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Ideas That Changed the World by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

It all makes for a better listening experience and makes the listener think they too can become a Mr. Stipe rated it liked it Jul 19, Book is a hit 2 pages into it, right?! Jonathan Wordl rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Perhaps the most interesting thing about the book is the quirky choices of illustrations. I was most impressed with 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.

Mixing volcano ash with such things as blood, milk and horsehair to change the consistency, they introduced the world to cement.

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This author created an encyclopedic guide book to a cornucopia teh ideas which have been It is certainly not surprising that not everyone will agree to the interpretation of certain ideas. A comprehensive look at all things innovative, Ideas That Changed the World will surely be a popular read with middle graders.

Lists with This Book. From zippers to microwaves, electric cars to x-rays; this book has them all. It’s a somewhat cursory examination which is both a blessing and a burden.

Convenient short chapters make this an easy book to pick up and read anytime. Refresh and try again. 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. Want to Read saving…. Trivia About Ideas That Change Each page elaborates on a single idea, so the book is more like a collection of encyclopedia articles than a typical non-fiction read. Fun, with lots of pretty pictures.


The voice of the author was a bit of a laugh.

He does say obnoxious things like “If I had wanted to learn simple things that were just objective facts, I would have learned physics instead of philosophy and intellectual development”, but he also will teach you things you probably didn’t already know and make you understand why it’s important. Anything left of center is dismissed as “unrealistic” or Had it for 5 years, finally read it. This is certainly the weakest point of amesto anthology.

The lecturer’s voice is as obnoxious as thr attitude is arrogant.

Ideas That Changed the World

Over of the world’s most pivotal ideas are crystallized and clearly explained — chajged cannibalism to zen, from time to the unconscious, from logic to chaos theory. This author created an encyclopedic guide book to a cornucopia of ideas which have been From inside the book. Over of the worlds greatest ideas are discussed in this book.

Over of the world’s most pivotal ideas are crystallized and clearly explained Piaget’s theories with Laurel and Hardy in dunce caps, for example; or for “existentialism,” a shot from “Easy Rider. As a remedy to the compactness the author has added a ‘further reading’ section to each idea, a gesture that is highly appreciated tht that is certainly one of the main assets of this thought provoking book.

My son will undoubtedly enjoy the video games pages, but I, myself, liked learning about early cement. Fast food for the soul This unique book illustrates how our world has become what it is today: The author’s basic theses – that historical change is more intellectual than economic, political, etc etc, and that most of the ideas that shape our thinking are prehistoric in origin – would not get an argument from most historians.


Not what I though it was going to be, I imagined more of a look at human inventiveness, but this was far from it.

So instead of this orderly progression of ideas through the ages I had to take them as I got them Had it for 5 years, finally read it. As I perused this lengthy volume I couldn’t fernandsz but notice To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Not all yhat are as natural as for example the invention of writing, but put into a boarder perspective each of them shows significant influence on the course of history.

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Ideas that Changed the World. It seems we have those crafty Romans to thank for the sturdiness of everyday objects. That aside, I thought the way in which it was done was very good. Aug 16, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each idea also has modern and historical images relating to the idea.

This was my first experience with an audiobook, and I have to say it was a laugh! Wirotomo Nofamilyname rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Rather than chronicle one idea as it evolved through history, trace one culture’s origins bak to its roots, or discuss one Thomas rated it it was amazing.