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  1. The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Sale

    The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites

    Michael E. Wysession
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    Geological wonders are like great works of art. They are impressive, beautiful, mysterious, and surprising. Whether you are planning your next vacation or exploring the world from home, you owe it to your planet to know the places that make it exceptional throughout the solar system. The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites is your gateway to an unrivaled adventure. In 36 lavishly...
  2. Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are Sale

    Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are

    David Livermore
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    When in Rome, do as the Romans do. The concept of cultural adaptation is hardly new, but in our increasingly globalized world, the need for cross-cultural understanding has never been more essential to our success in life, both personally and professionally. Yet how can we possibly adapt to all the cultures surrounding us? And is adaptation always the best approach? In Customs of the World: Using Cultural...
  3. The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku Sale

    The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku

    Arthur T. Benjamin
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Whether it’s chess, poker, or Sudoku, most games have this in common: Everything you need to win is rooted in mathematics. Now, using nothing more than a simple grasp of math, you can discover optimal ways to win games and solve puzzles with the speed and accuracy of professional players—many of whom attribute their professional gaming success to mathematical strategies—in The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles:...
  4. A New History of Life Sale

    A New History of Life

    Stuart Sutherland
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Could our planet have been seeded with life from elsewhere? How have natural forces conspired to remove most traces of life from the planet? And how has life itself responded with determination to survive and thrive in a multitude of astonishing forms? Learn about the amazing story of our world— its origins, extinctions, and evolutions—in the 36 lavishly illustrated lectures of A New History of Life. This is a...
  5. What Science Knows about Cancer Sale

    What Science Knows about Cancer

    David Sadava
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Few global challenges touch humanity with as much immediacy or ubiquity as cancer. The good news is that the landscape of cancer treatment and prevention is a vastly different place than it was even a decade ago. What Science Knows about Cancer reports from the front lines of the war on cancer with a clear and scientifically precise—yet thoroughly accessible—guide to how the disease develops, thrives, and can...
  6. Food: A Cultural Culinary History Sale

    Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    Ken Albala
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    The drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. For this reason, food offers a deeply insightful lens on human history, shedding new light on the evolution of social and political systems, on cultural interactions, economic empires, human migrations, and more. Now, in Food: A Cultural Culinary History, take an enthralling journey into the human...
  7. The Intelligent Brain Sale

    The Intelligent Brain

    Richard J. Haier
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    No feature of the mind is as important, controversial, and mysterious as intelligence. It is the epitome of brain function, and it has a powerful influence on success in life. And thanks to decades of research, we are closer than ever before to understanding it. Now in The Intelligent Brain, taught by one of the world’s foremost researchers on intelligence, Professor Richard J. Haier of the University of...
  8. 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World Sale

    30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World

    Diana K. McDonald
    4 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World offers you what few art history courses do, even in our top universities—a broad and comprehensive survey of art in the ancient world. Over the course of 36 fascinating lectures, Professor Diana Krumholz McDonald, an expert in ancient art history and an esteemed lecturer and scholar, takes you on a grand journey around the world to see some of the greatest works of art ever...
  9. Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare Sale

    Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare

    Paul Rosenzweig
    4.4 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate; systems that have helped advance medicine, streamline everyday commerce, and so much more. Which makes keeping these systems safe from threat one of the most pressing problems we face. Now, in the 18 lectures of Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare, delivered by cybersecurity expert Paul...
  10. Life in Our Universe Sale

    Life in Our Universe

    Laird Close
    4.1 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Are we alone in the universe? Or does the cosmos pulse with diverse life forms? Life in Our Universe reveals the cutting-edge research leading scientists to believe that life is not exclusively the domain of Earth. Taught by Dr. Laird Close, an award-winning Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Arizona, these 24 stunningly visual lectures offer an unparalleled look at the most intriguing...
  11. How to Read and Understand Shakespeare Sale

    How to Read and Understand Shakespeare

    Marc C. Conner
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    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Shakespeare enjoys near-universal agreement among scholars as well as the general public that his works are among the greatest of humanity's cultural expressions, and that we all should know and understand them. But, simply put, Shakespeare is difficult. His language and culture—those of Elizabethan England, 400 years ago—are greatly different from our own, and his poetry, thick with metaphorical imagery and...
  12. The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room Sale

    The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

    Patrick Grim
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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 traps that keep us from rational decision making. What can we do to avoid these traps and think better? Is it possible to think faster, more efficiently, and more systematically? The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the...
  13. How Music and Mathematics Relate Sale

    How Music and Mathematics Relate

    David Kung
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Get a new perspective on two of the greatest achievements of human culture in the 12 dazzling lectures of How Music and Mathematics Relate, taught by award-winning mathematician and musician David Kung of St. Mary's College of Maryland. Understanding the connections between music and mathematics helps you appreciate both, even if you have no special ability in either field. By exploring the mathematics of music, you...
  14. Turning Points in Modern History Sale

    Turning Points in Modern History

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Turning Points in Modern History takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe—from China to the Americas to New Zealand—to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 shaped the modern world. Taught by award-winning history professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, these 24 thought-provoking lectures...
  15. Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders Sale

    Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

    H. Craig Heller
    4 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Examine groundbreaking research on the enigmatic phenomenon of sleep, straight from a scientist at the forefront of the field. In these 24 engrossing lectures, award-winning Stanford University professor H. Craig Heller reveals what happens in the sleeping brain all the way down to the cellular and molecular level as you investigate coping mechanisms for jet lag, shift work, and insomnia; parasomnias such as...
  16. Foundations of Economic Prosperity Sale

    Foundations of Economic Prosperity

    Daniel W. Drezner
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Get an unrivaled overview of one of the most pressing issues of our day in Foundations of Economic Prosperity, 24 lectures taught by Professor Daniel W. Drezner of the prestigious Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Professor Drezner leads you to fundamental insights about how the modern world works and an understanding of the functioning of the U.S., European, Chinese, and other major...
  17. Lost Worlds of South America Sale

    Lost Worlds of South America

    Edwin Barnhart
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    As one of only six places on earth where civilization arose spontaneously, South America offers a fresh and revelatory look at how human societies formed, from the earliest organized communities to cultures of huge complexity. They paralleled, yet were absolutely different from, the ancient cultures of Greece, Egypt, and others that we know so much better. In these sites you witness the unfolding of one of the true...
  18. The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals Sale

    The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

    Hannah B. Harvey
    3.9 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    The gift of storytelling may be one of life's most powerful—and envied—skills. A well-crafted narrative can keep the people, values, and life lessons you hold dear alive and give you the power to influence others. Now, The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals reveals the tried-and-true methods experienced storytellers use to develop and tell entertaining and memorable stories. In 24 enthralling...
  19. Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution Sale

    Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution

    Jeffrey Rosen
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    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    The proliferation of intrusive new technologies is putting many of our presumed freedoms in legal limbo. Today, it’s easy to think that we have far more privacy and other personal rights than we in fact do. Only by educating ourselves about the current state of the law and the risks posed by our own inventions can we develop an informed opinion about where to draw hard lines, how to promote changes in the system,...
  20. The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins Sale

    The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins

    Anne Curzan
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    It’s a human impulse to play with language and to create new words and meanings—but also to worry about the decay of language. But by studying how and why language changes and the story behind the everyday words in our lexicon, we can learn a lot about ourselves—how our minds work and how our culture has changed over the centuries. In The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins, you’ll get a...