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  1. The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

    The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

    Don Lincoln
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (158)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Taught by noted physicist Dr. Don Lincoln of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, this course follows the search for a theory that explains all physical reality—a theory of everything. Dr. Lincoln covers recent developments in particle physics and cosmology, plus the background needed to appreciate the centuries-long search for this holy grail of science. Only high-school-level math is used.
  2. Our Night Sky

    Our Night Sky

    Edward M. Murphy
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (170)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Learn how to feel at home in the limitless expanse of the star-filled sky with the 12 lectures of Our Night Sky. This richly illustrated course is an unrivaled tour of the stars that teaches you about the science, culture, technology, and pure pleasure of stargazing. With the guidance of award-winning astronomer and Professor Edward M. Murphy, you'll get a comprehensive overview of what there is to see out...
  3. Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition

    Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition

    Alex Filippenko
    4.9 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (302)
    Starting at £119.99 Starting at £119.99 £154.99 £119.99£154.99
    In 96 richly illustrated half-hour lectures you will survey the main concepts, methods, and discoveries in astronomy—from the constellations drawn by the ancients, to the latest reports from planetary probes in our Solar System and the most recent images offered by telescopes probing the farthest frontiers of space and time. While updating this course, Professor Alex Filippenko added hundreds of images,...
  4. Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

    Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

    Sean Carroll
    4.2 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (116)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Time rules our lives. From the rising and setting of the sun to the cycles of nature, the thought processes in our brains, and the biorhythms in our day, nothing so pervades our existence and yet is so difficult to explain. Time seems to be woven into the very fabric of the universe. But why? In 24 riveting half-hour lectures, Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time shows how a feature of the world that we all experience...
  5. A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

    A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

    David M. Meyer
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at £29.99 Starting at £29.99 £49.99 £29.99£49.99
    The spectacular sights of the cosmos are now as easy to see as the stars above, with the 18 lavishly illustrated lectures of A Visual Guide to the Universe, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian. Orbit Saturn, search for water and life on Mars, and witness an armada of space telescopes uncovering the secrets of the cosmos. Embark on great voyages of discovery—you’ll find the view is truly out of this...
  6. The Higgs Boson and Beyond

    The Higgs Boson and Beyond

    Sean Carroll
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (193)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    The discovery of the Higgs boson is a triumph of modern physics. The hunt for the Higgs was the subject of wide media attention due to the cost of the project, the complexity of the experiment, and the importance of its result. In this 12-lecture masterpiece of scientific reporting, you’ll learn how the discovery of the Higgs boson validates and deepens our understanding of the universe.
  7. Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

    Felix J. Lockman
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (97)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe takes you on a thrilling journey through astounding discoveries with Felix J. Lockman, Ph.D. You’ll learn that the dominant molecular structures in interstellar space are all based on carbon, just like Earth. It is likely that any extraterrestrial galactic life would be related to us at least on the molecular level. Will we find other organic lifeforms out there?...
  8. Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe

    Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe

    Mark Whittle
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (163)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Discover a wealth of insights into the origin, evolution, composition, and probable fate of our universe. In the 36 lectures of Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe, astronomer and award-winning Professor Mark Whittle makes this profound subject understandable and awe inspiring. With the aid of more than 1,700 vivid illustrations, discover how this scientific field has helped us decipher mysteries about...
  9. Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe

    Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe

    Sean Carroll
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (145)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Everything we can see with our eyes and with powerful instruments-everything we think of as atom-based matter-is only 5 percent of what we know exists. The rest of the contents of the cosmos is invisible to our current methods of detection-but something out there is holding galaxies and galaxy clusters together, and something else is causing space itself to fly apart. These invisible components are dark matter and...
  10. Joy of Science

    Joy of Science

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (93)
    Starting at £49.99 Starting at £49.99 £114.99 £49.99£114.99
    This course provides a clear and bracing overview of the entire scientific world from the laws of motion first formulated 300 years ago by Sir Isaac Newton to the latest marvels of contemporary genetic research. These lucid, information-packed lectures convey the excitement of scientific discovery and trace the connections between discoveries over time. Veteran science educator Professor Robert Hazen renders the...
  11. Introduction to Astrophysics

