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Reference photo of the philosopher: December 1989.

Reference photo of the philosopher: June 1995.

Reference photo of the philosopher: December 2002.

Reference photo of the explorer: September 2012 passport.

I was born on 10 May 1934 in St. Joseph, Missouri as Fred Leonard Bellomy Jr. That makes me 65 years old as I write this in 1999. I'll make this brief, just enough to satisfy the natural curiosity of anyone who has taken time to look into my philosophical work... or who has been following my serendipitous travel adventures since December 2000.

Since early childhood those adults shaping my life repeatedly tried to convince me that I had a "good" mind, something that seemed to contradict abundant evidence to the contrary. But then I've read that people with an inflated sense of their own competence usually aren't and those of us who have doubts, sometimes are. In any case, my nervous system does seem capable of understanding just how little of the vast universe of knowledge I have been able to grasp.

From the time I was first called into the Principal's office for driving a pretty Kindergarten classmate to tears with an unexpected kiss in the sandbox, to the time I was "expelled" for "stealing" a bible from the chapel at the Harding Military Academy just before my ninth birthday, every school grade found me being transferred to a new location one or more times for discipline problems. The pattern continued right on into high school where after two and a half years I permanently dropped out to wander the country in search of some place where I could feel safe and accepted. 

Not until I entered junior college in St. Joseph Missouri to play catch up, did I consider education of much relevance. There I learned I could do just about anything I set my mind to, and for the first time actually excelled. The hyper-motivation lasted only through the three years I spent in two different junior colleges. When I arrived at the University of California in Berkeley in 1955 I found academic life more difficult and the demands on my time onerous. Working half time to support my education, I managed rather lackluster academic achievements. Married before my senior year and being worried about eminent draft into the Korean War with a child on the way, I took a job with the Navy as a civilian scientist, as much for the military deferment as the technical challenges.

From the comfortable perspective of a half century later, I can see how inept were my young, poorly educated parents' efforts to help me mature. My mother, widowed when I was thirteen, to her credit explained "We did the best we knew how, but we were young." I suppose we can ask no more of our parents, and take some solace in the knowledge that whatever our shortcomings, our care givers and others must share the blame. With better parents any of us could have been better people. Like my parents before me, I have done the best I could with what tools were bequeathed to me by my culture and genetic heritage.

What I have done with those tools is feed my curiosity about the wonders of the Universe and my place in it. That means I have been studying the work of highly acclaimed writers for most of my adult life, trying to make sense of both the informed and uninformed opinions offered by anyone who claims to have discovered the "truth" about reality and the human condition. It is now abundantly clear that collectively we will never know more than a tiny fraction of the vast body of everything that might be known. Socrates insisted that understanding the limitations of our intellect is a precursor of wisdom. Whatever conclusions I or anyone might be able to reach must forever remain tentative... subject to radical revision when new knowledge or insight demands it. 

I do finally see that knowledge and opinion are not the same thing. Thoughtful conversations with good friends make me realize that not everyone agrees on that point. Their "truths" often are not my "truths." So, I'd like to record some of the things I believe to be true in a systematic fashion, in order to better see what it is that I've learned, what I have yet to learn, and more importantly, what may be unknowable by anyone. With any luck, both I and my readers may discover some hidden patterns along the way. 

I come to the task of making sense out of my experiences with an education in physics (or natural philosophy as it was known prior to about 1900) from UC Berkeley (circa 1957) followed by many years of post graduate university extension work in engineering / management plus the full curriculum for a general secondary teaching credential at CSUC-Northridge, and many more years of serious independent and classroom study with UC Extension, various Adult Education programs, the best of which is offered by Santa Barbara City College and literally dozens of the magnificent Great Courses (See appended list).

I've had a life long interest in metaphysics with what until now has been a generally reductionistic attitude towards explaining things I observe: every effect has a cause firmly rooted in scientific reality and looking closely at the parts will lead to an understanding of the whole. So, I must confess to a certain degree of bias when trying to untangle the "Religion Verses Science" philosophical controversies. Others frequently do not share my particular beliefs in "what it all means." That's hardly a surprise as even our most respected pundits cannot completely agree on everything. I remain troubled by vigorously promoted opinions supported by controversial information or unsubstantiated beliefs masquerading as infallible "god given" knowledge, "revealed truths." 

