canon in Context - CD course
The Western literary canon has come to epitomize the official—and sometimes controversial—list of works that every educated person should know. Among its more than 3,000 works are the Odyssey, Beo ...
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Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey - CD course
As the 19th century drew to a close, the age-old quest to understand the physical world appeared to be complete except for a few minor details. "It seems probable that most of the grand underlying pri ...
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Jesus and the Gospels - CD course
The figure of Jesus has tantalized both Christians and non-Christians who have sought definitive answers to questions about his words, his acts, and even his very existence. For most of the last 2,000 ...
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Cycles of American Political Thought - CD course
America is often described as a nation of doers. Its folk heroes are men and women of action, like Daniel Boone and Annie Oakley, who subdued an untamed wilderness on the way to forging a great nation ...
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Emperors of Rome - CD course
They are said to be the most powerful rulers who ever lived—a checkered mix of the wise, the brutal, and the unhinged. For more than five centuries they presided over a multi-ethnic empire that was ...
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Vikings - CD course
As explorers and traders, the Vikings played a decisive role in the formation of Latin Christendom, and particularly of Western Europe. In this course, you will study the Vikings not only as warriors, ...
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Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia - CD course
What pieces of the distant past drift before your mind's eye when you think of ancient Mesopotamia? Perhaps it's the fabled hanging gardens of Babylon. Or is it entire populations paralyzed by fear be ...
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Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean - CD course
In the 1st century B.C., Rome's matchless armies consolidated control over the entire Mediterranean world, and Greece lay vanquished along with scores of other formerly independent lands—yet the Rom ...
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Philosophy of Science - CD course
Science can't be free of philosophy any more than baseball can be free of physics. With this bold intellectual swing for the fences, philosopher Jeffrey L. Kasser uses the tools of philosophy to launc ...
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Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad - CD course
Confucius. Buddha. Jesus. Muhammad. Four extraordinary sages who influenced world civilization more deeply than any other human beings in history. As just one measure of their importance, current rank ...
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Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome - CD course
Classical archaeology—the excavation and analysis of ancient Greek and Roman sites—was born on Wednesday, October 22, 1738. On that day, Roque Joaquín Alcubierre, an engineer in the army of the B ...
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Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature - CD course
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Europe? South America? The remote reaches of the African continent? What if you could travel in time as well? Imagine yourself transporte ...
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Myth in Human History - CD course
A warrior embarks on an ocean voyage to retrieve a mysterious fleece and prove his worth. A young man catches the spinning sun with a lasso to slow it down and lengthen the day. A giant boar raises th ...
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Peloponnesian War - CD course
The ancient Greek historian Thucydides called it "a war like no other"—arguably the greatest in the history of the world up to that time. The Peloponnesian War pitted Athens and her allies against a ...
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Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire - CD course
With the exception of Jesus Christ, virtually no figure in antiquity is more renowned in the history of the West than Alexander the Great. His feats are the stuff of legend, inspiring medieval romance ...
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Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World’s Great Intellectual Traditions - CD course
What is the meaning of life? It's a question every thoughtful person has pondered at one time or another. Indeed, it may be the biggest question of all. Most of us have asked ourselves this question a ...
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Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida - CD course
What is reality? It's a seemingly simple question. But penetrate beneath its surface and the simplicity drops away, a succession of subsequent questions luring you deeper—to where even more question ...
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History of Freedom - CD course
It can be argued that one simple idea—the concept of freedom—has been the driving force of Western civilization and may be the most influential intellectual force the world has ever known. But wha ...
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Rome and the Barbarians - CD course
The history of the Romans and the "barbarians" they encountered as their mighty legions advanced the frontiers of Classical civilization has in large part been written as a story of warfare and conque ...
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Wisdom of History - CD course
Do the lessons passed down to us by history, lessons whose origins may lie hundreds, even thousands, of years in the past, still have value for us today? Is Santayana's oft-repeated saying, "Those who ...
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American Mind - CD course
Americans pride themselves on being doers rather than thinkers. Ideas are naturally suspect to such a people. But ideas are at the root of what it means to be American, and today's habits of thought p ...
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Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle - CD course
For more than two millennia, philosophers have grappled with life's most profound issues. It is easy to forget, however, that these "eternal" questions are not eternal at all; rather, they once had to ...
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Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation - CD course
Edward Gibbon's stirring Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire painted an unforgettable portrait of the Roman Empire in a long, debilitating slide to oblivion, culminating inan agonizing death at the h ...
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America and the New Global Economy - CD course
The global economy in 1950 was defined by a lack of interconnectedness and U.S. economic dominance. More than half a century later, stronger international economic ties and the rise of the Chinese and ...
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Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know - CD course
From the invention of coins by the ancient Lydians to the 21st-century eurozone, human history tells the story of ingenious financial systems and the never-ending quest for economic solutions. Today, ...
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Biblical Wisdom Literature - CD course
In the history of wisdom literature, few traditions match the solace and profundity found in the teachings of the Bible. For centuries, people have taken comfort and insight from the familiar yet eter ...
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World War II: A Military and Social History - CD course
This course examines one of the greatest conflicts in human history, World War II. Between 1937 and 1945, 55 million people perished. It was a series of interrelated conflicts; no continent was left u ...
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Operas of Mozart - CD course
By December 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had written the defining compositions in every available musical genre of his time: symphony, chamber music, masses, and—above all—opera. Opera was the pr ...
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The Concerto - CD course
Ready for thrills? A concerto is exciting in ways that no other instrumental music can match. Where a symphony enthralls us with themes that are contrasted, varied, transformed, and developed, a conce ...
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Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights - CD course
The civil liberties and constitutional rights our nation's citizens possess—not only in theory, but in the courtroom, where the state can be forced to honor those liberties—are a uniquely American ...
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Medieval World - CD course
Most of us know that, far from being a time of darkness, the Middle Ages was an essential period in the grand narrative of Western history—one whose political, cultural, economic, scientific, and sp ...
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String Quartets of Beethoven - CD course
In his 16 quartets for two violins, viola, and cello, Beethoven created a Mount Everest for string players and some of the most sublime, unforgettable music ever written. Continuing to astound listene ...
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From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History - CD course
In a world growing increasingly smaller, China still seems a faraway and exotic land, with secrets and mysteries of ages past, its history and intentions veiled from most Westerners. Yet behind that v ...
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The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation - CD course
Christianity is the largest and most global religious tradition in history. For nearly 2,000 years, the Christian faith has remained at or near the center of Western moral debate and conceptions of hu ...
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Modern Economic Issues - CD course
How do the major economic issues that dominate today's news—questions about gross domestic product or budget deficits or trade imbalances—impact the average citizen? Why are health insurance and c ...
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Why Evil Exists - CD course
Why do humans do evil? What is behind "man's inhumanity to man," the troubling fact of human actions that produce suffering and destruction? Is it ultimately a spiritual or cosmic problem? Is it a con ...
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European History and European Lives: 1715 to 1914 - CD course
Thirty-five of the most influential people who lived during the 200 most difficult years in the history of the West form the subject of this dramatically different course. Who were these artists, writ ...
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Victorian Britain - CD course
Darwin. Gladstone. Disraeli. Dickens. Meet the pioneering, paradoxical Britons of the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). Through peaceful and gradual change they built one of the world's first indus ...
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Music of Richard Wagner - CD course
Richard Wagner was one of history's greatest composers, a theater artist of extraordinary genius and vision, and one of the most controversial characters in the entire pantheon of Western art. More th ...
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African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela - CD course
The story of Africa is the oldest and most event-filled chronicle of human activity on the planet. These 36 half-hour lectures cover this great historical drama, tracing the story of the sub-Saharan r ...
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Italian Renaissance - CD course
When you think of the Italian Renaissance, chances are you think of what it gave us. The extraordinary sculptures of Michelangelo. The incomparable paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The immortal written ...
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War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500–2000 - CD course
For much of the past five centuries, the history of the European continent has been a history of chaos, its civilization thrown into turmoil by ferocious wars or bitter religious conflicts—sometimes ...
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Classics of Russian Literature - CD course
Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul. These 36 half-hour lectures delve into this extraordinary body of work under the guidance of Professor Irwin Weil of Northwestern Unive ...
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Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity - DVD course
The force of gravity rules the universe. It governs our everyday lives on Earth and it controls the motions of the heavens above. Yet it is one of the least understood of all the forces of nature. ... ...
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Chemistry, 2nd Edition - DVD course
Many students struggle in high school chemistry. Even if they succeed in earning a good grade, they often still feel confused and unconfident. Why is this? And what can be done to help every student s ...
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Herodotus: The Father of History - DVD course
Witness the "works and wonders" of the ancient world through the eyes of its first great historian. Herodotus became the first person we know of to see the past in new and fresh ways—not as a distan ...
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Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond - DVD course
Ever since modern game theory—the scientific study of interactive, rational decision making—achieved prominence in the mid-20th century, it has proven instrumental in helping us understand how and ...
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The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal - DVD course
Your body is a fortress under constant assault. Infectious diseases, parasites, environmental toxins, physical trauma, allergens, and natural disasters are some external enemies it faces. From the ins ...
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Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America - DVD course
When a work of fiction or nonfiction captures the attention—and wallets—of American readers, it speaks volumes about the nation's cultural climate. Best-selling books have played a critical role i ...
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Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process - DVD course
Why is it that we react to the world the way we do, not only in similar ways—turning our heads in the direction of a tap on the shoulder or a sudden movement in our peripheral vision, for example— ...
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Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions, and Tips - DVD course
Calculus II is the payoff for mastering Calculus I. This second course in the calculus sequence introduces you to exciting new techniques and applications of one of the most powerful mathematical tool ...
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Machiavelli in Context - DVD course
Mentioning the name Niccolò Machiavelli can unleash a powerful response, even among people who have never read a word of his writings. Our language evenhas a word—Machiavellian—that encapsulates ...
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Why Economies Rise or Fall - DVD course
How can a nation create the conditions for economic growth and prosperity, improving people's lives on both the individual and national levels? And what, once these conditions are achieved, can it do ...
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Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument - DVD course
Mathematical proof is the gold standard of knowledge. Once a mathematical statement has been proved with a rigorous argument, it counts as true throughout the universe and for all time. Imagine, then, ...
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The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience - DVD course
Does God exist? Do we have a soul? Is it possible to make contact with a spiritual realm? How should we respond to the divine? Will life ... Show Morecontinue beyond death? Whether you are a deeply re ...
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American Revolution - DVD course
Has there ever been a more unlikely war than the American Revolution? Why did those 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army, and with no navy to speak of, believe they could de ...
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Old Testament - DVD course
The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1,000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelites? What does our faith find in new scholarly unders ...
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Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders - DVD course
For many of us, sleep is one of life’s greatest pleasures. For others, sleep represents a nightly struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep, rest comfortably, andeven remain safe until morning. But what ...
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Turning Points in Modern History - DVD course
Get a unique and rewarding view of world history by immersing yourself in the fascinating story of the discoveries, inventions, upheavals, and ideas that shaped the modern world.... Show More What do ...
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Masters of War: History’s Greatest Strategic Thinkers - DVD course
What can Thucydides teach us about the war in Iraq in 2003? What is the key to adaptation during an ongoing conflict? How do you balance the tension between political and military objectives? Why are ...
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New Testament - DVD course
Whether you consider it a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings that the world has ever known. Scarcely a single major writer in the last 2,000 ...
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Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity - DVD course
Can you imagine the world—or your life—without writing? From emails to street signs and newspapers to novels, the written word ... Show Moreis so ever-present that we rarely stop to consider how i ...
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Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know - DVD course
When does the Jewish Sabbath begin? Who are Vishnu and Shiva? What are Buddhism's Four Noble Truths? What are the Five Pillars of Islam? These questions are more than an academic exercise. Religious b ...
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Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement - DVD course
Where did the America we know today—so different in its fundamental views about almost every aspect of life as to be unrecognizable to our countrymen of two centuries ago—really come from? How, fo ...
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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior - DVD course
Scientific mysteries are everywhere around you. At the bottom of the deepest oceans. On the frontiers of the known universe. But some of life's greatest scientific mysteries lie much closer than that: ...
