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  1. Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey Sale

    Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey

    Steven L. Goldman
    4.8 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Follow the fascinating story of science as it unfolds in the 20th century. Learn the distinctive ideas that characterize 20th-century science, organized into five major themes: matter and energy, the universe, Earth, life, and humanity. Discover the most significant developments in anthropology, archaeology, history, linguistics, sociology, political science, economics, psychology, and cognitive science—alongside...
  2. Shape of Nature Sale

    Shape of Nature

    Satyan L. Devadoss
    4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
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    How do you mathematically describe the world around you? Discover the fascinating answer with The Shape of Nature, a visually stunning and authoritative guide to the mathematical shapes around you: how they're formed, how they're studied, and how they relate to your life. In 36 lectures, you'll discover the intricate relationship between mathematics and nature, get a pointed introduction to the languages...
  3. Psychology of Human Behavior Sale

    Psychology of Human Behavior

    David W. Martin
    3.8 out of 5
    54% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
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    This course, taught by Professor David Martin, is an outstanding introduction to psychology, beginning with its history and looking ahead to its future. Its 36 lectures work smoothly as an easy-to-follow primer and offer an ideal starting point for satisfying curiosity about how the mind works, perspectives from a variety of social scientists, and directions for further learning.
  4. Life in the World's Oceans Sale

    Life in the World's Oceans

    Sean K. Todd
    4.7 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  5. Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness

    Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness

    Harold J. Tobin
    4.3 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
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    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...
  6. Food, Science, and the Human Body

    Food, Science, and the Human Body

    Alyssa Crittenden
    4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (20)
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    In these 36 lectures, get answers to questions about the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies. Bringing together insights from fields including anthropology, health science, biology, and sociology, this partnership between The Great Courses and National Geographic lays bare what science can teach us about food.
  7. Physiology and Fitness Sale

    Physiology and Fitness

    Dean Hodgkin
    4.5 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Whether your goal is to live to be 100, run a marathon, reduce your waistline, or just get the most from daily life, functional fitness is the foundation for active and dynamic living and the best quality of life you can have. In Physiology and Fitness, international fitness expert Dean Hodgkin shows you a new, scientifically based way to reach your own optimum fitness and to keep it for life. This course presents a...
  8. Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age Sale

    Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

    Anthony A. Goodman
    4.4 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
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    Discover an essential reference guide to healthy living, packed with information and advice rooted in the latest scientific understanding of nutrition, physiology, and other related fields with Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age. In 36 lectures that have the feel of a personal chat with a knowledgeable and compassionate family physician, Dr. Anthony A. Goodman gives you a wealth of insight...
  9. The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins

    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...
  10. A Day's Read

    A Day's Read

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.2 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    "Great books" such as Don Quixote, War and Peace, and Bleak House constitute a grand reading list that many of us, with our busy lives, can't easily manage. But there's another strategy for reading the "great books" that is truly manageable; one that allows you to get all the power of brilliant authors in a single day. Join three literary scholars and award-winning professors as they introduce you to dozens of short...
  11. Life Lessons from the Great Books Sale

    Life Lessons from the Great Books

    J. Rufus Fears
    3.9 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
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    For every important moment in your life, there is a Great Book that can give you a unique perspective on the experience. In Life Lessons from the Great Books, master storyteller and veteran Teaching Company Professor J. Rufus Fears shows you how some of Western civilization's greatest literary masterpieces can provide you with guidance and consolation. Every book you explore in this course—from the Odyssey to...
  12. Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature Sale

    Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature

    Arnold Weinstein
    4.4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
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    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. Myth in Human History Sale

    Myth in Human History

    Grant L. Voth
    4.2 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Discover the truths hidden within the world's most enduring myths in the entertaining and illuminating Myth in Human History. Delivered by engaging storyteller and award-winning Professor Grant L. Voth, these 36 lectures are a comprehensive survey of great myths and the diverse cultures behind them. Taking you from the islands of ancient Greece and Japan to the plains of North America and Africa to the shores of New...
  14. Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature Sale

    Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature

    David J. Schenker
    4.6 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
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    Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature offers a view of literature that highlights the importance of the ancient Greeks to so much of the world that came after them, and particularly to our own way of living in and seeing that world.
  15. The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction Sale

    The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

    David Schmid
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
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    Great mystery and suspense writers have created some of the most unforgettable stories in all of literature and they continue to grow in popularity. How did the genre become so prevalent? Why is it a go-to for so many readers around the world? What makes the dark and sometimes grisly themes appealing? In The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction, Professor David Schmid examines these questions and more.
  16. Ancient Empires before Alexander Sale

    Ancient Empires before Alexander

    Robert L. Dise Jr.
    4 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (85)
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    Ancient Empires before Alexander is your opportunity to finally complete your knowledge of the ancient world with a comprehensive look at history's first empires: Akkad, Assyria, Babylon, Hatti, Carthage, and more. Professor Robert L. Dise Jr. examines these fascinating kingdoms as they endure the struggles, successes, and failures of establishing an empire. In 36 fascinating lectures, follow these thrilling realms...
  17. Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia Sale

    Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

    Alexis Q. Castor
    4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
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    The impact of ancient Mesopotamia on the development of human civilization—including writing, codes of law, cities, and epic poetry—is staggering. Between the Rivers: A History of Ancient Mesopotamia takes you on an exciting journey through this area bordered by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great. In 36 fascinating lectures, award-winning Professor Alexis Q....
  18. Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome Sale

    Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

    John R. Hale
    4.9 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
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    With the skill of a born storyteller Professor John R. Hale mixes the exotic adventures, unexpected insights, and abiding mysteries of archaeology's fabled history with anecdotes of his own extensive field experience to create an extremely fast-paced narrative that unfolds like a series of detective stories.
  19. Emperors of Rome

    Emperors of Rome

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.2 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
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    They are said to be the most powerful rulers who ever lived—a checkered mix of the wise, the brutal, and the unhinged. For more than five centuries they presided over a multiethnic empire that was nearly always at war, if not with neighbors then with rebellious factions within the empire itself. The full scope of their powers was not systematized in constitutional law, a fact that tempted many of them to overreach...
  20. Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation Sale

    Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
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    Explore the five momentous centuries that link the Classical and Modern worlds in Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation. This 36-lecture course, taught by distinguished medieval historian Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, shows you how the fall of the Roman Empire gave rise to three great civilizations: Medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Caliphate. You explore many features of the period between...