It would appear that I may be destined to live out the rest of my life demanding extraordinary proof for extraordinary claims. Some of my friends think I am too skeptical, that I should lighten up, open myself up more to the value of unorthodox belief systems for which scientific examination is impossible or inappropriate. They may be right and my current research embraces an examination of the personal benefits of irrational beliefs: blind faith.

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The Great Courses

I have been studying

(My CD collection - My DVD collection - Completed courses italicized)



Aeneid of Virgil

A Brief History of the World  

A Day’s Read

A History of European Art

A New History of Life

Abraham Lincoln: In His Own Words

African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela

After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers

Age of Henry VIII

Age of Pericles

Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian

Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire

Algebra I

Algebra II

Altering the Blueprint – The Ethics of Genetics

America and the New Global Economy

America and the World: A Diplomatic History

American Civil War Disc #1 lost.

American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue"

American Identity

American Identity

American Mind

American Religious History (old)

American Revolution

Americas in the Revolutionary Era

Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

Ancient Empires before Alexander

Ancient Greek Civilization

Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History

Apostle Paul

Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

Art across the Ages

Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving

Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

Art of Critical Decision Making

Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

Art of Reading

Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator

Art of the Northern Renaissance

Augustine: Philosopher and Saint



Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies

Beginnings of Judaism

Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza

Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

Biblical Wisdom Literature

Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity  

Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity  

Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective

Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition

Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition

Biology: The Science of Life     

Biology: The Science of Life -
vol 4-6 only.

Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

Black Holes Explained

Black Holes Explained 2nd copy

Book of Genesis

Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

Buddhism I & II

Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

Business Law: Contracts

Business Law: Negligence and Torts


Chamber Music of Mozart

Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition


Chemistry, 2nd Edition

China, India, and the United States: The Future of Economic Supremacy


Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights

Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature

Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

Classical Mythology

Classics of American Literature

Classics of British Literature

Classics of Russian Literature

Comparative Religion

Comparative Religion

Concert Masterworks

Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

Conquest of the Americas

Consciousness and Its Implications

Conservative Tradition

Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe

Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know  JUDY

Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are

Cycles of American Political Thought



Dante’s Divine Comedy

Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe

Darwinian Revolution
Extra copy available

Darwinian Revolution  missing?

Dead Sea Scrolls

Development of European Civilization

Discrete Mathematics

Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography

Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt



Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine  

Early Middle Ages

Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet

Earth's Changing Climate

Economics, 3rd Edition

Economics, 3rd Edition  

Effective Communication Skills

Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition extra Pt I

Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition  

Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion

Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement

Emperors of Rome

Enlightenment Invention of the Modern Self old

Era of the Crusades

Era of the Crusades

Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History

Essentials of Mathematics

Essentials of Strength Training

Ethics of Aristotle

Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age 5/15

European History and European Lives: 1715 to 1914

European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century

European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century

Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire

Experiencing the Middle Ages (Set)

Explaining Social Deviance

Exploring the Roots of Religion



Fall and Rise of China

Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity

Famous Greeks

Famous Romans

Food: A Cultural Culinary History

Foundations of Economic Prosperity

Foundations of Western Civilization

Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi

Freedom: The Philosophy of Liberation  

From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism

From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author

From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History  2014 parts

Fundamentals of Photography



Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

Genius of Michelangelo

God and Mankind: Comparative Religions  

Great American Bestsellers: The Books That Shaped America

Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

Great Battles of the Ancient World

Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

Great Figures of the New Testament

Great Ideas of Classical Physics

Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

Great Ideas of Psychology

Great Masters: All 10 Great Masters (Set)