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The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals - DVD course
The gift of storytelling may be one of life's most powerful—and envied—skills. A story well told can make us laugh, weep, swell with pride, or rise with indignation. A story ... Show Morepoorly to ...
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Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are - DVD course
You’ve heard it before: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. The concept of cultural adaptation is hardly new. But is it always the best approach? In our increasingly globalized world, the need for cr ...
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Lost Worlds of South America - DVD course
The dramatic terrain of South America is one of the great and thrilling frontiers of archaeology. Buried by the centuries on soaring mountain slopes and beneath arid deserts and lush jungles, the rema ...
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The Creative Thinker’s Toolkit - DVD course
People are born creative geniuses, right? With a special gene that endows them with inventiveness the rest of us only wish we had? According to the latest scientific research, that’s hardly the case ...
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Foundations of Economic Prosperity - DVD course
Prosperity has transformed the world. Defined as the ability to afford goods and services beyond basic necessities, prosperity is now a way oflife for most residents of developed countries—so common ...
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Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City - DVD course
On August 24, in the year A.D. 79, Pliny the Younger looked up and saw a spectacle the world would never forget. As he later wrote down, "A cloud was ascending, the appearance of which I cannot give y ...
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The Cathedral - DVD course
To step inside a Gothic cathedral is to step inside the visual essence of the Christian faith—a world filled with vaulted ceilings that direct the visitor's gaze toward heaven, stone sculptures that ...
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The World of Biblical Israel - DVD course
We all have associations with the word “Israel”—a modern-day nation in the Middle East that makes up part of the biblical Holy Land. But how did ancient Israel emerge? Who were the Israelites an ...
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Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages - DVD course
Are philosophy and religion—reason and faith—fundamentally at odds? From today's strict division between questions of logic and questions of belief, one might think so. But for 1,000 years during ...
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Fundamentals of Photography - DVD course
Photographs are more than just snapshots. When taken the right way, they become dramatic personal statements with the power to last forever. They can transport you to distant landscapes, capture fleet ...
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Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations - DVD course
Contrary to what you may have heard, great leaders aren't born. They're made. The ability to effectively lead teams, transform entire organizations, and achieve ambitious goals comes not from an inher ...
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Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza - DVD course
What is it like to practice your faith in an environment dominated by another? To evolve as a people when all of the world around you moves to religious and cultural rhythms very different from your o ...
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Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution - DVD course
Dizzying new technologies are putting unprecedented stress on America’s core constitutional values, as protections for privacy, property, and free speech are shrinking due to the wonders of modern l ...
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Dead Sea Scrolls - DVD course
The year: 1947. A Bedouin shepherd tracks one of his stray goats into a cave mouth above the shore of the Dead Sea at a desolate place named Qumran. Inside, he discovers a pair of tall, thin clay pots ...
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Understanding Investments - DVD course
What are your most important financial goals? Sending your kids to college? Buying a new home? Retiring early? Having the freedom to not worry about whether you can afford to buy a new car or go on va ...
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Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets - DVD course
The financial markets create tremendous opportunities that, for many of us, would otherwise be out of reach. A new home. Your child’s college education. Retirement. Without the ability to borrow and ...
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Buddhism - DVD course
A religion without God? How could that be? And how could it have captured and captivated so many millions of people in so many countries for so many centuries? No doubt you can picture the Buddha—se ...
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Art of Critical Decision Making - DVD course
Whether simple or complex, private or public, decisions are an essential part of your life. Not only do decisions affect your own life for good or ill, they can also affect the lives of your friends, ...
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Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History - DVD course
Exiled to the island of Patmos over 1,900 years ago, a prophet named John wrote a remarkable letter to fellow Christians. That letter is the Apocalypse of John, also known as the book of Revelation, a ...
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Rise of Humans: Great Scientific Debates - DVD course
Trying to understand our human origins has always been a fundamental part of who we are. One of the core things we want to know is how we came to be. Thousands of years ago, human civilizations develo ...
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Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception - DVD course
Your senses aren't just a part of you—they define you. Nothing that you experience in your life, from the most important to the most mundane, would be possible without the intricate power of your se ...
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Greek Tragedy - DVD course
Two-and-a-half thousand years after they were written, ancient Greek Dramas such as Eumenides, Oedipus the King, and Trojan Women retain a compelling, almost incantatory power. These plays have attrac ...
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Art of Reading - DVD course
You definitely know how to read. But do you know how to read artfully? Unlike everyday reading, artful reading—the way we read novels and short stories—is less about reading for specific informati ...
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Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past - DVD course
History is not truth. While it forms the backbone of our knowledge about the world, history is nevertheless only a version of events. History is shaped by the interpretations andperspectives of the in ...
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High School Level—Early American History: Native Americans through the Forty-Niners - DVD course
Make American history come alive for your student with this excellent 30- lecture course by nationally recognized educator Linwood Thompson. Covering the first half of America's fascinating history fr ...
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No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life - DVD course
The message of Existentialism, unlike that of many more obscure and academic philosophical movements, is about as simple as can be. It is that every one of us, as an individual, is responsible—respo ...
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Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature’s Most Fantastic Works - DVD course
Many of literature's greatest works, from ancient myths to the works of Nobel laureates, rely on fantasy. Even when there has been a dominant preference for realism, generation after generation of rea ...
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Shakespeare's Tragedies - DVD course
Shakespeare's contributions to stage and language are unequaled. In what Professor Clare R. Kinney calls the "power and audacity of his poetry and stagecraft," Shakespeare has ... Show Moreleft audien ...
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Masterpieces of Short Fiction - DVD course
Imagine that, in one sitting, you could enter a world of imagination and witness the triumphs, tragedies, errors, and epiphanies that arise in the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. Imagine t ...
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Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason - DVD course
What is the best way to prove a case, create a rule, solve a problem, justify an idea, invent a hypothesis, or evaluate an argument? In other words, what is the best way to think? Everyone has to thin ...
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The World of Byzantium - DVD course
Try this thought experiment: Mentally chart the main phases of European history to 1500. If you're like most of us, you probably hopscotched from classical Greece through Alexander the Great, from the ...
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Ancient Greek Civilization - DVD course
Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? What about them made generations of influential scholars and writers view Hellenic culture as th ...
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Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche - DVD course
"God is dead." "The Superman." "The Will to Power." "The Eternal Recurrence."Among shapers of contemporary thought—including Darwin, Marx, and Freud—Friedrich Nietzsche is perhaps the most mysteri ...
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Joyce’s Ulysses - DVD course
James Joyce's great novel Ulysses is a big, richly imagined, and intricately organized book with a huge reputation. T. S. Eliot, bowled over by Joyce's brilliant manipulation of a continuous parallel ...
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Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition - DVD course
What is effective argumentation? How does it work? Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and other great figures were masters of the craft. So how can you reason through your position and make the b ...
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Famous Greeks - DVD course
One of the most instructive and intriguing ways to learn history is through biography. By pondering the lives of great individuals—people who leave deep marks on both their own times and distant pos ...
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High School Level—World History: The Fertile Crescent to The American Revolution - DVD course
Give your student a time travelling tour of world history with this brilliant lecture series taught by award winning educator Linwood Thompson. In 30 lectures your student will cover the full story of ...
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Great American Music: Broadway Musicals - DVD course
Give my regards to Broadway... . Is it possible to read those lyrics, let alone hear them, without mentally filling in: Remember me to Herald Square? Have you begun to hum or sing it to yourself, with ...
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Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor - DVD course
Perhaps no other region of the world has played so many different roles in culture, religion, and politics, for so long a period of time, as the peninsula of Asian Turkey, known to the Greeks as Anato ...
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Power over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory - DVD course
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Marx, Gandhi—these exceptional thinkers sculpted, piece by piece, Western political thought from its inception in 5th-century (B.C.) Athens.In so doing, they ...
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Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide - DVD course
Behavioral economics is the scientific study of decision making, and of the related topics of valuation, exchange, and interpersonal interactions. Drawing on methods from psychology, sociology, neurol ...
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Tocqueville and the American Experiment - DVD course
How is it possible that perhaps the greatest book about U.S. democracy ever written was penned by a Frenchman visiting this country175 years ago? Why is it still relevant in today’s ever-changing po ...
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Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation - DVD course
What is meditation? For thousands of years, human beings have practiced refined techniques of mental focusing, designed to change the habitual conditioning of the mind. Central to many spiritual and p ...
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Masterworks of Early 20th-Century Literature - DVD course
Perhaps this has happened to you: You've picked up a great novel—James Joyce's Ulysses, Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse, or William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! You launch in, ready to discover t ...
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Shakespeare: The Word and the Action - DVD course
Shakespeare is the leading playwright, and probably the leading writer, in Western civilization. His works are one of the greatest achievements of the human mind and spirit. And yet, for many of us th ...
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Dante’s Divine Comedy - DVD course
Two gifted teachers share the fruit of two lifetimes' worth of historical and literary expertise in this introduction to one of the greatest works ever written. One of the most profound and satisfying ...
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From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity - DVD course
In a world where Christianity has been, in the words of Professor Bart D. Ehrman, "the most powerful religious, political, social, cultural, economic, and intellectual institution in the history of We ...
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Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age - DVD course
This series of lectures examines a crucial period in the history of the ancient world, the age ushered in by the extraordinary conquests of Alexander the Great. In all the annals of the ancient world, ...
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Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century - DVD course
God. Torah. Israel. These three concepts—incorporated in personal belief, the meaning of Jewish ritual acts, and the purpose of continued Jewish existence—have been the focus of Jewish thought thr ...
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Famous Romans - DVD course
Like the authors who serve as sources for this course—Livy, Polybius, Suetonius, Tacitus, and above all, Plutarch—Professor J. Rufus Fears believes that individuals, not organizations or social mo ...
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The English Novel - DVD course
Who can imagine life without novels? They have served not merely as diversions but as companions for so much of our lives, offering hours of pleasure and, at their best, insights few of us can ever qu ...
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How to Read and Understand Shakespeare - DVD course
Shakespeare—perhaps the greatest literary artist in history—presents a fundamental paradox to his audience. No other Western writer is so ... Show Morecelebrated and revered. His plays are seen, r ...
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Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything - DVD course
For thousands of years, writing has been a powerful way for us to communicate with one another, to share our distinct thoughts and ideas through the power of words. Even in today's technologically sat ...
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Historical Jesus - DVD course
Who was Jesus of Nazareth? What was he like? For more than 2,000 years, people and groups of varying convictions have pondered these questions and done their best to answer them. The significance of t ...
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Chamber Music of Mozart - DVD course
What made Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart perhaps the most complete "musical package" in history—a man who created more masterpieces of virtually every musical genre of his day than any other composer befor ...
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Writing Creative Nonfiction - DVD course
We all have a story we want to share with others. Maybe it's a funny or dramatic moment in your everyday life. Perhaps it's an unforgettable trip overseas or a heartwarming family reunion. Or possibly ...
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Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft - DVD course
Great writing begins—and ends—with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, enter ...
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Algebra I - DVD course
Algebra I is one of the most critical courses that students take in high school. Not only does it introduce them to a powerful reasoning tool with applications in many different careers, but algebra i ...
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Mathematics Describing the Real World: Precalculus and Trigonometry - DVD course
What's the sure road to success in calculus? The answer is simple: Precalculus. Traditionally studied after Algebra II, this mathematical field covers advanced algebra, trigonometry, exponents, logari ...
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Algebra II - DVD course
Algebra II is the fork in the road. Those who succeed in this second part of the algebra sequence are well on their way to precalculus, calculus, and higher mathematics, which open the door to careers ...
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St. Augustine’s Confessions - DVD course
In St. Augustine's Confessions , Professors William R. Cook and Ronald B. Herzman lead a chapter-by-chapter—or, in Augustine's terms, "book-by-book"—analysis of one of history's most significant l ...
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Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation - DVD course
He was only one man—a humble monk and Bible professor—yet he sparked a religious rebellion that changed the course of history. Who was Martin Luther? What made his theology so explosive in 16th-ce ...
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Peoples and Cultures of the World - DVD course
Why is anthropology such an inherently fascinating subject? Because it's all about us: human beings. As the "science of humanity," anthropology can help us understand virtually anything about ourselve ...
