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The Little Book of Big Ideas
The Little Book of Big Ideas

The Little Book of Big Ideas

150 Concepts and Breakthroughs that Transformed History


304 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9781782438298

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Sep 2018)
Michael O'Mara

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

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.  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. 

Author Biography

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 How to Think Like . . .  series, which has been published in 20 languages and sold over 413,000 copies worldwide.