Great Masters: Beethoven—His Life and Music

Great Masters: Brahms—His Life and Music

Great Masters: Haydn—His Life and Music

Great Masters: Liszt—His Life and Music

Great Masters: Mahler—His Life and Music

Great Masters: Mozart—His Life and Music

Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann—Their Lives and Music

Great Masters: Shostakovich—His Life and Music

Great Masters: Stravinsky—His Life and Music

Great Masters: Tchaikovsky—His Life and Music

Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism

Great Presidents

Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

Great Thinkers, Great Theorems

Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe Judy’s copy

Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

Great World Religions: Buddhism

 Great World Religions: Buddhism    2 copies

Great World Religions: Christianity  Judy

Great World Religions: Christianity

Great World Religions: Hinduism  

Great World Religions: Hinduism

Great World Religions: Islam
watched 2 of 12: pretty basic

Great World Religions: Islam

Great World Religions: Judaism

Great World Religions: Judaism

Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean

Greek and Persian Wars

Greek Legacy: Classical Origins of the Modern World

Greek Tragedy



Herodotus: The Father of History

High Middle Ages

High School Level—Early American History: Native Americans through the Forty-Niners

High School Level—Geometry

Historical Jesus

History of Ancient Egypt

History of Ancient Rome Pt 2 only

History of Ancient Rome Mod Scholor

History of Christian Theology

History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

History of Freedom

History of Hitler’s Empire, 2nd Edition

History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev

History of Science: 1700–1900 black case  (Very good!) Winda

History of Science: Antiquity to 1700

History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

History of the English Language, 2nd Edition

History of the Supreme Court

History of the U.S. Economy in the 20th Century

History of the United States, 2nd Edition

History of World Literature

Holy Land Revealed

How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals

How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication  3/15

How Music and Mathematics Relate

How the Crusades Changed History

How the Earth Works

How to Become a SuperStar Student, 2nd Edition

How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips & Techniques

How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape in 6 Lessons

How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

How to Listen to and Understand Opera

How to Look at and Understand Great Art

How to Read and Understand Shakespeare

How We Learn 6/15

Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations  



Iliad of Homer

Impossible: Physics beyond the Edge

Interpreting the 20th Century: The Struggle Over Democracy

Introduction to Greek Philosophy

Introduction to Judaism

Introduction to Nanotechnology: The New Science of Small

Introduction to Number Theory

Introduction to the Study of Religion

Italian Renaissance

Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean



Jesus and the Gospels

Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

Joy of Mathematics

Joy of Science

Joy of Science vol 3-5 only

Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas 5/15

Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas 2nd copy

Joyce’s Ulysses






Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

Late Middle Ages

Legacies of Great Economists

Leonardo da Vinci & Genius of Michelangelo

Leonardo da Vinci & Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

Leonardo da Vinci & World’s Greatest Paintings

Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance

Life and Operas of Verdi

Life and Work of Mark Twain

Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis

Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer

Life and Writings of John Milton

Life in Our Universe

Life Lessons from the Great Books  

Life Lessons from the Great Myths

Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

Literary Modernism: The Struggle for Modern History

Lives and Works of the English Romantic Poets

Lives of Great Christians

Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World  Judy’s copy

Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917

Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World

Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication  

Lost Worlds of South America

Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation


Machiavelli Collection MP3 (loose CD case)

Major Transitions in Evolution

Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past

Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method

Mastering Financial Literacy

Mastering the Fundamentals of Mathematics

Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature

Masterpieces of Short Fiction

Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature’s Most Fantastic Works (Extra Pt I )

Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

Masters of War: History’s Greatest Strategic Thinkers

Masterworks of American Art

Masterworks of Early 20th-Century Literature

Mathematics Describing the Real World: Precalculus and Trigonometry

Mathematics from the Visual World

Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World"

Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World’s Great Intellectual Traditions

Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

Medieval Europe: Crisis and Renewal

Medieval Heroines in History and Legend

Medieval World

Memory and the Human Lifespan

Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

Modern British Drama

Modern Economic Issues

Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know

Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London

Music of Richard Wagner

Must History Repeat the Great Conflicts of This Century?  

