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  1. Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

    Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

    Robert C. Bartlett
    3.8 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Starting at $429.95 Starting at $429.95 $429.95 $429.95$429.95
    The arguments of the Greek thinkers Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle represent daring leaps into some of the most profound and intellectually exciting concepts in philosophy. Challenge and satisfy your intellectual curiosity with Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle, an in-depth exploration of the dramatic turn in philosophical direction that began with these three philosophers. Award-winning...
  2. Queen of the Sciences: A History of Mathematics

    Queen of the Sciences: A History of Mathematics

    David M. Bressoud
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    For at least 4,000 years of recorded history, humans have engaged in the study of mathematics. Our progress in this field is a gripping narrative that describes a never-ending search for hidden patterns in numbers, a philosopher's quest for the ultimate meaning of mathematical relationships, and a chronicle of amazing progress. Embark on a supreme intellectual adventure with The Queen of the Sciences: A History of...
  3. Greek and Persian Wars

    Greek and Persian Wars

    John R. Hale
    4.8 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Spanning more than two centuries, the Greek and Persian wars forged a new world order, sparking developments in battle strategy, naval technology, world exploration, and art and culture that impact the world even today. Now is your opportunity to survey this globe-spanning conflict, as well as its enduring impact on the world at large. From the ancient battlefields of Thermopylae, Marathon, and Gaugamela, to the...
  4. American Revolution

    American Revolution

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (142)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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 defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? See how issues such as logistics and the human factor can influence strategy, tactics, and the course of battle, and how happenstance can prove more important than even those...
  5. Classics of British Literature

    Classics of British Literature

    John Sutherland
    4.5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    How does literature connect a nation to its past? Few nations can offer a literary legacy that addresses this question as well as that of Great Britain. Professor John Sutherland's examination of Britain's literary treasures and their creators will show you how each is linked to those who have come before—whether building on their predecessors' work or casting it aside to challenge readers and audiences with a new...
  6. How the Earth Works

    How the Earth Works

    Michael E. Wysession
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (120)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$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...
  7. History of the English Language, 2nd Edition

    History of the English Language, 2nd Edition

    Seth Lerer
    4.6 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Sixteen centuries ago a wave of settlers from northern Europe came to the British Isles speaking a mix of Germanic dialects. Today we call that dialect Old English, the ancestor of the language nearly one in five people in the world speaks every day. How did this ancient tongue evolve into the elegant idiom of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and other great writers? And how does English continue develop today? The History of...
  8. Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    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
    (207)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$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...
  9. Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

    Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

    David Sadava
    4.4 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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 transform our health, our nutrition, our society, and our future. It is DNA—deoxyribonucleic acid, the self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms. Join award-winning teacher, author, and scientist...
  10. Beginnings of Judaism

    Beginnings of Judaism

    Isaiah M. Gafni
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The roots of Judaism reach back to the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament by Christians. For thousands of years, Jews have looked to these scriptures for their origins, and have located in them the tenets of their faith. However, much of what is recognized today as Judaism does not appear in the Bible. How did Judaism develop from its biblical roots to the highly developed system we know today? What has...
  11. Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Sale

    Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Richard Brettell
    4.5 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    No other museum covers the history of humanity and its achievements as thoroughly as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In these 24 visually rich, half-hour lectures, Professor Richard Brettell takes you through The Metropolitan Museum of Art from front to back, from bottom to top, introducing practically every department in the museum. Each is a museum unto its own, representing one of the world’s...
  12. Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature

    Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature

    Arnold Weinstein
    4.4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    More than a mere "slice of life," classic novels perform a sort of miracle, jolting us to see the remarkable, often provocative truths that underlie the human condition. To experience these extraordinary novels is to ask deep and sometimes unsettling questions about our lives and our world. Join us for an epic journey, as you traverse three centuries, sojourn in foreign lands, and enter remarkable realms of the...
  13. Modern Economic Issues

    Modern Economic Issues

    Robert Whaples
    4 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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 college tuition increasingly expensive? What can be done about soaring energy prices? Professor Robert Whaples explains not only the urgent issues we all need to understand, but also the raw data economists use...
  14. Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers

    Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers

    Edward B. Burger
    4.5 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
    Starting at $299.95 Starting at $299.95 $299.95 $299.95$299.95
    Numbers surround us. They mark our days, light our nights, foretell our weather, and keep us on course. They drive commerce and sustain civilization. But what are they? Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers will not only give you the full and detailed story of how and why numbers are important; it will also introduce you to their enduring mystery. Whether you struggled through algebra or you majored in mathematics,...
  15. Peloponnesian War

    Peloponnesian War

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.8 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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 league of city-states headed by Sparta. Thucydides's eyewitness account of the war has been a classic for 24 centuries and is still studied for its profound truths about the nature of human strife. In The Peloponnesian...
  16. Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

    Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

    Thomas L. Pangle
    4.6 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (157)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Enhance your understanding and appreciation of how our nation was founded in Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution. Professor Thomas L. Pangle reveals the viewpoints from both sides of the argument, and in the process provides you with deep insights into the political philosophies of some of our nation's greatest founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander...
  17. Understanding the Brain

    Understanding the Brain

    Jeanette Norden
    4.7 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (194)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Understanding the Brain takes you inside the astonishingly complex brain and shows you how it works, from the gross level of its organization to the molecular level of how cells communicate. With its combination of neurology, biology, and psychology, this course helps you understand how we perceive the world through our senses, how we move, how we learn and remember, and how emotions affect our thoughts and actions.
  18. Art across the Ages Sale

    Art across the Ages

    Ori Z. Soltes
    4.4 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
    Save up to $510.00 Starting at $89.95 $599.95 $89.95$599.95
    In Art across the Ages, Professor Ori Z. Soltes has crafted a course in Western visual art that serves as both a mind-broadening survey and an essential introduction. It is designed to give anyone interested in Western art a firm familiarity with its basics, acquainting you with major artists and styles in various media and providing a broad foundation for deeper exploration. By giving you a ready grasp of the...
  19. Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe

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

    Sean Carroll
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (151)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$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...
  20. Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages

    Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages

    Thomas Williams
    4.7 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    For 1,000 years, Westerners thought reason and faith went hand-in-hand as they searched for answers to the profound questions of life. The best minds of the age engaged in a common struggle with transcendent issues, employing reason in the service of faith. Professor Thomas Williams, award-winning educator and expert in medieval philosophy, takes you through the key texts of the period and introduces you to such...