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  1. A Brief History of the World

    A Brief History of the World

    Peter N. Stearns
    3.4 out of 5
    53% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (149)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In A Brief History of the World, you'll apprehend "the big picture" of world history from the invention of agriculture in the Neolithic era to the urbanized, technological world of the 21st century. It's a compelling overview of the human experience presented by an award-winning teacher, Professor Peter N. Stearns. You'll examine and compare the peoples, cultures, and nations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the...
  2. The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal

    The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal

    Anthony A. Goodman
    4.4 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    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 inside, it is threatened by the cellular mutations that produce cancer. Fortunately, the body's defenses are remarkably successful, and most of the time we are unaware of the intense drama taking place within our cells and...
  3. Masterworks of Early 20th-Century Literature

    Masterworks of Early 20th-Century Literature

    David Thorburn
    4.7 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
    Joyce, Faulkner, Conrad, Woolf, Kafka, Lawrence. Their works are some of the most challenging—yet rewarding—you'll ever encounter. But their novels are not what you might expect. The style is unfamiliar, the narrative is fragmented, and there isn't a clear plot. It's like nothing you've ever read before. Now you can explore this remarkable literary movement and gain insights into the secrets behind Modernism...
  4. Emperors of Rome

    Emperors of Rome

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.2 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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 multiethnic empire that was nearly always at war, if not with neighbors then with rebellious factions within the empire itself. The full scope of their powers was not systematized in constitutional law, a fact that tempted many of them to overreach...
  5. Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Steven L. Goldman
    4.1 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (97)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In this course you will explore ideas that-when society has been willing to pursue them-have helped form the foundation of modern life. You'll discover there is no sharp distinction between ideas that are classified as scientific and those that are classified as philosophical or mathematical, or even between scientific ideas and political, religious, or aesthetic ideas. In each lecture, you also will examine the...
  6. Joy of Mathematics

    Joy of Mathematics

    Arthur T. Benjamin
    4.5 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (199)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Humans have been having fun and games with mathematics for thousands of years. Along the way, they've discovered the amazing utility of this field—in science, engineering, finance, games of chance, and many other aspects of life. This course of 24 half-hour lectures celebrates the sheer joy of math, taught by a mathematician who is literally a magician with numbers. Professor Arthur T. Benjamin shows how...
  7. Shakespeare's Tragedies

    Shakespeare's Tragedies

    Clare R. Kinney
    4.8 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Shakespeare’s contributions to stage and language are unequaled. In what Professor Clare Kinney calls the "power and audacity of his poetry and stagecraft," Shakespeare has left audiences breathless these past four centuries. But beyond his astonishing feats of language and dramatic impact, Shakespeare also left us a legacy, crafted from his experiences and explorations, of suffering and transgression in his six...
  8. Earth's Changing Climate

    Earth's Changing Climate

    Richard Wolfson
    4.3 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (104)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    This course is your chance to get some of the most up-to-date research on climate change. Earth's Changing Climate explains the concepts, tools, data, and analysis that have led an overwhelming number of climate scientists to conclude that Earth is warming—and the ways in which we humans might be responsible. Whatever your views on climate change, it's important to understand how the current scientific consensus...
  9. Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works

    Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works

    Eric S. Rabkin
    3.4 out of 5
    46% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Explore classic masterpieces of the imaginative mind from famous authors such as Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Jules Verne, J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and more. From talking frogs to human robots, from Mad Hatters to mad scientists, Professor Rabkin helps you discover the magic, wonder, and profound significance of that literature.
  10. Consciousness and Its Implications Sale

    Consciousness and Its Implications

    Daniel N. Robinson
    3.4 out of 5
    45% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (131)
    Save up to $210.00 Starting at $12.95 $229.95 $12.95$229.95
    Join distinguished philosopher, psychologist, and award-winning Professor Daniel N. Robinson and explore fascinating questions about human consciousness in Consciousness and Its Implications. You'll probe the depths of this mysterious subject from the perspective of the philosopher, the psychologist, the scientist, and the doctor. A master storyteller, Professor Robinson brings this riveting topic to life with...
  11. Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (265)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Professor Robert Greenberg offers a spirited introduction to the mysterious realm of music theory—the complex syntax of structural and instrumental resources that composers draw on. Sidestepping the necessity to read music, these lectures represent a rare opportunity for learning music theory—for understanding the processes of composition. The course will reward you many times over as you find yourself enjoying...
  12. 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,...
  13. Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature

    Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature

    David J. Schenker
    4.6 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature offers a view of literature that highlights 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.
  14. Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.8 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (92)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What could the beliefs and traditions of a Zoroastrian, a person of Jewish faith, a Buddhist, a follower of Confucius, and a Christian have in common? How do religions evolve over time? Religions of the Axial Age offers a rare opportunity to relate your own spiritual questions to a variety of ancient quests for meaning and transcendence. Professor Mark W. Muesse shows you the historical conditions in which the world...
  15. Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

    Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

    Michael Starbird
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (104)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Calculus has had a notorious reputation for being difficult to understand, but the 24 lectures of Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear are crafted to make the key concepts and triumphs of this field accessible to non-mathematicians. This course teaches you how to grasp the power and beauty of calculus without the technical background traditionally required in calculus courses. Follow award-winning Professor...
  16. How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (336)
    Starting at $599.95 Starting at $599.95 $809.95 $599.95$809.95
    This course can permanently enrich your life. With Professor Robert Greenberg as your teacher, you will hear and understand an entire language of unmatched beauty, genius, and power. Using digitally recorded passages to illustrate his points, Professor Greenberg takes you inside magnificent compositions by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and more. After...
  17. What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

    What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

    Michael Starbird
    3.7 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Learn how to understand the random factors behind almost everything—from the combinations of genes that produced you to the odds of how long you'll have to wait at a bus stop. In What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear, award-winning Professor Michael Starbird makes the secret of numbers come alive for nonmathematicians. He picks intriguing, useful, and entertaining examples to illustrate the fundamental...
  18. Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

    Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

    Alexis Q. Castor
    4 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (105)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    The impact of ancient Mesopotamia on the development of human civilization—including writing, codes of law, cities, and epic poetry—is staggering. Between the Rivers: A History of Ancient Mesopotamia takes you on an exciting journey through this area bordered by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great. In 36 fascinating lectures, award-winning Professor Alexis Q....
  19. Cycles of American Political Thought

    Cycles of American Political Thought

    Joseph F. Kobylka
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Examine a broad survey of American intellectual history in the dynamic course, The American Mind. Discover aspects of the elaborate structure that became modern America, tracing ideas in politics, religion, education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, literature, social theory, and science—proving that Americans have a much richer intellectual tradition than generally imagined. Continue your fascinating study...
  20. Great Ideas of Classical Physics

    Great Ideas of Classical Physics

    Steven Pollock
    3.9 out of 5
    53% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Classical physics is about making sense of motion, gravity, light, heat, sound, electricity, and magnetism, and seeing how these phenomena interweave to create the rich tapestry of everyday experience. You already know more physics than you think, says award-winning science educator Steven Pollock. He discusses brilliant thinkers Galileo, Newton, Faraday, and Maxwell to show you that classical physics is an elegant...