My Favorite Universe elementary

My Favorite Universe 2nd copy

Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

Mysteries of the Microscopic World

Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Myth in Human History

Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage


Natural Law and Human Nature

Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

Neuroscience of Everyday Life

New Frontiers: Modern Perspectives on Our Solar System

New Science of Healthy Mind and Body

New Testament

No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

Nutrition Made Clear


Odyssey of Homer

Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness

Old Testament

Operas of Mozart

Optimizing Brain Fitness  5/15

Origin of Civilization

Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

Origins of Life  

Origins of Life  

Origins of the Human Mind

Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire

Our Night Sky


Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

Peloponnesian War

Peoples and Cultures of the World

Philosophy and Religion in the West  

Philosophy as a Guide to Living

Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Science

Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life

Physics and Our Universe: How It All Works

Physics in Your Life

Physics of History

Physiology and Fitness

Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

Plato's Republic

Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City

Popes and the Papacy: A History  

Power of Mathematical Thinking: From Newton's Laws to Elections and the Economy

Power over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory  missing?

Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists

Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

Precalculus, Understanding Calculus I & II (Set)

Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution

Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument

Psychology of Human Behavior


Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World

Queen of the Sciences: A History of Mathematics

Quest for Meaning: Values, Ethics, and the Modern Experience

Questions of Value


Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages

Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions  

Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations

Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature

Rights of Man: Great Thinkers and Great Movements

Rise and Fall of Soviet Communism: A History of 20th-Century Russia

Rise and Fall of the British Empire

Rise of Humans: Great Scientific Debates

Robert E. Lee and His High Command

Rome and the Barbarians

Roots of Human Behavior

Roots of Religion  Missing?


Science and Religion  watched?

Science and Religion Missing?

Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey

Science of Self

Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It

Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It  old

Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory

Scientific Secrets for Self-Control

Secrets of Mental Math

Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

Seeing the Ancient World

Sensation, Perception, and the Aging Process 2 copies

Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies

Shakespeare: The Word and the Action Pt1 only

Shakespeare's Tragedies

Shape of Nature (topology)

Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist

Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition

Skywatching: Seeing and Understanding Cosmic Wonders

St. Augustine’s Confessions

Story of Human Language  

Story of Human Language  

Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest

Story of the Bible

Strategic Thinking Skills

Stress and Your Body

String Quartets of Beethoven

Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

Symphonies of Beethoven


Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition

The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

The Art of Conflict Management & Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator

The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

The Art of War

The Cathedral

The Catholic Church: A History

The Complete Guide to Understanding Human Behavior

The Concerto

The English Novel

The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts

The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great

The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

The Everyday Guide to Spirits and Cocktails: Tastes and Traditions

The Everyday Guide to Wine

The Everyday Guide to Wines of California

The Everyday Guide to Wines of France

The Everyday Guide to Wines of Italy

The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know

The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History

The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset

The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation

The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal

The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

The Intelligent Brain

The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku

The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness

The New Science Of Health, Mind, and Body (Set)

The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

The Persian Empire

The Philosopher’s Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

The Renaissance

The Science of Natural Healing

The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins

The Skeptic’s Guide to the Great Books

The Skeptic's Guide to American History

The Soul and the City: Art, Literature, and Urban Living

The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience

The Symphony

The Western Literary Canon in Context

The World of Byzantium

The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites

Theories of Human Development  

Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy

Thinking about Capitalism

Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare

Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

Tocqueville and the American Experiment

Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works

Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations

Turning Points in American History

Turning Points in Medieval History

Turning Points in Modern History


Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions, and Tips

Understanding Calculus: Problems, Solutions, and Tips

Understanding Complexity

Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

Understanding Investments

Understanding Linguistics: The Science of Language

Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

Understanding the Brain

Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology  vol4X2

Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact

Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

Understanding the Mysteries of the Universe

Understanding the Science for Tomorrow: Myth and Reality

Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception

Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition

Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity

Unexpected Economics

United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11  

United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11

Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century


Victorian Britain


Voltaire and the Triumph of the Enlightenment


War and World History

War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500–2000

What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

What Science Knows about Cancer  

Why Economies Rise or Fall

Why Evil Exists

Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

Wine and Cooking

Wisdom of History watched?

World History: The Fertile Crescent to The American Revolution elementary

World of Byzantium

World Philosophy 2 copies (1 in sleeve)

World War I: The "Great War"

World War II: A Military and Social History 5/15

World’s Greatest Paintings

Writing Creative Nonfiction



Your Best Brain 5/15

Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills


Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers


1066: The Year That Changed Everything

20th-Century American Fiction

30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World


CD collection   DVD collection Completed courses italicized.