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Teaching Company

Works: 3,608 works in 8,124 publications in 1 language and 161,903 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Instructional films  Sacred books  Biography  Creeds  Short films 
Roles: Publisher, Producer, isb
Classifications: BQ4012, 515
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Most widely held works by Teaching Company
Great world religions by Mark W Muesse( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,378 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
Great masters by Robert Greenberg( Visual )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and works of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Great world religions by Malcolm David Eckel( Recording )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys 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
Change and motion calculus made clear by Michael P Starbird( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin, covers the concepts of Calculus
Understanding the human body : an introduction to anatomy and physiology by Anthony A Goodman( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 767 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 694 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)
A History of European art by William Kloss( Visual )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 610 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 mathematics by Arthur Benjamin( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 606 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 P Starbird( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 588 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
The everyday gourmet : rediscovering the lost art of cooking by Bill Briwa( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 24 half-hour lectures on cooking is designed to boost your confidence in the kitchen and help you create meals that you are proud to share
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution modern physics for non-scientists by Richard Wolfson( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 581 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
How to listen to and understand great music by Robert Greenberg( Recording )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides understanding of musical forms, techniques, and terms and of the reciprocal relationship of social context and musical creation, using digitally recorded music to illustrate points and examining the contributions of nearly every major western composer
Argumentation the study of effective reasoning by David Zarefsky( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 545 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
Building great sentences exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Visual )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 539 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 )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 538 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 )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 538 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 516 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 universe, an introduction to astronomy by Alexei V Filippenko( Visual )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures 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. The new discoveries reported in the 2003 course are integrated and recent findings (through mid-2006) are included
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 507 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
The life and writings of C.S. Lewis by Louis Markos( Recording )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve lectures on the author C.S. Lewis
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