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The Little Book of Big Ideas

Extent: 304 pages

Size: 178x129mm

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Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9781782438298

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

An exploration of some of the most important and enduring ideas in human history – from religion, science, philosophy, medicine, psychology, politics, economics and art – each presented in brief, accessible form.

‘Big’ ideas are those concepts and theories that have radically transformed our understanding of the world we live in, our place in that world and the ways we have shaped the past and will shape the future. They are the ideas that have had a huge impact on human civilization – and they come from all disciplines of human ingenuity.

Topics covered range widely and include Creation Mythology, Existentialism, The Elements, Relativity, Space Travel, Geometry, Ethics, Behaviourism, Genetics, Warfare, The Nation State, Anarchism, Capitalism, Classical Art and Architecture, The Renaissance – and much more.

This concise, accessible and multi-faceted book provides an essential introduction to 150 of the most important principles of Western thought.

Publication Date: 21/09/2017

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781782438304

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

An exploration of some of the most important and enduring ideas in human history – from religion, science, philosophy, medicine, psychology, politics, economics and art – each presented in brief, accessible form.

‘Big’ ideas are those concepts and theories that have radically transformed our understanding of the world we live in, our place in that world and the ways we have shaped the past and will shape the future. They are the ideas that have had a huge impact on human civilization – and they come from all disciplines of human ingenuity.

Topics covered range widely and include Creation Mythology, Existentialism, The Elements, Relativity, Space Travel, Geometry, Ethics, Behaviourism, Genetics, Warfare, The Nation State, Anarchism, Capitalism, Classical Art and Architecture, The Renaissance – and much more.

This concise, accessible and multi-faceted book provides an essential introduction to 150 of the most important principles of Western thought.

About the Author

Daniel Smith is a non-fiction author and editor who has written across a range of subjects, including politics, economics and social history. He is the author of The Little Book of Big Ideas: 150 Concepts and Breakthroughs that Transformed History and the 'How to Think Like …' series for Michael O'Mara Books, which has been published in 20 languages and sold over 450,000 copies worldwide. He is also a long-time contributor to The Statesman's Yearbook, the geo-political guide to the world that celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

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