Nature.

  • 24 May 2018
cover imageIn Encountering sea monsters, marine photographer Bob Cranston investigates the realm of the Humboldt squid. Oceans of glass takes the viewer on a tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California.

Islam in brief

  • 24 May 2018
Discusses Islamic doctrine and practices.

Luisa Miller

  • 23 May 2018
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Creating powerful movie scenes

  • 22 May 2018
cover imageUsing examples from such award winning screenplays as Million Dollar Baby, Sideways, and Pirates of Caribbean, this DVD reveals the elements of action, description, and dialogue that will insure the overall success of your screenplay.--Container.

Europe and Western civilization in the modern age

  • 21 May 2018
cover imageLectures delivered by Professor Thomas Childers of the University of Pennsylvania tracing the course of European history from the late eighteenth century to the close of the twentieth.

Economics

  • 20 May 2018
cover imageWe are all economists--when we work, buy, save, invest, pay taxes, and vote. It repays us many times over to be good economists. Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the subject of economics comes up in conversation or on the news, we can find ourselves longing for a more sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of economics. This lecture series will help you think about and discuss these and other economic issues that affect you and the nation every day--interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more--with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication.

The decisive battles of world history

  • 20 May 2018
cover image"Many of the most decisive turning points in the history of the world have been battles. More than just conflicts between armies, such moments often represent fundamental clashes among rival religions; cultures; and social, political, and economic systems. The outcomes of these battles have dramatically transformed and shaped the course of history, often sending it on unexpected or completely new paths. This course examines more than three dozen such pivotal moments, highlighting and exposing the key incidents and personalities responsible for these critical shifts. During the course of these lectures, we'll discover how the Battle of Yarmouk contributed to the establishment of Islam in the Middle East; how the Battle of the Talas River curbed the expansion of the Tang dynasty of China; how the Battle of Boyaca resulted in South American independence from Spain; and how the Battle of Khalkhin Gol, fought on the borders of Mongolia and Manchuria, influenced the entire direction of World War II in both Europe and the Pacific."--Page 1.

The Vietnam War :

  • 20 May 2018
"Nearly 50 years after the end of the Vietnam War, Oregonians remain deeply affected by the events of those times. The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers explores the personal stories of a wide variety of people, from combat veterans, nurses and support personnel, to anti-war protestors and grieving family members -- all coming to terms with an event that divided the country and forever marked those who lived through it. This 90-minute documentary features national and local archival film and photographs and examines the impact of the Vietnam War on Oregonians today."--container.

Writing romantic comedies and love stories

  • 20 May 2018
cover image"Using the most successful romantic comedies and love stories of the last decade, this DVD reveals the essential principles for writing believable, entertaining, and emotionally fulfilling romantic relationships."--Container.

The farthest

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageIn 1977, NASA launched the Voyager missions as a way of exploring the solar system's outermost planets, capturing images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their moons. "The farthest" documents Voyager's journey, including first-hand accounts of the men and women who built the ships and guided their missions. Bonus film "Second genesis" explores the scientific quest to find life, or evidence of it, beyond Earth.

Edgar A. Poe

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageEdgar Allan Poe: buried alive draws on the rich palette of Poe's evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author. Featuring Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare, the film explores the misrepresentations of Poe as an alcoholic madman. It reveals the way in which Poe tapped into what it means to be a human in the modern and sometimes frightening world.

We'll meet again

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageDramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds.

Free to rock

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageThe social history of how western rock music spread like a virus across the Iron Curtain, becoming the symbol of freedom under the Soviet regime. And how it helped end the Cold War.

When Patsy Cline was crazy

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageExamines the roots of country singer Patsy Cline's impact in both personal and cultural terms to illuminate how she arrived at a pivotal moment in the evolution of American culture. The documentary also features rare performances and archival interviews with Cline's contemporaries and new interviews with a wide range of artists who have been influenced by Cline.

