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    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hervorragend und unterhaltsam

    • Von Bambikill Am hilfreichsten 20.05.2014

    Regulärer Preis: 57,95 €

    • The Great Ideas of Psychology

    • Autor: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Daniel N. Robinson
    • Spieldauer: 23 Std. und 27 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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    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 €

    • 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 61
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    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 €

    • The History of Ancient Rome

    • Autor: Garrett G. Fagan, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Garrett G. Fagan
    • Spieldauer: 22 Std. und 42 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 31
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    Even today, the influence of Ancient Rome is indelible, with Europe and the world owing this extraordinary empire a huge cultural debt in almost every important category of human endeavor, including art, architecture, engineering, language, literature, law, and religion. At the peak of its power, Rome's span was vast. In the regional, restless, and shifting history of continental Europe, the Roman Empire stands as a towering monument to scale and stability, unified in politics and law, stretching from the sands of Syria to the moors of Scotland. And it stood for almost 700 years.In this series of 48 spirited lectures, you'll see how a small village of shepherds and farmers rose to tower over the civilized world of its day and left a permanent mark on history. In telling Rome's riveting story, Professor Fagan draws on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including recent historical and archaeological scholarship, to introduce the fascinating tale of Rome's rise and decline, including the famous events and personalities that have become so familiar: . Horatius at the bridge . Hannibal crossing the Alps during Rome's life-or-death war with Carthage . Caesar assassinated before a statue of his archrival Pompey . The doomed lovers Antony and Cleopatra . The mad and venal emperors Nero and Caligula . The conversion of Constantine The course also addresses one of history's greatest questions: Why did the Roman Empire fall? And you'll learn why most modern scholars believe that the empire did not "fall" at all, but, rather, changed into something very different-the less urbanized, more rural, early medieval world.

    Regulärer Preis: 45,95 €

    • The Higgs Boson and Beyond

    • Autor: Sean Carroll, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Sean Carroll
    • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 20 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
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    In this 12-lecture masterpiece of scientific reporting, you'll learn everything you need to know to fully grasp the significance of this discovery, including the basics of quantum mechanics; the four forces that comprise the Standard Model of particle physics; how these forces are transmitted by fields and particles; and the importance of symmetry in physics.

    Regulärer Preis: 12,95 €

    • 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 10
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    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
    • Best book I heard here on audible (out of 20)

    • Von Ramon J. Am hilfreichsten 28.03.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • The Fall and Rise of China

    • Autor: Richard Baum, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Richard Baum
    • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 8 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      5 out of 5 stars 38

    For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth. And for us as Westerners, it is essential to understand where China has been in order to anticipate its future. These 36 eye-opening lectures deliver a comprehensive political and historical overview of one of the most fascinating and complex countries in world history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive, entertaining, educational

    • Von Amazon Customer Am hilfreichsten 30.03.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 57,95 €

    • The Story of Human Language

    • Autor: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: John McWhorter
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 15 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    Language defines us as a species, placing humans head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply a single language, how languages change over time and whether that's good or bad, and how languages die out and become extinct.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • solid, but less scientific than hoped

    • Von M. R. Am hilfreichsten 06.08.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 45,95 €

    • Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

    • Autor: Peter M. Vishton, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Peter M. Vishton
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 30 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 31
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    The brain is an astounding organ, and today neuroscientists have more insights than ever about how it works - as well as strategies for helping us live better every day. These 24 practical lectures give you a wealth of useful strategies for improving your well-being. By presenting evidence-based "hacks" for your brain, Professor Vishton empowers you to take charge of your life and perform better all around.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Tips, easily digestible

    • Von Andreas S. Am hilfreichsten 30.07.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Behavioral Economics

    • When Psychology and Economics Collide
    • Autor: Scott Huettel, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Scott Huettel
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 58 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    Behavioral economics is the study of decision making, and of the related themes of valuation, exchange, and interpersonal interactions. Using methods from psychology, sociology, neurology, and economics, behavioral economics sheds light one of the most fundamental activities of human life: the decision process. In 24 insightful lectures, you'll learn how behavioral economists look at decision making and explore a set of key principles that offer deep insight into how we evaluate information and integrate different factors to make decisions.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • An Economic History of the World since 1400