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Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity - DVD course
Your world is filled with structures that have stood the test of time. That give character to the cities and landscapes in which they're located. That are visited by millions of people each year. And ...
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Effective Communication Skills - DVD course
Talk is something you do every day. And your life is literally shaped by it. Many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. You may be in a restaurant asking a waiter for an unusual substituti ...
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Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London - DVD course
Of all the world's great art museums, the National Gallery, London is the only place where you can truly grasp the breathtaking scope of European painting between 1200 and 1900. Established in 1824, t ...
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Understanding Calculus: Problems, Solutions, and Tips - DVD course
Calculus is the greatest mathematical breakthrough since the pioneering discoveries of the ancient Greeks. Without it, we wouldn't have spaceflight, skyscrapers, jet planes, economic modeling, accurat ...
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Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics - DVD course
Multiplying and dividing large numbers. Simplifying fractions and converting percentages. Handling square roots and exponents. These and other skills are the veritable foundation on which all of mathe ...
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Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions - DVD course
What could the beliefs and traditions of a Zoroastrian, a person of Jewish faith, a Buddhist, a follower of Confucius, or a Christian have in common? How do religions evolve over time? This course off ...
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Early Middle Ages - DVD course
We often call them the "Dark Ages," the era which spanned the decline and fall of Rome's western empire and lingered for centuries, a time when the Ancient World was ending and Europe had seemingly va ...
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Age of Henry VIII - DVD course
Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) ruled an island kingdom about the size of Pennsylvania inhabited by fewer than 3 million people nearly 500 years ago, and yet he remains instantly recognizable to this day, h ...
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Robert E. Lee and His High Command - DVD course
Few events have captivated students of American history like the Civil War. Its battles are analyzed repeatedly, studied and "what-ifed" by professional tacticians and tireless amateurs. Its profoundl ...
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United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11 - DVD course
At the dawn of World War I, the United States was only a rising power. Our reputation was relatively benign among Middle Easterners, who saw no "imperial ambitions" in our presence and were grateful f ...
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Introduction to Judaism - DVD course
What could be simpler than a single people worshiping a single God for more than 3,000 years? But Judaism is far from simple, and as a religion, culture, and civilization, it has evolved in surprising ...
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Conquest of the Americas - DVD course
Why was Christopher Columbus's voyage to the Americas in 1492 arguably the most important event in the history of the world? Professor Marshall C. Eakin of Vanderbilt University argues that it gave bi ...
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Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator - DVD course
Teaching is more than a job. It's a responsibility—one of the greatest responsibilities in civilized society. Teachers lay bare the mysteries of the world to us. They train our minds to explore, to ...
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Beginnings of Judaism - DVD course
How did Judaism develop from its biblical roots to the highly developed system we know today? What has changed—and what has remained constant? The answers to these questions are relevant to all fait ...
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Comparative Religion - DVD course
What, exactly, is religion? And why does one religious tradition often differ so markedly from another, even when you might not expect it to? Why, for example, are the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Chr ...
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The Skeptic's Guide to American History - DVD course
For most Americans, the history of the United States is built on a set of long-accepted beliefs about events, each of which resonates in the nation's collective memory. But what if those beliefs—how ...
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High Middle Ages - DVD course
As the last millennium dawned, Europe didn't amount to much. Illiteracy, starvation, and disease were the norm. In fact, Europe in the year 1000 was one of the world's more stagnant regions—an econo ...
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Popes and the Papacy: A History - DVD course
The papacy is the oldest continuously functioning institution in the world. Developed c. A.D. 30 when Jesus invested his disciple Peter with the authority to create a church, the Bishops of Rome grew ...
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The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking - DVD course
There’s a strong sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from cooking your own meals; from taking ingredients and combining them to create eye-catching and mouth-watering dishes that can please ...
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The Everyday Guide to Wine - DVD course
Every time you open a bottle of wine, you embark on a unique journey through a wonderful world of sensations. Yet for all its pleasures, wine can be mysterious and complex. Intriguing questions about ...
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The Philosopher’s Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room - DVD course
Thinking is at the heart of our everyday lives, yet our thinking can go wrong in any number of ways. Bad arguments, fallacious reasoning, misleading language, and built-in cognitive biases are all tra ...
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Questions of Value - DVD course
Our lives are filled with everyday questions of fact and finance. Which investment brings the highest return? What school district is the house in? What will this candidate do if elected? But the real ...
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Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine - DVD course
After 2,000 years, Christianity is the world's largest religion and continues to prosper and grow. What accounts for its continued popularity? Simply put, Christianity is powerful and persuasive as a ...
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Natural Law and Human Nature - DVD course
This course traces the origins and consequences of the theory of natural law. Natural law is the idea that there is an objective moral order, grounded in essential humanity, that holds universal and p ...
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Lives of Great Christians - DVD course
The followers of Jesus, who came to be called Christians, have practiced and preached their beliefs for centuries. Their actions and achievements, their abilities and energies, have changed the course ...
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Understanding Greek and Roman Technology: From Catapult to the Pantheon - DVD course
Famed for great thinkers, poets, artists, and leaders, ancient Greece and Rome were also home to some of the most creative engineers who ever lived. Many of their feats have survived; others have disa ...
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High School Level—Geometry - DVD course
For more than 30 years, Professor James Noggle has been letting his students in on the secret to making the mysteries of lines, planes, angles, inductive and deductive reasoning, parallel lines and pl ...
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Chaos - DVD course
It has been called the third great revolution of 20th-century physics, after relativity and quantum theory. But how can something called chaos theory help you understand an orderly world? What practic ...
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Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul - DVD course
The shimmering turquoise waters and lost worlds of the Aegean await you. Grab your travel hat and join us for a unique cultural journey to the dramatic landscapes of Greece and Turkey—to dazzling an ...
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Stress and Your Body - DVD course
Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life in the 21st-century world. Regardless of the cause, stress is bound to affect you at some point during your day or week. And st ...
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Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality - DVD course
One of the most exciting scientific adventures of all time is the search for the ultimate nature of physical reality, a hunt that in the past century has yielded such breakthroughs as Einstein's theor ...
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Understanding the Science for Tomorrow: Myth and Reality - DVD course
Science and technology are, without a doubt, two forces that will change the way you live your life in the coming months, years, and decades. Nanotechnology, quantum computing, genetic engineering; th ...
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Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond - DVD course
Conflict is everywhere, something we all experience on a regular basis. Whether it's learning that your spouse has a different kind of vacation in mind than you do or that your boss's idea of your job ...
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Understanding the Fundamentals of Music - DVD course
We all know that beneath the surface of music, beyond the joy or excitement or even heartache that this beautiful language of sound can stir within us, lies the often mysterious realm of music theoryâ ...
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Impossible: Physics beyond the Edge - DVD course
Physicists spend a lot of time thinking about impossible things, since probing the constantly shifting bounds between the possible and impossible is one of the best ways to discover unexpected phenome ...
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Introduction to Nanotechnology: The New Science of Small - DVD course
In 1959, renowned physicist Richard Feynman delivered a prophetic talk to colleagues. He pointed out that no law of nature exists that can prevent scientists from manipulating individual atoms and mak ...
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Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers - DVD course
What is your definition of number? The question is a challenging one because defining the abstract idea of number is extremely difficult. More than 2,500 years ago, the great number enthusiast Pythago ...
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Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition - DVD course
When are we responsible for our own actions, and when are we in the grip of biological forces beyond our control? This intriguing question is the scientific province of behavioral biology, a field tha ...
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Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time - DVD course
Time rules our lives. From the rising and setting of the sun to the cycles of nature, the thought processes in our brains, and the biorhythms in our day, nothing so ... Show Morepervades our existence ...
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Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather - DVD course
Famed physicist Richard Feynman once said, "Anyone who has been in a thunderstorm has enjoyed it, or has been frightened by it, or at least has had some emotion. And in those places in nature where we ...
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Great Ideas of Classical Physics - DVD course
There is a hidden order in the ceaselessly changing world around us. It's called classical physics, and it's about how the world is put together. Classical physics is about how things move, why they m ...
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Great Thinkers, Great Theorems - DVD course
Mathematics is filled with beautiful theorems that are as breathtaking as the most celebrated works of art, literature, or music. They are the Mona Lisas, Hamlets, and Fifth Symphonys of the field—l ...
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Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition - DVD course
One of the greatest achievements of the human mind is calculus. It justly deserves a place in the pantheon of our accomplishments with Shakespeare's plays, Beethoven's symphonies, and Einstein's theor ...
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Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It - DVD course
Choose one: (A) Science gives us objective knowledge of an independently existing reality. (B) Scientific knowledge is always provisional and tells us nothing that is universal, necessary, or certain ...
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Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World - DVD course
One day in 1900, German physicist Max Planck told his son that he had made a breakthrough as important as Isaac Newton's discovery of the workings of the universe. Planck had reached the surprising co ...
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Mathematics from the Visual World - DVD course
Plato's Academy in Athens was the think tank of the ancient world and bore this motto over its door: "Let no one ignorant of geometry enter here." Ever since, geometry has been recognized as not only ...
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Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method - DVD course
For centuries, differential equations have been the key to unlocking nature's deepest secrets. Over 300 years ago, Isaac Newton invented differential equations to understand the problem of motion, and ...
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Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective - DVD course
When we consider ourselves, not as static beings fixed in time but as dynamic, ever-changing creatures, our viewpoint of human history becomes different and captivating. The crucial element of "time d ...
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After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers - DVD course
The writings that make up the New Testament stand at the very foundation of Christianity. In these 27 books that represent the earliest surviving literary works of the young church, we have what event ...
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Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos - DVD course
Would you like to know how the universe works? The science that has found many of the answers to that profound and age-old question is particle physics: the study of those impossibly tiny particles wi ...
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Discrete Mathematics - DVD course
Welcome to Discrete Mathematics, a subject that is off the beaten track that most of us followed in school but that has vital applications in computer science, cryptography, engineering, and problem s ...
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Physics of History - DVD course
In April 1991, two Alpine hikers stumbled across the well-preserved body of a Copper Age hunter half-buried in a glacier on the border between Italy and Austria. This accidental discovery, nicknamed Ă ...
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Joy of Mathematics - DVD course
Ready to exercise those brain cells? Humans have been having fun with mathematics for thousands of years. Along the way, they've discovered the amazing utility of this field—in science, engineering, ...
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Power of Mathematical Thinking: From Newton's Laws to Elections and the Economy - DVD course
Scientists studying the universe at all scales often marvel at the seemingly "unreasonable effectiveness" of mathematics—its uncanny ability to reveal the hidden order behind the most complex of nat ...
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Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas - DVD course
The world of mathematics contains some of the greatest ideas of humankind—ideas comparable to the works of Shakespeare, Plato, and Michelangelo. These mathematical ideas can add texture, beauty, and ...
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Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact - DVD course
The year is 8000 B.C. A man wanders across a field of prairie grasses in search of edible berries and roots and wild game to feed his family. As he walks, the tips of the grasses brush against him, re ...
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The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe - DVD course
Travel to the mystery, drama, and splendor of the Middle Ages—to the times of great royal dynasties, intrepid knights, religious passions, merchant empires, and towering art … Tucked away within t ...
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Major Transitions in Evolution - DVD course
Evolution is the most remarkable force in the history of Earth, the organizing principle throughout the biological sciences, and the most important mechanism scientists use to understand the varieties ...
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How We Learn - DVD course
Learning is a lifelong adventure. It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age, whether you're actively engaged in mastering a n ...
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Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe - DVD course
There's more to the universe than meets the eye—a lot more. In recent years, scientists have discovered that 95% of the contents of the cosmos are invisible to our current methods of direct detectio ...
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Queen of the Sciences: A History of Mathematics - DVD course
In the 17th century, the great scientist and mathematician Galileo Galilei noted that the book of nature "cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the character ...
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Origins of the Human Mind - DVD course
For thousands of years, the human mind has been shrouded in mystery. Elusive in nature, the subject has prompted an intensive study of several puzzling questions about what the mind is, what it's made ...
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Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications - DVD course
We use it routinely to cure diseases, solve crimes, and reunite families. Yet we've known about it for only 60 years. And what we're continuing to learn about it every day has the potential to transfo ...
