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  1. Language A to Z Sale

    Language A to Z

    John McWhorter
    4.9 out of 5
    50% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (8)
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    There’s a lot that’s quirky and intriguing about how human language works—and much of it is downright fun to learn about. Here’s a delightful way to get accessible, bite-sized introductions to language in Language A to Z. These twenty-four 15-minute lectures by Professor John McWhorter, one of the best-known popularizers of language, use the English alphabet as a unique, offbeat way to let you hopscotch...
  2. How Science Shapes Science Fiction Sale

    How Science Shapes Science Fiction

    Charles L. Adler
    4.7 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (6)
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $59.95 $299.95 $59.95$299.95
    View scientific knowledge through the lens of fiction in and explore theories, concepts, and formulas that may seem daunting in more academic settings. How Science Shapes Science Fiction showcases the ways fiction has an amazing capacity to teach us about ourselves and the nature of the world we live in.
  3. Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers Sale

    Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers

    Joseph L. Hoffmann
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $29.95 $229.95 $29.95$229.95
    Books That Matter: The Federalist Papers gives you the chance to delve into one of the most influential guides to the U.S. Constitution. Taught by acclaimed professor and legal scholar Joseph L. Hoffmann of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, these 12 thought-provoking lectures unpack the 85 brilliant essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay that serve essentially as the Bible of American...
  4. Writing Your Story

    Writing Your Story

    Joyce Maynard
    4.7 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (21)
    Starting at $149.00 Starting at $149.00 $249.00 $149.00$249.00
    Discover how to translate your life into captivating, resonant stories with Writing Your Story, by acclaimed memoirist Joyce Maynard. In 26 lessons with the feel of a friendly, collaborative writing workshop, you’ll explore how to identify the right stories to tell; examine tips and tricks with language, dialogue, and description; and find inspiration for everything from cultivating a writing practice to handling...
  5. Language and the Mind

    Language and the Mind

    Spencer Kelly
    4.7 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (15)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    What is our species’ greatest invention? Medicine, computers, space travel? Not even close. The innovation that underlies each of our past achievements and those we still aspire to is ... language. Learn why language is our ultimate invention—one that has allowed us to change the physical and social world around us in every conceivable way, and one that has fundamentally changed us, as well.
  6. George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons

    Michael Shelden
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons, join Orwell’s authorized biographer, Professor Michael Shelden, for a 24-lecture journey through the life and times that shaped this profound writer and his eerily prescient masterpieces like Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Blending literary analysis and biography, this course is a one-of-a-kind portrait of the modern world’s greatest champion of individuality.
  7. Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture

    Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture

    James Pfrehm
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor James Pfrehm of Ithaca College, this course teaches all the skills needed to understand and speak basic German. Focusing on major attractions in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, these lessons are perfect preparation for anyone who wants to experience German-speaking culture first-hand: from conversing with locals to reading signs and menus to navigating the railways and Autobahn.
  8. Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Readers and Writers

    Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Readers and Writers

    Jennifer Cognard-Black
    4.9 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (14)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Whether you want to write short stories, simply want better insight as a reader, or even if you are looking for a new lens through which to view American history, the 24 rich and informative lectures of Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers will show you the ins and outs of this infinitely adaptable—and intrinsically American—literary form.
  9. How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    How to Write Best-Selling Fiction

    James Scott Bell
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Embark on an insightful, intimate, and extraordinarily revealing look at the elements of best-selling fiction. Get a comprehensive, eye-opening, and illuminating survey of the entire writing process, as well as a full breakdown of how dozens of best-selling authors have implemented these best practices in their own writing. As an aspiring author, you will gain a wealth of tools that that will not only improve your...
  10. Language Families of the World

    Language Families of the World

    John McWhorter
    4.7 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In Language Families of the World, Professor John McWhorter takes you back through time and around the world, following the linguistic trails left by generations of humans that lead back to the beginnings of language. Utilizing historical theories and cutting-edge research, these 34 astonishing lectures will introduce you to the major language families of the world and their many offspring, including a variety of...
  11. Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Michael Carasik
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (120)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Get an authoritative primer on a fascinating ancient tongue with Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language. Covering everything from the Hebrew alphabet and punctuation marks to essential vocabulary words to advanced grammatical rules, Professor Michael Carasik’s 36 lectures equip you to read one of the world’s greatest books in its original language on your own.
  12. Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (85)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    This exciting second course in Spanish grounds you in the building blocks of fluency, giving you the thrill of communication in this global language. In each lesson, you’ll learn core grammar, the “skeleton” of the language; essential and useful vocabulary; and the cultures surrounding the Spanish language. Learning Spanish II takes you from the beginning stages of Spanish to a more advanced level of...
  13. Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Sale

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

    Leo Damrosch
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    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.
  14. Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius Sale

    Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius

    Robert Andre LaFleur
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (31)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    With Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius, explore one of the world’s most important philosophical texts. Filled with rich historical context, detailed close readings of key passages, and stories of Confucius and his students (and critics), these 24 lectures are required learning for anyone who wants a solid grasp of Eastern philosophy—and the ways a single book can cross cultures to inspire an entire...
  15. Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Bob Brier
    4.9 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (88)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Noted Egyptologist Bob Brier’s Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs is the key to unlocking this ancient language. In 24 lectures, you’ll cover the basics of reading and writing hieroglyphs, including vocabulary words, number systems, and sentence structure. You’ll also translate hieroglyphs found on ancient sites and artifacts, such as the temples at Abu Simbel and the tomb of Tutankhamen.
  16. The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    Marc C. Conner
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (136)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    As Ireland shook off the shackles of British rule, it produced one of the greatest flourishings of literature in modern times—a spirited discourse that found the significance of the present intimately entwined with the legendary past. Discover the dazzling arts and bloody struggles of the Irish Renaissance and fight for independence, guided by great works from Yeats, Joyce, Lady Gregory, and others.
  17. Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Ancient Greek is a language like no other. It records an astonishing array of great works in different genres, stretching across a thousand years of history. With Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language, you’ll understand why no translation can capture the expressive power of this incomparable tongue. With no prior experience required, Greek 101 gives you direct access to a remarkable heritage. These user-friendly...
  18. Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (374)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Experience the fun, intellectual challenge, and practical benefits of learning Spanish, one of the world’s most useful and beautiful languages. In this brilliantly designed course, you’ll get “under the hood” of the language, using an approach your teacher has refined for over 20 years to empower adult learners. Even if you think you lack aptitude for languages, these lectures will have you conversing in...
  19. King Arthur: History and Legend

    King Arthur: History and Legend

    Dorsey Armstrong
    4.7 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The saga of King Arthur and his court is the most enduringly popular mythic tradition of Western civilization. For over 1500 years, the Arthurian narrative has enthralled writers, artists, and a limitless audience spanning the Western world and beyond—and its appeal continues unabated in our time. Delve into the historical mystery behind the figure of Arthur, and discover the magnificent breadth of these epic...
  20. Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    James Hynes
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (271)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Writing great fiction isn’t a gift reserved for a talented few—the craft of storytelling can be learned. Even if you don’t dream of penning the next Moby-Dick, you’ll enjoy exploring the elements of fiction. From evoking a scene to charting a plot, get a master class in storytelling. Author James Hynes is an able guide, showing you what works for him, pointing out pitfalls to avoid, and inspiring you on your...