Title: 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think
Editor: Robert Arp -
Review: 1001 ideas - are there really that many- you betcha. Ideas that have been around forever and things that have been around for a short time, but all have changed things for all of us. Here is one item from each section of the book.
· Ancient World pre – 500 CE – Clothing.
· The Middle Ages 500-1449 – All is Water – All matter is composed of water as its basic substance.
· Early Modern 1450-1779-Seperation of Powers – The division of a government’s powers into branches, each with its own responsibilities.
· Late Modern 1780-1899-Ring Theory – The study of “rings” or structures in abstract algebra, that relates integrally )in terms of whole numbers) if they are commutative, but not if noncommutative.
· Early 20th Century 1900-1949 – Antibiotics – The discovery of medication that destroys bacteria and prevents infection.
· Contemporary 1950- present – Rap Music – A style in which rhythmic and/or rhyming speech is chanted to musical backing.
I love to read and look through books like these. This is quite thick and needs two hands to handle, my only issue with this book.
A great idea for Christmas gifts for the reader in your life.
Publisher: Published October 29th 2013 by Atria Books
Page Numbers: 960
Quick Review: 4 out 5 stars
Why I Read this Title: I love books like this. – Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: An elegant addition to the successful “1001” series—a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years.From Democracy to Cultural Revolution, Courtly Love to Survival of the Fittest, and Kant’s Enlightenment to the Oedipus Complex, here are the big ideas that have revolutionized our world. 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for any reader with a curious mind, showing how once-radical propositions have become accepted truths.
Besides the great, eternal questions (how was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society?), 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think also includes a host of hypotheses that are remarkable for their sheer audacity—from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time travel. Discover the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies, and relearn inspiring ideas ranging from Gandhi’s theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking advocacy of women’s rights.
Abounding with quotations and more than 900 full-color, gorgeous illustrations, this is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully accessible popular reference.