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Darwinian Revolution - DVD course
Published 150 years ago, Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species—the text that introduced the world to natural selection—is among a handful of books that have changed the world. Born amid a ferm ...
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Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us - DVD course
True or false: Eight glasses of water a day are mandatory for staying hydrated. Vitamin C protects you from catching a cold. Frequent snacking is the quickest way to bust your diet. Natural foods are ...
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Book of Genesis - DVD course
The Book of Genesis, regardless of our faith, is something with which almost all of us in the Western world are familiar—a foundational work of our culture we have read and, we believe, understood. ...
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Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving - DVD course
One of life's most exhilarating experiences is the "aha!" moment that comes from pondering a mathematical problem and then seeing the way to an elegant solution. And many problems can be solved relati ...
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Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition - DVD course
"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Richard Wolfson at the outset of this course on what may be the most important subject in the universe. Relativity and quantu ...
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Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear - DVD course
Who was the greatest baseball hitter of all time? How likely is it that a poll is correct? Is it smart to buy last year's highest-performing stock? Which hospital has the best outcome for a given proc ...
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What Science Knows about Cancer - DVD course
Few global challenges touch humanity with as much immediacy or ubiquity as cancer. Over the course of their lifetime, one in three ... Show Morepeople in North America, Europe, and Australia will deve ...
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Origins of Life - DVD course
Four billion years ago, the infant Earth was a seething cauldron of erupting volcanoes, raining meteors, and hot noxious gases, totally devoid of life. But a relatively short time later—100 to 200 m ...
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Science of Self - DVD course
Some of the most profound secrets about what it means to be human are now being revealed, thanks to the amazing tools of biotechnology. The Human Genome Project, completed in 2003, opened the book on ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 254.95 USD
Introduction to Number Theory - DVD course
How could an ancient king be tricked into giving his servant more than 671 billion tons of rice? It's all due to a simple but powerful calculation involving the sum of geometric progression -- an impo ...
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Life in Our Universe - DVD course
Are we alone in the universe? Or does the cosmos pulse with diverse life forms? This is one of the most profound issues facing mankind—and one of the unresolved questions that science may finally be ...
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Theories of Human Development - DVD course
Have you ever wondered where the terms "terrible twos'' and "identity crisis" come from?Did you know that the notion that children are different from adults, and require special care, is only about 20 ...
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Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism - DVD course
Do you make your own choices or have circumstances beyond your control already decided your destiny? For thousands of years, this very question has intrigued and perplexed philosophers, scientists, an ...
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The Persian Empire - DVD course
What do we know about the Persian Empire? For most of the past 2,500 years, we've heard about it from the ancient Greek perspective: a decadent civilization run by despots, the villains who lost the B ...
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Greek and Persian Wars - DVD course
King Leonidas and a tiny contingent of Spartan soldiers—the famed "300"—hold the pass of Thermopylae against a powerful and enormous Persian force. It's one those historicial events where truth ri ...
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Memory and the Human Lifespan - DVD course
What if your memory suddenly vanished? What if you could no longer summon up any recollections of your mother's embrace, a best friend's confidences, or the moment you first met your spouse? What if y ...
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Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries - DVD course
Modern science, representative democracy, and a wave of wars were caused by a revolution of the intellect that seized Europe between 1600 and 1800. Shaking the minds of the continent like few things b ...
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New Frontiers: Modern Perspectives on Our Solar System - DVD course
In recent years, cutting-edge telescopes, satellite imaging, and unmanned spacecraft have led to a fascinating series of discoveries that have changed our picture of the Sun and the family of objects ...
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Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions - DVD course
Fear, joy, grief, love, hate, pride, shame. We all have emotions, and we recognize emotions in others. But do we really understand what emotions are and what they signify? It is remarkable how often w ...
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Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - DVD course
Where else can you find masterpieces extending from the dawn of civilization to today; or encyclopedic holdings from all the major cultures on earth; or genres ranging from paintings to period rooms, ...
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Classical Mythology - DVD course
From Athena to Zeus, the characters and stories of classical mythology have been both unforgettable and profoundly influential. They have inspired and shaped everything from great art and literature, ...
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Great Battles of the Ancient World - DVD course
Hollywood has gone to elaborate lengths to recreate the violence and mayhem of ancient warfare in movies such as Gladiator and Troy. But what were ancient battles really like? What weapons, tactics, a ...
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Philosophy as a Guide to Living - DVD course
Is there meaning in human life? All of us have asked ourselves this question. But for philosophers through the ages, it was the first question of many, for they needed to know whether such a question ...
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Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity - DVD course
Why did pagan Rome, which had a history of tolerating other faiths, clash with early Christians? What was it like, under Roman law, to be a Jew or a Christian? What led to the great persecutions of Ch ...
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Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage - DVD course
Is English broken? Do bad grammar, slang, and illogical constructions signal a decline in standards of usage? Do e-mail and text messages corrupt the art of writing? In short, is our language going to ...
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Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines - DVD course
Nothing in the universe is more mysterious than the inner workings of the human mind. The attempt to understand consciousness is the ultimate imperative in philosophical thought and stems from the anc ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 254.95 USD
Life and Work of Mark Twain - DVD course
Samuel Clemens, the man known to history as Mark Twain, was more than one of America's greatest writers. He was our first true celebrity, one of the most photographed faces of the 19th and 20th centur ...
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The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset - DVD course
From technology to business, two (or more) heads often prove to be better than one—but only if those heads are cognitively diverse. Top-performing companies, universities, and innovation centers are ...
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Masterworks of American Art - DVD course
A nation's identity is expressed through its art. Great painters capture the essence of a culture's brightest hopes, deepest anxieties, and most profound aspirations. They provide an aesthetic road ma ...
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Unexpected Economics - DVD course
Why are we choosing to have fewer children, even as we put more time into raising each one? Why are we so often willing to follow the herd and the opinions of strangers when making important decisions ...
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World’s Greatest Paintings - DVD course
Great paintings challenge us to understand them, to penetrate their mysteries, and to appreciate their riches. But within the vast history of art, there exist only a small number of paintings that tra ...
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From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism - DVD course
They appeared in a period of upheaval. They saw the rebuilding of Paris, the rise of industrialism, the ruin of the Franco-Prussian war. They displayed their startling and shocking works in a series o ...
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Strategic Thinking Skills - DVD course
Strategic thinking is a powerful and invaluable skill, one that leads to greater chances of success in whatever professional and personal projects you're involved in. It involves setting goals, develo ...
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Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication - DVD course
In the first centuries after Christ, there was no "official" New Testament. Instead, early Christians read and fervently followeda wide variety of Scriptures—many more than we have today. Relying on ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 254.95 USD
Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian - DVD course
In May 1905, an unknown 26-year-old Swiss patent clerk wrote to a friend about four scientific papers he had been working on in his spare time. He casually alluded to one as "revolutionary," and he co ...
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Introduction to the Study of Religion - DVD course
Religion undoubtedly plays an important part in the lives of people around the world. As Professor Charles B. Jones notes, many people "would say [religion] is the most important part" of their lives ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 254.95 USD
Story of the Bible - DVD course
Since the invention of the printing press, the world's consistently bestselling book has been the Bible. Since 1815, it has been printed an estimated five billion times. By the end of 2005, it had bee ...
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Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century - DVD course
From the trenches of World War I to Nazi Germany to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the 20th century was a time of unprecedented violence. According to best estimates, in that 100-year span more than 200 milli ...
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Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition - DVD course
Western civilization is closely associated with reason and science, and with exceptional accomplishment in art, architecture, music, and literature. Yet it has also been characterized by widespread be ...
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Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills - DVD course
What should you think? Who should you believe? Could you be deceiving yourself? These are questions that all critical thinkers of any age must constantly ask themselves. There is no more important ski ...
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Great Figures of the New Testament - DVD course
Improve your biblical literacy and re-encounter the New Testament as a great repository of literary genius. This is the promise of Professor Amy-Jill Levine's vivid portraits of the cast of characters ...
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London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World - DVD course
No city has had as powerful and as enduring an impact on Western civilization as London. Throughout its vast and riveting history, London played a critical role in shaping many of the most important p ...
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The Science of Natural Healing - DVD course
In the 21st century, the Western paradigm for healthcare is changing. Notwithstanding the great strengths of medical science, many people now have concerns about key features of our health-care system ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 254.95 USD
Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean - DVD course
In 1260, the Italian city-states of Florence and Siena went to war. With wealth and power on its side, there was no question the Florentine force could easily overpower the underdog city-state of Sien ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 254.95 USD
Late Middle Ages - DVD course
Were the two centuries from c. 1300 to c. 1500—an age that has come to be known as the Late Middle Ages—an era of calamity or an era of rebirth? Should we look on this time as still clearly mediev ...
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America and the World: A Diplomatic History - DVD course
It was a transformation unprecedented in global history. In barely more than two centuries, the United States evolved from a sparsely settled handful of colonies whose very survival was in grave doubt ...
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How Music and Mathematics Relate - DVD course
Gain new perspective on two of the greatest achievements of human culture—music and math—and the fascinating connections that will help you morefully appreciate the intricacies of both. Great mind ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 219.95 USD
Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare - DVD course
Cyberspace is the 21st century’s greatest engine of change. And it’s everywhere. Telecommunications, commercial and financial systems, government operations, food production—virtually every aspe ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 219.95 USD
The Intelligent Brain - DVD course
No feature of the mind is as important, controversial, and mysterious as intelligence. It is one of the brain’s highest-order activities, allowing us to navigate the complexities of everyday life— ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 219.95 USD
How to Stay Fit as You Age - DVD course
Age brings with it many rewarding benefits: wisdom, patience, experience, understanding. But as we get older, we also discover changes in how our bodies move and behave—changes ... Show Morethat con ...
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The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku - DVD course
For thousands of years, games and puzzles have been an enjoyable and rewarding aspect of human civilization. They tease our brains. They challenge our memories. They strengthen our competitive skills. ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 219.95 USD
Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders - DVD course
Step outside at any time of day or night, look up, and you're bound to see a world filled with limitless wonders: majestic rainbows, dramatic cloud formations, stirring sunsets, intricate constellatio ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 219.95 USD
Science and Religion - DVD course
Two crucial forces, science and religion, helped shape Western civilization and continue to interact in our daily lives. What is the nature of their relationship? When do they conflict, and how do the ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 199.95 USD
Influence: Mastering Life’s Most Powerful Skill - DVD course
Influence and persuasion aren’t just abstract concepts of interest exclusive to psychologists and sociologists. Rather, they’re a fundamental part of your everyday life. Whether you realize it or ...
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Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making - DVD course
Economic forces are everywhere around you. You're made aware of that whenever you reach for your wallet, apply for a loan, shop for health care, or try to figure out the best credit card to carry. But ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 199.95 USD
Iliad of Homer - DVD course
When John Keats first read Chapman's translation of the epics of "deep-brow'd Homer," he was so overwhelmed, so overcome with the joy of discovery, that he compared his experience to finding "a new pl ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 199.95 USD
Great Masters: Liszt—His Life and Music - DVD course
Musically, Franz Liszt (1811–1886) is one of the most written about but least understood composers of the 19th century. As for his life—Felix Mendelssohn observed that Liszt's character was "a con ...
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Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann—Their Lives and Music - DVD course
In this course by Professor Robert Greenberg you meet the Schumanns—brilliant, gifted, troubled, and unique in the history of music. Robert Schumann (1810–1856) and his wife Clara Wieck Schumann ( ...
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Great Masters: Shostakovich—His Life and Music - DVD course
Discover the extraordinary life, times, and art of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975), great musical master and flawed but faithful witness to the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. He ...
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Great Masters: Stravinsky—His Life and Music - DVD course
When it comes to creative longevity, brilliance across a range of styles, and near-universal fame, Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) is nearly unrivaled among 20th-century artists. As told by Professor Ro ...
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Great Masters: Haydn—His Life and Music - DVD course
The music of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) is so technically superb, so widely imitated, and so rich in quality and quantity that almost since the moment of its creation it has exemplified the Clas ...
