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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,898
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,734

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

12 Rules for Life

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Reviewed: 05-19-18

Very good passages. Nice to hear, most of the time. I do not like he support his arguments in a fundamentalist way, using the Bible.

  • Giordano Bruno [Spanish Edition]

  • Un sabio condenado [A Condemned Sage]
  • By: Online Studio Productions
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3

Su espíritu crítico y examinador puso contra las cuerdas todas las creencias de la Europa Medieval. Como nadie hasta entonces, desafió no sólo a la Iglesia Católica, sino también puso en la picota a calvinistas, luteranos, aristotélicos que anhelaban una retractación que no consiguieron pese a ser condenado a la hoguera.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • biografía no enseñanzas

  • By Anonymous User on 05-04-18

Giordano Bruno

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

A short interesting book. Well writen and read. Very clear and well structured. Bruno is somebody that everyone should know, at léast at this book level.

  • Lui-Xiaobo: Una vida comprometida con los derechos humanos [Lui-Xiaobo: A Life Committed to Human Rights]

  • By: Online Studio Productions
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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Influyente intelectual y activista en pro de los Derechos Humanos y las reformas en la República Popular China, el reciente ganador del Premio Nobel de la Paz 2010, es presidente del Centro Independiente Chino PEN desde 2003, pese a la detención sufrida por sus ideas en 2008, y su condena a 11 años de cárcel el 25 de diciembre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luí-Xiaobo

  • By victorluis on 05-01-18

Luí-Xiaobo

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

La figura de escritor y defensor de los Derechos Humanos Liu-Xiaobo debe ser conocida. Premio Nobel de la Paz, mientras se encontraba sin libertad por defender sus principios.
La narración es buena, clara, amena y corta.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Aging Brain

  • By: Thad A. Polk, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Thad A. Polk
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

We're all getting older every day, and scientific research has shown that starting in our 20s, some brain functions begin a linear decline. But is old age all doom and gloom? Not at all! While it's true that some functions in the aging brain decline, neuroscientists have discovered that many other brain functions remain stable - or even improve - as we age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Getting Older Smarter!

  • By Hadley V. Stacey on 07-16-16

The aging Brain

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Reviewed: 04-29-18

A very interesting subject, quite well writen and explained. Taught at a médium level of difficulty. The professor has a clear and motivating Voice. I world recommend it to any person interested in this subject

  • History of Human Rights

  • By: IntroBooks
  • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
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    2 out of 5 stars 1
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    2 out of 5 stars 1

Belief in the righteousness of human life, related to ancient precedents in religions across the world, was revived as the modernized concept of humanism during the Renaissance, the early period of modern life. Democratic evolution across the 19th century paved the path for universal suffrage in the 20th century. The two world wars then led to the establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • History of human rights

  • By victorluis on 04-24-18

History of human rights

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Reviewed: 04-24-18

The contents, in my opinión, does not correspond to the title.
It should not be "introbook" . The reader is very monotonous.

  • The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad

  • By: Joyce E. Salisbury, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Joyce E. Salisbury
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

Spain has played a unique and essential role in Western civilization. To understand the unfolding of Spain's epic history is to come to terms with one of the West's great cultures, and to grasp its enduring presence and impact on the world stage. In these 24 accessible lectures, Professor Salisbury presents a broad and enthralling panorama of Spanish history, covering the centuries from the first prehistoric settlement of the peninsula to Spain's 20th century civil war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As much travelogue as history

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-22-17

Beautifully done

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Reviewed: 04-23-18

In only 24 lectures, a very good summary of the long history of Spain.
Very nice performance. Very clear and motivating

  • Orientalism

  • By: Edward Said
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
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    4 out of 5 stars 226
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

This landmark book, first published in 1978, remains one of the most influential books in the Social Sciences, particularly Ethnic Studies and Postcolonialism. Said is best known for describing and critiquing "Orientalism", which he perceived as a constellation of false assumptions underlying Western attitudes toward the East. In Orientalism Said claimed a "subtle and persistent Eurocentric prejudice against Arabo-Islamic peoples and their culture."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We're lucky to have this on audio

  • By Delano on 02-27-13

E. Saudí: Orientalism

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Reviewed: 01-07-18

Un clásico para los interesados en Historia, Sociología, Colonialismo, Asia y África, Política, etc. Muy recomendado en los Estudios de Asia y África de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. El libro es muy rico en argumentos y ejemplos de escritores orientalistas, especialmente de Francia, Reino Unido y Estados Unidos. La lectura es impecables.

  • Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture

  • By: Andrew R. Wilson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: The Great Courses
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

A knowledge of China's imperial history is vital for any understanding of its present, as modern China is linked in many ways to the extraordinary culture of its empire. These 24 lectures take you to the heart of life during China's imperial era, through the lives of individual subjects of all social ranks. Across the arc of the course, you'll witness what daily life was like for government bureaucrats, for scholars, for women of the court, for soldiers, merchants, craftspeople, courtesans, imperial cooks, and many others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imperial China: very well done!

  • By victorluis on 12-06-17

Imperial China: very well done!

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Reviewed: 12-06-17

To any person interested in China, this is an enjoyable course. Very clear, well structured and well presented. The professor knows and knows how to teach. I recommend it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fall and Rise of China

  • By: Richard Baum, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Baum
  • Length: 24 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473

For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth. And for us as Westerners, it is essential to understand where China has been in order to anticipate its future. These 36 eye-opening lectures deliver a comprehensive political and historical overview of one of the most fascinating and complex countries in world history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Offers excellent objective perspective!

  • By Yu-Chin on 12-15-13

Fall and Rise of China-Dr.Richard Baum

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Reviewed: 04-18-17

I will say it very clearly: wonderful.
I had this course in DVD. I studied it and enjoyed. I was very sorry learning that Mr.Baum passed away. He was a very good professor This course is extremelly well designed and tought. Therefore i went through it twice. In my next trip to Los Ángeles I will visit the place where he was a professor.

  • From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History

  • By: Kenneth J. Hammond, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth J. Hammond
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
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    4 out of 5 stars 730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723

For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth. And for us as Westerners, it is essential to understand where China has been in order to anticipate its future. These 36 eye-opening lectures deliver a comprehensive political and historical overview of one of the most fascinating and complex countries in world history.You'll learn about the powerful dynasties that ruled China for centuries; the philosophical and religious foundations-particularly Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism-that have influenced every iteration of Chinese thought, and the larger-than-life personalities, from both inside and outside its borders, of those who have shaped China's history. As you listen to these lectures, you'll see how China's politics, economics, and art reflect the forces of its past.From the "Mandate of Heaven," a theory of social contract in place by 1500 B.C.E., 3,000 years before Western philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, to the development of agriculture and writing independent of outside influence to the technologically-advanced Han Dynasty during the time of the Roman Empire, this course takes you on a journey across ground that has been largely unexplored in the history courses most of us in the West have taken.In guiding you through the five millennia of China's history, Professor Hammond tells a fascinating story with an immense scope, a welcome reminder that China is no stranger to that stage and, indeed, has more often than not been the most extraordinary player on it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Only powerful people have liberty." Sun Yat-sen

  • By Kristi R. on 07-25-15

Very satisfied

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Reviewed: 03-18-17

A very good effort to include 5000 years of Chinese history
into 36 lessons. Clearly explained. Well estructured. A pleassure to follow.