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    • Understanding Japan

    • A Cultural History
    • Autor: Mark J. Ravina, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Mark J. Ravina
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In an exciting partnership with the Smithsonian, The Great Courses presents these 24 lectures that offer an unforgettable tour of Japanese life and culture. Professor Ravina, with the expert collaboration of the Smithsonian's historians, brings you a grand portrait of Japan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • exceptional

    • Von copa89 Am hilfreichsten 14.04.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition

    • Autor: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Robert Sapolsky
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 14 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    When are we responsible for our own actions, and when are we in the grip of biological forces beyond our control? What determines who we fall in love with? The intensity of our spiritual lives? The degree of our aggressive impulses? These questions fall into the scientific province of behavioral biology, the field that explores interactions between the brain, mind, body, and environment that have a surprising influence on how we behave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • mind changing course!

    • Von STAVROPOULOS GEORGIOS Am hilfreichsten 11.04.2019

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

    • Autor: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Robert Garland
    • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 28 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 76
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      5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great course and great lecturer

    • Von A customer Am hilfreichsten 24.02.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 57,95 €

    • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    • Autor: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Steven Novella
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 39 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow! very nice and interesting.

    • Von Samuel Am hilfreichsten 14.10.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Biology: The Science of Life

    • Autor: Stephen Nowicki, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Stephen Nowicki
    • Spieldauer: 36 Std. und 38 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding biology-the intricate machinery of life-a progress to which the period we are living in right now has contributed the most.As you read these words, researchers are delving ever deeper into the workings of living systems, turning their discoveries into new medical treatments, improved methods of growing food, and innovative products that are already changing the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Das Leben verstehen

    • Von Amazon Customer Am hilfreichsten 26.05.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 64,95 €

    • The Great Ideas of Psychology

    • Autor: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Daniel N. Robinson
    • Spieldauer: 23 Std. und 27 Min.
    • Originalaufnahme
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      5 out of 5 stars 27
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 23

    If you’ve ever wanted to delve more deeply into the mysteries of human emotion, perception, and cognition, and of why we do what we do, these 48 lectures offer a superb place to start. With them, you’ll see the entire history of psychology unfold. In the hands of Professor Robinson, these lectures encompass ideas, speculations, and point-blank moral questions that might just dismantle and rebuild everything you once thought you knew about psychology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining, informative, comprehensive

    • Von Regina Am hilfreichsten 10.06.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 45,95 €

    • How the Earth Works

    • Autor: The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Professor Michael E. Wysession
    • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 31 Min.
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     How the Earth Works takes you on an astonishing journey through time and space. In 48 lectures, you will look at what went into making our planet - from the big bang, to the formation of the solar system, to the subsequent evolution of Earth.  

    Regulärer Preis: 53,95 €

    • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    • Autor: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Richard Wolfson
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 17 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    "It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics. After that, you'll follow along as Professor Wolfson outlines the logic that led to Einstein's profound theory of special relativity and the simple yet far-reaching insight on which it rests. With that insight in mind, you'll move on to consider Einstein's theory of general relativity and its interpretation of gravitation in terms of the curvature of space and time.From there, you'll embark on a dazzling exploration of how inquiry into matter at the atomic and subatomic scales led to quandaries that are resolved-or at least clarified-by quantum mechanics, a vision of physical reality so profound and so at odds with our experience that it nearly defies language.By bringing relativity and quantum mechanics into the same picture, you'll chart the development of fascinating hypotheses about the origin, development, and possible futures of the entire universe, as well as the possibility that physics can produce a "theory of everything" to account for all aspects of the physical world. But the goal throughout these lectures remains the same: to present the key ideas of modern physics in a way that makes them clear to the interested layperson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sehr gut erklärt

    • Von Hrom Am hilfreichsten 24.01.2019

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • The History of Ancient Egypt

    • Autor: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Bob Brier
    • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 25 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. It lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet. Its Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building in the world until well into the 19th century and remains the only Ancient Wonder still standing. And it was the most technologically advanced of the ancient civilizations, with the medical knowledge that made Egyptian physicians the most famous in the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well done overview, but typically narrow...

