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Works: 5,251 works in 10,082 publications in 1 language and 178,832 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Nonfiction films  Filmed lectures  Instructional films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Short films  Creeds  Sacred books  Biography 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer, isb
Classifications: BP165, 510
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Most widely held works by Teaching Company
Great world religions : Islam by John L Esposito( Recording )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 894 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. They 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
Meaning from data : Statistics made clear by Michael P Starbird( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 666 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 joy of mathematics by Arthur Benjamin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 659 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
Great masters by Robert Greenberg( Recording )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight lectures delivered by Professor Robert Greenberg, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, exploring the life of Mozart and the thematic influences upon his work
Change and motion : calculus made clear by Michael P Starbird( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin, cover the concepts of Calculus
A History of European art by William Kloss( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 570 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
Understanding the brain by Jeanette Norden( Visual )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 556 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
Museum masterpieces the Louvre by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 547 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
The joy of thinking : the beauty and power of classical mathematical ideas by Edward B Burger( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 532 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
The life and writings of C.S. Lewis by Louis Markos( Recording )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve lectures on the author C.S. Lewis
What are the chances? : probability made clear by Michael P Starbird( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 lectures about probability delivered by Michael Starbird, professor of mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin
Great world religions : Hinduism by Mark W Muesse( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides 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
From Yao to Mao : 5000 years of Chinese history by Kenneth James Hammond( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 494 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
Great world religions by John L Esposito( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 493 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
Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include Einstein's theory of gravity; curved spacetime; black holes; twentieth-century models of atomic matter; the photoelectric effect; the quantum; light as both wave and particle; the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and the Copenhagen interpretation; Schrödinger's cat example; quantum superposition and the collapse of the wave function; neutrons, protons, quarks and their behavior; the Big Bang and the expansion of the universe; string theory
Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 41 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 nature of earth. an introduction to geology by John J Renton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 12 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
Argumentation. the study of effective reasoning by David Zarefsky( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 26 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
Understanding the human body : an introduction to anatomy and physiology by Anthony A Goodman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of lectures on the human body by Dr. Anthony Goodman covering the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, nervous system, digestive system, endocrine system, urinary system, reproductive system, musculoskeletal system and immune system
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