    • Autor: Donald J. Harreld, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Donald J. Harreld
    • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 25 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history - the study of how civilizations structured their environments to provide food, shelter, and material goods - a vital lens through which to think about how we arrived at our present, globalized moment. Designed to fill a long-empty gap in how we think about modern history, these 48 lectures are a comprehensive journey through more than 600 years of economic history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting lecture

    • Von Christian Esch Am hilfreichsten 07.06.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 45,95 €

    • How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    • Autor: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Robert Greenberg
    • Spieldauer: 36 Std. und 34 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 42
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    Great music is a language unto its own, a means of communication of unmatched beauty and genius. And it has an undeniable power to move us in ways that enrich our lives-provided it is understood.If you have ever longed to appreciate great concert music, to learn its glorious language and share in its sublime pleasures, the way is now open to you, through this series of 48 wonderful lectures designed to make music accessible to everyone who yearns to know it, regardless of prior training or knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ohren öffnend!

    • Von Walter König Am hilfreichsten 12.03.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 64,95 €

    • Becoming a Great Essayist

    • Autor: Jennifer Cognard-Black, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Jennifer Cognard-Black
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 17 Min.
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    If you have a clever anecdote, an interesting memory, a new way to explain how something works, or an opinion on a social or political issue, then you have an essay in you. Unlike a novel, history book, or scientific publication, essays provide you with the versatility to express all the various facets that make you you. The concise and direct nature of an essay means that you may tap in to your sense of wit, share your individual point of view, persuade others to your perspective, and record a part of your memories for future generations in as many distinct essay forms as you wish.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    • Autor: James Hynes, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: James Hynes
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 17 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    From evoking a scene to charting a plot to revising your drafts, Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques offers a master class in storytelling. Taught by award-winning novelist James Hynes, a former visiting professor at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, these 24 insightful lectures show you the ins and outs of the fiction writer's craft.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

    • Autor: The Great Courses, Joshua N. Winn
    • Sprecher: Professor Joshua N. Winn
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 17 Min.
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    As recently as 1990, it seemed plausible that the solar system was a unique phenomenon in our galaxy. Thanks to advances in technology and clever new uses of existing data, now we know that planetary systems and possibly even a new Earth can be found throughout galaxies near and far.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • The Americas in the Revolutionary Era

    • Autor: Marshall C. Eakin, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Marshall C. Eakin
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 7 Min.
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    Go on an in-depth, 24-lecture exploration of important (and often overlooked) questions about the tumultuous political history of the Americas. Professor Eakin explains the cultural, economic, and political pressures each of these new American nations faced in achieving independence. In addition, he examines exactly why each revolution progressed, and succeeded or failed, as it did.

    Regulärer Preis: 39,95 €

    • The Ottoman Empire

    • Autor: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Kenneth W. Harl
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 44 Min.
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    By understanding the dramatic story of the Ottoman Empire - from its early years as a collection of raiders and conquerors to its undeniable power in the 15th and 16th centuries to its catastrophic collapse in the wreckage of the First World War - one can better grasp the current complexities of the Middle East. Befitting a story of such epic scope and grandeur, every lecture is a treasure trove of historical insights into the people, events, themes, and locales responsible for shaping the story of this often-overlooked empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good insight to Ottoman history

    • Von isolator Am hilfreichsten 26.03.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 45,95 €

    • Ancient Civilizations of North America

    • Autor: Edwin Barnhart, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Edwin Barnhart
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 19 Min.
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    For the past few hundred years, most of what we’ve been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them. Now - with the technological advances of modern archaeology and a new perspective on world history - we are finally able to piece together their compelling true stories. In Ancient Civilizations of North America, Professor Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center, will open your eyes to a fascinating world you never knew existed - even though you’ve been living right next to it, or even on top of it.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

    • Autor: John Medina, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: John Medina
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 39 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very fun to listen to

    • Von Andreas S. Am hilfreichsten 30.07.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    • Autor: David Christian, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: David Christian
    • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 26 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    How is it possible for the disciplines of cosmology, geology, anthropology, biology, and history to fit together? These 48 lectures answer that question by weaving a single story from accounts of the past developed by a variety of scholarly disciplines. The result is a story stretching from the origins of the universe to the present day and beyond, in which human history is seen as part of the history of our Earth and biosphere, and the Earth's history, in turn, is seen as part of the history of the universe.

    Regulärer Preis: 57,95 €

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