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  1. Introduction to Astrophysics

    Introduction to Astrophysics

    Joshua Winn
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor Joshua Winn of Princeton University, this course takes you step by step through the major calculations of astrophysics, including Newton’s law of gravity, a black hole’s event horizon, the ignition temperature of a star, and many more. Knowledge of first-year college physics and math is assumed, but Dr. Winn—an award-winning teacher—makes the course rewarding for anyone curious about the...
  2. Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition Sale

    Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition

    Alex Filippenko
    4.9 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (311)
    Save up to $844.95 Starting at $60.00 $924.95 $60.00$924.95
    In 96 richly illustrated half-hour lectures you will survey the main concepts, methods, and discoveries in astronomy—from the constellations drawn by the ancients, to the latest reports from planetary probes in our Solar System and the most recent images offered by telescopes probing the farthest frontiers of space and time. While updating this course, Professor Alex Filippenko added hundreds of images,...
  3. How the Earth Works Sale

    How the Earth Works

    Michael E. Wysession
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Save up to $519.95 Starting at $60.00 $599.95 $60.00$599.95
    The combination of continents, oceans, and atmosphere makes Earth unique among all the planets in the solar system, and perhaps in the galaxy. These features also create the conditions for life in all its diversity. But where did the land, water, and air come from? And how do these systems work together to produce the complex phenomena that are evident everywhere on this beautiful planet? How the Earth Works takes...
  4. Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe

    Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe

    Mark Whittle
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (171)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Discover a wealth of insights into the origin, evolution, composition, and probable fate of our universe. In the 36 lectures of Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe, astronomer and award-winning Professor Mark Whittle makes this profound subject understandable and awe inspiring. With the aid of more than 1,700 vivid illustrations, discover how this scientific field has helped us decipher mysteries about...
  5. Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe Sale

    Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe

    Sean Carroll
    4.7 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (149)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $39.95 $299.95 $39.95$299.95
    Everything we can see with our eyes and with powerful instruments-everything we think of as atom-based matter-is only 5 percent of what we know exists. The rest of the contents of the cosmos is invisible to our current methods of detection-but something out there is holding galaxies and galaxy clusters together, and something else is causing space itself to fly apart. These invisible components are dark matter and...
  6. The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

    The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

    Don Lincoln
    4.5 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (182)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by noted physicist Dr. Don Lincoln of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, this course follows the search for a theory that explains all physical reality—a theory of everything. Dr. Lincoln covers recent developments in particle physics and cosmology, plus the background needed to appreciate the centuries-long search for this holy grail of science. Only high-school-level math is used.
  7. The Higgs Boson and Beyond Sale

    The Higgs Boson and Beyond

    Sean Carroll
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (199)
    Save up to $190.00 Starting at $17.95 $229.95 $17.95$229.95
    The discovery of the Higgs boson is a triumph of modern physics. The hunt for the Higgs was the subject of wide media attention due to the cost of the project, the complexity of the experiment, and the importance of its result. In this 12-lecture masterpiece of scientific reporting, you’ll learn how the discovery of the Higgs boson validates and deepens our understanding of the universe.
  8. Joy of Science Sale

    Joy of Science

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.6 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
    Save up to $644.95 Starting at $60.00 $724.95 $60.00$724.95
    This course provides a clear and bracing overview of the entire scientific world from the laws of motion first formulated 300 years ago by Sir Isaac Newton to the latest marvels of contemporary genetic research. These lucid, information-packed lectures convey the excitement of scientific discovery and trace the connections between discoveries over time. Veteran science educator Professor Robert Hazen renders the...
  9. Physics of History

    Physics of History

    David J. Helfand
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
    Starting at $299.95 Starting at $299.95 $299.95 $299.95$299.95
    With recent developments in technology, scientists can now use physics to explore intimate details about history, from the rise and fall of preliterate societies to the origins of the solar system. The Physics of History, taught by award-winning Professor David J. Helfand of Columbia University, gives you the background you need to understand how scientists know what they do about the past. These 24 richly...
  10. Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders Sale

    Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

    Alex Filippenko
    4.9 out of 5
    97% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Save up to $190.00 Starting at $24.95 $229.95 $24.95$229.95
    Get an unparalleled visual guide to nature's most mysterious and beautiful offerings with Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders. With these twelve 45-minute lectures, award-winning astronomer and Professor Alex Filippenko has crafted a visually stunning tour of the sky's most dazzling displays, including clouds, sunsets, stars, planets, meteors, and solar eclipses. One of our most intensively...
  11. The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence Sale

    The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Save up to $519.95 Starting at $60.00 $599.95 $60.00$599.95
    The evolution of minerals has played a central role all across the surface of the planet and throughout its interior. In The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence, experience the thrill of piecing together this story in an enlightening new perspective. In 48 lectures by Professor Robert M. Hazen, the noted scientist who pioneered the study of mineral evolution, you...
  12. The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries Sale

    The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (154)
    Save up to $95.00 Starting at $12.95 $119.95 $12.95$119.95
    What is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered? What are some of the next avenues of exploration for today’s chemists, physicists, biologists, and astronomers? Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson’s course The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries is a marvelous journey to the frontiers of the known (and unknown) universe and introduces you...
  13. The Life and Death of Stars Sale

    The Life and Death of Stars

    Keivan G. Stassun
    4.2 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    No other large-scale object in the universe is as fundamental as a star. Stars are a central topic of astronomy, and because the study of stars encompasses key concepts in nuclear physics, electromagnetism, chemistry, and other disciplines, it is an ideal introduction to how we understand the universe at all scales. The Life and Death of Stars introduces you to this spectacular story in 24 beautifully...
  14. History of Science: Antiquity to 1700

    History of Science: Antiquity to 1700

    Lawrence M. Principe
    4.3 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $229.95 $229.95$229.95
    Understand what science really is, how it developed, and how it works. Learn who pursued science, and why. From the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians, to Roman and Islamic contributions, through the Renaissance to the laws of Isaac Newton, you will share a fascinating journey with Professor Principe, whose ability to synthesize material covering thousands of years into an enjoyable and succinct format is invaluable.
  15. My Favorite Universe

    My Favorite Universe

    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (118)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work? Discover the answers to these and other startling questions about the cosmos with My Favorite Universe. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson's course is a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through our universe and its history, from before the big bang to the likely ways in which Earth—and perhaps the entire universe—might end. Explore how black holes...
  16. What Einstein Got Wrong Sale

    What Einstein Got Wrong

    Dan Hooper
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Save up to $195.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$229.95
    Taught by physicist Dan Hooper of Fermilab and the University of Chicago, this course focuses on Einstein’s mistakes as a window into his theory-building technique. He was spectacularly effective with relativity and early quantum mechanics, but he also made some missteps by doubting some of the staple concepts of today’s physics, including black holes, the big bang, and the uncertainty principle.
  17. Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity Sale

    Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    David Christian
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (204)
    Save up to $510.00 Starting at $59.95 $599.95 $59.95$599.95
    The history of everything—from the beginning of the universe to the modern day—is a monumental story you explore in Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity. Taught by award-winning Professor David Christian, this course offers you a unique opportunity to view human history in the context of the many histories that surround it. In 48 thought-provoking lectures, you traverse the sweeping...
  18. Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey

    Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey

    Steven L. Goldman
    4.8 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Follow the fascinating story of science as it unfolds in the 20th century. Learn the distinctive ideas that characterize 20th-century science, organized into five major themes: matter and energy, the universe, Earth, life, and humanity. Discover the most significant developments in anthropology, archaeology, history, linguistics, sociology, political science, economics, psychology, and cognitive science—alongside...
  19. Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

    Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

    Sean Carroll
    4.2 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    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 pervades our existence and yet is so difficult to explain. Time seems to be woven into the very fabric of the universe. But why? In 24 riveting half-hour lectures, Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time shows how a feature of the world that we all experience...
  20. Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    Don Lincoln
    4.2 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In Understanding the Misconceptions of Science, join Professor Don Lincoln, a Senior Scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, on a 24-lecture exploration of shocking truths about some of science’s most well-known—and often controversial—concepts, including the physics of flight, black holes, quantum mechanics, evolution, and even the possibility of extraterrestrial life.