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    • 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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    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 €

    • 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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    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 €

    • The Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations

    • Autor: Andrew C. Fix, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Andrew C. Fix
    • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 17 Min.
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    Between 1348 and 1715, western Europe was fraught with turmoil, beset by the Black Plague, numerous and bitter religious wars, and frequent political revolutions and upheavals. Yet the Europe that emerged from this was vastly different from the Europe that entered it. By the start of the 18th century, Europe had been revitalized and reborn in a radical break with the past that would have untold ramifications for human civilization.

    Regulärer Preis: 57,95 €

    • 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 44
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    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 €

    • Big Data: How Data Analytics Is Transforming the World

    • Autor: Tim Chartier, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Tim Chartier
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 41 Min.
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    In our age of accelerating progress in so many fields, it’s easy to lose sight of the underlying innovation that makes the data analytics revolution possible. These 24 lectures introduce you to the key concepts, methods, and accomplishments of this versatile approach to problem solving. You need no expertise in mathematics to follow this exciting story. Tim Chartier, professor of mathematics and computer science, explains the basic computational techniques used in data analytics, but his focus is on how these ideas are applied and the amazing results they achieve. 

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Why You Are Who You Are

    • Investigations into Human Personality
    • Autor: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Mark Leary
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 52 Min.
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    To understand the roots of personality is to understand motivations and influences that shape behavior, which in turn reflect how you deal with the opportunities and challenges of everyday life. That's the focus of these exciting 24 lectures, in which you examine the differences in people's personalities, where these differences come from, and how they shape our lives. Drawing on information gleaned from psychology, neuroscience, and genetics, Professor Leary opens the door to understanding how personality works and why.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Understanding Japan

    • A Cultural History
    • Autor: Mark J. Ravina, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Mark J. Ravina
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std.
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    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 €

    • How We Learn

    • Autor: Monisha Pasupathi, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Monisha Pasupathi
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 42 Min.
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    Learning is a lifelong adventure.It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age. Whether you're actively engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an unfamiliar place, or even sleeping-which is fundamental to helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've learned-you are truly born to learn around the clock.But few of us know how we learn, which is the key to learning and studying more effectively.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes

    • Autor: Benjamin Schumacher, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Benjamin Schumacher
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 19 Min.
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    The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes covers the exciting concepts, history, and applications of information theory in 24 challenging and eye-opening half-hour lectures taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher of Kenyon College. A prominent physicist and award-winning educator at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Professor Schumacher is also a pioneer in the field of quantum information, which is the latest exciting development in this dynamic scientific field. 

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • Building a Better Vocabulary

    • Autor: Kevin Flanigan, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Kevin Flanigan
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 48 Min.
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    Building a Better Vocabulary offers an intriguing look at the nuts and bolts of English, teaches you the etymology and morphology - or the history and structure - of words, and delves into the cognitive science behind committing new words to long-term memory. By the end of the 36 enjoyable lectures, you will have a practical framework for continuing to build your vocabulary by discovering new words and fully mastering the nuances of familiar ones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really great

    • Von deckenfluter Am hilfreichsten 26.07.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 45,95 €

    • The Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity

    • Autor: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Kenneth W. Harl
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 33 Min.
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    Explore the dramatic interaction between Judaism, Christianity, and paganism in Rome from the 1st to the 6th centuries. Why did pagan Rome clash with the early Christians? What was it like to be a Jew or a Christian under Roman law? And how did Christianity ultimately achieve dominance in the Roman Empire?Over the course or 24 lectures, Professor Harl enables you to grasp the full historical sweep of this critically important era and its key figures.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Ancient Empires before Alexander

    • Autor: Robert L. Dise Jr., The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Robert L. Dise Jr.
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 18 Min.
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    Complete your knowledge of the ancient world with this comprehensive look at the dozen empires that flourished in the 2,000 years before the conquests of Alexander the Great. Over the course of 36 insightful lectures, you'll follow the Egyptians, the Mycenaean Greeks, the Persians, the Carthaginians, and others as they rise to glory, create administrative and military structures, clash with one another, and eventually collapse.

    Regulärer Preis: 46,95 €

    • 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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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and complex

    • Von Qwido Am hilfreichsten 15.11.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 57,95 €

    • Victorian Britain

    • Autor: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 36 Min.
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    This series of 36 fascinating lectures is a chronological journey into the story of Victorian Britain, from the unexpected ascension to the throne of teenaged Princess Victoria in 1837 to her death in 1901 as the Boer War neared its end.Presented with all of Victoria's strengths and foibles left intact by an award-winning teacher and author, the lectures invite you to reflect on both the positive and negative aspects of her reign.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good overview on anything Victorian

    • Von Christian Esch Am hilfreichsten 11.09.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 45,95 €

    • Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    • Autor: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: The Great Courses
    • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 53 Min.
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    Understanding our humanity - the essence of who we are - is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we capable of having such strange dreams? How can metaphors in our language hold such sway on our actions? As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and other related fields, we're discovering just how intriguing the human species is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • genial

    • Von Immanuela Am hilfreichsten 13.05.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 10,95 €

    • 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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    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 €

    • The Origin and Evolution of Earth

    • From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence
    • Autor: Robert M. Hazen, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Robert M. Hazen
    • Spieldauer: 25 Std. und 15 Min.
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    This course chronicles the history of Earth and life on Earth from the point of view of the minerals that made it all happen. A major theme is how minerals and life coevolved, leading to the unprecedented mineral diversity on our world compared to the other planets in the solar system. Professor Hazen tells this epic story in 48 action-packed lectures that take you from the big bang to the formation of the solar system to the major milestones that marked the evolution of Earth and life.

    Regulärer Preis: 57,95 €

    • 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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    "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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and good explained

    • Von isolator Am hilfreichsten 27.01.2017

    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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    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 €

    • The History of Ancient Rome

    • Autor: Garrett G. Fagan, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Garrett G. Fagan
    • Spieldauer: 22 Std. und 40 Min.
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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 €

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