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The Great Courses (Firm)

Overview
Works: 8,744 works in 9,273 publications in 1 language and 31,335 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Educational films  Lectures  Instructional films  Internet videos  History  Biographies  Textbooks  Documentary films  Children's films 
Roles: Distributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 332.024
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Most widely held works by The Great Courses (Firm)
Athenian Democracy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the Athenians' view of their great political experiment: democracy. In 24 history-rich episodes, Professor Robert Garland takes you into the world of leaders like Solon, Cleisthenes, and Pericles, as well as the judgments of contemporary historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides. The result is a fascinating story of what is arguably the boldest political initiative in history
Sacred Texts of the World( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundational text of Daoism, the Daodejing, speaks of the Way (Dao), a transcendent order underlying all phenomena. In excerpts from the text, contemplate the Daodejing's compelling expression of harmonious duality and its conception of effortless, spontaneous human action. Also sample the Zhuangzi, a related masterpiece of literature and philosophy
The Meaning of Life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of a very different Chinese approach to understanding than that set forth in Confucianism begins with a cautionary demonstration of the startling differences in interpretation that will always be present among various translations of a text
The Meaning of Life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here you begin your study of one of the major evolutions in Buddhist thought, the Mahayana, and one of its major texts - Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara - a "how-to" manual for leading an enlightened life
Books that matter : the history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire( Visual )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall's themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you've read the book before or never knew where to start, these 24 lectures are an authoritative study of a once-mighty empire - and the great book that became its classic eulogy and epitaph
Pythagorean Theorem : Geometry-Triangles by Charles Lund( Visual )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because it involves terms raised to the second power, the famous Pythagorean theorem, a2 + b2 = c2, is actually a quadratic equation. Discover how techniques you have previously learned for analyzing quadratic functions can be used for solving problems involving right triangles
Books that matter : the Analects of Confucius by Robert André LaFleur( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before diving into the mysteries of the Analects, it's essential to get a broader view of Confucius and his style of teaching. Here, examine how the text's performative nature holds its diverse teachings together, and explore Confucius's mission to return China to a more harmonious era in its history
Learning Spanish II : how to understand and speak a new language( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience the fun, intellectual challenge, and practical benefits of learning Spanish, one of the world's most useful and beautiful languages. In this brilliantly designed course, you'll get "under the hood" of the language, using an approach your teacher has refined for over 20 years to empower adult learners
The everyday gourmet : making healthy food taste great by Bill Briwa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Healthy" food doesn't have to taste bland and boring. Instead, learn how to use healthy ingredients and seasonings, particularly of international cuisines, to enliven your diet and keep the pleasure in cooking and eating with this course taught by a nutrition instructor and a master chef at The Culinary Institute of America
The everyday gourmet : making great meals in less time by Bill Briwa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We'd all love to create the same wholesome, delicious meals that professional chefs make. But there is one thing that often prevents us from doing so: lack of time. Now, in six innovative and practical lessons, award-winning Chef-Instructor Bill Briwa of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America shows you the same skills, strategies, and tricks that professional chefs use
Money management skills by Michael Finke( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money management can be intimidating. Fortunately, most of us only need to learn a few basic principles to make good financial decisions. Get a comprehensive overview of what everyday people need to know. Whether you're just getting started in life or contemplating retirement, this course offers an excellent primer with all the information you need to build a financial plan to achieve your goals
Warriors, queens, and intellectuals : 36 great women before 1400( Visual )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step back and view history through the stories of 36 women that changed the world with their ideas, their leadership, and their sacrifices. In unearthing these stories, you'll rediscover the remarkable contributions of women often lost to time and prejudice
The everyday gourmet : the joy of Mediterranean cooking by Bill Briwa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover how you can incorporate one of the world's most heart-healthy and delicious styles of cooking into your everyday meals with this recipe-filled course presented by a chef-instructor at The Culinary Institute of America
Outsmart yourself : brain-based strategies to a better you by Peter M Vishton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shift your attention from outsmarting yourself to the ways people try to outsmart you. This first of a two-part unit on persuasion examines how the "reciprocity effect," apparent expertise, and scarcity are all subtle methods of persuasion. Uncovering these techniques will make you a savvier consumer, negotiator, and more
Renaissance : the transformation of the West by Jennifer McNabb( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What, exactly, constitutes a military revolution? What are the four major changes that happened between 1560 and 1660 that transformed warfare? How did a typical warrior from the 15th century compare to his counterpart 200 years later? How did large gunpowder weaponry influence other military developments?
Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final lecture, ponder several prevalent myths about the relationship between technology and the brain. Among these: smartphones are killing our attention spans, social media is addictive (and leads us to be less social), computers make us less intelligent, and search engines are destroying our memory
Boosting your emotional intelligence by Jason M Satterfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When speaking to someone in person, you pick up clues as to that individual's emotional state from the words used, the tone of voice, posture, and facial expressions. But what about self-perception? How good are you at perceiving and identifying your own emotions? Learn the EQ skills that can help you improve your understanding of yourself
The Skeptic's Guide to American History( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson's election ushered in an era marked by much democratic reform. Ironically, as you'll learn, the man who would be seen as the symbol of such reform actually opposed much of it and championed many policies that few today would call democratic
 
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