Visions of New York City

  • 19 May 2018
cover imageFrom Wall Street to Washington Heights, down Fifth Avenue, over bridges, and across the grid, celebrate the irresistible attraction of the little island that has captured the hearts of millions and sparked countless lifelong love affairs. This vivid film offers striking views of New York: the harbor from Lady Liberty's perspective; Central Park as the birds experience it; the crucifix architecture of St. Patrick's Cathedral as intended from the heavens; Little Italy, and more.

The world's greatest geological wonders

  • 18 May 2018
cover image"This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders, explains the forces that have formed them, and tells you the stories that have grown up around them."--Page 1 of course guidebook.

Analysis and critique

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageAll writing--whether it's an essay, a personal letter, or a detailed business report--is at its most memorable when it's built on the fundamental and critical skills that transform your words from good to great. The first lectures provide the first key to more engaging and effective writing: understanding literary genres and the ways their unique styles can shape and inform your own voice. The focus then shifts to the art of rhetoric and the ways it can help you adapt your writing to a variety of situations. The final part is a step-by-step guide through the writing process in its four major stages: researching, first draft, editing and rewriting.

The birth of the modern mind

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageFocuses on the revolution of the intellect that seized Europe between 1600 and 1800, a revolution whose lights and shadows are all around us still. This course consolidates and enhances material from two of Professor Kors's earlier courses, The origin of the modern mind and The mind of the enlightenment.

Chavela

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageThe captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.

Black hole apocalypse

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageJoin astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe.

Tolkien & Lewis

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageIt explores the fundamental characteristics of myth, reality, ritual, and imagination, and tells the story of C.S. Lewis's intellectual journey into the realm of faith, which began at a meeting with fellow author J.R.R. Tolkien.

Years of living dangerously.

  • 18 May 2018
cover imageSecond season of documentaries about climate change. Covers issues like severe hurricanes, droughts, and the increasing extinction rate of wildlife. Looks at not only how we have impacted our planet, but how we can save it for future generations.

Fight hate with love

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageAs a young man, Michael Ta'Bon's ex-con father taught him about drugs and crime, and those lessons landed him in prison for fifteen years. During his incarceration, Michael promised himself that he would one day start a movement to prevent young black people from getting caught in the cycle of violence he found himself in. Seven years after being released from prison, now married with a pregnant wife and a young son, Michael is a dedicated public servant in his North Philadelphia.

Magnus

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageThe life and chess career of the Norwegian competitive chess player and child prodigy Magnus Carlsen.

Blue planet II

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageDavid Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

The Pulitzer at 100

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageCelebrates the centenary of this revered and seminal national award for literary excellence in journalism and the arts. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how these pinnacles of achievement are selected in the twenty-one categories and how the award has the power to change lives and communities.

The Force

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageBeginning in 2014, this film chronicles two years with the Oakland Police Department, which, in 2003, was put under federal oversight for misconduct and civil rights abuses. Relations between the department and the community are explored in the wake of nationally publicized police shootings and the advent of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Jane

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageLooks back at Jane Goodall's career as a primatologist, animal rights advocate, and environmental activist. Comprised of present-day interview segments with Goodall and archival footage of her work studying chimpanzees at Tanzania's Gombe National Park shot by Hugo van Lawick in the 1960s for National Geographic.

Varekai

  • 17 May 2018
cover imageDeep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, there is an extraordinary world--a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary.

Blue planet II

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageDavid Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Human flow

  • 16 May 2018
cover image"Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. HUMAN FLOW, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe." -- Container.

Bill Nye

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageBill Nye is a man on a mission, to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. With intimate and exclusive access, as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy, this behind the scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view.

Come alive

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageBecause of the church's deep commitment of ministry, evangelism, and bringing the community of faith together, the Christian Care Center has touched lives, restored families, and seen thousands of broken, hurting people come to know the love of Jesus.

David Suchet

  • 16 May 2018
cover imageFollow David Suchet on a journey of discovery around the Mediterranean. Suchet traces the life of Paul as it is written in the New Testament, learning about the man who helped transform Christianity into the global force it is today.

