"Since the development of written language, books have played a central role in our culture. They've entertained. They've instructed. They've inspired. But can a book actually change the course of history? The answer is, resoundingly, yes. And now, with 36 Books That Changed the World, a fascinating Great Courses Collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, you can now get a riveting intellectual tour of the profound impact of books from thousands of years of history and from civilizations around the globe. The Art of War, the King James Bible, The Origin of Species, and other works of literature, history, science, philosophy, political theory and religion offer powerful examples of how a single written work can spark revolutions, birth great world religions, spur scientific advancements, shape world economies, teach us new ways of thinking, and so much more."
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