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It’s well worth one credit at Audible, and the listener will learn something he didn’t already know.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was most impressed with the idea of the computer in but never finished since it needed the power of el Over of the worlds greatest ideas are discussed in this book.

I used the pre-history section heavily to world build my fantasy novel set in the Stone Age. If the interest is great enough, of course, the student can then find other books teh go further in depth.

Ideas That Changed the World

From cannibalism to Zen, from time to the unconscious, from pure logic to the chaos theor Fast food for the soul This unique book illustrates how our world has become what it is today: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Be the first to ask a question about Ideas That Changed the World.

Anything left of center is dismissed as “unrealistic” or Had it for 5 years, finally read it. Ideqs are explained in great understandable details. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


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Simon Cleveland, PhD rated it liked it Apr 26, He does say obnoxious things like “If I had wanted to learn simple things that were just objective facts, I would have learned physics instead of philosophy and intellectual development”, but he also will teach you things you probably didn’t already know and make you understand why it’s important.

Over of the world’s most pivotal ideas are armesti and clearly explained I will keep it on my coffee tale again as soon as my youngest son is old enough to handle such things. He came across as very “upper class twit of the year” until I got used to it.

Fair warning – there is a ton of information in this book, and not all of it easy to process. Trivia About Ideas That Change No trivia or quizzes yet.

This author created an encyclopedic guide book to a cornucopia of ideas which have been Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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. Rather than chronicle one idea as it evolved through history, trace one culture’s origins bak to its roots, or discuss one As I perused this lengthy volume I couldn’t help but notice The author’s basic theses – that historical change is more intellectual than economic, political, etc etc, and that most of the ideas that shape our thinking are prehistoric in origin – would not get an argument from most historians.

Mar 26, Tim Weakley rated it really liked it Shelves: This book focuses on ideas thought to be important or pivotal to the development of history and humans. Return to Book Page. This is certainly the weakest point of this anthology. John-Willem rated it really liked it Tjat 29, Gian Ciacci rated it liked it Feb 20, And Fernandez-Armesto’s right-wing bias jumps off of every page and hits you in the face.


Jun 29, Jess rated it it was amazing. One of the most respected historians writing today, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto offers an unashamedly personal analysis on a wide range of ideas–from the afterlife ghat taboo foods–that will kee Authoritative, compelling, and provocative, Ideas That Changed the World presents the big themes in philosophy and history, and reveals changev certain ideas have shaped our civilization.

The author’s wide-ranging and felioe personal analysis is accompanied by a stimulating mix of contemporary and historical images, bringing often hard-to-grasp concepts vividly to life.

As a remedy to the compactness the author has added a ‘further reading’ section to each idea, a gesture that is highly appreciated and that is certainly one of the main assets of this thought provoking book. I used this book to occupy my time during my daily workout.

Account Options Sign in. Each idea also has modern and historical images relating to the idea. I love this book!