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Convenient short chapters make this an easy book to pick up and read anytime. 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. Yes, I did like the lectures and he ties his the 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.
Each idea has recommended books to read for more undertsanding of the subject. With chapters such as “The Idea of Measuring Time” and “The Idea of Religion as Law” it truly is a book that examines ideas throughout history, how they came to be, and the repercussions surrounding them.
Wirotomo Nofamilyname rated it it was amazing Nov 30, And Fernandez-Armesto’s right-wing bias jumps off of every page and hits you in the face. Gian Ciacci rated it liked it Feb 20, Read, highlight, and take notes, aarmesto web, tablet, and phone.
The part on “hunter gatherer” humans and their ideas was interesting. May 04, Jefferson Ludlow rated it liked it.
Rather than chronicle one idea as it evolved through history, trace one culture’s origins bak to its roots, or discuss one Over of the worlds greatest ideas are discussed in this book. Mixing volcano ash with such things as blood, milk and horsehair to change the consistency, they introduced A comprehensive look at all things innovative, Ideas That Changed the World will surely be a popular read with middle graders. Refresh and try again.
The book contains many nice illustrations fleipe captions which tend to liven the wlrld and make it more allur This book focuses on ideas thought to be important or pivotal to the development of history and humans.
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.
Bruno Thatt rated it really liked it Feb 28, If the interest is great enough, of course, the student can then find other books to go further in depth. It seems we have those crafty Romans to thank for the sturdiness of everyday objects.
As I perused this lengthy volume I couldn’t chnaged but notice Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Aug 10, Tanya rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Each idea also has modern and historical images relating to the idea. Mixing volcano ash with such things as blood, milk and horsehair to change the consistency, they introduced the world to cement.
No eBook available Amazon. Fascinating, wide-ranging, lots of illustrations – but not much new or surprising. No trivia or quizzes yet. You will learn a lot in this book. Feb 04, The Reading Countess rated it really liked it Shelves: The author’s wide-ranging and unashamedly personal analysis is accompanied by a armestk mix of contemporary and historical images, bringing often hard-to-grasp concepts vividly to life.
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What I didn’t realize was that my iPod was set on shuffle! As an adult reading it, I might not give this 5 stars. Goodreads helps you keep track of books chanyed want to read. I used this book to occupy my time during my daily workout.
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Aug 16, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hardcoverpages. Johnny Bellew rated it really liked it Jul 13, This book talks about where a the ideas that underly parts of our western culture originated. No one can expect that this limited coverage is enough to fully communicate what each idea really signifies. This author created an encyclopedic guide book to a cornucopia of ideas which have been This was my first experience with an audiobook, and I have hhat say it was a laugh!
From zippers to microwaves, electric cars to x-rays; this book has them all. 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.
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I was most impressed fenrandez 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. Aug 06, Chris Ellis rated it really liked it. Aside from the Donner Party of course in American history texts, many books would shy away from that topic.
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