Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works

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Throughout these lectures, you'll explore protocols for investigating a scene, and you'll probe some classic types of evidence ranging from fingerprints and shoeprints to microscopic fibers and handwriting. Crack a case? taught by a veteran forensic scientist, these 36 riveting lectures take you from the crime scene to the lab to the courtroom to reveal the personality and passions of an investigative mind.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Drawing on her extensive experience, the first use of dna fingerprinting in the 1980s, the Lindbergh kidnapping, a murder suspect who couldn't remember where he buried one of his victims, Professor Murray shows how forensic science works from the inside with discussions of cases such as American Eagle Flight 4184, the cold case of a missing teen, and the serial killings of Ted Bundy.

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And she offers several do-it-yourself projects that she uses with her students - from a simple exercise to test your observational skills to an experiment with blood spatter patterns that employs real-looking fake blood you can make in the kitchen.

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Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals

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The Great Courses #ad - Having participated in hundreds of investigations in America and abroad, equally intriguing, Professor Murray intersperses these historical examinations with some of her own, personal experiences. The chicago Tylenol poisonings and the copycat crimes that followed. In doing so, you'll learn how cutting-edge advancements in science and technology are applied to investigations and how to evaluate evidence and think like a forensic scientist.

Seven-time tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's public fall from grace. Step into the world of forensic science and study the most fascinating crimes and mysteries from the last two centuries in the 24 lectures of Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals. As you journey around the world and into the past, you'll re-examine modern history's great crimes and scandals using the tools and insights of forensic science.

. The alleged survival of Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of the murdered Tsar. Professor murray, a forensic anthropologist with nearly 30 years of experience in the field, has crafted lectures that are a remarkable blend of storytelling and science - a whirlwind tour that takes you from the gas-lit streets of Victorian London to small-town America.

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Forensics: You Decide

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Mastering Tai Chi

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. Bring the body you have, and step into a journey of personal mastery with an extraordinary course that can help you achieve new heights of mental and physical fitness. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Factory sealed DVD. Mastering tai chi is your invitation to step onto the path of greater health, wisdom, strength, and compassion.

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Cities of the Ancient World

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The Great Courses The Teaching Company #ad - We live in a world of cities - for the first time ever, the majority of the population lives in an urban environment - and reflecting on ancient models of the "city" as a human phenomenon offers important lessons for our culture today. More than anything else, cities of the Ancient World is a course about human beings - what life was like in these cities and how people lived.

Tuck, these 24 eye-opening lectures not only provide an invaluable look at the design and architecture of ancient cities, of Miami University, they also offer a flesh-and-blood glimpse into the daily lives of ordinary people and the worlds they created. Cities of the ancient World gives you insight into cities large and small, famous and obscure.

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The Shape of Nature

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The Teaching Company #ad - While the mathematics involved in the study of shapes and nature is important to how we grasp and live in the world, it remains a mystery to many of us. How do you measure the size of a black hole? the motion of individual particles at the subatomic level? The possible shape of space-time itself? In short: How do you mathematically describe the world around you? The answer lies in the use of geometry and topology to study and understand the shape of nature, whether leaf formations, DNA entanglements, or quantum fields.

. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. His clear and engaging presentation style, accompanied with animations and graphics, will make your journey into the world of shapes unforgettable. In 36 lectures, you'll discover the relationship between mathematics and nature, get a pointed introduction to the language mathematicians use to study shapes and dimensions, and learn how to finally make sense of this abstract-yet undeniably intriguing-subject.

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This visually stunning course is your authoritative guide to the mathematical shapes around us: how they're formed, how they're studied, and how they're applied to our everyday lives. But these concepts and ideas are not inaccessible. Factory sealed DVD.

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The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time

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In the everyday gourmet: making great meals in less time, award-winning chef-Instructor Bill Briwa of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America gets you off the fast-food treadmill to learn tips, techniques, and simple ingredients to keep on hand for quick, recipes, healthy meals that will delight your family and friends.

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The Great Ideas of Psychology

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The Teaching Company #ad - With them, you'll see the entire history of psychology unfold. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. If you've ever wanted to delve more deeply into the mysteries of human emotion, perception, and of why we do what we do, and cognition, these 48 lectures offer a superb place to start.

Lecture by lecture, and you'll follow along as he recreates a Platonic dialogue; explains brain physiology; or explores the intricacies of middle ear construction, Professor Robinson navigates from one subject to the next, the psychological underpinnings of the Salem witch trials, and the history of the insanity defense.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Among other things, "sciences" of phrenology and mesmerism contributed to psychological knowledge what happened when a Stanford psychologist and his students decided to study "being sane in insane places" by getting themselves committed to a mental institution How the brain is able to "rewire" itself to compensate for particular traumas at an early age If high heritability determines how much the environment influences the value of a trait, now-derided, you'll learn: How a brilliant young scientist's temporary blindness led to pioneering research in sensory psychology How the once-prestigious, and more.

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Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

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The Great Courses #ad - Factory sealed DVD. Kleier shares her knowledge with contagious excitement for her subject, function, she stresses the basic biology, she emphasizes the middle ground: Instead of focusing on cell microbiology or the study of ecosystems and habitats, and the amazing adaptations of the plants we see all around us.

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. 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 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.

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Anthropology and the Study of Humanity

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The Great Courses #ad - As he wends his way across time and around the world, linguistic, he also introduces the field's four major academic sub-disciplines: biological, archaeological, and cultural anthropology. What does it mean to be human? where did we come from? and what unites us in our diversity today? Anthropology and the Study of Humanity is your chance to tackle these big questions as you survey one of the world's most engaging - and human - sciences.

In the end, what you'll discover is that while our species is rich with diversity, we are all one human race. You will examine how humans evolved and built civilizations, review humanity's changing attitudes about our relationship to the cosmos, and consider the many ways we express ourselves. Professor lacy gives you an elegant blend of theory and application to help you understand this extraordinarily interdisciplinary field as a whole.

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Lacy of fairfield university, these 24 wide-ranging lectures are the ideal guide through the world of anthropology, or the study of humanity across time and space. Taught by acclaimed professor and field researcher Scott M.

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Understanding Greek and Roman Technology: From Catapult to the Pantheon

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Lifetime manufacturer warranty. This a fascinating introduction to basic engineering principles and the science behind them. Famed for great thinkers, and leaders, artists, poets, ancient Greece and Rome were also home to some of the most creative engineers who ever lived. Your guide is Dr. Yet the engineering exploits of the Greeks and Romans are not as celebrated as they deserve to be, and they have been long discounted by some historians.

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