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Great Masters: Beethoven—His Life and Music - DVD course
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music. With his brilliant compositions and his unique approach to the piano, he changed the face of western con ...
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Great Masters: Mozart—His Life and Music - DVD course
He composed his first symphony at the age of 8. His middle name means "loved of God." And Austrian Emperor Joseph II accused his music of having "too many notes." This course is a biographical and mus ...
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Great Masters: Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music - DVD course
The life of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) exhibits as close a link as you will find anywhere between an artist's inner world and the outward products of that artist's creative activity. As a ...
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Great Masters: Mahler—His Life and Music - DVD course
"I am thrice homeless, as a Bohemian in Austria, as an Austrian among Germans, as a Jew throughout the world—everywhere an intruder, never welcomed." Thus spoke Gustav Mahler (1860–1911), composer ...
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Great Masters: Brahms—His Life and Music - DVD course
In both his life and his music, Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) was a man of contrasts. He composed serious Teutonic music and joyful dance music. He was miserly with himself and exceedingly generous wi ...
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Great World Religions: Christianity - DVD course
As the world's largest religion, with more than two billion members, Christianity is "one of religion's great success stories," notes Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, himself a former Benedictine monk. ...
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Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography - DVD course
In today's era of modern Western medicine, organ transplants are routine, and daily headlines about the mysteries of DNA and the human genome promise that the secrets oflife itself are tantalizingly w ...
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History of Hitler’s Empire, 2nd Edition - DVD course
Know thy enemy. That's what the wisdom of history teaches us. And Adolf Hitler was surely the greatest enemy ever faced by modern civilization. Over half a century later, the horror and fascination st ...
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Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln - DVD course
John Locke Scripps, who had convinced Lincoln to write his first campaign autobiography, asserted that the 16th president had become "the Great American Man—the grand central figure in American (per ...
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How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition - DVD course
The number one problem facing many high-school students: They haven't been taught how to learn. Because our current educational system focuses on test results, on making sure students memorize the fac ...
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Optimizing Brain Fitness - DVD course
With its up to 500 trillion synaptic connections, your brain is easily the most powerful machine in the world. These connections are what create your thoughts, what drive your emotions, and what contr ...
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Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History - DVD course
Everybody is a public speaker. Maybe you're delivering a corporate presentation or interviewing for a new job. Maybe you're a teacher lecturing students or a citizen addressing a neighborhood associat ...
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Churchill - DVD course
Winston Churchill is arguably the greatest leader of the 20th century, and one of the greatest democratic statesmen ever. His friend, colleague, and esteemed political foe Clement Attlee memorialized ...
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Earth's Changing Climate - DVD course
In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that "warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean tem ...
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Secrets of Mental Math - DVD course
Quick: What's 25 Ă— 45? How about 742 Ă— 300? Or 4821 Ă· 9? Most of us, when faced with math problems like these, immediately reach for a calculator or a pen. But imagine if you could perform these an ...
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Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy - DVD course
Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution—the idea that life on earth is the product of purely natural causes, not the hand of God—set off shock waves that continue to reverberate through Weste ...
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Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science - DVD course
Understanding our humanity—the very essence of who we are and how we live our lives—is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we c ...
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My Favorite Universe - DVD course
In My Favorite Universe, the astrophysicist who directs the nation's most famous planetarium takes you on a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through the cosmos and all its history, from be ...
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What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear - DVD course
Life is full of probabilities. Every time you choose something to eat, you deal with probable effects on your health. Every time you drive your car, probability gives a small but measurable chance tha ...
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Roots of Human Behavior - DVD course
While human history is usually studied from the perspective of a few hundred years, anthropologists consider deeper causes for the ways we act. In this course, anthropologist Barbara J. King uses her ...
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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt - DVD course
No great civilization continues to speak to us like that of ancient Egypt. But what is it about this ancient civilization that still captures our imaginations? What made Egypt special, allowing it to ...
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Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations - DVD course
The ancient civilizations of the Near East can seem remote. For many of us, places such as Mesopotamia or the Indus valley ... or the Hittite or Assyrian peoples ... or rulers such as Sargon, Hammurab ...
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Black Holes Explained - DVD course
Imagine a region in space where the force of gravity is so strong that nothing—not even light—can escape. A region with physical conditions so extreme that they have not yet been reproduced in any ...
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Our Night Sky - DVD course
For thousands of years, the star-filled sky has been a source of wonder, discovery, entertainment, and instruction. Ancient people from nearly every continent and culture wove exciting stories about t ...
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Consciousness and Its Implications - DVD course
It's as essential to human existence as water is to a fish. Every night we surrender it gratefully, only to get it back in the morning. We recognize that we have it, but we can never be sure anyone el ...
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Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe - DVD course
A few hundred miles above Earth, there is a remarkable telescope with a crystal-clear view across the universe. For two decades, the Hubble Space Telescope has been amassing discoveries that rival tho ...
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Odyssey of Homer - DVD course
Keats compared discovering Homer to "finding a new planet." What is it in Homer's great works—and especially the Odyssey—that so enthralled him? Why have readers before and since reacted the same ...
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Great World Religions: Judaism - DVD course
What is the essence of Judaism? Is it the Ten Commandments, given by God to Israel at Mount Sinai? Or is it the totality of teachings in the Hebrew Bible? Or is it symbolized by something outside the ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 199.95 USD
Understanding Complexity - DVD course
Recent years have seen the introduction of concepts from the new and exciting field of complexity science. These concepts -- including tipping points (moments when unique phenomena become commonplace) ...
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Great World Religions: Buddhism - DVD course
Buddhism challenges some of the most important Western ideas about God, human life, and the self. In Buddhism there is no single almighty God who created the world. Instead, Buddhism teaches that all ...
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Great World Religions: Hinduism - DVD course
Terms we associate with Hinduism—"Hinduism," "religion," and "India"—are all Western labels, terms that for most of history did not accurately reflect the thinking of those who practice this ancie ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 199.95 USD
History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon - DVD course
The New Testament stands unchallenged, in the words of Professor Bart D. Ehrman, not only as the "'bestseller' of all time," but also as the most important "book—or collection of books—in the hist ...
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American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue" - DVD course
As nations proceed to invent themselves, refine themselves, and render themselves fit for the allegiance of their people, the Constitution of the United States remains the gold standard. For those for ...
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Great World Religions: Islam - DVD course
University professor and international government and media consultant John L. Esposito guides you through the facts and myths surrounding Islam and its more than 1.2 billion adherents. How familiar a ...
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Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire - DVD course
In 1492, there was no country called Spain and no language called Spanish. The biggest event of the year, in the region that would become Spain, was the surrender of the last Muslim stronghold, Granad ...
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Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre - DVD course
Do you dream of exploring the masterpieces of the Louvre Museum in Paris? Whether you're planning your first visit to this world-class museum, returning for a second look, or simply playing the role o ...
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Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution - DVD course
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, ..."—U.S. Constitution While those words were written over 200 years ago, ...
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Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us - CD course
True or false: Eight glasses of water a day are mandatory for staying hydrated. Vitamin C protects you from catching a cold. Frequent snacking is the quickest way to bust your diet. Natural foods are ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Life and Work of Mark Twain - CD course
Samuel Clemens, the man known to history as Mark Twain, was more than one of America's greatest writers. He was our first true celebrity, one of the most photographed faces of the 19th and 20th centur ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
How We Learn - CD course
Learning is a lifelong adventure. It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age, whether you're actively engaged in mastering a n ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Life in Our Universe - CD course
Are we alone in the universe? Or does the cosmos pulse with diverse life forms? This is one of the most profound issues facing mankind—and one of the unresolved questions that science may finally be ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Memory and the Human Lifespan - CD course
What if your memory suddenly vanished? What if you could no longer summon up any recollections of your mother's embrace, a best friend's confidences, or the moment you first met your spouse? What if y ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
American Revolution - CD course
Has there ever been a more unlikely war than the American Revolution? Why did those 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army, and with no navy to speak of, believe they could de ...
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Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement - CD course
Where did the America we know today—so different in its fundamental views about almost every aspect of life as to be unrecognizable to our countrymen of two centuries ago—really come from? How, fo ...
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Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are - CD course
You’ve heard it before: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. The concept of cultural adaptation is hardly new. But is it always the best approach? In our increasingly globalized world, the need for cr ...
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Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond - CD course
Ever since modern game theory—the scientific study of interactive, rational decision making—achieved prominence in the mid-20th century, it has proven instrumental in helping us understand how and ...
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Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity - CD course
Can you imagine the world—or your life—without writing? From emails to street signs and newspapers to novels, the written word ... Show Moreis so ever-present that we rarely stop to consider how i ...
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Lost Worlds of South America - CD course
The dramatic terrain of South America is one of the great and thrilling frontiers of archaeology. Buried by the centuries on soaring mountain slopes and beneath arid deserts and lush jungles, the rema ...
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Herodotus: The Father of History - CD course
Witness the "works and wonders" of the ancient world through the eyes of its first great historian. Herodotus became the first person we know of to see the past in new and fresh ways—not as a distan ...
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Art of Reading - CD course
You definitely know how to read. But do you know how to read artfully? Unlike everyday reading, artful reading—the way we read novels and short stories—is less about reading for specific informati ...
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Greek Tragedy - CD course
Two-and-a-half thousand years after they were written, ancient Greek Dramas such as Eumenides, Oedipus the King, and Trojan Women retain a compelling, almost incantatory power. These plays have attrac ...
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Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process - CD course
Why is it that we react to the world the way we do, not only in similar ways—turning our heads in the direction of a tap on the shoulder or a sudden movement in our peripheral vision, for example— ...
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Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America - CD course
When a work of fiction or nonfiction captures the attention—and wallets—of American readers, it speaks volumes about the nation's cultural climate. Best-selling books have played a critical role i ...
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Book of Genesis - CD course
The Book of Genesis, regardless of our faith, is something with which almost all of us in the Western world are familiar—a foundational work of our culture we have read and, we believe, understood. ...
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Machiavelli in Context - CD course
Mentioning the name Niccolò Machiavelli can unleash a powerful response, even among people who have never read a word of his writings. Our language evenhas a word—Machiavellian—that encapsulates ...
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Why Economies Rise or Fall - CD course
How can a nation create the conditions for economic growth and prosperity, improving people's lives on both the individual and national levels? And what, once these conditions are achieved, can it do ...
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Foundations of Economic Prosperity - CD course
Prosperity has transformed the world. Defined as the ability to afford goods and services beyond basic necessities, prosperity is now a way oflife for most residents of developed countries—so common ...
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The Creative Thinker’s Toolkit - CD course
People are born creative geniuses, right? With a special gene that endows them with inventiveness the rest of us only wish we had? According to the latest scientific research, that’s hardly the case ...
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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior - CD course
Scientific mysteries are everywhere around you. At the bottom of the deepest oceans. On the frontiers of the known universe. But some of life's greatest scientific mysteries lie much closer than that: ...
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Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche - CD course
"God is dead." "The Superman." "The Will to Power." "The Eternal Recurrence."Among shapers of contemporary thought—including Darwin, Marx, and Freud—Friedrich Nietzsche is perhaps the most mysteri ...
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The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience - CD course
Does God exist? Do we have a soul? Is it possible to make contact with a spiritual realm? How should we respond to the divine? Will life ... Show Morecontinue beyond death? Whether you are a deeply re ...
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Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century - CD course
God. Torah. Israel. These three concepts—incorporated in personal belief, the meaning of Jewish ritual acts, and the purpose of continued Jewish existence—have been the focus of Jewish thought thr ...
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Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders - CD course
For many of us, sleep is one of life’s greatest pleasures. For others, sleep represents a nightly struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep, rest comfortably, andeven remain safe until morning. But what ...
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Famous Greeks - CD course
One of the most instructive and intriguing ways to learn history is through biography. By pondering the lives of great individuals—people who leave deep marks on both their own times and distant pos ...
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How the Crusades Changed History - CD course
Hundreds of years have passed since the last crusader knight laid down his sword, but the centuries of medieval warfare we collectively call the Crusades continue to hold powerful sway over our modern ...
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Ancient Greek Civilization - CD course
Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? What about them made generations of influential scholars and writers view Hellenic culture as th ...