    • Von Marion Krauss-Warner Am hilfreichsten 16.05.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 57,95 €

    • Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World

    • Autor: W. Bernard Carlson, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: W. Bernard Carlson
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 25 Min.
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Now, you can learn the remarkable stories surrounding monumental inventions - and how consequential these inventions were to history. Taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson of the University of Virginia, who is an expert on the role of innovation in history, these 36 enlightening lectures give you a broad survey of material history, from the ancient pottery wheel to the Internet and social media. Along with recounting the famous inventions you might expect, this course explores a number of surprising innovations, including beer, pagodas, and the operating room.

    Regulärer Preis: 42,95 €

    • How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making

    • Autor: Ryan Hamilton, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Ryan Hamilton
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 50 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    In How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making, Professor Ryan Hamilton, associate professor of marketing at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, uses research revealed via the scientific method to understand and explain human decision making. While his easygoing manner and anecdotes about surprising and bizarre choices will keep you enthralled, Professor Hamilton also shares what decision science has revealed through empirically tested theories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very very good

    • Von smolzo Am hilfreichsten 16.06.2019

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • English Grammar Boot Camp

    • Autor: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Anne Curzan
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 26 Min.
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling with the ambiguous and complicated rules of using formal language. But what is grammar? In fact, it's the integral basis of how we speak and write. As such, a refined awareness of grammar opens a world of possibilities for both your pleasure in the English language and your skill in using it, in both speech and the written word.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • The Persian Empire

    • Autor: John W. Lee, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: John W. Lee
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 59 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Over the span of 24 fascinating lectures, you'll take on the role of a history detective to discover the truth about the Persian Empire. You'll discover the key to the empire's success lay in its greatest rulers, each of whom played a critical role in shaping and strengthening a civilization we still remember today. Take this opportunity to complete your understanding of the ancient world and discover the humanity of the ancient Persians.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    • Autor: Don Lincoln, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Don Lincoln
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 4 Min.
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    Consider these commonly held scientific beliefs: Planetary orbits are fixed ellipses; we only use 10 percent of our brains; nothing travels faster than light; a thrown object’s trajectory is a parabola. They seem correct, but they’re all misconceptions that aren’t entirely accurate. There’s much more to the story than you think. These magnificent 24 lectures are devoted to busting myths, clearing up confusion, and giving you scientific epiphanies that could change how you think about your everyday world.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Stress and Your Body

    • Autor: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Robert Sapolsky
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 19 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Chemistry and Our Universe

    • How It All Works
    • Autor: Ron B. Davis, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Ron B. Davis
    • Spieldauer: 30 Std. und 6 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works is your in-depth introduction to this vital field, taught through 60 engaging half-hour lectures that are suitable for any background or none at all. Covering a year’s worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this amazingly comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math. Your guide is Professor Ron B. Davis, Jr., a research chemist and award-winning teacher at Georgetown University.

    Regulärer Preis: 60,95 €

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    • Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
    • Autor: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Jason M. Satterfield
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 35 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolut hörenswert!

    • Von Amazon Kunde Am hilfreichsten 13.09.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Building Your Resilience

    • Finding Meaning in Adversity
    • Autor: Molly Birkholm, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Molly Birkholm
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 43 Min.
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    Do you ever wish you could just get rid of all of your problems? Research shows that we grow into our best and most joyful selves not when we avoid our problems but when we embrace them, confident that we are resilient enough to work through them to an appropriate resolution. Resilience is our ability to physically, emotionally, and mentally bounce back from adverse circumstances. In fact, our capacity to thrive in life depends directly our resilience.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Critical Business Skills for Success

    • Autor: The Great Courses, Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, und andere
    • Sprecher: Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, Michael A. Roberto, und andere
    • Spieldauer: 31 Std. und 18 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    What does it take to reach success in business - the kind of success that lasts? How do you set yourself apart from competitors or venture out into different markets? What does it take to develop streamlined processes, become a stronger team leader, and work your way up the corporate ladder?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very good introduction

    • Von Di Robert Scherling Am hilfreichsten 13.09.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 64,95 €

    • Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women Before 1400

    • Autor: Joyce E. Salisbury, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Joyce E. Salisbury
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 53 Min.
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    Throughout history, women have played integral roles in family, society, religion, government, war - in short, in all aspects of human civilization. Powerful women have shaped laws, led rebellions, and played key roles in dynastic struggles. Some were caught up in forces beyond their control, while others manipulated and murdered their way to the top. However, unearthing their stories from the historical record has been a challenge, with the ordinary difficulties of preserving information across the generations increased by centuries of historical bias and gendered expectations.

    Regulärer Preis: 42,95 €

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