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  1. Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage

    Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage

    John McWhorter
    4.4 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
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    In Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage, acclaimed linguist and Professor John McWhorter dispels the cloud of confusion that clings to English and gives you a crystal-clear view of why we use it the way we do. Throughout these 24 lectures, you'll discover the true answers to these and other questions that continue to perplex us all: Is English, as a language, in crisis? Should grammar always be logical?...
  2. The Persian Empire

    The Persian Empire

    John W. Lee
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What do we really know about the ancient Persians? Explore the secrets of one of the greatest empires in the ancient world from a fresh perspective: its own. Over the span of 24 lectures, Professor John W. I. Lee examines Persian sources to reveal what we known about this grand civilization. Tapping into the latest scholarship, The Persian Empire is sure to fill in some critical gaps in your understanding and...
  3. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Steven Novella
    4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Dr. Steven Novella of the Yale School of Medicine equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. The 24 rewarding lectures of Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills immerses you in the science of cognitive biases and thought processes. By learning how to think about thinking (a fascinating process...
  4. Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    Robert Sapolsky
    4.5 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Join acclaimed neurobiologist and popular Great Courses Professor Robert Sapolsky for an undeniably fascinating study of what, specifically, makes you you. Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science is a 12-lecture course that takes you to the front lines of scientific research and offers you a new perspective on the supposedly quirky nature of being ourselves. Thought-provoking, witty, and sometimes...
  5. How We Learn

    How We Learn

    Monisha Pasupathi
    4.3 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (40)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Shed some much-needed light on what's going on when you learn, and dispel some pervasive myths about an activity so central to your daily life. With Professor Monisha Pasupathi's 24-lecture course, How We Learn, you'll examine interesting theories about learning; explore the ways we master tasks such as speaking a new language, learning a musical instrument, or navigating through a new city; and gain vital...
  6. Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know Sale

    Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know

    Michael K. Salemi
    3.9 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $54.95 $429.95 $54.95$429.95
    Get a penetrating look at the financial institutions that are fundamental to your life with the 36 detailed lectures of Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know. Award-winning Professor Michael K. Salemi investigates a range of pivotal and fascinating topics. Among these: the history of money; how money is created by commercial and central banks; the role of public confidence in the stability of financial...
  7. Understanding the Science for Tomorrow: Myth and Reality

    Understanding the Science for Tomorrow: Myth and Reality

    Jeffrey C. Grossman
    4.4 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Explore the many possibilities of what your future may look like with Understanding the Science for Tomorrow: Myth and Reality, an unforgettable survey of today's most advanced research in fields such as engineering, biology, chemistry, and theoretical physics. These 24 lectures by Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman delve into the genuine science of today's-and tomorrow's-hottest issues in an accessible manner that...
  8. History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

    History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (122)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$599.95
    Look at ancient history from a fresh, innovative vantage point with the 48 lectures of History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective. Historian and Professor Gregory S. Aldrete’s course examines the ancient world’s greatest civilizations from the Mediterranean, Asia, and the Americas—including those of Rome, Greece, China, Persia, India, and the Maya—not in isolation but in the full context of where...
  9. Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History

    Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History

    Craig R. Koester
    4.5 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What are we to make of the book of Revelation? The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History, by scholar and Professor Craig R. Koester, is your guide to this extraordinary work and its impact on our civilization. These 24 thought-provoking and enlightening lectures are divided into three parts: the historical and intellectual background of the Apocalypse; a close reading of the book of Revelation,...
  10. The Everyday Guide to Spirits and Cocktails: Tastes and Traditions

    The Everyday Guide to Spirits and Cocktails: Tastes and Traditions

    Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Starting at $109.95 Starting at $109.95 $119.95 $109.95$119.95
    In The Everyday Guide to Spirits and Cocktails: Tastes and Traditions, join acclaimed expert Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, a Certified Specialist of Spirits, as she demystifies the world's most popular spirits. You'll discover your own personal preferences; learn how to make classic cocktail recipes just like a master mixologist; and use little-known insider tips and techniques for tasting and shopping for spirits....
  11. Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

    Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

    Alex Filippenko
    4.9 out of 5
    97% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Get an unparalleled visual guide to nature's most mysterious and beautiful offerings with Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders. With these twelve 45-minute lectures, award-winning astronomer and Professor Alex Filippenko has crafted a visually stunning tour of the sky's most dazzling displays, including clouds, sunsets, stars, planets, meteors, and solar eclipses. One of our most intensively...
  12. Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness Sale

    Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness

    Harold J. Tobin
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $54.95 $429.95 $54.95$429.95
    Discover the wonder, delight, and awe-inspiring majesty of Earth's ocean with Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness. Professor Harold J. Tobin, an ocean scientist who has visited landscapes on the seabed that no human eyes have seen before, takes you on a scientific expedition to fathom the ocean's many mysteries—from its shallowest tidal zone to its deepest depths. Requiring no background in...
  13. Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation Sale

    Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (354)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Learn how to better live in harmony with the realities of the world and to feel more deeply connected to the whole of life with Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation. In these 24 lectures, award-winning Professor Mark W. Muesse gives you a clear and usable understanding of the essence of meditation and how to practice it. You'll learn the principles and techniques of sitting meditation; the related...
  14. Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity Sale

    Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Why did pagan Rome clash with early Christians? How did Christianity ultimately achieve dominance in the Roman Empire and eclipse paganism in one of the most influential turning points in the history of the West? Find out the startling answers to these and other questions with The Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity. This historically focused discussion of the dramatic interaction between...
  15. Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception

    Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception

    Peter M. Vishton
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Discover the secret life of your senses with Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception, an intriguing and unforgettable 24-lecture course delivered by Professor Peter M. Vishton, an expert in the frontiers of human perception. With him as your authoritative guide, you'll consider each of your senses from a wide range of perspectives, explore how your brain processes different sensory information, consider how...
  16. Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

    Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

    John R. Hale
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (163)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Join Professor John R. Hale as he guides you through the fabulous civilizations of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans, and to the natural wonders surrounding them. The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul is a journey unlike any other, giving you the chance to experience important sites—such as the Acropolis of Athens, Ephesus, and Sardis—through the eyes of a scholar whose...
  17. Unexpected Economics

    Unexpected Economics

    Timothy Taylor
    4.3 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Grasp as never before the ways in which economics operates in areas you may never have considered. Delivered by acclaimed economist and Professor Timothy Taylor, the 24 lectures of Unexpected Economics offer a wide-ranging investigation of how economic thinking—whether applied personally, nationally, or globally—relates to, and sheds fresh light on, just about everything. Using findings from recent Nobel...
  18. Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History

    Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.2 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Take a detailed tour of the millennia-long history and enduring legacy of a top-secret subject in Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History. Delivered by master historian and Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, these 24 thrilling lectures survey how world powers have worked in the shadows to gain information or subvert enemies. Filled with stories that are both marvelous and mysterious, and insights that...
  19. Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works

    Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works

    Richard Wolfson
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $499.95 Starting at $499.95 $724.95 $499.95$724.95
    Discover the beauty and simplicity of science's most fundamental branch with Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works. Intensively illustrated with diagrams, experiments, animations, graphs, and other visual aids, these 60 lectures by engaging and award-winning Professor Richard Wolfson introduce you to scores of fundamental ideas such as Newtonian mechanics, waves and fluids, thermodynamics, electricity and...
  20. The Skeptic's Guide to the Great Books

    The Skeptic's Guide to the Great Books

    Grant L. Voth
    4.6 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (42)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $149.95 $149.95$149.95
    Open yourself up to works that are just as engaging and insightful about great human themes and ideas as anything you'd find on a college-level reading list. Professor Grant L. Voth's The Skeptic's Guide to the Great Books is your opportunity to discover new literary adventures that make worthy substitutes to works from the Western canon. In these 12 lectures, you'll get an introduction to works that redefine what...