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Dead Sea Scrolls - CD course
The year: 1947. A Bedouin shepherd tracks one of his stray goats into a cave mouth above the shore of the Dead Sea at a desolate place named Qumran. Inside, he discovers a pair of tall, thin clay pots ...
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Old Testament - CD course
The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1,000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelites? What does our faith find in new scholarly unders ...
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The World of Biblical Israel - CD course
We all have associations with the word “Israel”—a modern-day nation in the Middle East that makes up part of the biblical Holy Land. But how did ancient Israel emerge? Who were the Israelites an ...
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Masterpieces of Short Fiction - CD course
Imagine that, in one sitting, you could enter a world of imagination and witness the triumphs, tragedies, errors, and epiphanies that arise in the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. Imagine t ...
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The English Novel - CD course
Who can imagine life without novels? They have served not merely as diversions but as companions for so much of our lives, offering hours of pleasure and, at their best, insights few of us can ever qu ...
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Power over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory - CD course
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Marx, Gandhi—these exceptional thinkers sculpted, piece by piece, Western political thought from its inception in 5th-century (B.C.) Athens.In so doing, they ...
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Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages - CD course
Are philosophy and religion—reason and faith—fundamentally at odds? From today's strict division between questions of logic and questions of belief, one might think so. But for 1,000 years during ...
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The World of Byzantium - CD course
Try this thought experiment: Mentally chart the main phases of European history to 1500. If you're like most of us, you probably hopscotched from classical Greece through Alexander the Great, from the ...
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Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition - CD course
What is effective argumentation? How does it work? Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and other great figures were masters of the craft. So how can you reason through your position and make the b ...
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No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life - CD course
The message of Existentialism, unlike that of many more obscure and academic philosophical movements, is about as simple as can be. It is that every one of us, as an individual, is responsible—respo ...
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Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason - CD course
What is the best way to prove a case, create a rule, solve a problem, justify an idea, invent a hypothesis, or evaluate an argument? In other words, what is the best way to think? Everyone has to thin ...
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Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza - CD course
What is it like to practice your faith in an environment dominated by another? To evolve as a people when all of the world around you moves to religious and cultural rhythms very different from your o ...
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Masters of War: History’s Greatest Strategic Thinkers - CD course
What can Thucydides teach us about the war in Iraq in 2003? What is the key to adaptation during an ongoing conflict? How do you balance the tension between political and military objectives? Why are ...
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Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past - CD course
History is not truth. While it forms the backbone of our knowledge about the world, history is nevertheless only a version of events. History is shaped by the interpretations andperspectives of the in ...
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Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age - CD course
This series of lectures examines a crucial period in the history of the ancient world, the age ushered in by the extraordinary conquests of Alexander the Great. In all the annals of the ancient world, ...
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Famous Romans - CD course
Like the authors who serve as sources for this course—Livy, Polybius, Suetonius, Tacitus, and above all, Plutarch—Professor J. Rufus Fears believes that individuals, not organizations or social mo ...
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Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor - CD course
Perhaps no other region of the world has played so many different roles in culture, religion, and politics, for so long a period of time, as the peninsula of Asian Turkey, known to the Greeks as Anato ...
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New Testament - CD course
Whether you consider it a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings that the world has ever known. Scarcely a single major writer in the last 2,000 ...
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After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers - CD course
The writings that make up the New Testament stand at the very foundation of Christianity. In these 27 books that represent the earliest surviving literary works of the young church, we have what event ...
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Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know - CD course
When does the Jewish Sabbath begin? Who are Vishnu and Shiva? What are Buddhism's Four Noble Truths? What are the Five Pillars of Islam? These questions are more than an academic exercise. Religious b ...
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Dante’s Divine Comedy - CD course
Two gifted teachers share the fruit of two lifetimes' worth of historical and literary expertise in this introduction to one of the greatest works ever written. One of the most profound and satisfying ...
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Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide - CD course
Behavioral economics is the scientific study of decision making, and of the related topics of valuation, exchange, and interpersonal interactions. Drawing on methods from psychology, sociology, neurol ...
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Beginnings of Judaism - CD course
How did Judaism develop from its biblical roots to the highly developed system we know today? What has changed—and what has remained constant? The answers to these questions are relevant to all fait ...
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Great Figures of the New Testament - CD course
Improve your biblical literacy and re-encounter the New Testament as a great repository of literary genius. This is the promise of Professor Amy-Jill Levine's vivid portraits of the cast of characters ...
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Turning Points in Modern History - CD course
Get a unique and rewarding view of world history by immersing yourself in the fascinating story of the discoveries, inventions, upheavals, and ideas that shaped the modern world.... Show More What do ...
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Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations - CD course
Contrary to what you may have heard, great leaders aren't born. They're made. The ability to effectively lead teams, transform entire organizations, and achieve ambitious goals comes not from an inher ...
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Shakespeare: The Word and the Action - CD course
Shakespeare is the leading playwright, and probably the leading writer, in Western civilization. His works are one of the greatest achievements of the human mind and spirit. And yet, for many of us th ...
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The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals - CD course
The gift of storytelling may be one of life's most powerful—and envied—skills. A story well told can make us laugh, weep, swell with pride, or rise with indignation. A story ... Show Morepoorly to ...
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Great American Music: Broadway Musicals - CD course
Give my regards to Broadway... . Is it possible to read those lyrics, let alone hear them, without mentally filling in: Remember me to Herald Square? Have you begun to hum or sing it to yourself, with ...
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Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution - CD course
Dizzying new technologies are putting unprecedented stress on America’s core constitutional values, as protections for privacy, property, and free speech are shrinking due to the wonders of modern l ...
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From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity - CD course
In a world where Christianity has been, in the words of Professor Bart D. Ehrman, "the most powerful religious, political, social, cultural, economic, and intellectual institution in the history of We ...
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Comparative Religion - CD course
What, exactly, is religion? And why does one religious tradition often differ so markedly from another, even when you might not expect it to? Why, for example, are the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Chr ...
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Introduction to Judaism - CD course
What could be simpler than a single people worshiping a single God for more than 3,000 years? But Judaism is far from simple, and as a religion, culture, and civilization, it has evolved in surprising ...
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Art of Critical Decision Making - CD course
Whether simple or complex, private or public, decisions are an essential part of your life. Not only do decisions affect your own life for good or ill, they can also affect the lives of your friends, ...
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Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception - CD course
Your senses aren't just a part of you—they define you. Nothing that you experience in your life, from the most important to the most mundane, would be possible without the intricate power of your se ...
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Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History - CD course
Exiled to the island of Patmos over 1,900 years ago, a prophet named John wrote a remarkable letter to fellow Christians. That letter is the Apocalypse of John, also known as the book of Revelation, a ...
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Buddhism - CD course
A religion without God? How could that be? And how could it have captured and captivated so many millions of people in so many countries for so many centuries? No doubt you can picture the Buddha—se ...
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The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History - CD course
Christianity has arguably been the most important force in the history of Western civilization. Whether we view it in religious, social, political, or economic terms, Christianity has deeply and integ ...
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Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation - CD course
What is meditation? For thousands of years, human beings have practiced refined techniques of mental focusing, designed to change the habitual conditioning of the mind. Central to many spiritual and p ...
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Rise of Humans: Great Scientific Debates - CD course
Trying to understand our human origins has always been a fundamental part of who we are. One of the core things we want to know is how we came to be. Thousands of years ago, human civilizations develo ...
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Understanding Investments - CD course
What are your most important financial goals? Sending your kids to college? Buying a new home? Retiring early? Having the freedom to not worry about whether you can afford to buy a new car or go on va ...
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Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets - CD course
The financial markets create tremendous opportunities that, for many of us, would otherwise be out of reach. A new home. Your child’s college education. Retirement. Without the ability to borrow and ...
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Historical Jesus - CD course
Who was Jesus of Nazareth? What was he like? For more than 2,000 years, people and groups of varying convictions have pondered these questions and done their best to answer them. The significance of t ...
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Tocqueville and the American Experiment - CD course
How is it possible that perhaps the greatest book about U.S. democracy ever written was penned by a Frenchman visiting this country175 years ago? Why is it still relevant in today’s ever-changing po ...
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St. Augustine’s Confessions - CD course
In St. Augustine's Confessions , Professors William R. Cook and Ronald B. Herzman lead a chapter-by-chapter—or, in Augustine's terms, "book-by-book"—analysis of one of history's most significant l ...
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Joyce’s Ulysses - CD course
James Joyce's great novel Ulysses is a big, richly imagined, and intricately organized book with a huge reputation. T. S. Eliot, bowled over by Joyce's brilliant manipulation of a continuous parallel ...
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The Science of Natural Healing - CD course
In the 21st century, the Western paradigm for healthcare is changing. Notwithstanding the great strengths of medical science, many people now have concerns about key features of our health-care system ...
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Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation - CD course
He was only one man—a humble monk and Bible professor—yet he sparked a religious rebellion that changed the course of history. Who was Martin Luther? What made his theology so explosive in 16th-ce ...
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Lives of Great Christians - CD course
The followers of Jesus, who came to be called Christians, have practiced and preached their beliefs for centuries. Their actions and achievements, their abilities and energies, have changed the course ...
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Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine - CD course
After 2,000 years, Christianity is the world's largest religion and continues to prosper and grow. What accounts for its continued popularity? Simply put, Christianity is powerful and persuasive as a ...
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Questions of Value - CD course
Our lives are filled with everyday questions of fact and finance. Which investment brings the highest return? What school district is the house in? What will this candidate do if elected? But the real ...
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Popes and the Papacy: A History - CD course
The papacy is the oldest continuously functioning institution in the world. Developed c. A.D. 30 when Jesus invested his disciple Peter with the authority to create a church, the Bishops of Rome grew ...
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Natural Law and Human Nature - CD course
This course traces the origins and consequences of the theory of natural law. Natural law is the idea that there is an objective moral order, grounded in essential humanity, that holds universal and p ...
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Chamber Music of Mozart - CD course
What made Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart perhaps the most complete "musical package" in history—a man who created more masterpieces of virtually every musical genre of his day than any other composer befor ...
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Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator - CD course
Teaching is more than a job. It's a responsibility—one of the greatest responsibilities in civilized society. Teachers lay bare the mysteries of the world to us. They train our minds to explore, to ...
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Early Middle Ages - CD course
We often call them the "Dark Ages," the era which spanned the decline and fall of Rome's western empire and lingered for centuries, a time when the Ancient World was ending and Europe had seemingly va ...
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Robert E. Lee and His High Command - CD course
Few events have captivated students of American history like the Civil War. Its battles are analyzed repeatedly, studied and "what-ifed" by professional tacticians and tireless amateurs. Its profoundl ...
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United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11 - CD course
At the dawn of World War I, the United States was only a rising power. Our reputation was relatively benign among Middle Easterners, who saw no "imperial ambitions" in our presence and were grateful f ...
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Abraham Lincoln: In His Own Words - CD course
A century and a half after his death, the cadence, argument, and power of Abraham Lincoln's speeches still stir the heart of any American who encounters them. The speeches of Abraham Lincoln are a pre ...
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Age of Henry VIII - CD course
Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) ruled an island kingdom about the size of Pennsylvania inhabited by fewer than 3 million people nearly 500 years ago, and yet he remains instantly recognizable to this day, h ...
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Conquest of the Americas - CD course
Why was Christopher Columbus's voyage to the Americas in 1492 arguably the most important event in the history of the world? Professor Marshall C. Eakin of Vanderbilt University argues that it gave bi ...
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The Philosopher’s Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room - CD course
Thinking is at the heart of our everyday lives, yet our thinking can go wrong in any number of ways. Bad arguments, fallacious reasoning, misleading language, and built-in cognitive biases are all tra ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions - CD course
What could the beliefs and traditions of a Zoroastrian, a person of Jewish faith, a Buddhist, a follower of Confucius, or a Christian have in common? How do religions evolve over time? This course off ...
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Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft - CD course
Great writing begins—and ends—with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, enter ...
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Effective Communication Skills - CD course
Talk is something you do every day. And your life is literally shaped by it. Many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. You may be in a restaurant asking a waiter for an unusual substituti ...
