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The Great Courses Launches ‘The Inexplicable Universe’ with Neil deGrasse Tyson on Netflix

One of The Great Courses’ most popular titles -- “The Inexplicable Universe,” taught by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the noted astrophysicist and host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on Fox -- has premiered on Netflix.

“Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of our most popular and engaging professors,” said Ed Leon, Chief Brand Officer and Head of Product Development for The Great Courses, the nation’s leading developer and marketer of premium-quality media for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. “His lectures transform the mysteries of the cosmos into a mind-bending scientific adventure.”

The Great Courses also has released three new courses: “How the Stock Market Works,” “The Decisive Battles of World History” and “Understanding Multivariable Calculus.” The courses in the areas of History, Finance and Mathematics expand the company’s already deep library of nearly 500 titles.

The company creates lectures that capture an engaged audience that includes Bill Gates and David Gregory, host of “Meet the Press,” and has attracted hundreds of the nation’s top academics. All titles are available in audio and video formats, including digital streaming, downloads, DVDs and CDs.

The Great Courses launches three to five courses each month, with 48 total planned in 2014 equaling almost 600 hours and 1,200 lectures from some of the world’s greatest teachers and experts.

Descriptions of New Courses:

How the Stock Market Works
By Professor of Banking and Finance Ramon P. DeGennaro
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=5852

This clear and concise 18-lecture course by an award-winning Professor of Banking and Finance explains why stocks rise and fall, and how to invest without losing sleep.

The Decisive Battles of World History
By Professor of History and Humanistic Studies Gregory S. Aldrete
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay; Ph.D., University of Michigan
http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=8140

The direction of history can turn on the outcome of a single battle. This 36-lecture course spans from a chariot battle in ancient Egypt to Hitler’s defeat at Stalingrad during WWII to conflicts of the modern era.

Understanding Multivariable Calculus
By Professor of Mathematics Bruce H. Edwards
University of Florida; Ph.D., Dartmouth College
http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=1023

A 36-lecture course by an award-winning Professor of Mathematics offers a profound understanding of multivariable calculus, which applies calculus to the three-dimensional world.

About The Great Courses

The Great Courses is the nation’s leading developer and marketer of premium-quality media for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Delivered in engaging, expertly produced video and audio (digital streaming, downloads, DVDs and CDs), these carefully crafted courses provide access to a world of knowledge from the most accomplished professors and experts. The content-rich, proprietary library spans nearly 500 courses with close to 7,000 hours and 12,000 lectures designed to expand horizons, deepen understanding and foster epiphanies in the arts, science, literature, self-improvement, history, music, philosophy, theology, economics, mathematics, business, professional advancement, personal growth and high school curriculum. Creating unique learning experiences since 1990, The Great Courses is the premier brand of The Teaching Company based in Chantilly, Va. More information can be found at www.thegreatcourses.com.

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