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  1. History of the English Language, 2nd Edition

    History of the English Language, 2nd Edition

    Seth Lerer
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (96)
    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...
  2. 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
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (200)
    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...
  3. Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications Sale

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

    David Sadava
    4.4 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$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...
  4. Beginnings of Judaism

    Beginnings of Judaism

    Isaiah M. Gafni
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
    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...
  5. Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Richard Brettell
    4.5 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$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...
  6. 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
    (63)
    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...
  7. Modern Economic Issues

    Modern Economic Issues

    Robert Whaples
    3.9 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    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...
  8. War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000

    War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500–2000, Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius offers a remarkable look into the evolution of the European continent and the modern state system. In 36 provocative lectures, he allows us to peer through the revealing lens of statecraft to show us its impact on war, peace, and power and how that impact may well be felt in the future—an approach that...
  9. 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
    (50)
    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,...
  10. Peloponnesian War

    Peloponnesian War

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.8 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
    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...
  11. 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
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (149)
    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...
  12. Introduction to the Study of Religion

    Introduction to the Study of Religion

    Charles B. Jones
    4.6 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Whether one acts as an individual, a local community member, or part of a broader fellowship of believers, the approach to religion remains the same: viewing religion and religious life from the inside. What changes, however, when the approach to religion comes from the outside? How do scholars study the ways the religious experience is felt, shared, and communicated? How do they explain how this extraordinarily...
  13. Understanding the Brain

    Understanding the Brain

    Jeanette Norden
    4.7 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (180)
    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.
  14. History of World Literature

    History of World Literature

    Grant L. Voth
    4.8 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    Whether around the campfire or between the covers of a book, the urge to express life's meaning is a human constant. Distinguished scholar Grant L. Voth guides you through the great works of literature that reflect the deep need for self-expression, in a journey that will take you from the auditoriums of Ancient Greece to the quiet study of a 19th-century New England spinster. You'll sample some of the greatest...
  15. Art across the Ages

    Art across the Ages

    Ori Z. Soltes
    4.3 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Starting at $599.95 Starting at $599.95 $599.95 $599.95$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...
  16. 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
    (145)
    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...
  17. Wisdom of History

    Wisdom of History

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (139)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Professor J. Rufus Fears believes not only can we learn from history—we must. In this course, he draws on decades of experience as a world-renowned scholar and classical historian to examine the patterns of history. Ignoring them, by choice or because we've never learned to see them, is to risk becoming their prisoner, doomed to repeat the mistakes that have toppled leaders, nations, and empires throughout time.
  18. Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

    Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Esteemed Italian history professor Kenneth R. Bartlett takes you on a riveting tour of the Italian peninsula, from the glittering canals of Venice to the lavish papal apartments and ancient ruins of Rome. You will learn the mosaic of histories and culture that make up this dynamic nation-how the independent states competed on the battlefield, in the marketplace, and in the world of artistic expression.
  19. 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...
  20. Genius of Michelangelo

    Genius of Michelangelo

    William E. Wallace
    5 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    In The Genius of Michelangelo, internationally recognized Michelangelo expert and award-winning Professor of Art History William E. Wallace gives you a comprehensive perspective on one of history's greatest artists. Drawing on a vast command of artistic knowledge and period detail, these 36 intellectually rewarding and visually dazzling lectures explore the relationship between truth and legend to reveal a...