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The Modern Scholar: World of George Orwell  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by robin-bobin at Feb. 7, 2011
The Modern Scholar: World of George Orwell

The Modern Scholar: World of George Orwell by Professor Michael Shelden
Publisher : Recorded Books 08-DEC-2010 | 7 hours and 36 min | Language: English | ISBN n/a | ASIN: B004FLVWLG
Audio CD in MP3 / 96 kbps joint stereo CBR | 332 MB

Big Brother Is Watching You: The words are inextricably associated with the classic dystopian novel 1984 and with its revered author, George Orwell. The Modern Scholar series continues its exploration of great authors with this course from esteemed professor Michael Shelden. In these lectures Orwell, who also penned the epitome of the political satire, Animal Farm, is discussed in full, from his childhood in Henley-on-Thames to his final days…

The World's First Superpower: The Rise of the British Empire From 1497 to 1901  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by robin-bobin at July 24, 2010
The World's First Superpower: The Rise of the British Empire From 1497 to 1901

The World's First Superpower: The Rise of the British Empire From 1497 to 1901 by Denis Judd
Publisher: Recorded Books / The Modern Scholar (2004) | ISBN: 1428184430 | Language English | Audio CD in MP3/80 kbps | 265 MB

This course will examine the growth and development of the largest empire in world history—the British Empire—beginning with the late fifteenth century Tudor dynasty in England and ending with the death of the Queen-Empress Victoria in 1901. By the beginning of the twentieth century, there were very few countries or people who had not been affected, one way or another, by the impact of the British. The Empire itself by then covered over a quarter of the world’s land surface, the Royal Navy dominated the oceans, and one in every four human beings lived under British rule…

The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at June 9, 2017
The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire (repost)

The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire by Jeffrey Frankli
English | 2008 | ISBN-10: 0801447305 | PDF | 288 pages | 1 MB
The Modern Scholar: Discovering the Philosopher in You: The Big Questons in Philosophy [Audiobook]

The Modern Scholar: Discovering the Philosopher in You: The Big Questons in Philosophy [Audiobook] by Colin McGinn
English | September 23rd, 2008 | ASIN: B001GN35SE | MP3@96 kbps | 8 hrs 1 mins | 378.40 MB
Narrator: Colin McGinn

"Everyone has their own inner philosopher - a voice within that asks, oh so insistently, philosophical questions. Everyone wants to know what the ultimate nature of the world is, what the self is, whether we have free will, how our minds relate to our bodies, whether we can really know anything, where ethical truth comes from, what the meaning of life is, and whether or not there is a God.

The Modern Scholar: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 22, 2017
The Modern Scholar: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [Audiobook]

The Modern Scholar: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [Audiobook] b: Thomas F. Madden
English | October 27th, 2008 | ASIN: B001JHT8EW | MP3@96 kbps | 8 hrs 22 mins | 345.92 MB
Narrator: Thomas F. Madden

Even millennia after its fall, the grand expanse of Roman achievement continues to affect not only American society, but the entire world as well. What caused a civilization of such accomplishments to disintegrate? In this informative and lively series of lectures, renowned history professor Thomas F. Madden serves as the ultimate guide through the fall of ancient Rome. Professor Madden correlates the principles of Roman conduct - both governmental and military - that would forever change the world.

The Modern Scholar: Elemental Matters: An Introduction to Chemistry [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 22, 2017
The Modern Scholar: Elemental Matters: An Introduction to Chemistry [Audiobook]

The Modern Scholar: Elemental Matters: An Introduction to Chemistry [Audiobook] by Professor Deborah G. Sauder
English | June 15th, 2012 | ASIN: B008BTNJDM | MP3@96 kbps | 8 hrs 26 mins | 359.78 MB
Narrator: Professor Deborah G. Sauder

In "Elemental Matters", Professor Deborah Sauder leads a comprehensive overview of chemistry, a subject that influences every aspect of daily life. Kicking off the lecture series with a revealing look at one of the planet’s most vital chemicals—water—Sauder then delves into the basics of molecular structure and chemical reactions. The course concludes with an eye-opening glimpse of 21st-century applications, such as nanotechnology and energy alternatives."
The Modern Scholar: From Troy to Constantinople: The Cities and Societies of Ancient Turkey [Audiobook]

The Modern Scholar: From Troy to Constantinople: The Cities and Societies of Ancient Turkey [Audiobook] by Jennifer Tobin
English | September 2nd, 2011 | ASIN: B005KPDVD8 | MP3@96 kbps | 7 hrs 17 mins | 304.27 MB
Narrator: Jennifer Tobin

From time immemorial, the region of modern-day Turkey has served as a crossroads between east and west. In this illuminating course, Professor Jennifer Tobin leads a compelling discussion of "Anatolia" from early archaeological sites and the Trojan War up through the Greeks, Persians, Alexander the Great, and the Romans. A land of immense cultural significance, Ancient Turkey has housed an amazing array of peoples - the study of whom shines light on the modern world.
The Modern Scholar: Heavens Above: Stars, Constellations, and the Sky [Audiobook]

The Modern Scholar: Heavens Above: Stars, Constellations, and the Sky [Audiobook] by James Kaler
English | October 27th, 2008 | ASIN: B001JHT8D8 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 6 mins | 199.51 MB
Narrator: James Kaler

Have you ever gone outside at night to admire the stars? And wonder what they all are, and what stories they have to tell? Have you ever thought you'd like to know and understand the constellations or know the names of the stars? Here you can learn to find your way across the celestial landscape and begin to understand these patterns of the ages. Learn why the Big Dipper, not a true "constellation," might be seen all night, or why the Southern Cross is invisible from New York. Find out the meanings of the celestial figures, where they came from, and why we still use them today thousands of years after the first ones were invented.
The Modern Scholar: Purpose and Persuasion: The Power of Rhetoric in American Political History [Audiobook]

The Modern Scholar: Purpose and Persuasion: The Power of Rhetoric in American Political History [Audiobook] by Professor Ken Masugi
English | September 19th, 2012 | ASIN: B009D9ZHY8 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 13 mins | 118.57 MB
Narrator: Professor Ken Masugi

In this series of lectures, Professor Ken Masugi of Johns Hopkins University examines the importance of rhetoric in American politics. Political speeches have, since the nation’s inception, defined and shaped American politics. Professor Masugi demonstrates how the greatest American political speeches take their bearings from the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers. As the lectures proceed, Professor Masugi investigates the rhetoric of America’s most revered statesman, Abraham Lincoln, before exploring the works of other transformational U.S. presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama.

The Modern Scholar: Islam and the West [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 20, 2017
The Modern Scholar: Islam and the West [Audiobook]

The Modern Scholar: Islam and the West [Audiobook] by Sayyed Hossein Nasr
English | September 22th, 2008 | ASIN: B001GKVBW4 | MP3@128 kbps | 8 hrs 6 mins | 397.47 MB
Narrator: Sayyed Hossein Nasr

Islam and Christianity share both remarkable similarities and remarkable differences. In the grand scheme, both are relatively recent religions, with Christianity taking hold in Northern Europe at about the same time that Islam took hold in the Persian world (although Christianity appeared on the scene six centuries before Islam).