What Science Knows About Cancer

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The landscape of cancer treatment and prevention is a vastly different place than it was even a decade ago. Thanks to a relatively new focus on molecular medicine, researchers are gaining a deeper understanding of the mechanisms involved in the disease, poising them on the brink of huge breakthroughs. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

What Science Knows About Cancer #ad - Taught by david sadava, this fascinating 24-lecture course leaves no stone unturned in explaining the amazing ways cancer works to subvert the body, a laboratory researcher at the City of Hope Medical Center and an award-winning professor of biology at The Claremont Colleges, and how new therapies can reverse these insidious processes.

What science knows about cancer reports from the front lines of the war on cancer with a clear and scientifically precise-yet thoroughly accessible-guide to how the disease develops, thrives, and can potentially be conquered.

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Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

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The Great Courses #ad - In these 24 lectures that make for an extraordinary cultural adventure, sounds, dramatic military engagements, travel through time to the golden ages of 12 of Europe's most beautiful medieval cities, magnificent religious pageantry, and smells of teeming markets and mercantile centers, where you'll discover the sights, royal feasts and ritual, and the many colorful layers of daily medieval life.

You'll visit unforgettable places such as bruges, and one of the world's most hauntingly beautiful cities; Palermo, home of stunning medieval palaces and ecclesiastical architecture; and Avignon, lovingly preserved, the resplendent 14th-century seat of the papacy. Along the way, and taste arrancini, enjoy fine French provincial food, you'll learn where to drink Spanish cava, a Sicilian treat dating from the 10th century.

Going far beyond any conventional travelogue, the country, but at the "why" and "how" - why they were built, and how they fit into the larger picture of medieval culture of the city, you'll look not only at the "what" of the locations visited, how they were used, and the time itself. You'll stand on the site where christopher columbus unveiled the riches of the New World before Spanish royalty; explore medieval Siena's subterranean water system, still in use today; and visit a home for the elderly that has operated for 850 years.

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Stress and Your Body

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The Great Courses #ad - Now, from one of the world's foremost researchers on stress and neurobiology, comes a fascinating series of 24 lectures that guide you through the psychological and psychosocial stress that is a central part of everyday life in Western society. If you have any concerns with your product, or want to request a replacement, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. You'll see it coming into play against situations it wasn't designed to combat, troublesome thoughts and memories, such as traffic, environment, and concerns over the economy, and international events.

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Lifetime manufacturer warranty. You'll learn how the stress-response system is actually a natural survival system-giving, for example, a zebra the best chance to escape from a pursuing lion - that can change from a safety mechanism into a real problem for our physical and mental well-being. Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

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The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking The Teaching Company, The Great Courses

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The Great Courses #ad - The everyday gourmet: rediscovering the lost art of cooking is a course of 24 highly visual and instructional lessons in which you'll get a first-hand education in the essentials of cooking from an expert who's not just entertaining, but trained to teach how to actually cook. 24 - 30 minute lectures. Chef briwa has devoted his entire career to showing audiences around the world the craft behind cooking, gastronomy, and flavor dynamics.

Full-color hardcover accompanying text. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. 4 dvd set with full-color hardcover book. A former chef at several california restaurants, and judged at professional cooking conferences and competitions, he's also spoken, presented, including the International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference and the National Restaurant Association Show.

The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking The Teaching Company, The Great Courses #ad - Learn the culinary secrets of CIA-trained chefs. Explore in depth each of the major cooking techniques any chef must know. Learn how to work with unique tastes and ingredients to expand your palate. Rediscover the joy of cooking and eating. 24 - 30 minute lectures: cooking-ingredients, technique and flavor; your most essential tool-knives, more essential tools-from pots to shears; saute-dry-heat cooking with fat; roasting-dry-heat cooking without fat; Frying-Dry-heat cooking with fat; From Poach to Steam-Mist-heat cooking; Braising and Stewing-COmbination Cooking; Herbs and Spices-Flavor on demand; Sauces-From beurre blanch to bechamel; Grains and Legumes-Cooking for great flavor; Salads from the Cold Kitchen; Eggs-From the classic to the contemporary; Soups from Around the World; From Fetticcine to Orecchiette-Fresh and dry pasta; Meat; Seafood; Vegetables in Glorious Variety; A Few Great Desserts for Grown-Ups; THirst-The new flavor frontier and Crafting a Meal, Engaging the Senses.

