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Teaching Company

Works: 4,050 works in 8,258 publications in 1 language and 164,385 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Instructional films  Biographical films  Creeds  Sacred books 
Roles: Publisher, Producer, isb
Classifications: N6750, 510
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Most widely held works by Teaching Company
Great masters by Robert Greenberg( Visual )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and works of Gustav Mahler
Change and motion calculus made clear by Michael P Starbird( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,015 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
From Monet to Van Gogh a history of Impressionism by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 747 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
Meaning from data : Statistics made clear by Michael P Starbird( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 710 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
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution modern physics for non-scientists by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativity and quantum physics touch the very basis of physical reality, altering commonsense notions of space and time, cause and effect. Both have reputations for complexity, but the basic ideas behind relativity and quantum physics are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. The essence of relativity in a single sentence: The laws of physics are the same for all observers in uniform motion. Relativity and quantum physics are the gateway to understanding the latest in science news - theories about time travel, string theory, black holes, space telescopes, particle accelerators, and other cutting-edge developments
Building great sentences exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Visual )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 634 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
The joy of mathematics by Arthur Benjamin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This course celebrates the sheer joy of mathematics, taught by a mathematician who is literally a magician with numbers. Professor Arthur T. Benjamin of Harvey Mudd College is renowned for his feats of mental calculation performed before audiences at schools, theaters, museums, conferences, and other venues. Although racing a calculator to solve a difficult problem may seem like a superhuman achievement, Professor Benjamin shows that there are simple tricks that allow anyone to look like a math magician. Professor Benjamin has another goal in this course: throughout these lectures, he shows how everything in mathematics is connected--how the beautiful and often imposing edifice that has given us algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, probability, and so much else is based on nothing more than fooling around with numbers"--Publisher's web site
A History of European art by William Kloss( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How many of us can connect the dots of influences and inspiration that link the Renaissance with Mannerism, or that tie the paintings of the creator of modern art, Edouard Manet, to masterpieces from centuries earlier? These lectures feature more than 850 images of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, and architecture, beginning with the age of Charlemagne through the onset of World War II
The joy of thinking the beauty and power of classical mathematical ideas by Edward B Burger( Visual )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 606 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
Argumentation the study of effective reasoning by David Zarefsky( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 600 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
How to become a SuperStar student by Tim McGee( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a high school student has trouble learning a subject like math or history, the problem may lie not in the teacher's ability or the student's I.Q--often it is because the student has never been taught how to learn. The little town of Worland, Wyoming, produces a steady stream of honor students who win scholarships and get into top universities. In this series of lectures, Worland's "secret weapon," Dr. Tim McGee, illuminates how any student can build a foundation of achievement that will last a lifetime. Dr. McGee devotes the last two lectures to parents, with discussions on the best home educational environment and tips on finding the right college for your child
The nature of earth an introduction to geology by John J Renton( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 548 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
Understanding the brain by Jeanette Norden( Visual )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 542 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
Great world religions by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhism challenges some of the most important Western ideas about God, human life, and the self. In Buddhism, there is no single almighty God who created the world. Instead, Buddhism teaches that all of life is suffering, and there is no permanent self. Moreover, it teaches that in accepting that all life is suffering, bliss can be achieved in this life. Buddhism's core philosophy that nothing is permanent--all is change--has made it an astonishingly lively and adaptable religion. Buddhism has transformed the civilizations of India and much of Asia, and has now become a vital part of Western culture
Museum masterpieces the Louvre by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 523 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
From Yao to Mao 5000 years of Chinese history by Kenneth James Hammond( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few nations have as long and intricate a history as China. This 36-lecture course delivers a comprehensive political and historical overview of this fascinating and complex country
How to listen to and understand opera by Robert Greenberg( Recording )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of opera is traced from its beginning in the early 17th century to around 1924. The lectures examine landmark operas; musical, cultural, and social developments that influenced opera's growth; and the influence of national languages and cultures on opera
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