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  • Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

    Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

    Genre: NonFiction,Lectures,Education
    Author: Pasi Sahlberg
    Duration: 07:47:00

    Ever wondered how Finland managed to build its highly regarded school system? Look behind the headlines and find out. Finnish Lessons is a firsthand, comprehensive account of how Finland built a world-class education system over the past three decades. The author traces the evolution of educati ... [ more ]

  • End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be

    End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be

    Genre: Lectures,Education,Economics,Business,Lectures,Education,Economics,Business
    Author: Naim Moises
    Duration: 11:40:00

    Power is shifting-from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares. But power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose. As a result, argues award-winning columnist and former Fore ... [ more ]

  • Nevada: Excerpts From Steep Trails

    Nevada: Excerpts From Steep Trails

    Genre: Lectures,History,Ecology
    Author: John Muir
    Duration: 00:13:00

    Nevada: These four excerpts, from the writings of John Muir, document his naturalist studies in a number of different settings. These highly descriptive stories detail his expeditions in the rugged outdoors. His documented studies led him to an awe of the natural splendors of the earth, and eve ... [ more ]

  • Irrational Exuberance

    Irrational Exuberance

    Genre: Lectures,Economics,Business
    Author: Robert J. Shiller
    Duration: 05:55:00

    With a new Afterword on the current state of the stock market, the ongoing debate over the new economy, and the larger implications of irrational exuberance. In this controversial, hard-hitting account of today's explosive market, Robert J. Shiller, a leading expert on market volatility, evokes ... [ more ]

  • God's Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe

    God's Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Lectures,Science
    Author: Amir D. Aczel
    Duration: 07:26:00

    Are we on the verge of solving the riddle of creation using Einstein's greatest blunder? In a work that is at once lucid, exhilarating and profound, renowned mathematician Dr. Amir Aczel, critically acclaimed author of Fermat's Last Theorem, takes us into the heart of science's greatest mystery ... [ more ]

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    Genre: Lectures,Education
    Author: Susan Van Kirk
    Duration: 03:25:00

    This CliffsNotes study guide on Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive in ... [ more ]

  • Night

    Night

    Genre: Lectures,Education
    Author: Maryam M.A. Riess
    Duration: 02:25:00

    This CliffsNotes study guide on Eliezer Elie Wiesel's Night supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as ... [ more ]

  • Anglo Saxon World

    Anglo Saxon World

    Genre: European,Lectures,History
    Author: Michael D.C Drout
    Duration: 07:53:00

    Had the Angles and Saxons not purposefully migrated to the isles of the Britons and brought with them their already-well-developed use of language, Angelina Jolie may never have appeared in the movie Beowulf. Professor Michael D.C. Drout is at his best when lecturing on the fascinating history, lang ... [ more ]

  • As Far As The Heart Can See: Stories to Illuminate the Soul

    As Far As The Heart Can See: Stories to Illuminate the Soul

    Genre: Religion & Spirituality,Selfhelp,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Prayer & Meditation,New Age,Lectures,Health
    Author: Mark Nepo
    Duration: 04:54:00

    The latest spiritual awareness guide from Mark Nepo, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakening. New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakening Mark Nepo offers a storyguide book for those who seek a deeper experience of life.Stories carry the seeds of our humanity ... [ more ]

  • Psychology of Winning in the 21st Century

    Psychology of Winning in the 21st Century

    Genre: Lectures,Business
    Author: Denis Waitley
    Duration: 03:30:00

    In this program, Denis Waitley showcases why he has been one of the most popular keynote speakers in the world for several decades, as well as including an updated version of his classic audio program, The Psychology of Winning. The first part of the program is a recording of Denis Waitley live at C ... [ more ]

  • 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help

    10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help

    Genre: History,Literature,Philosophy,Essays and Anthologies,Lectures,History
    Author: Benjamin Wiker
    Duration: 06:56:00

    From Machiavelli to Marx, Nietzsche to Hitler, this volume offers a provocative look at some of Western civilization's most infamous authors and their literary works and shows how these works have inflicted great evil in the world'and still cause suffering. ... [ more ]

  • Wealth of Nations

    Wealth of Nations

    Genre: NonFiction,Lectures,Economics,Business
    Author: Adam Smith
    Duration: 07:05:00

    It was Adam Smith (1723'90) who first established economics as a separate branch of knowledge, and many would say his work has never been surpassed. The Wealth of Nations, which appeared in 1776, is the definitive text for all who believe that economic decisions are best left to markets, not go ... [ more ]

  • Plato In 90 Minutes

    Plato In 90 Minutes

    Genre: Philosophy,Lectures,Ethics
    Author: Paul Strathern
    Duration: 01:14:00

    In an age when philosophers had scarcely glimpsed the horizons of the mind, a boy named Aristocles decided to forgo his ambitions as a wrestler. Adopting the nickname Plato, he embarked instead on a life in philosophy. In 387 B.C. he founded the Academy, the world's first university, and taught his ... [ more ]

  • On War

    On War

    Genre: History,Philosophy,Military,Lectures
    Author: Carl Von Clausewitz
    Duration: 11:29:00

    A Prussian soldier and writer, Clausewitz is said to have distilled Napoleon into theory. Perhaps best known among his numerous pronouncements is that war is a continuation of politics by other means. His theories and observations in this work have been heeded by military strategists for nearly 200 ... [ more ]

  • Symposium

    Symposium

    Genre: Lectures,Education,Ethics,Lectures,Education,Ethics
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 02:32:00

    In Symposium, a group of Athenian aristocrats attend a party held by Agathon to celebrate his victory in the drama festival of the Dionysia. They talk about love until the drunken Alcibiades bursts in, and decides to talk about Socrates instead. Symposium gives a picture of the sparkling society tha ... [ more ]

  • Creative Unity

    Creative Unity

    Genre: Lectures,Arts
    Author: Rabindranath Tagore
    Duration: 04:28:25

    Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore talks of the many things he feels is necessary for creativity through joy of unity, he covers many topics like the creative ideal, makes comparisons of creativity between the east and the west, the spirit of freedom and about his idea of an University. ... [ more ]

  • You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

    You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

    Genre: Fiction,Science & Technology,Psychology,Lectures,Science,Social Science,General
    Author: David McRaney
    Duration: 08:26:00

    An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. You A ... [ more ]

  • Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

    Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

    Genre: NonFiction,Lectures,Economics,Business
    Author: Charles Wheelan
    Duration: 13:51:00

    In Naked Economics, journalist Charles Wheelan does 'the impossible''he makes economic principles relevant, interesting and fun. Brimming with scores of down-to-earth examples and sprinkled with humorous anecdotes, this comprehensive overview will keep listeners smiling and wide aw ... [ more ]

  • Implosion

    Implosion

    Genre: NonFiction,Lectures,World Affairs
    Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
    Duration: 11:58:00

    The United States stands as the wealthiest, most powerful nation on the face of the earth. But now, in the midst of unprecedented and skyrocketing federal debt, severe economic troubles, political uncertainty, declining morality, a weak church, growing spiritual apathy and apostasy, historic natural ... [ more ]

  • Fine Print: How Big Companies Use

    Fine Print: How Big Companies Use

    Genre: Lectures,World Affairs,Economics
    Author: David Clay Johnston
    Duration: 12:13:00

    Bestselling author David Cay Johnston presents his shocking analysis of the many ways everyday people are systematically victimized by powerful corporations. ... [ more ]