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Teaching Company

Works: 10,207 works in 21,350 publications in 1 language and 334,211 library holdings
Genres: Lectures  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Instructional films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Creeds  Sacred books  Biographies  Short films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, Publisher, isb, prn
Classifications: QP376, 612.82
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Most widely held works by Teaching Company
Understanding the human body : an introduction to anatomy and physiology by Anthony A Goodman( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You live with it 24 hours a day, but how well do you really know it? This course is an owner's manual to a remarkably complex, resilient, and fascinating structure: the human body. Using detailed color illustrations, life-sized models, and, even a video shot during surgery, this course examines the major systems of the body, explaining exactly how things work and why they sometimes don't. Each lecture concentrates on a particular organ or organ system, beginning with the cardiovascular system, and on through the respiratory, nervous, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, musculoskeletal, and immune systems. The last also investigates the biology of cancer. This course introduces anatomy and correlates the findings in anatomy with the functioning of the normal human body, its physiology
Meaning from data : Statistics made clear by Michael Starbird( Visual )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was the greatest baseball hitter of all time? How likely is it that a poll is correct? Is it smart to buy last year's highest-performing stock? These questions all involve the interpretation of statistics, and this film is an introduction to this vitally important subject in today's data-driven society. Explanations for terms such as mean, median, percentile, quartile, statistically significant, and bell curve, and scores of other statistical concepts are covered. The emphasis is on the role of statistics in daily life, giving a broad overview of how statistical tools are employed in risk assessment, college admissions, drug testing, fraud investigation, and a host of other applications
Change and motion : calculus made clear by Michael Starbird( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin presents the fundamental features of calculus and shows how they can be understood and applied in many settings, with the goal that viewers comprehend these concepts as meaningful ideas, not as the manipulation of meaningless symbols
Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Visual )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great writing begins--and ends--with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. This course applies the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing and provides a larger context for what makes sentences great. Students investigate how to recognize the mechanics of sentences, how language works on thoughts and emotions, and learn basic strategies to sharpen their ability to recognize great sentences and make their own writing more effective
Understanding the brain by Jeanette Norden( Visual )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed as a survey course to introduce individuals without a background in science to the modern field of neuroscience. Drawing on everyday experience and popular books, as well as current research, the course seeks to amaze and inform the learner about" the brain -- Course guidebook
The joy of thinking : the beauty and power of classical mathematical ideas by Edward B Burger( Visual )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of mathematics contains some of the greatest ideas of humankind--ideas comparable to the works of Shakespeare, Plato, and Michelangelo. These mathematical ideas can add texture, beauty, and wonder to your life, without being a mathematician! This course explores the fourth dimension, coincidences, fractals, aesthetics, the allure of number, geometry, and how great mathematical ideas arise, along with learning to think abstractly, to grasp insightful strategies for approaching, enjoying, and understanding the world--not what is traditionally thought of as mathematics
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the study of motion through the path of modern discovery of relativity, quantum phenomena and the consequences of these discoveries for our understanding of space, time and the universe in a series of 24 lectures each approximately 30 minutes
From Monet to Van Gogh : a history of Impressionism by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Brettell, Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, introduces the style, subject, and function of Impressionist painting by artists including Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. Explains how Impressionism changed the way that people see the world and examines how these artists documented life in the latter half of the 19th century and provided models of behavior, decorum, and urban beauty that persist to this day
Museum masterpieces : the Louvre by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the world. The aim of these lectures is to both prepare new viewers for a visit and to be a "study aid" for those who have been and gone before. Critic and historian Richard Brettell begins with an overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. The lectures explore some of the most beautiful and renowned examples of European painting, including masterworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Rubens and Vermeer
Great world religions by John L Esposito( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam has more than 1.2 billion adherents worldwide. Today, it is imperative that the West understand Islam's role as both a religion and a way of life, what Muslims believe, their practices and history. This set of twelve thirty-minute lectures present an exploration of Islamic law, mysticism, civilization, and Muslim life and society through the ages. Examines the "struggle for the soul of Islam" occurring today between conservatives and reformers, mainstream Muslims and extremists, and how it affects individuals and world events, and particularly the challenges surrounding the role of women in Islam
What are the chances? : probability made clear by Michael Starbird( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 lectures about probability delivered by Michael Starbird, professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin
The life and writings of C.S. Lewis by Louis Markos( Recording )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve lectures on the author C.S. Lewis
The nature of earth : an introduction to geology by John J Renton( Visual )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 36 half-hour lectures are your initiation into the geological world that lies just outside your door. "The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology" introduces you to physical geology, the study of Earth's minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them through time
Optimizing brain fitness by Richard Restak( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of lectures on ways to improve brain performance
Argumentation : the study of effective reasoning by David Zarefsky( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures by Dr. David Zarefsky, Professor of Argumentation and Debate and Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, cover the history of rhetoric and debate as well as analysis of different types of arguments in various situations
Great world religions : Christianity by Luke Timothy Johnson( Visual )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of Christianity, the world's largest religion, and discusses why, in addition to being vast and popular, it is also extremely complex and often highly contradictory. Explains why the central figures, elements, and creeds of Christianity are hard to fathom yet give Christianity its distinctive character. Covers topics such as Christianity's birth and expansion across the Mediterranean world, the development of its doctrine, its assertion that Jesus was both a man and God, its transformation upon becoming Rome's imperial religion, its many and deep connections to Western culture, and the tensions in Christianity today
Great world religions by Isaiah Gafni( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 12 lectures of thirty minutes each, which survey the history, traditions, and practice of Judaism from biblical times to today, with explanations of the major aspects of Jewish culture. Focuses on Judaism from within and how it is understood by its adherents, past and present. Covers topics such as the sacred books of Judaism, modes of worship, the calendar and holidays, and rites of passage such as bar and bat mitzva and marriage. Illustrates how Judaism reinvented itself by embracing the rabbinical tradition after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. and considers the thinking of philosophers such as Maimonides
Elements of jazz : from cakewalks to fusion by Bill Messenger( Recording )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of jazz, its elements, and its history. Includes performances by various jazz artists
Great masters by Robert Greenberg( Recording )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight lectures delivered by Professor Robert Greenberg, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, exploring the life of Mozart and the thematic influences upon his work
Great masters by Robert Greenberg( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and works of Franz Liszt
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