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    • 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
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    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

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Life in Our Universe

    • By: Laird Close, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: The Great Courses
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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    Are we alone in the universe? This is one of the most profound issues facing mankind - and one of the unresolved questions that science may finally be able to answer in this century. These 24 mind-expanding lectures reveal the cutting-edge research leading scientists to believe that life is not exclusively the domain of Earth. Professor Close offers an unparalleled look at the subject of life and the mysteries that remain.

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: The Great Courses
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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    Understanding our humanity - the essence of who we are - is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we capable of having such strange dreams? How can metaphors in our language hold such sway on our actions? As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and other related fields, we're discovering just how intriguing the human species is.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Human And Loving It!

    • By Gillian on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $9.95