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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    • Autor: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Daniel N. Robinson
    • Spieldauer: 30 Std. und 11 Min.
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    Grasp the important ideas that have served as the backbone of philosophy across the ages with this extraordinary 60-lecture series. This is your opportunity to explore the enormous range of philosophical perspectives and ponder the most important and enduring of human questions-without spending your life poring over dense philosophical texts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well read! best coverage of philosophers .

    • Von Amazon Customer Am hilfreichsten 20.04.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 64,95 €

    • The Learning Brain

    • Autor: The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Professor Thad A. Polk PhD Carnegie Mellon University
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 23 Min.
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    One of the most complicated and advanced computers on Earth can't be purchased in any store. This astonishing device, responsible for storing and retrieving vast quantities of information that can be accessed at a moment's notice, is the human brain. How does such a dynamic and powerful machine make memories, learn a language, and remember how to drive a car? What habits can we adopt in order to learn more effectively throughout our lives? The answers to these questions are merely the tip of the iceberg in The Learning Brain.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • The Vikings

    • Autor: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Kenneth W. Harl
    • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 59 Min.
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    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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    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 Fall and Rise of China

    • Autor: Richard Baum, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Richard Baum
    • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 8 Min.
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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 €

    • The Celtic World

    • Autor: The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Professor Jennifer Paxton PhD
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 52 Min.
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    Following the surge of interest and pride in Celtic identity since the 19th century, much of what we thought we knew about the Celts has been radically transformed. In The Celtic World, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose art, language, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria. This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from.

    Regulärer Preis: 35,95 €

    • 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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    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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    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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    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 €

    • Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds

    • Autor: Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Roy Benaroch
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 4 Min.
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    Pediatrics, which focuses on the medical care of children from birth through adolescence, is one of the most fascinating areas of modern medicine. To step into the shoes of a trained pediatrician is to better understand how these medical heroes diagnose common and uncommon illnesses in their young patients, helping each child grow into his or her greatest potential. In these 24 lectures, don the doctor's white coat for an accessible journey into the world of pediatric medicine to solve medical mysteries.

    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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    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 €

    • 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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    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: 53,95 €

    • 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 €

    • 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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    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
    • Impressive

    • Von Markus Am hilfreichsten 30.09.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

    • Autor: Sean Carroll, The Great Courses
    • Sprecher: Sean Carroll
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 17 Min.
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    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 €

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