Great American bestsellers

  • 15 May 2018
cover imageIn 24 lectures, 30 minutes each, Prof. Conn discusses why bestsellers matter and how their recurring themes reflect our pervasive issues. For some, he talks about why they were so popular.

Conquest of the Americas

  • 14 May 2018
cover imageProfessor Marshall C. Eakin presents twenty-four 30-minute lectures examining both the unity and diversity in the early history of the Americas. He discusses how Christopher Columbus's voyage to the Americas in 1492 created a collision between three distinct peoples and cultures, European, African, and Native-American, and gave birth to the distinct identity of the Americas today.

I am Jane Doe

  • 13 May 2018
cover imageI am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer.

Maya to Aztec

  • 13 May 2018
cover imageMaya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed immerses you in the epic story of the Mexico's history with 48 exhilarating half-hour lectures that cover the full scope of Mesoamerican history and culture. Your guide is Professor Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center and a noted archaeologist, explorer, and teacher, whose exploits include the discovery of a lost Maya city.

Espionage and covert operations

  • 12 May 2018
cover imageFor thousands of years, espionage and covert operations have been powerful but shadowy forces. Much of world history has been shaped by the dramatic exploits of men, women, and organizations devoted to the perilous tasks and undercover missions that are part of a spy's life. Consider that covert operations have played critical roles in epic conflicts such as the Trojan War, the Crusades, World War II, and the War on Terror; political upheavals such as the American, French, and Russian revolutions; and even cultural moments such as the quest to colonize the New World, the 19th-century expansion of empires, and the race to build the world's first atomic bomb. In this course Professor Liulevicius asks and answers tough questions about espionage, and probes intriguing issues and debates about a world that few truly understand.

Bombshell

  • 12 May 2018
cover imageWhat do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.

Medical school for everyone

  • 11 May 2018
cover imageExperience for yourself the high-stakes drama, scientific detective work, and medical insights of life in an everyday emergency department. By the end of this 24-lecture rotation, you'll have a stronger knowledge of, and greater respect for, emergency medicine and the brave doctors who practice it.

Simply yoga

  • 11 May 2018
Yolanda Pettinato instructs in basic yoga exercise methods.

The universe.

  • 11 May 2018
cover image"Journey back to the beginning of history on a mind-blowing adventure through space and time. [The series] transports viewers past the wonders of our own solar system and out to the bizarre far-flung reaches of the cosmos. From death stars to ringed planets, star clusters to space wars, The Universe uses new discoveries and more advanced CGI to help explain the mysteries of outer space. From wormholes to transports, examine which elements from popular sci-fi movies could really exist; and discover how the universe is awash in all sorts of strange liquids, from oceans of methane to blobs of alcohol floating in space, and even iron rain. Watch and marvel as experts cook up ten ways to destroy the Earth, including blowing it up with anti-matter, hurling it into the Sun, and colliding with another galaxy."--Container.

How conversation works

  • 10 May 2018
cover imageHow do you make conversation with someone you have just met? When is communicating by email ill-advised? How do you say "no" without using that dreaded word? Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. And like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.

How Jesus became God

  • 10 May 2018
cover imageExplores the historical Jesus and traces how he was transformed from a Jewish prophet to God himself.

Great world religions.

  • 9 May 2018
cover imageBuddhism 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.

Great world religions.

  • 9 May 2018
cover imageIslam 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.

Great world religions :

  • 9 May 2018
cover imageProvides 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.

Eddie Murphy

  • 9 May 2018
cover imageEddie Murphy entertains with celebrity impersonations and his observations on '80s love, sex, marriage, his remembrance of Mom's hamburgers, and more.

From this day forward

  • 8 May 2018
A moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of the most intimate of transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck's father came out as transgender and changed her name to Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father's transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon's wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents' marriage survived the radical changes that threatened to tear them apart.