    Introduction to Astrophysics

    Joshua Winn
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Taught by Professor Joshua Winn of Princeton University, this course takes you step by step through the major calculations of astrophysics, including Newton’s law of gravity, a black hole’s event horizon, the ignition temperature of a star, and many more. Knowledge of first-year college physics and math is assumed, but Dr. Winn—an award-winning teacher—makes the course rewarding for anyone curious about the...
  12. The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

    The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

    Bradley E. Schaefer
    4.1 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Taught by Professor Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University, this course shows how ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, Chinese, and other cultures saw the sky. You learn how the Sun, Moon, and stars were their clock, calendar, and compass; constellations encoded their mythologies; and the perfection of the heavens inspired religious and philosophical ideas, ultimately laying the foundation for modern science.
  13. How the Earth Works

    How the Earth Works

    Michael E. Wysession
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
    Starting at £69.99 Starting at £69.99 £99.99 £69.99£99.99
    The combination of continents, oceans, and atmosphere makes Earth unique among all the planets in the solar system, and perhaps in the galaxy. These features also create the conditions for life in all its diversity. But where did the land, water, and air come from? And how do these systems work together to produce the complex phenomena that are evident everywhere on this beautiful planet? How the Earth Works takes...
  14. The Life and Death of Stars

    The Life and Death of Stars

    Keivan G. Stassun
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    No other large-scale object in the universe is as fundamental as a star. Stars are a central topic of astronomy, and because the study of stars encompasses key concepts in nuclear physics, electromagnetism, chemistry, and other disciplines, it is an ideal introduction to how we understand the universe at all scales. The Life and Death of Stars introduces you to this spectacular story in 24 beautifully...
  15. Physics of History

    Physics of History

    David J. Helfand
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £54.99 £54.99£54.99
    With recent developments in technology, scientists can now use physics to explore intimate details about history, from the rise and fall of preliterate societies to the origins of the solar system. The Physics of History, taught by award-winning Professor David J. Helfand of Columbia University, gives you the background you need to understand how scientists know what they do about the past. These 24 richly...
  16. What Einstein Got Wrong

    What Einstein Got Wrong

    Dan Hooper
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    Taught by physicist Dan Hooper of Fermilab and the University of Chicago, this course focuses on Einstein’s mistakes as a window into his theory-building technique. He was spectacularly effective with relativity and early quantum mechanics, but he also made some missteps by doubting some of the staple concepts of today’s physics, including black holes, the big bang, and the uncertainty principle.
  17. Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    David Christian
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (200)
    Starting at £69.99 Starting at £69.99 £99.99 £69.99£99.99
    The history of everything—from the beginning of the universe to the modern day—is a monumental story you explore in Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity. Taught by award-winning Professor David Christian, this course offers you a unique opportunity to view human history in the context of the many histories that surround it. In 48 thought-provoking lectures, you traverse the sweeping...
  18. Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

    David M. Meyer
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (220)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Marvel at a carefully selected sampling of the Hubble Space Telescope's landmark images in Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe. This visual feast of a course features many of the greatest discoveries in astronomy during the last two decades. Your guide is award-winning Professor David M. Meyer, whose 12 lectures use breathtaking imagery to reveal the fundamental concepts and recent...
  19. Black Holes Explained

    Black Holes Explained

    Alex Filippenko
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Starting at £29.99 Starting at £29.99 £29.99 £29.99£29.99
    Nearly everyone has heard of black holes, but few people outside of complex scientific fields understand their true nature and their implications for our universe. Black Holes Explained finally makes this awe-inspiring cosmological subject graspable—in just 12 lavishly illustrated lectures. You'll discover the secrets of photon spheres, event horizons, Einstein rings, and other concepts involved in the study...
  20. The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

    The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (152)
    Starting at £12.99 Starting at £12.99 £21.99 £12.99£21.99
    What is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered? What are some of the next avenues of exploration for today’s chemists, physicists, biologists, and astronomers? Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson’s course The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries is a marvelous journey to the frontiers of the known (and unknown) universe and introduces you...