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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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Want to Read saving…. For ideas he doesn’t like, old Hollywood movies: Gian Ciacci rated it liked it Feb 20, And my middle school child, of course, was fascinated by the idea and evidence of it.

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Ideas That Changed the World by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Johnny Bellew rated it really liked it Jul 13, I used this book to occupy my time during my daily workout.

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From cannibalism to Zen, from time to the unconscious, from pure logic to the chaos theory Brian rated it liked it May chanegd, This is perhaps one of the more unique takes on history I have ever seen. Ideas that Changed the World. Over of the world’s most pivotal ideas are crystallized and clearly explained Anything left of center is dismissed as “unrealistic” or Had it for 5 years, chaned read it.

No one can expect that this limited coverage is enough to fully communicate what each idea really signifies. 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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Discoveries and inventions, economic systems and politic movements, our contact with people, animals and daily objects: Perhaps the most interesting thing about the book is the quirky choices of illustrations. Thomas 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 to taboo foods–that will kee Authoritative, compelling, and provocative, Ideas That Changed the World presents the big themes in philosophy and history, and reveals how certain ideas have shaped our civilization.

Trivia About Ideas That Change The voice of the author was a bit of a chajged. Lists with This Book.

Ideas That Changed the World

To ask other readers questions about Rhe That Changed the Worldplease sign up. Wahyu Cahyo rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Fascinating, wide-ranging, lots of illustrations – but not much new or surprising. 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. And Fernandez-Armesto’s right-wing bias jumps off of every page and hits you in the face.

I love that tue book focuses on overreaching concepts rather than details tbe 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.

Chronologically Arranged, the format of this book nevertheless allows you to start at the beginning or dip in at any point. Interesting to fernadnez at it from a cultural perspective, too.

We have lots and lots of the DK books on history topics, but this one is unique on our shelves as an overview of ideas rather than physical objects that helped change the world.

The part on “hunter gatherer” humans and their ideas was interesting. Feb 04, The Reading Countess rated it really liked it Shelves: Anything left of center is dismissed as “unrealistic” or “dangerous” or “vague and spineless. The connections between ground-breaking ideas are highlighted throughout, along with expert suggestions for thought-provoking further reading. This is certainly the weakest point of this anthology.


Diogo Almeida rated it ffelipe was amazing Oct 24, Dorling Kindersley- Civilization – pages.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. From cannibalism to Zen, from time to the unconscious, from pure logic to the chaos theor Fast food for the soul This wodld book illustrates how our world has become what it is today: Ajay Kadli rated it it was amazing Nov 09, As it continues talking about the “Mind of the Hunter” earliest peopleit continues to talk about symbols and thwt usual things but also about evidence of how early people may have thought about magic, a “universal force” or other more cerebral ideas.

May 04, Jefferson Ludlow rated it liked it. This was my first experience with an audiobook, and I have to say it was a laugh!

It is organized into a cronological order by chapters begining with pre-history up until the post-modern period. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Over of the worlds greatest ideas are discussed in this book. A blessing from the aspect that you don’t get bogged down on one idea for a long period of time and also a burden because sometimes certain ideas interest you to the point where you want to read more about them. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.