Ghosts of Stonehenge

  • 8 May 2018
cover imageStonehenge is the grandest and most enigmatic of Europe's prehistoric monuments, and has inspired countless theories to explain who built it and why. Over the last decade, archaeologists have analyzed the bones of human remains buried there 5,000 years ago and remnants of huge feasts that fed the laborers at the site. Viewers will learn intimate details of the Stonehenge people and why their power began to fade soon after they raised the mighty stones.

Wasted!

  • 8 May 2018
cover imageThrough the eyes of chef heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, and more, audience will see how the world's most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people would consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

The blue planet.

  • 8 May 2018
cover imageThe Emmy-winning series is the definitive natural history of the world's oceans exploring everything from the popular shores and teeming shallows to the mysterious ocean depths. It's a journey that gets stranger and more awe-inspiring as it goes along. Over three hours of bonus content.

Great world religions.

  • 8 May 2018
cover imageContains 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.

Great world religions :

  • 8 May 2018
cover imageProvides an overview of Hinduism and discusses why Hinduism is perhaps the most diverse religion of all. Covers topics such as arranged marriages and the caste system, the Indus Valley Civilization, the sacred writings in the Vedas, the Bhagavad-gita, and the Upanishads, ritual purity rites, the Aryan language of Sanskrit, and Hinduism's rejection of the notion that there is but one path to the divine. Introduces Hinduism's wealth of gods, terms, and practices, such as Krishna, karma, guru, and yoga.

Monkey business

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageExplores the lesser-known tale of George's creators, Hans and Margret Rey. Years later, having heard that Hans was wasting his artistic talents as a bookkeeper in Rio, Margaret traveled to Brazil to persuade him to marry her and do something creative together. Arriving in New York as refugees, they started their life anew and over the next three decades, they created a classic that continues to touch the hearts and minds of children around the world.

Restless creature

  • 7 May 2018
cover image" ... Offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-breaking three decades with the company ... We watch Whelan brave the surgery that she hopes will enable her comeback to NYCB and we watch her begin to the explore the world of contemporary dance, as she steps outside the traditionally patriarchal world of ballet to create Restless Creature, a collection of four contemporary vignettes forged in collaboration with four young choreographers."--Container.

Julian Schnabel

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageA look at the personal life and public career of New York artist Julian Schnabel.

Sting

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageSting's 57th & 9th World Tour celebrates his first rock/pop album in more than a decade. This concert reflects the impulsive energy of the 57th & 9th album recording sessions. Blistering performances of new songs including the infectious, guitar driven "I can't stop thinking about you," and the anthemic "50,000," alongside classics from The Police, as well as Sting's illustrious solo career, showcase the full range of his musical styles and songwriting influences. Sting is joined by a 4-piece band along with The Last Bandoleros.

Tell them we are rising

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageBlack colleges and universities are a haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries and have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. Examines the impact these institutions have had on American history, culture, and national identity.

Killer floods

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageScientists investigate floods occurring in the remote past that evidence shows to have been of a magnitude far greater than even the more extreme floods of today. The possibility of such floods recurring and the connection between cataclysmic floods and climate change are discussed.

Slavery and the making of America

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageThe landmark four-part series documents the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states, and through the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. The series examines the integral role slavery played in shaping the new country's development, challenging the long-held notion that it was exclusively a Southern enterprise.

Bird brain

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageChallenges preconceptions about the intelligence of birds. Presents evidence of problem solving skills in varieties of crows, ravens, and parrots, as well capabilities such as postponement of reward, empathy, and the ability to read facial expressions.

The last laugh

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageStar-studded, provocative and thoroughly entertaining, It dares to ask uncomfortable questions about just how free speech can really be, with unexpected and hilarious results that will leave viewers both laughing and appreciating the importance of humor even in the face of events that make them want to cry.

