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  1. How Digital Technology Shapes Us Sale

    How Digital Technology Shapes Us

    Indre Viskontas
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $59.95 $299.95 $59.95$299.95
    Many of us are concerned about the amount of technology in our lives these days and whether or not we are spending way too much time on screens. In How Digital Technology Shapes Us, Professor Indre Viskontas provides a scientific approach to judging the true pros and cons of our interaction with technology in the digital age. With this information, we can focus on the positives of digital media, empowering us to...
  2. The Wonders of America's State Parks Sale

    The Wonders of America's State Parks

    Joe Yogerst
    3.6 out of 5
    54% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    In The Wonders of America’s State Parks, join best-selling travel writer Joe Yogerst for a virtual tour of over 100 state wilderness areas stretching from New England to the Alaskan frontier to the Hawaiian Islands. You’ll learn how these parks came into existence, what makes them a special part of America’s story, and how to get the most out of a visit—whether you want historical insights or panoramic views.
  3. What Darwin Didn't Know: The Modern Science of Evolution Sale

    What Darwin Didn't Know: The Modern Science of Evolution

    Scott Solomon
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
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    Taught by Professor Scott Solomon of Rice University, this course follows the revolution in biology and genetics sparked by Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. In Darwin’s day, there were many gaps and uncertainties in his theory—most of which were conclusively solved by his successors. Throughout, Dr. Solomon contrasts what Darwin knew with our tremendous increase in knowledge today.
  4. Introduction to Astrophysics Sale

    Introduction to Astrophysics

    Joshua Winn
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (108)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$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...
  5. The Learning Brain Sale

    The Learning Brain

    Thad A. Polk
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (47)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    How does the human brain make memories, learn a language, solve problems, and retain the state capitals? Identify and differentiate between several, major kinds of memories and what control we have over retaining and recalling them. Whether you or someone you know needs better study habits, struggles with learning a new skill, or just worries about memories fading with age, get the tools you need with The Learning...
  6. Nuclear Physics Explained Sale

    Nuclear Physics Explained

    Lawrence Weinstein
    4.2 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor Lawrence Weinstein of Old Dominion University, this course explains the science, history, hazards, applications, and latest advances in nuclear physics. You learn the principles of radioactivity, how nuclear bombs and reactors work, the uses of radiation for cancer treatment and medical imaging, what makes some forms of radiation dangerous, plus you tour a linear accelerator.
  7. Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality Sale

    Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality

    Mark Leary
    4.5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
    Save up to $30.00 Starting at $234.95 $299.95 $234.95$299.95
    What makes you different from other people? And what makes you—sometimes—the same? Designed as a fascinating, accessible scientific inquiry, the 24 lectures of Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality, will have you thinking about your personality in a way that leaves you enriched and better informed about what makes you, you.
  8. Life in the World's Oceans Sale

    Life in the World's Oceans

    Sean K. Todd
    4.7 out of 5
    97% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    The Great Courses teams with the Smithsonian to produce a vivid exploration of life in the world’s oceans with Professor Sean K. Todd of the College of the Atlantic. From the beginning of life on Earth to the state of our oceans today, you’ll learn about the latest research on marine-mammal intelligence and communication, bioluminescence, exploration of the ocean floor, the Smithsonian’s own cutting-edge...
  9. Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe Sale

    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

    Felix J. Lockman
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
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    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe takes you on a thrilling journey through astounding discoveries with Felix J. Lockman, Ph.D. You’ll learn that the dominant molecular structures in interstellar space are all based on carbon, just like Earth. It is likely that any extraterrestrial galactic life would be related to us at least on the molecular level. Will we find other organic lifeforms out there?...
  10. Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience Sale

    Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience

    Indre Viskontas
    4.5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Save up to $30.00 Starting at $234.95 $299.95 $234.95$299.95
    To build a more accurate understanding of the brain, you have to start by shattering popular myths. Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience is an eye-opening journey into the neuroscience of everyday life. Each of Dr. Indre Viskontas’s 24 lectures use a prevalent brain myth to explore topics including decision making, memory, dreams, emotions, neuroplasticity, consciousness, mental illness, and more.
  11. Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You Sale

    Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

    Peter M. Vishton
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
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    Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You will give you insights into how your mind works and the tools you need to make lasting change. Taught by Professor Peter M. Vishton of William & Mary, these 24 practical lectures draw from a wealth of scientific evidence to take you inside your brain and show you why you behave the way you do—and what you can do to strengthen your creativity, improve your...
  12. Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works Sale

    Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works

    Ron B. Davis Jr.
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Save up to $575.00 Starting at $99.95 $724.95 $99.95$724.95
    Chemistry is the study of matter and energy at the scale of atoms and molecules. Covering a year’s worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this visually engaging and comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math and is suitable for any science background.
  13. How to Program: Computer Science Concepts and Python Exercises Sale

    How to Program: Computer Science Concepts and Python Exercises

    John Keyser
    4 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (154)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Programming is an eminently learnable skill that gives you unrivalled problem-solving power you can apply in all areas of life. It’s also a fun, creative activity that provides insight into how we control the devices that influence virtually every aspect of our lives. The 24 engaging and information-rich lessons of How to Program teach you one of the world’s most accessible and powerful computer languages,...
  14. National Geographic Polar Explorations Sale

    National Geographic Polar Explorations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (33)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    Travel to the polar regions with five Arctic and Antarctic experts on an exquisite visual journey, produced in partnership with National Geographic. You’ll encounter incredible wildlife, learn about the “heroic era” of polar exploration, discover how indigenous peoples thrive in these climates, and gain valuable tips on how to take captivating photographs in the otherworldly landscapes found at the ends of the...
  15. A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian Sale

    A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

    David M. Meyer
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (92)
    Save up to $180.00 Starting at $29.95 $229.95 $29.95$229.95
    The spectacular sights of the cosmos are now as easy to see as the stars above, with the 18 lavishly illustrated lectures of A Visual Guide to the Universe, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian. Orbit Saturn, search for water and life on Mars, and witness an armada of space telescopes uncovering the secrets of the cosmos. Embark on great voyages of discovery—you’ll find the view is truly out of this...
  16. Foundations of Organic Chemistry Sale

    Foundations of Organic Chemistry

    Ron B. Davis Jr.
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (97)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    Every living thing on Earth uses carbon as a basic building block. Yet organic chemistry—the study of carbon-containing matter—is feared by many interested learners. Making this field relevant and graspable is the forte of Professor Davis. Combining years of classroom and lab experience, he’s crafted vibrantly illustrated lectures designed for everyone seeking to understand this challenging, fascinating...
  17. Understanding Modern Electronics Sale

    Understanding Modern Electronics

    Richard Wolfson
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (144)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Electronic devices are fundamental to our global economy, improve our lives immeasurably, and underlie virtually every aspect of modern life. Yet very few of us have any idea of how electronic devices actually work. In fact, these increasingly complex devices operate on a few basic principles that are both fascinating and easy to understand. Now, in 24 clear and accessible lectures, award-winning Professor of...
  18. Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity Sale

    Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

    Benjamin Schumacher
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (98)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $39.95 $299.95 $39.95$299.95
    The force of gravity rules the universe, yet it is one of the least understood of all the forces of nature. The study of gravity helped spark the Scientific Revolution in the 17th century, and it continues to be at the forefront of physics today. Now, in Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity, plunge into this compelling subject in 24 intensively illustrated lectures, presented by...
  19. The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Sale

    The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites

    Michael E. Wysession
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (304)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    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...
  20. Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time Sale

    Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

    Sean Carroll
    4.2 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (126)
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    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...