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Peoples and Cultures of the World - CD course
Why is anthropology such an inherently fascinating subject? Because it's all about us: human beings. As the "science of humanity," anthropology can help us understand virtually anything about ourselve ...
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Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything - CD course
For thousands of years, writing has been a powerful way for us to communicate with one another, to share our distinct thoughts and ideas through the power of words. Even in today's technologically sat ...
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Writing Creative Nonfiction - CD course
We all have a story we want to share with others. Maybe it's a funny or dramatic moment in your everyday life. Perhaps it's an unforgettable trip overseas or a heartwarming family reunion. Or possibly ...
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The Skeptic's Guide to American History - CD course
For most Americans, the history of the United States is built on a set of long-accepted beliefs about events, each of which resonates in the nation's collective memory. But what if those beliefs—how ...
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High Middle Ages - CD course
As the last millennium dawned, Europe didn't amount to much. Illiteracy, starvation, and disease were the norm. In fact, Europe in the year 1000 was one of the world's more stagnant regions—an econo ...
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Understanding the Fundamentals of Music - CD course
We all know that beneath the surface of music, beyond the joy or excitement or even heartache that this beautiful language of sound can stir within us, lies the often mysterious realm of music theoryâ ...
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Origins of the Human Mind - CD course
For thousands of years, the human mind has been shrouded in mystery. Elusive in nature, the subject has prompted an intensive study of several puzzling questions about what the mind is, what it's made ...
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Darwinian Revolution - CD course
Published 150 years ago, Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species—the text that introduced the world to natural selection—is among a handful of books that have changed the world. Born amid a ferm ...
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Great Ideas of Classical Physics - CD course
There is a hidden order in the ceaselessly changing world around us. It's called classical physics, and it's about how the world is put together. Classical physics is about how things move, why they m ...
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Theories of Human Development - CD course
Have you ever wondered where the terms "terrible twos'' and "identity crisis" come from?Did you know that the notion that children are different from adults, and require special care, is only about 20 ...
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Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition - CD course
"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Richard Wolfson at the outset of this course on what may be the most important subject in the universe. Relativity and quantu ...
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What Science Knows about Cancer - CD course
Few global challenges touch humanity with as much immediacy or ubiquity as cancer. Over the course of their lifetime, one in three ... Show Morepeople in North America, Europe, and Australia will deve ...
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Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond - CD course
Conflict is everywhere, something we all experience on a regular basis. Whether it's learning that your spouse has a different kind of vacation in mind than you do or that your boss's idea of your job ...
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Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications - CD course
We use it routinely to cure diseases, solve crimes, and reunite families. Yet we've known about it for only 60 years. And what we're continuing to learn about it every day has the potential to transfo ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Stress and Your Body - CD course
Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life in the 21st-century world. Regardless of the cause, stress is bound to affect you at some point during your day or week. And st ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It - CD course
Choose one: (A) Science gives us objective knowledge of an independently existing reality. (B) Scientific knowledge is always provisional and tells us nothing that is universal, necessary, or certain ...
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Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos - CD course
Would you like to know how the universe works? The science that has found many of the answers to that profound and age-old question is particle physics: the study of those impossibly tiny particles wi ...
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Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact - CD course
The year is 8000 B.C. A man wanders across a field of prairie grasses in search of edible berries and roots and wild game to feed his family. As he walks, the tips of the grasses brush against him, re ...
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Origins of Life - CD course
Four billion years ago, the infant Earth was a seething cauldron of erupting volcanoes, raining meteors, and hot noxious gases, totally devoid of life. But a relatively short time later—100 to 200 m ...
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Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition - CD course
When are we responsible for our own actions, and when are we in the grip of biological forces beyond our control? This intriguing question is the scientific province of behavioral biology, a field tha ...
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Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time - CD course
Time rules our lives. From the rising and setting of the sun to the cycles of nature, the thought processes in our brains, and the biorhythms in our day, nothing so ... Show Morepervades our existence ...
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Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective - CD course
When we consider ourselves, not as static beings fixed in time but as dynamic, ever-changing creatures, our viewpoint of human history becomes different and captivating. The crucial element of "time d ...
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Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines - CD course
Nothing in the universe is more mysterious than the inner workings of the human mind. The attempt to understand consciousness is the ultimate imperative in philosophical thought and stems from the anc ...
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The Persian Empire - CD course
What do we know about the Persian Empire? For most of the past 2,500 years, we've heard about it from the ancient Greek perspective: a decadent civilization run by despots, the villains who lost the B ...
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Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage - CD course
Is English broken? Do bad grammar, slang, and illogical constructions signal a decline in standards of usage? Do e-mail and text messages corrupt the art of writing? In short, is our language going to ...
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Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions - CD course
Fear, joy, grief, love, hate, pride, shame. We all have emotions, and we recognize emotions in others. But do we really understand what emotions are and what they signify? It is remarkable how often w ...
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Greek and Persian Wars - CD course
King Leonidas and a tiny contingent of Spartan soldiers—the famed "300"—hold the pass of Thermopylae against a powerful and enormous Persian force. It's one those historicial events where truth ri ...
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Classical Mythology - CD course
From Athena to Zeus, the characters and stories of classical mythology have been both unforgettable and profoundly influential. They have inspired and shaped everything from great art and literature, ...
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Philosophy as a Guide to Living - CD course
Is there meaning in human life? All of us have asked ourselves this question. But for philosophers through the ages, it was the first question of many, for they needed to know whether such a question ...
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Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism - CD course
Do you make your own choices or have circumstances beyond your control already decided your destiny? For thousands of years, this very question has intrigued and perplexed philosophers, scientists, an ...
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Introduction to the Study of Religion - CD course
Religion undoubtedly plays an important part in the lives of people around the world. As Professor Charles B. Jones notes, many people "would say [religion] is the most important part" of their lives ...
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Story of the Bible - CD course
Since the invention of the printing press, the world's consistently bestselling book has been the Bible. Since 1815, it has been printed an estimated five billion times. By the end of 2005, it had bee ...
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Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity - CD course
Why did pagan Rome, which had a history of tolerating other faiths, clash with early Christians? What was it like, under Roman law, to be a Jew or a Christian? What led to the great persecutions of Ch ...
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Great Battles of the Ancient World - CD course
Hollywood has gone to elaborate lengths to recreate the violence and mayhem of ancient warfare in movies such as Gladiator and Troy. But what were ancient battles really like? What weapons, tactics, a ...
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Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries - CD course
Modern science, representative democracy, and a wave of wars were caused by a revolution of the intellect that seized Europe between 1600 and 1800. Shaking the minds of the continent like few things b ...
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Strategic Thinking Skills - CD course
Strategic thinking is a powerful and invaluable skill, one that leads to greater chances of success in whatever professional and personal projects you're involved in. It involves setting goals, develo ...
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Unexpected Economics - CD course
Why are we choosing to have fewer children, even as we put more time into raising each one? Why are we so often willing to follow the herd and the opinions of strangers when making important decisions ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History - CD course
Hidden deep within the daily workings of governments and civilizations is a secret world of mystery, danger, and intrigue. A world where deception is a form of art. Where people are never who they say ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition - CD course
Western civilization is closely associated with reason and science, and with exceptional accomplishment in art, architecture, music, and literature. Yet it has also been characterized by widespread be ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
American Religious History - CD course
Join historian Patrick N. Allitt in exploring the story of religious life in America from the first European contacts to the late 20th century. Along the way, you learn the answers to two important qu ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century - CD course
From the trenches of World War I to Nazi Germany to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the 20th century was a time of unprecedented violence. According to best estimates, in that 100-year span more than 200 milli ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication - CD course
In the first centuries after Christ, there was no "official" New Testament. Instead, early Christians read and fervently followeda wide variety of Scriptures—many more than we have today. Relying on ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian - CD course
In May 1905, an unknown 26-year-old Swiss patent clerk wrote to a friend about four scientific papers he had been working on in his spare time. He casually alluded to one as "revolutionary," and he co ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Turning Points in Medieval History - CD course
711: Tariq ibn Zayid leads an army of 7,000 Muslims from Gibraltar to the southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, accidentally conquering Spain and creating the unusually tolerant society of Al-Andal ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe - CD course
Travel to the mystery, drama, and splendor of the Middle Ages—to the times of great royal dynasties, intrepid knights, religious passions, merchant empires, and towering art … Tucked away within t ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills - CD course
What should you think? Who should you believe? Could you be deceiving yourself? These are questions that all critical thinkers of any age must constantly ask themselves. There is no more important ski ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World - CD course
No city has had as powerful and as enduring an impact on Western civilization as London. Throughout its vast and riveting history, London played a critical role in shaping many of the most important p ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
America and the World: A Diplomatic History - CD course
It was a transformation unprecedented in global history. In barely more than two centuries, the United States evolved from a sparsely settled handful of colonies whose very survival was in grave doubt ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean - CD course
In 1260, the Italian city-states of Florence and Siena went to war. With wealth and power on its side, there was no question the Florentine force could easily overpower the underdog city-state of Sien ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Late Middle Ages - CD course
Were the two centuries from c. 1300 to c. 1500—an age that has come to be known as the Late Middle Ages—an era of calamity or an era of rebirth? Should we look on this time as still clearly mediev ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
How to Read and Understand Shakespeare - CD course
Shakespeare—perhaps the greatest literary artist in history—presents a fundamental paradox to his audience. No other Western writer is so ... Show Morecelebrated and revered. His plays are seen, r ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Shakespeare's Tragedies - CD course
Shakespeare's contributions to stage and language are unequaled. In what Professor Clare R. Kinney calls the "power and audacity of his poetry and stagecraft," Shakespeare has ... Show Moreleft audien ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Masterworks of Early 20th-Century Literature - CD course
Perhaps this has happened to you: You've picked up a great novel—James Joyce's Ulysses, Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse, or William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! You launch in, ready to discover t ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature’s Most Fantastic Works - CD course
Many of literature's greatest works, from ancient myths to the works of Nobel laureates, rely on fantasy. Even when there has been a dominant preference for realism, generation after generation of rea ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 179.95 USD
How Music and Mathematics Relate - CD course
Gain new perspective on two of the greatest achievements of human culture—music and math—and the fascinating connections that will help you morefully appreciate the intricacies of both. Great mind ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 149.95 USD
Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist - CD course
Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman said, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” These words are no less insightful today than ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 149.95 USD
Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare - CD course
Cyberspace is the 21st century’s greatest engine of change. And it’s everywhere. Telecommunications, commercial and financial systems, government operations, food production—virtually every aspe ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 149.95 USD
How to Stay Fit as You Age - CD course
Age brings with it many rewarding benefits: wisdom, patience, experience, understanding. But as we get older, we also discover changes in how our bodies move and behave—changes ... Show Morethat con ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 149.95 USD
The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know - CD course
A mere 45 words, the First Amendment to the Constitution stands as a pillar of our democracy and has had an incalculable influence on the development of human freedom in the United States and the West ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 149.95 USD
Aeneid of Virgil - CD course
The Aeneid is the great national epic of ancient Rome, and one of the most important works of literature ever written. It was basic to the education of generations of Romans, and has stirred the imagi ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Odyssey of Homer - CD course
Keats compared discovering Homer to "finding a new planet." What is it in Homer's great works—and especially the Odyssey—that so enthralled him? Why have readers before and since reacted the same ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy - CD course
Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution—the idea that life on earth is the product of purely natural causes, not the hand of God—set off shock waves that continue to reverberate through Weste ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
The Skeptic’s Guide to the Great Books - CD course
Hamlet. Moby-Dick. War and Peace. Ulysses. These are just four of what are considered the "Great Books"—works of literature that have been singled out as essential parts of a well-read individual's ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis - CD course
What is it about British literary scholar and author C. S. Lewis—the Oxbridge don and self-described "very ordinary layman of the Church of England"—that touches millions of readers so deeply, mak ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Language A to Z - CD course