The Champion

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageThe deluxe two-disc DVD set includes a new 2K restoration of Ghost Town (1935) an astonishing and haunting amateur documentary about post-cinema Fort Lee. Disc One also features five films made at Champion Studios, recovered thanks to the efforts of the Library of Congress and the Fort Lee Film Commission. Disc Two includes exciting NJ film rediscoveries, a slapstick comedy from director Mack Sennett, a "melodramatic comedy" starring Madge Kenney, and the earliest surviving film version of Robin Hood.

Queen Elizabeth's secret agents

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageQueen Elizabeth's realm is divided, politically unstable and dangerous. We see her troubled reign through the eyes of her spymasters, Willian and Robert Cecil, a father and son team in charge of counter terrorism and the protection of the fragile life of the one woman on whom everything depends. Looks at the entrapment and execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, the capture and escape of Catholic fugitive John Gerard and the Gunpowder Plot.

Michael Jackson live in Bucharest

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageThe concert of Michael Jackson which was performed on October 1st, 1992 in Bucharest.

Dolores

  • 7 May 2018
cover imageDolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

Sting

  • 6 May 2018
cover imageSting's 57th & 9th World Tour celebrates his first rock/pop album in more than a decade. This concert reflects the impulsive energy of the 57th & 9th album recording sessions. Blistering performances of new songs including the infectious, guitar driven "I can't stop thinking about you," and the anthemic "50,000," alongside classics from The Police, as well as Sting's illustrious solo career, showcase the full range of his musical styles and songwriting influences. Sting is joined by a 4-piece band along with The Last Bandoleros.

Trafficked in the U.S.

  • 6 May 2018
cover imageHuman trafficking exists in the United States, in its cities, its suburbs and its rural communities. Its victims are not only women, not only poor, and not only from overseas. Its victims are not always forced. Its victims often do not attempt to seek help when in public. This documentary uncovers the hidden crime of human trafficking. It is poignantly told by victims, their parents, law enforcement officials, and social workers. Filmed by Fr. Charles Vijay Kumar, CSsR, this pastoral documentary is perfect as an educational tool for adolescents and teens so they can identify signs of potential exploitation, and know who can help them if exploitation occurs.

Building a better vocabulary

  • 6 May 2018
cover imageThis course will boost your vocabulary, whether you want to enhance your personal lexicon, write or speak more articulately in professional settings, or advance your knowledge of the English language. For anyone who has ever grasped for the perfect word at a particular moment, this course provides a research-based and enjoyable method for improving your vocabulary.

The English novel

  • 6 May 2018
cover imageProfessor Spurgin, of Lawrence University, traces the novel from its beginnings in the 18th century, when Samuel Richardson penned Pamela, to its culmination in the work of the 20th century Modernists, including Lawrence, Joyce, and Woolf. He also relates plots and characters of particular novels to larger movements in English history. By placing more than two centuries of great English novelists in the context of British history, Professor Spurgin shows how their lives intersected with the creation of their art.

The development of European civilization

  • 6 May 2018
cover imageTo witness how European civilization developed is to understand why and how the entire Western world became who and what it is. Such an understanding is essential if you are to have a nuanced grasp of the important events that dominate the daily news. In short, and in almost every way that matters, historical Europe was the laboratory in which the world you now live in was conceived and tested. And you'll be living with the consequences of those experiments for the rest of your life. The Development of European Civilization leads you through the doors of that laboratory and guides you through the development of Europe from the late Middle Ages through the eve of World War II. In these 48 lectures delivered by University of Toronto Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett, you'll finally grasp the amazing results of that European laboratory over more than 600 years of history.

Anthropology and the study of humanity

  • 6 May 2018
cover imageFind out what makes us human by learning where we came from.

Philosophy as a guide to living

  • 6 May 2018
cover imageProfessor Erickson discusses how some of the greatest minds of the past three centuries have pondered why we are here and what journey we might be on: post-Enlightenment thinkers such as Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, and other European philosophers. These ideas persist to the present day, as contemporary philosophers have taken up the intellectual route so irresistible to the likes of later intellectuals -- Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Foucault, and Habermas.--From publisher's website.
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