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  1. Great Thinkers, Great Theorems Sale

    Great Thinkers, Great Theorems

    William Dunham
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $29.95 $299.95 $29.95$299.95
    Explore the most awe-inspiring theorems in the 3,000-year history of mathematics with the 24 lectures of Great Thinkers, Great Theorems. Professor William Dunham, an award-winning teacher with a talent for conveying the essence of mathematical ideas, reveals how great minds like Pythagoras, Newton, and Euler crafted theorems that would revolutionize our understanding of the world. Approaching great theorems the way...
  2. Rome and the Barbarians

    Rome and the Barbarians

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.7 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Who were the barbarians, and how could Rome wield its power against them for centuries? This course tells the story of complex relationships between these different cultures and their Roman conquerors from 300 B.C. to A.D. 600 as they intermarried, exchanged ideas, and, in the ensuing provincial Roman cultures, formed the basis of Western European civilization.
  3. Greek Tragedy

    Greek Tragedy

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The Greek tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides produced a group of plays whose grandeur and uncanny power are undiminished despite the passage of 2,500 years. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's 24 engrossing lectures shed revealing light on both the context and the content of these stunning dramas from Athens's Golden Age.
  4. Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture

    Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture

    Andrew R. Wilson
    4.5 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    A knowledge of China’s majestic empire is essential for any understanding of its present. In this course, you’ll discover what daily life was like for government bureaucrats, for scholars, for women of the court, for soldiers, merchants, craftspeople, emperors, concubines, poets, farmers, and many others—all set against the backdrop of the richness, the diversity, the genius, and the splendor of imperial China.
  5. Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance Sale

    Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

    William Kloss
    5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $49.95 $429.95 $49.95$429.95
    No era of artistic achievement is as renowned as the Renaissance, and no country holds a higher place in it than Italy. In this course you experience supreme artworks created in Florence, Rome, Venice, and other Italian cities by such masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian—unequaled masterpieces that established a canon of beauty that pervades Western culture to this day....
  6. Economics, 3rd Edition Sale

    Economics, 3rd Edition

    Timothy Taylor
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $49.95 $429.95 $49.95$429.95
    We are all economists—when we work, buy, save, invest, pay taxes, and vote. It repays us many times over to be good economists. Economic issues are active in our lives every day. This course helps you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day—interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more—with a greater level of knowledge...
  7. Tai Chi Fitness Workouts Sale

    Tai Chi Fitness Workouts

    David-Dorian Ross
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Save up to $190.00 Starting at $24.95 $229.95 $24.95$229.95
    Looking for a workout that is calming and never stressful, that will always leave you feeling better physically and mentally than when you started? Welcome to tai chi. The Great Courses has partnered with YMAA Publication Center to bring you Tai Chi Fitness Workouts, a series of five lessons to introduce the mental and physical benefits of this beautiful and calming moving meditation. There’s nothing to learn or...
  8. The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room Sale

    The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

    Patrick Grim
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $39.95 $299.95 $39.95$299.95
    Thinking is at the heart of our everyday lives, yet our thinking can go wrong in any number of ways. Bad arguments, fallacious reasoning, misleading language, and built-in cognitive biases are all traps that keep us from rational decision making. What can we do to avoid these traps and think better? Is it possible to think faster, more efficiently, and more systematically? The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the...
  9. Music and the Brain

    Music and the Brain

    Aniruddh D. Patel
    4.3 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Music is an integral part of humanity, from large societies to small tribes—but why? Music and the Brain probes this profound mystery, exploring the origins of music’s emotional powers; the connections between music and language; the links between hearing, moving, remembering, and imagining; and beyond. This interdisciplinary course combines music and cognitive science to reveal the glory of this marvelous gift.
  10. Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition Sale

    Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

    Grant Hardy
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    Discover an often-overlooked, but equally important, side of human philosophy with Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition—a comprehensive survey of the East's most influential thinkers. In 36 lectures, award-winning Professor Grant Hardy introduces you to the people responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism,...
  11. History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev

    History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev

    Mark Steinberg
    4 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Grasp what Russian life was like as Professor Steinberg analyzes ideas of power not only from the viewpoint of its rulers, but also from that of the ruled; the theme of happiness and its pursuit that resonates throughout Russian history, and ideas of morality and ethics as wielded by both the Russian state and its critics.
  12. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age Sale

    The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $29.95 $299.95 $29.95$299.95
    It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of the crucial 500-year history of the Abbasid Empire. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked by...
  13. A History of British India Sale

    A History of British India

    Hayden J. Bellenoit
    3.6 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    The 200 years of Britain’s colonial rule of India was a time of seminal transformation and change—for India, for Britain, and for the world. In A History of British India, explore how the British took power in India, built a massive economic machine, and ruled until India’s 1947 independence. You’ll relive a crucial era in international relations, one with deep and lasting implications for our contemporary...
  14. Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    Peter M. Vishton
    4.9 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Parenting is immensely rewarding and yet frequently challenging. It’s no wonder that thousands of books have been written on the subject, and much has been published on findings from the science of child development. What’s been lacking, however, are sources of reliable advice that bring together the scientific research and its real-world applications. Now, in 24 engaging lectures, Scientific Secrets for...
  15. Becoming a Great Essayist

    Becoming a Great Essayist

    Jennifer Cognard-Black
    3.9 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Discover the keys to unlock your potential in essay writing. If you have a clever anecdote, an interesting memory, or a strong opinion, then you have an essay in you. These illuminating lectures explore many genres of essays, challenge you with stimulating writing prompts, and provide insights into how to write compelling essays. In mastering this versatile form, you gain skills to apply to any other form of writing.
  16. Peloponnesian War Sale

    Peloponnesian War

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.8 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
    Save up to $375.00 Starting at $29.95 $429.95 $29.95$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...
  17. Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather Sale

    Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

    Robert G. Fovell
    4.2 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (175)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $39.95 $299.95 $39.95$299.95
    Embark on a fascinating foray into the complex and enthralling field of meteorology: the study of the weather. In the 24 engaging lectures of Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather, learn about the often surprising, always intriguing interactions that make up our world's climate. Bringing together geography, chemistry, physics, and other scientific disciplines, Professor Robert G. Fovell offers...
  18. Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed Sale

    Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (109)
    Save up to $470.00 Starting at $89.95 $599.95 $89.95$599.95
    Uncover the fascinating rise and fall of the Maya and Aztec civilizations—spectacular empires with complex cultures that ruled vast stretches of pre-Columbian America. In this comprehensive course taught by the Director of the Maya Exploration Center, you’ll witness the enthralling history of these sophisticated societies as you explore their religions, governments, social organizations, arts, engineering, and...
  19. 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
    (201)
    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...
  20. Sketching People, Places, and Landscapes Sale

    Sketching People, Places, and Landscapes

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.6 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (20)
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $59.95 $299.95 $59.95$299.95
    Whether you’re sketching castles on the cliffs, chateaus in the countryside, or churches in your city, Sketching People, Places, and Landscapes, led by four accomplished artists, is essential to elevating your drawing to the next level.