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Unexpected Economics

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#ad - 24 lectures 1the world of choices 2a market for pregnancy 3selling a kidney 4traffic congestion-costs, charity, pricing, and you 5two-way ties between religion and economics 6prediction markets-windows on the future 7pathways for crime and crime fighting 8terrorism as an Occupational Choice 9Marriage as a Search Market 10Procreation and Parenthood 11Small Choices and Racial Discrimination 12Cooperation and the Prisoner's Dilemma 13Fairness and the Ultimatum Game 14Myopic Preferences and Behavioral Economics 15Altruism, Performance, Money, and Gifts 16Loss Aversion and Reference Point Bias 17Risk and Uncertainty 18Human Herds and Information Cascades 19Addiction and Choice 20Obesity-Who Bears the Costs? 21The Economics of Natural Disasters 22Sports Lessons-Pay, Tournaments 23Voting, and Politics 24The Pursuit of Happiness Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness

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The Great Courses #ad - Above all, you will learn to see the ocean as a single entity of striking complexity. Join us on a scientific expedition to fathom the ocean's mysteries in 36 intensively illustrated half-hour lessons delivered by a professor and ocean researcher who has visited and mapped underwater landscapes that no human eyes had ever seen before.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Once you've reviewed the history of sea exploration, meet the incredible diversity of life that depends on the ocean, from the graceful dolphins to the unearthly creatures in the deepest trenches. 4 dvd. Investigate the special properties of ocean water that make it indispensable to life.

Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness #ad - Finally, get a glimpse into the future of the ocean and humanity's role in defining that destiny. You relive the most stunning discoveries of the last 50 years, continents, assembling the many pieces of the puzzle to gain a comprehensive picture of how the ocean works and how it affects the atmosphere, and the web of life.

Full-color hardcover accompanying text. 24 - 30 minute lectures. Oceanography is one of the most exciting areas in science, combining the thrill of exploring an otherworldly realm with the insights it gives into how the Earth works in all of its domains. Despite the names we have assigned to different regions of the ocean - Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic - they are all one continuous body of water, Indian, dominating the planet with features such as mid-ocean ridges that encircle the globe like the seams on a baseball.

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Our Night Sky

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The Teaching Company #ad - People also used the sun, moon, and stars for time-keeping and navigation. 4 dvd. Ancient people from nearly every continent and culture wove exciting stories about the mythological figures they saw in the heavens. And careful observers throughout europe, the Middle East, Asia, and elsewhere kept precise astronomical records, eventually paving the way for the Scientific Revolution and its remarkable discoveries about the nature of the universe.

Our Night Sky #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. 24 - 30 minute lectures. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. For thousands of years, the star-filled sky has been a source of wonder, entertainment, discovery, and instruction. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

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The Great Courses #ad - Full-color hardcover accompanying text. 4 dvd. You'll learn about the latest discoveries regarding plant communication, the myriad ways they manage and shape their own environments, and why botanists are still debating what it really means to be a unique species. Kleier shares her knowledge with contagious excitement for her subject, function, she emphasizes the middle ground: Instead of focusing on cell microbiology or the study of ecosystems and habitats, she stresses the basic biology, and the amazing adaptations of the plants we see all around us.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. As Dr. In plant science: An Introduction to Botany, Dr. Kleier proposes and establishes that there is pleasure to be found in being able to identify and understand the workings of that tree outside the window.

Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany #ad - Catherine kleier invites us to open our eyes to the phenomenal world of plant life and to the process she calls "Natura Revelata, " the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of nature. Dr. With almost 400, 000 known species and thousands more identified every year, the variety of plant life is almost overwhelming - from the microscopic to the largest organism on Earth.

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Comparative Religion

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The Teaching Company #ad - After completing these lectures, as professor Kimball puts it, you'll be able to "see with a native eye", when you wonder why followers of a given religion believe or act as they do. Full-color hardcover accompanying text. These 24 lectures offer you an opportunity to gain a solid grasp of the key ideas of religion itself - the issues that repeatedly surface when you look at any faith's beliefs, practices, and organization.

It's an exploration that can strengthen the interpersonal understanding that underlies your daily relationships, enhance your perception of events in a diverse world, and deepen your appreciation of your own beliefs and the traditions followed by others. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Comparative Religion #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Using the basics of these five major religions as a starting point - and explaining those basics so that no prior knowledge is needed - Professor Kimball plunges deeply into each to reveal and clarify the essential structural components shared by all faiths.

Using five major religions - judaism, christianity, buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism - as illustrations of how religions can address the same core issues in parallel and different ways, Professor Kimball leads you on an exploration of religion's complex and multidimensional nature.24 - 30 minute lectures.

Get a solid working knowledge of the spiritual beliefs that unite and divide us - as well as the perspective from the other side of these divisions. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Origins of Life

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Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Who was the greatest baseball hitter of all time? what is a guilt-free way to get someone to admit to cheating? Which hospital has the best outcome for a given procedure? When is it a good idea to buy a product's extended warranty? How does a tax assessor calculate the market value of a house? These questions all involve the interpretation of statistics.

. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In 24 half-hour lessons, you will explore the principles and methods that underlie the study of statistics. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You will sharpen your understanding of basic statistical vocabulary and learn how to extract meaning from data, all while using no more than basic algebra.

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This course is your introduction to a vitally important subject in today's data-driven society. You can't talk about the weather forecast without invoking statistics.

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