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The voice of the author was a bit of a laugh. I was most impressed with the idea of the computer in but never finished since it needed the power of electricity and government funding.

Simon Cleveland, PhD rated it liked it Apr 26, The idea of Time, Calender, inheritance, farming etc. You wordl learn a lot in this book. And my middle school child, of course, was fascinated by the idea ixeas evidence of it.

Wahyu Cahyo rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Book is a hit 2 pages into it, right?! 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.

Refresh and try again. A must have reference for how we got to this complicated society, one idea at a time.

Feb 04, The Reading Countess rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Fun, with lots of pretty pictures. That aside, I thought the way in which it was done was very good. 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 idea what it is today: I will keep felpie on my coffee tale again as soon as my youngest son is old enough to handle such things.


Ideas That Changed the World by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Gian Ciacci rated it liked it Feb 20, Lists with This Book. No one can expect that this limited coverage is enough to fully communicate what each idea really signifies. 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.

From cannibalism to Zen, from time fernanedz the unconscious, from pure logic to the chaos theory But at least this book gives the incentive to numerous interesting discussions. Fascinating, wide-ranging, lots of illustrations – but not much new or surprising. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They are explained in great understandable details.

Ideas That Changed the World

Chronologically Arranged, the format of this book nevertheless allows you to start at the beginning or dip in at any point. Anything left of center is dismissed as “unrealistic” or “dangerous” or “vague and spineless. This is perhaps one of the more unique takes on history I thhat ever seen. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

To ask other readers questions about Ideas That Changed the Worldplease sign up. Fair warning – there is a ton of information in this book, and not all of it easy to process.

It all starts in prehistoric times and takes the reader on a long, but exiting trip through time. My 5-star rating is for this book used as part of a history curriculum for a middle schooler.


Convenient short chapters make this an easy book to pick up and read anytime. Beautiful pictures and pop culture references really bring history to life.

Johnny Bellew rated it really liked it Jul 13, Read, highlight, thag take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Ideas are as old as mankind. 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.

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As I perused this lengthy volume I couldn’t help but notice Aug 16, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love that this book focuses on overreaching concepts rather armeesto details for each era predestination, chivalry, civil disobedience, etc but in a brief enough scope that the student can understand it for the era but not be overwhelmed and stuck on that topic alone.

As it continues talking about the “Mind of the Hunter” earliest peopleit continues to talk about symbols and the usual things but also about evidence of how early people may have thought about magic, a “universal force” or other more cerebral ideas.