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  1. The Mysterious Etruscans

    The Mysterious Etruscans

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.3 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
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    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...
  2. Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Leo Damrosch
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
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    In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall’s themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you’ve read the book before or never knew where to start, these 24 lectures are an authoritative study of a once-mighty empire—and the great book that became its classic eulogy and epitaph.
  3. National Geographic Polar Explorations

    National Geographic Polar Explorations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.2 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (31)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$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...
  4. Cities of the Ancient World

    Cities of the Ancient World

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (42)
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    We live in a world of cities—for the first time ever, the majority of the population lives in an urban environment—and reflecting on ancient models of the “city” as a human phenomenon offers important lessons for our culture today. Cities of the Ancient World is your opportunity to survey the breadth of the ancient world through the context of its urban development. These 24 eye-opening lectures not only...
  5. Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City

    Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
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    In the 24 enthralling lectures of Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City, eminent classicist and Professor Steven L. Tuck resurrects the long-lost lives of aristocrats, merchants, slaves, and other individuals from this imperial Roman city—made famous for its demise after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The result is an unprecedented view of life as it was lived in this ancient culture and an...
  6. History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.4 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    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.
  7. Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages Sale

    Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages

    Robert Garland
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (21)
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    Over the course of 24 engaging lectures, Professor Robert Garland of Colgate University unpacks the development of Athenian democracy, going inside the assemblies and courts to reveal how citizen rule worked—and where it came up short. Unprecedented, flawed, relevant to our time, and captivating in its own right, the story of Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages explores what is arguably the boldest...
  8. How the Crusades Changed History

    How the Crusades Changed History

    Philip Daileader
    3.9 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
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    Hundreds of years have passed since the last crusader knight laid down his sword, but the centuries of medieval warfare we collectively call the Crusades continue to hold powerful sway over our modern world and the tense conflicts between religions and entire civilizations. Because the Crusades have been so consequential to history, it’s essential that we understand the context, motivations, and preconditions...
  9. Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets

    Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets

    George Vondriska
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
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    Take your woodworking skills to an entirely new level with Woodworking Tips, Tricks, and Secrets. Totaling over 11 total hours of content, master woodworker George Vondriska’s lectures are your go-to resource for essential skills, advanced techniques, and project tips–so you can enjoy your shop time like never before.
  10. How to Build Your Own Furniture

    How to Build Your Own Furniture

    George Vondriska
    4.2 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (6)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Designed for woodworkers at almost every level of experience, How to Build Your Own Furniture guides you step by step through several exciting furniture projects. Over the course of 10 lessons, master woodworker George Vondriska gives you the knowledge and confidence to build beautiful tables and chairs crafted to withstand everyday use—and that you can be proud of.
  11. Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    David Kyle Johnson
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
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    In Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy David Kyle Johnson, of King’s College, takes you on a 24-lecture exploration of the final frontiers of philosophy across several decades of science fiction in film and television. See how science fiction allows us to consider immense, vital—and sometimes controversial—ideas with a rare combination of engagement and critical distance.
  12. Enlightenment Invention of the Modern Self

    Enlightenment Invention of the Modern Self

    Leo Damrosch
    5 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (31)
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    Explore the idea of “self” as it developed as a concept in Enlightenment-era literature. You will take an in depth look at pivotal works by Voltaire, Franklin, Johnson, Descartes, and Rousseau, among many others. Discover how ways of thinking that we take for granted are actually startlingly recent and emerged from this rich time of thought and change.
  13. Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

    Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

    Robert C. Solomon
    3.9 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
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    Far from being routine, emotions are "the key to the meaning of life," says distinguished philosopher and author Robert C. Solomon, who in these 24 lectures takes you on a tour of his more than three-decade-long intellectual struggle to reach an understanding of these complex phenomena. His conclusions can be surprising and very much against the current of common sense.
  14. Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor Sale

    Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor

    Steven Gimbel
    3.6 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
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    In the 24 insightful and—yes—humorous lectures of Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor, Professor Steven Gimbel guides you through philosophical theories of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to sly twists of language. Rooted in the observations of thinkers like Aristotle and Sigmund Freud, this course will leave you with a stronger appreciation of the jokes you tell and the jokes you hear.
  15. Exploring Metaphysics

    Exploring Metaphysics

    David Kyle Johnson
    3.6 out of 5
    59% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
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    What comes to mind when you hear the word “metaphysics”? The truth is, while metaphysics is among the oldest strands of philosophical thought—an inquiry into the very nature of reality—metaphysics is also on the cutting edge of today’s scientific discoveries. Now you can take a journey through the limits of today’s knowledge in Exploring Metaphysics. Professor David Kyle Johnson identifies our...
  16. Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

    Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature

    Daniel Breyer
    4.3 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (25)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature, Professor Daniel Breyer takes you on a fascinating cross-cultural philosophical journey into many of the deepest and, indeed, darkest questions that plague our souls. By looking carefully into these darkest aspects of ourselves and the human suffering in our world, we can better understand ourselves and appreciate our deep desire for meaning and purpose in our lives.
  17. Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism Sale

    Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism

    Shaun Nichols
    4.2 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
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    Are you in control of your destiny? Or are you fated to live and act a certain way? Make up your own mind with Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism. Learn the intriguing details of this fundamental philosophical question in 24 fascinating lectures taught by Shaun Nichols, an award-winning professor of philosophy and cognitive science. Discover how history's greatest thinkers have puzzled over the...
  18. Rights of Man: Great Thinkers and Great Movements

    Rights of Man: Great Thinkers and Great Movements

    Paul Gordon Lauren
    3.1 out of 5
    48% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (25)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Follow the inspirational story of human rights in The Rights of Man: Great Thinkers and Great Movements. Taught by Professor Paul Gordon Lauren, a leading authority on the history of human rights, these 24 lectures detail the evolution of our inalienable rights—from powerful visions in the minds of great leaders and everyday individuals to the movements that shattered centuries of inequality. As you learn how...
  19. Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    David Zarefsky
    4 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (120)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Reasoning, tested by doubt, is argumentation. We do it, hear it, and judge it every day. We do it in our own minds, and we do it with others. What is effective reasoning? And how can it be done persuasively? This is equally a course in argument and in reasoning. This course teaches how to reason. It teaches how to persuade others that what you think is right. And it teaches how to judge and answer the arguments of...
  20. Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

    Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

    James Hall
    3.4 out of 5
    46% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
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    What is the best way to prove a case, create a rule, solve a problem, justify an idea, invent a hypothesis, or evaluate an argument? In other words, what is the best way to think? In Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason, Professor James Hall turns his friendly but intellectually rigorous approach to the problem of thinking, introducing you to a wide range of proven techniques used...