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Ideas that changed the world

Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dorling Kindersley, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Authoritative, Compelling, provocative: internationally respected historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto introduces you to the key historical and philosophical notions that have shaped our world since the dawn of civilization. Over 175 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. The author's wide-ranging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
ISBN: 0789496097 9780789496096 078949941X 9780789499417
OCLC Number: 53176334
Description: 400 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Mind of the hunter 30,000-10,000 BC --
Out of the mud 10,000-1,000 BC --
Thus spake Zarathustra 1,000 BC-0 AD --
Thinking religions 0-1400 AD --
Back to the future 1400-1800 --
Illusion of progress 1800-1900 --
Age of uncertainty 1900-2000 --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Felipe Fernández-Armesto.

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Authoritative, Compelling, provocative: internationally respected historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto introduces you to the key historical and philosophical notions that have shaped our world since the dawn of civilization. Over 175 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. 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. Chronologically Arranged, the format of this book nevertheless allows you to start at the beginning or dip in at any point. The connections between ground-breaking ideas are highlighted throughout, along with expert suggestions for thought-provoking further reading.

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