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Works: 5,503 works in 11,411 publications in 1 language and 200,933 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films  Instructional films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short films  Creeds  Sacred books  Popular works 
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Understanding the human body : an introduction to anatomy and physiology by Anthony A Goodman( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 32-lecture video course, Dr. Anthony Goodman puts a solid understanding of human anatomy and physiology easily. You'll learn to see the structure and functioning of our bodies as an awesome, integrated unity, a perspective that reveals the logic and symmetry of the human organism with compelling clarity
Understanding the universe : an introduction to astronomy by Alexei V Filippenko( Visual )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninety-six lectures, divided into ten sections, are designed to provide a non-technical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. Updated edition integrates discoveries reported in the 2003 course and includes recent findings (through mid-2006)
The joy of mathematics by Arthur Benjamin( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 696 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
Meaning from data : Statistics made clear by Michael Starbird( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 673 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 )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 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 )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 627 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
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 589 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
Great world religions by John L Esposito( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 581 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
Museum masterpieces : the Louvre by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 571 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
Understanding the brain by Jeanette Norden( Visual )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 567 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
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 558 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
A History of European art by William Kloss( Visual )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 544 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 life and writings of C.S. Lewis by Louis Markos( Recording )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve lectures on the author C.S. Lewis
Argumentation : the study of effective reasoning by David Zarefsky( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 531 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
What are the chances? : probability made clear by Michael Starbird( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 lectures about probability delivered by Michael Starbird, professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin
How to listen to and understand great music by Robert Greenberg( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history and criticism of music and how to listen and appreciate it
The nature of earth : an introduction to geology by John J Renton( Visual )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 515 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
From Yao to Mao : 5000 years of Chinese history by Kenneth James Hammond( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few nations have as long and intricate a history as China. Despite a world grown increasingly smaller, China is still seen as a faraway, exotic land, shrouded in secrets, veiled with the mysteries of ages past. For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth - facts left unexplored in the history courses most of us in the West have taken. It is essential that Westerners understand where China has been in order to anticipate its future. This course delivers a comprehensive political and historical overview of this fascinating and complex country
Great world religions : Islam by John L Esposito( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University professor and international government and media consultant John L. Esposito discuss the facts and myths surrounding Islam and its more than 1.2 billion adherents. The lectures further discuss Islam's role as both a religion and a way of life, and its deep impact on world affairs both historically and today
Great world religions by Isaiah Gafni( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 503 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
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