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    • 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 51
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      5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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: 42,95 €

    • 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 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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 €

    • Language Families of the World

    • Autor: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: John McWhorter
    • Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 54 Min.
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Professor John McWhorter of Columbia University 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 languages that are no longer spoken but provide vital links between past and present. 

    Regulärer Preis: 42,95 €

    • 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 46
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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 Vikings

    • Autor: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Kenneth W. Harl
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 59 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      5 out of 5 stars 24

    As raiders and explorers, the Vikings played a decisive role in the formation of Latin Christendom, and particularly of western Europe. Now, in a series of 36 vivid lectures by an honored teacher and classical scholar, you have the opportunity to understand this remarkable race as never before, studying the Vikings not only as warriors, but in all of the other roles in which they were equally extraordinary - merchants, artists, kings, raiders, seafarers, shipbuilders, and creators of a remarkable literature of myths and sagas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding and Inspiring - a must listen

    • Von M. R. Am hilfreichsten 31.08.2017

    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 69
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      5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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 €

    • Effective Communication Skills

    • Autor: Dalton Kehoe, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Dalton Kehoe
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 53 Min.
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    From asking a waiter for an unusual substitution to urging a service manager to get your car finished sooner to swaying your significant other toward a particular film or show, many of the decisions you make are decided by talking. And no matter why you engage in face-to-face talk, there's no way to insulate yourself from the dangers of miscommunication. These 24 mind-opening lectures are your chance to learn more about how you communicate verbally, the common problems you can encounter in doing so, and how you can improve your own effectiveness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremes usefull to improve communication skills

    • Von TODORINOVA Am hilfreichsten 15.03.2014

    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 48
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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 €

    • Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

    • Autor: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Mark Leary
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 11 Min.
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Every day of your life is spent surrounded by mysteries that involve what appear to be rather ordinary human behaviors. What makes you happy? Where did your personality come from? Why do you have trouble controlling certain behaviors? Why do you behave differently as an adult than you did as an adolescent?Since the start of recorded history, and probably even before, people have been interested in answering questions about why we behave the way we do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely interesting

    • Von Niko Am hilfreichsten 15.10.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • 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 35
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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 €

    • Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations

    • Autor: Michael A. Roberto, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Michael A. Roberto
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 38 Min.
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    Discover an essential handbook for strategies, concepts, and insights into the dynamics of transformational leadership in these 24 lectures, which take you on an in-depth examination of the leadership behaviors and capabilities essential to creating positive change in teams and organizations. Filled with case studies and lessons from leaders in business, politics, sports, and the military, as well as a range of specific skills and strategies you can put to use in your own career, this lecture series is an authoritative guide to successful leadership.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great overview - excellent narrator

    • Von Felix Rizo-Patron Am hilfreichsten 10.06.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • 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 €

    • 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 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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 €

    • English Grammar Boot Camp

    • Autor: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Anne Curzan
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 26 Min.
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    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 Rise and Fall of the British Empire

    • Autor: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 9 Min.
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    What were the forces that thrust the British Empire to its extraordinary position of greatness and then just as powerfully drove it into decline? And why is nearly every nation on earth, in one way or another, the consequence of the British Empire?In these 36 lectures, Professor Allitt leads you through four centuries of British power, innovation, influence, and, ultimately, diminishment-four profound centuries that literally remade the world and bequeathed the complex global legacy that continues to shape your everyday life.

    Regulärer Preis: 45,95 €

    • Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

    • Autor: Sean Carroll, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Sean Carroll
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 17 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 31
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    Time rules our lives, woven into the very fabric of the universe-from the rising and setting of the sun to the cycles of nature, the thought processes in our brains, and the biorhythms in our day. Nothing so pervades our existence and yet is so difficult to explain. But now, in a series of 24 riveting lectures, you can grasp exactly why - as you take a mind-expanding journey through the past, present, and future, guided by a noted author and scientist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating listen (from ex physics student)

    • Von James Am hilfreichsten 28.12.2016

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Effective Research Methods for Any Project

    • Autor: Amanda M. Rosen, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Amanda M. Rosen
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 9 Min.
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    We rely on effective research in many areas of life, and at times our lives even depend on it. But what is it that makes research effective? Any good research rests upon, above all else, method. In these 24 dynamic lectures, you’ll discover the remarkable procedures and techniques that make research such a powerful tool. This brilliantly conceived course gives you a deep, detailed, and practical guide to proper research methods - methods that are broadly applicable to all kinds of research.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    • Autor: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, und andere
    • Sprecher: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Spieldauer: 43 Std. und 23 Min.
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      5 out of 5 stars 22
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    This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past-from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.

    Regulärer Preis: 64,95 €

    • Crashes and Crises: Lessons from a History of Financial Disasters

    • Autor: Connel Fullenkamp, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Connel Fullenkamp
    • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 16 Min.
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    Professor Connel Fullenkamp of Duke University guides listeners through four centuries of economic disasters - from tulip mania in the 1600s to the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Each of his 24 lectures covers a notable incident of financial misfortune or folly that is worthy of a Hollywood thriller.  

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    • Autor: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 56 Min.
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    Taught by acclaimed Professor Patrick Allitt, a British-born scholar who teaches at Emory University, these 36 splendid lectures give you an insider’s take on traveling through Great Britain. Whether you are planning a week-long vacation, a month-long grand tour, or just want to experience England, Scotland, and Wales from afar, this immersive course takes you on a voyage through not only the most popular tourist sites but also a trove of “hidden gems” overlooked by the traditional guidebooks.

    Regulärer Preis: 42,95 €

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