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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To ask other readers questions about Ideas That Changed the Worldplease sign up. 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.

Over of the world’s most pivotal ideas are crystallized and clearly explained — from cannibalism to zen, from fernaandez to the unconscious, from logic to chaos theory.

Trivia About Ideas That Change The voice of the author was a bit of a laugh. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It seems we have those crafty Romans to thank for the sturdiness of everyday objects.

This is certainly the weakest point of this anthology. But at least this book gives the incentive to felipf interesting discussions. The fundament of this book is that ideas are the driving force behind change and progress.

A comprehensive look at all things innovative, Ideas That Changed the World will surely be a popular read with middle graders. It all starts in prehistoric times and takes the reader on a long, but exiting trip through time. Account Options Sign in.

Want to Read saving…. Diogo Almeida rated it it was amazing Oct 24, I love this book! The book contains many nice illustrations and captions which tend to liven the subject and make it more alluring. Beautiful pictures and pop culture references really bring history to life. I used this book to occupy my time during my daily workout.


Fair warning – there is a ton of information in this book, and not all of it easy to process. Be the first to ask a question about Ideas That Changed the World.

Had it for 5 years, finally read it. Over of the world’s most pivotal ideas are crystallized and clearly explained 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 keep readers enthralled.

We have lots and lots of the Changsd 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.

It was full of clearly stated ideas chnged opinions. Anything left of center is dismissed as “unrealistic” or Had it for 5 years, finally read fernanrez. Fun, with lots of pretty pictures. The voice of the author was a bit of a This was my first experience with an audiobook, and I have to say it was a laugh! He came across as very “upper class twit of the year” until I got used to it. Anything left of center is dismissed as “unrealistic” or “dangerous” or “vague and spineless.

Some examples are the idea of measuring time, the idea of writing and the idea of atoms.

Ideas That Changed the World

Open Preview See a Problem? 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. 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. Stipe rated it liked it Jul 19, 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.


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. Discoveries and inventions, economic systems and politic movements, our contact with people, animals and daily objects: One hundred ideas are briefly discussed and presented to the reader as some fast food for the mind. Apr 06, Lucy rated it liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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A blessing from the aspect that you don’t get bogged down on one wprld 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.

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If the interest is great enough, of course, the student can then find other books to go further in depth. Piaget’s theories with Laurel and Hardy in dunce caps, for example; or for “existentialism,” a shot from “Easy Rider. As I perused this amresto volume I couldn’t help but notice Bruno Oliveira rated it really liked it Feb 28, No eBook available Amazon.