With more than 6,000 languages spoken around the world, it’s no wonder that linguistics, the study of language, has a reputation for being complex and inaccessible. But here’s a secret: There’s ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Science and Religion - CD course
Two crucial forces, science and religion, helped shape Western civilization and continue to interact in our daily lives. What is the nature of their relationship? When do they conflict, and how do the ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Iliad of Homer - CD course
When John Keats first read Chapman's translation of the epics of "deep-brow'd Homer," he was so overwhelmed, so overcome with the joy of discovery, that he compared his experience to finding "a new pl ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Influence: Mastering Life’s Most Powerful Skill - CD course
Influence and persuasion aren’t just abstract concepts of interest exclusive to psychologists and sociologists. Rather, they’re a fundamental part of your everyday life. Whether you realize it or ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Augustine: Philosopher and Saint - CD course
Long before he was declared a saint by the Church, Augustine gained profound influence as both a Church Father and a Christian Platonist philosopher—defending the doctrine of the Trinity, defining t ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making - CD course
Economic forces are everywhere around you. You're made aware of that whenever you reach for your wallet, apply for a loan, shop for health care, or try to figure out the best credit card to carry. But ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Apostle Paul - CD course
Coming to grips with Christianity means coming to grips with Paul. There is no figure aside from Jesus himself who is more important to the history of this world religion, and no figure from the age o ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln - CD course
John Locke Scripps, who had convinced Lincoln to write his first campaign autobiography, asserted that the 16th president had become "the Great American Man—the grand central figure in American (per ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Francis of Assisi - CD course
When Francis of Assisi died at the age of 44 in 1226, he left behind nothing that the world would consider as material wealth. But if one counts as riches the fruits of the spirit and of a humble and ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Masters: Haydn—His Life and Music - CD course
The music of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) is so technically superb, so widely imitated, and so rich in quality and quantity that almost since the moment of its creation it has exemplified the Clas ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Masters: Mozart—His Life and Music - CD course
He composed his first symphony at the age of 8. His middle name means "loved of God." And Austrian Emperor Joseph II accused his music of having "too many notes." This course is a biographical and mus ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Masters: Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music - CD course
The life of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) exhibits as close a link as you will find anywhere between an artist's inner world and the outward products of that artist's creative activity. As a ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Masters: Shostakovich—His Life and Music - CD course
Discover the extraordinary life, times, and art of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975), great musical master and flawed but faithful witness to the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. He ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Masters: Beethoven—His Life and Music - CD course
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music. With his brilliant compositions and his unique approach to the piano, he changed the face of western con ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Masters: Mahler—His Life and Music - CD course
"I am thrice homeless, as a Bohemian in Austria, as an Austrian among Germans, as a Jew throughout the world—everywhere an intruder, never welcomed." Thus spoke Gustav Mahler (1860–1911), composer ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Masters: Stravinsky—His Life and Music - CD course
When it comes to creative longevity, brilliance across a range of styles, and near-universal fame, Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) is nearly unrivaled among 20th-century artists. As told by Professor Ro ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Masters: Brahms—His Life and Music - CD course
In both his life and his music, Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) was a man of contrasts. He composed serious Teutonic music and joyful dance music. He was miserly with himself and exceedingly generous wi ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Masters: Liszt—His Life and Music - CD course
Musically, Franz Liszt (1811–1886) is one of the most written about but least understood composers of the 19th century. As for his life—Felix Mendelssohn observed that Liszt's character was "a con ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann—Their Lives and Music - CD course
In this course by Professor Robert Greenberg you meet the Schumanns—brilliant, gifted, troubled, and unique in the history of music. Robert Schumann (1810–1856) and his wife Clara Wieck Schumann ( ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Churchill - CD course
Winston Churchill is arguably the greatest leader of the 20th century, and one of the greatest democratic statesmen ever. His friend, colleague, and esteemed political foe Clement Attlee memorialized ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great World Religions: Christianity - CD course
As the world's largest religion, with more than two billion members, Christianity is "one of religion's great success stories," notes Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, himself a former Benedictine monk. ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography - CD course
In today's era of modern Western medicine, organ transplants are routine, and daily headlines about the mysteries of DNA and the human genome promise that the secrets oflife itself are tantalizingly w ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
History of Hitler’s Empire, 2nd Edition - CD course
Know thy enemy. That's what the wisdom of history teaches us. And Adolf Hitler was surely the greatest enemy ever faced by modern civilization. Over half a century later, the horror and fascination st ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Earth's Changing Climate - CD course
In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that "warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean tem ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Secrets of Mental Math - CD course
Quick: What's 25 Ă— 45? How about 742 Ă— 300? Or 4821 Ă· 9? Most of us, when faced with math problems like these, immediately reach for a calculator or a pen. But imagine if you could perform these an ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science - CD course
Understanding our humanity—the very essence of who we are and how we live our lives—is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we c ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Roots of Human Behavior - CD course
While human history is usually studied from the perspective of a few hundred years, anthropologists consider deeper causes for the ways we act. In this course, anthropologist Barbara J. King uses her ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History - CD course
Everybody is a public speaker. Maybe you're delivering a corporate presentation or interviewing for a new job. Maybe you're a teacher lecturing students or a citizen addressing a neighborhood associat ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue" - CD course
As nations proceed to invent themselves, refine themselves, and render themselves fit for the allegiance of their people, the Constitution of the United States remains the gold standard. For those for ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations - CD course
The ancient civilizations of the Near East can seem remote. For many of us, places such as Mesopotamia or the Indus valley ... or the Hittite or Assyrian peoples ... or rulers such as Sargon, Hammurab ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Ethics of Aristotle - CD course
What is happiness? What is moral excellence? How can you attain them? Can either be taught? For more than 2,000 years, thoughtful people have been turning to Aristotle (384–322 B.C.) to help them fi ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Consciousness and Its Implications - CD course
It's as essential to human existence as water is to a fish. Every night we surrender it gratefully, only to get it back in the morning. We recognize that we have it, but we can never be sure anyone el ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt - CD course
No great civilization continues to speak to us like that of ancient Egypt. But what is it about this ancient civilization that still captures our imaginations? What made Egypt special, allowing it to ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Voltaire and the Triumph of the Enlightenment - CD course
Leading intellectual historian Alan Charles Kors shares with you his view of Voltaire as one of the most intriguing, influential, and elusive thinkers of the modern world. Focusing on the deepest, mos ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon - CD course
The New Testament stands unchallenged, in the words of Professor Bart D. Ehrman, not only as the "'bestseller' of all time," but also as the most important "book—or collection of books—in the hist ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire - CD course
In 1492, there was no country called Spain and no language called Spanish. The biggest event of the year, in the region that would become Spain, was the surrender of the last Muslim stronghold, Granad ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
God and Mankind: Comparative Religions - CD course
How do the major religions answer unanswerable questions? What can we gain from their answers? Why are we here? What is my purpose? Where do we go when we die? Will I be forgiven? Will we ever discove ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great World Religions: Islam - CD course
University professor and international government and media consultant John L. Esposito guides you through the facts and myths surrounding Islam and its more than 1.2 billion adherents. How familiar a ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great World Religions: Judaism - CD course
What is the essence of Judaism? Is it the Ten Commandments, given by God to Israel at Mount Sinai? Or is it the totality of teachings in the Hebrew Bible? Or is it symbolized by something outside the ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great World Religions: Hinduism - CD course
Terms we associate with Hinduism—"Hinduism," "religion," and "India"—are all Western labels, terms that for most of history did not accurately reflect the thinking of those who practice this ancie ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great World Religions: Buddhism - CD course
Buddhism challenges some of the most important Western ideas about God, human life, and the self. In Buddhism there is no single almighty God who created the world. Instead, Buddhism teaches that all ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion - CD course
The uniquely American music and art form, jazz, is one of America's great contributions to world culture. Now you can learn the basics of jazz and its history in a course as free-flowing and original ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution - CD course
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, ..."—U.S. Constitution While those words were written over 200 years ago, ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 134.95 USD
The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness - DVD course
More than anything else, the cornerstone of a long, healthy, and happy life is the scientifically proven link between fitness and nutrition. When you take advantage of this powerful link—by practici ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts - DVD course
A three-tiered chocolate cake crowned with pillows of whipped cream frosting. A warm-from-the-oven fruit pie complete with a golden-brown latticed crust. A rich, creamy ... Show Morecustard whose silk ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
Essentials of Strength Training - DVD course
This groundbreaking course on strength training unites scientific knowledge with results-driven practice in a wholly integrated system.With 3 lectures designed to educate you on your body's response t ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory - DVD course
What was the name of your first pet? Where did you put your house keys? How do you get to work every morning? Most likely, you didn't need to look up the answers to these questions. You remembered the ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
The Everyday Guide to Wines of France - DVD course
France’s outstanding reputation for fine wines—whether red, white, or sparkling—doesn’t come out of thin air. Rather, it stems from hundreds of ... Show Moreyears of tradition that have create ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great - DVD course
When you hear the words “healthy food,” it’s all too easy to think of bland, uninspired, or unfamiliar food that takes all the pleasure out of cooking and eating. What often prevents us from pra ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
The Everyday Guide to Spirits and Cocktails: Tastes and Traditions - DVD course
Scotch sipped from a tumbler on a cold evening. A shot of gin adding a pleasantly sharp bite to an after-work cocktail. The satisfying sweetness of aged rum enhancing a homemade punch. Regardless of w ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
The Everyday Guide to Wines of California - DVD course
In 1976, a single event rocked the wine world. In the famed Judgment of Paris Tasting, top French wine experts chose two unknown wines over the best that France... Show More—long considered the epit ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape in 6 Lessons - DVD course
Gardening is one of life’s great pleasures. It offers bountiful wonders—flowers, grasses, fruits, vegetables, trees—that bring you closer to the natural world. It allows you to design private an ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips & Techniques - DVD course
Most of us don’t have the time, space, or energy to design and cultivate a large outdoor garden. So what should we do if we’re craving some homegrown fruits, vegetables, or herbs, or looking to ad ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
The Everyday Guide to Wines of Italy - DVD course
No place on Earth has a more ancient and important tradition of winemaking than Italy. Thousands of years before wine became commonplace in France or the Napa Valley, ... Show MoreItalians were produc ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication - DVD course
How do you make conversation with someone you have just met? When is communicating by email ill-advised? How do you say “no” without using that dreaded word? Regardless of age or occupation, conve ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons - DVD course
Most of us wouldn’t dream of traveling—or even taking a day trip—without bringing a camera along. Photographs not only let us share our experiences with others, but they preserve once-in-a-lifet ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control - DVD course
We’ve all said it to ourselves at one point or another: “If only I had more willpower, I could do the things I really want to do.” Having the mental fortitude to reach your goals, whether they c ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries - DVD course
Everything we now know about the universe—from the behavior of quarks to the birth of entire galaxies—has stemmed from scientists who’ve been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the adv ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals - DVD course
There's more to colors than just aesthetics. There's an actual science behind how colors work on your eyes and your brain. And the secrets that scientists are uncovering offerastounding revelations on ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 29.95 USD
The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness - CD course
More than anything else, the cornerstone of a long, healthy, and happy life is the scientifically proven link between fitness and nutrition. When you take advantage of this powerful link—by practici ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 24.95 USD
The Art of War - CD course
As a landmark achievement in the evolution of strategic thought, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War has had a powerful and lasting influence on military strategy around the globe. Its maxims have been invoked ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 24.95 USD
Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory - CD course
What was the name of your first pet? Where did you put your house keys? How do you get to work every morning? Most likely, you didn't need to look up the answers to these questions. You remembered the ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 24.95 USD
China, India, and the United States: The Future of Economic Supremacy - CD course
You are living at a critical moment of change for the world economy. A moment that will be defined by the economic trajectories of three key players. A moment whose outcome will have a deep and lastin ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 24.95 USD
How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication - CD course
How do you make conversation with someone you have just met? When is communicating by email ill-advised? How do you say “no” without using that dreaded word? Regardless of age or occupation, conve ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 24.95 USD
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control - CD course
We’ve all said it to ourselves at one point or another: “If only I had more willpower, I could do the things I really want to do.” Having the mental fortitude to reach your goals, whether they c ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 24.95 USD
1066: The Year That Changed Everything - CD course
If you were to look back at hundreds of years of history in search of the one critical moment after which the history of the English-speaking world would never be the same again, it would undoubtedly ...
The Great Courses - The Teaching Company 24.95 USD
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