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  1. English in America: A Linguistic History

    English in America: A Linguistic History

    Natalie Schilling
    3.8 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Would you address a group of people as: “you guys,” “yinz,” “y’all,” or something else? Your answer can provide insight into who you are. American English has a colorful history, influenced by contact between many cultures. Dialect variations are widespread, reflecting and shaping changes in our society. The many American EnglishES represent who we have always been as a nation: e pluribus unum—out of...
  2. Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

    Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

    Mark Berkson
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Death is the horizon against which our lives unfold. Knowledge of mortality has inspired much of human activity—religion, philosophy, the arts, and science have all been driven by our understanding of death. Many cultures have learned to see death as a window into the meaning of life. Embark on an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life’s only certainty with this modern memento mori.
  3. Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

    Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (113)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    The Middle East is a critically important area of our world, but much media coverage fails to accurately convey the complexities of this pivotal region. Discover a breathtaking panorama of history, exploring a 1,300-year window from the rise of Muhammad to the fall of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. Focus on specific moments that changed the direction of events—moments that still resonate in the 21st century.
  4. The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained

    The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained

    Michael E. Wysession
    4.4 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Energy is the engine that fuels civilization. To comprehend the issues surrounding energy production, distribution, and consumption in the 21st century, you need to understand the science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable, unbiased source to give you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions. This course imparts essential information for any well-informed citizen of the world.
  5. The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You

    The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You

    Paul Rosenzweig
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The technological advances of the 21st century have brought both benefits and new questions about privacy and civil liberties. Around the globe, governments and corporations are capturing and analyzing vast quantities of information. Uncover how they gather and use the data, and explore the tension between security and freedom. Get the facts to make your own reasonable choices—and step toward an empowered future.
  6. The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes

    The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes

    Benjamin Schumacher
    4.7 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Never before have we been able to acquire, record, communicate, and use information in so many different forms. This revolution goes far beyond limitless content—information also underlies our understanding of ourselves, the natural world, and the universe. Discover how the concepts of information reveal breathtaking insights into the workings of nature, even as they lay the foundation of astounding new...
  7. How Great Science Fiction Works

    How Great Science Fiction Works

    Gary K. Wolfe
    4.5 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Science fiction can take us places in time and space where no other art can. It has motivated cutting-edge scientific research, inspired new technologies, and changed how we view everyday life—and its themes and questions permeate popular culture. Take an unparalleled look at the influence, history, and greatest works of science fiction with illuminating insights and fascinating facts about this wide-ranging genre.
  8. The Mysterious Etruscans

    The Mysterious Etruscans

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.3 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The Etruscans were the original inhabitants of central Italy. Centuries before Rome’s rise, they built cities along fortified hilltops, developed a system of roads, and invented the “Roman” arch. While they had their own system of government and their own myths, the Etruscans borrowed much from the Greeks—and gave much to the Romans. Without them, much of the foundations of Western civilization would...
  9. The Big Questions of Philosophy

    The Big Questions of Philosophy

    David Kyle Johnson
    4 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    We have all pondered seemingly unanswerable but significant questions about our existence: Why are we here? What is knowledge? Does God exist? There is no better way to study the big questions in philosophy than to compare how the world’s greatest minds have analyzed these questions and reasoned out potential solutions. The final step is always deciding for yourself whether you find an explanation convincing.
  10. How to Draw

    How to Draw

    David Brody
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (478)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Experience the joy of drawing—an art anyone can learn—in this brilliantly designed course by a celebrated artist and teacher, and learn to draw your own landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more. These 36 in-depth lessons help you build a complete set of drawing skills in a step-by-step, detailed manner, developing your ability to draw what you see from observation and invent whole worlds from your...
  11. A History of Eastern Europe

    A History of Eastern Europe

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (167)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Experience the astounding history of one of the world’s most fascinating places—and fill in a critical gap in your understanding of the globe. Uncover waves of migration and invasion, battles over the formation and dissolution of nations, and struggles for self-rule and self-identification that form the captivating story of this region. This survey gives you the historical context to understand Eastern Europe...
  12. Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language Sale

    Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (371)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    Experience the fun, intellectual challenge, and practical benefits of learning Spanish, one of the world’s most useful and beautiful languages. In this brilliantly designed course, you’ll get “under the hood” of the language, using an approach your teacher has refined for over 20 years to empower adult learners. Even if you think you lack aptitude for languages, these lectures will have you conversing in...
  13. Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life

    Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life

    Stephen Ressler
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (230)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Get a field guide to the engineering marvels of the everyday world all around you. Discover the remarkable technologies that enable our way of life—masterpieces of engineering that have been so beautifully integrated into the fabric of modern civilization that we often take them for granted. Explore the workings of the fascinating buildings, devices, and public utilities that we use almost every minute of the day.
  14. Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America

    Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America

    Ford Cochran
    4.1 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (262)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    From Yellowstone’s geysers to the wetlands of the Everglades, wonders never cease in North America’s national parks. Drawing millions of tourists each year, the parks capture a special place in our hearts—and in the history of how the planet came to be. Join Ford Cochran—geologist, journalist, and National Geographic programming director—on a tour of the continent’s greatest and most fascinating natural...
  15. Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine

    Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine

    Roy Benaroch
    4.7 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Experience the high-stakes drama, scientific detective work, and medical insights of life in an emergency department. As you shadow board-certified physician Dr. Benaroch in this thrilling introduction to emergency medicine, you’ll encounter patients coming in with a variety of symptoms and complaints—some of which are easily diagnosed and treated, and some of which are more life-threatening than they first...
  16. Fundamentals of Photography II

    Fundamentals of Photography II

    Joel Sartore
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (180)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Take a deeper dive into the art of great photography and learn to apply skills and techniques with a National Geographic photographer out in the field. Great photography requires you to consider the challenges that arise and creatively work with the conditions and equipment you have to capture amazing images. Learn to open your eyes and see all of the possibilities in a scene.
  17. Jesus and His Jewish Influences

    Jesus and His Jewish Influences

    Jodi Magness
    4.3 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (144)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Follow an acclaimed archaeologist to unearth the roots of Jesus’s actions and teachings within the traditions of early Judaism. This fascinating course approaches the subject from a historical, rather than scriptural, perspective; one rooted in ancient texts and archaeological discoveries. Discover hidden insights into how the tumultuous events of Jewish history shaped an individual whose legacy endures to this...
  18. The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

    The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

    Joshua Winn
    4.5 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (40)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Join a modern-day Magellan on a voyage beyond our solar system to worlds that are stranger than science fiction—countless exoplanets are out there.
  19. History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Circle the globe to explore pivotal incidents of catastrophic failure in battle and consider how these errors changed the course of history.
  20. How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master Sale

    How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master

    Jeremy Silman
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (271)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Learn chess from an international master and renowned teacher in these intensively illustrated, easy-to-understand lessons for players at all levels.