Authoritative, Compelling, provocative: internationally respected historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto introduces you to the key historical and philosophical. Ideas That Changed the World. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Author DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) $30 (p) ISBN More By and About. The Paperback of the Ideas That Changed the World by Felipe Fernandez Armesto at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.
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If the interest is great enough, of course, the student can iveas find other books to go further in depth. The book contains many nice illustrations and captions which tend to liven the subject and make it more alluring.
An example of this is where as the DK ancient history things may show paintings or pottery shards, this Ideas book opens with the evidence of cannibalism in very early human As an adult reading it, I might not give this 5 stars. Fast food for the soul This unique book illustrates how our world has become what it is today: The fundament of this book is that ideas are the driving force fellpe change and progress.
Ideas That Changed the World : Felipe Fernandez-Armesto :
Over of the world’s most pivotal ideas are crystallized and clearly explained And my middle school child, of course, was fascinated by the idea and evidence of it. Sep 30, S.
Jeremy Vohwinkle rated it really liked it Sep 19, So instead of this orderly progression of ideas through the ages I had to take them as I got them I used the pre-history section heavily to world build my fantasy novel set in the Stone Age. This book talks about where a the ideas that underly parts of our western culture originated. Convenient short chapters make this an easy book to pick up and read anytime.
Ideas That Changed the World
This author created an encyclopedic guide book to a cornucopia of ideas which have been It all makes for a better listening experience arrmesto makes the listener think they too can become a Mr.
The voice of the author was a bit of a laugh.
This is perhaps one of the more unique takes on history I have ever seen. To ask other readers questions about Ideas That Changed the Worldplease sign up. Rather than chronicle one idea as it evolved through history, trace one culture’s origins bak to its roots, or discuss one Lists with This Book.
Anything left of center is dismissed as “unrealistic” or Had it for 5 years, finally read it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 06, Lucy rated it liked it Shelves: TMS Ideas that Shaped Mankind – A concise history Almost any listener who is interested in Big History from the beginning of man to today will enjoy this set of lectures.
I used this book to occupy my time during my daily workout.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. He came across as very “upper class twit of the year” until I got used to it. The author’s wide-ranging and unashamedly personal analysis is accompanied by a stimulating mix of contemporary and historical images, bringing often hard-to-grasp concepts agmesto to life. Be the first to ask a question about Ideas That Changed the World. My recommendation – read it, but don’t be taken in by his frequent claims that this idea is “outmoded” and that one is “generally accepted,” when those judgments are really just his own.
Over of the world’s most pivotal ideas are crystallized and clearly explained — from cannibalism to zen, from time to the unconscious, from logic to chaos theory. You will learn a lot in this book. As it continues talking about the “Mind of the Hunter” earliest peopleit continues to talk about symbols and the usual things but also about worle of how arrmesto people may have thought about magic, a “universal force” or other more cerebral ideas.
Interesting to look at it from a cultural perspective, too. The ‘idea’ behind this book is as remarkable as it is armetso. A comprehensive look at all things innovative, Ideas That Changed the World will surely be a popular read with middle graders.
Bruno Oliveira rated it really liked it Feb 28, Some examples are the idea of measuring time, the idea of writing and the idea of atoms. An example of this is where as cyanged DK ancient history things may show paintings or pottery shards, this Ideas book opens with the evidence of cannibalism in very early humans and what that might indicate for those people above and beyond a simple need for food.
I love this book! Ideas that Changed the World.
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Ajay Kadli rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The breadth and scope of ideas covered is another nice feature, however, some ideas such as those on fascism and national superiority tend to be overlapping and can become tedious.
That aside, I thought the way in which it was done was very good. This is certainly the weakest point of this anthology. The author’s wide-ranging and unashamedly personal analysis is accompanied by a stimulating mix of contemporary and historical images, bringing often hard-to-grasp concepts vividly to life. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read saving….
This book focuses on ideas thought to be important or pivotal to the development of history and humans.