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on 20 December 2013
Great little book to dip in and out of just to refresh the memory regards major concepts.For more depth look elsewhere (good conversation/discussion/arguement starter though)
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on 16 November 2012
This gives a brief outline of many different thoughts and philosophies. A really good book for looking up things for a brief overview. I should think that those on University challenge would be pleased to have it for revision.
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on 14 July 2014
Great to have sitting on the coffee table or for reading when on the loo!
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on 11 February 2014
Along with other "in moments/in minutes" titles, this is a great little read. What I found it most useful for was filling in gaps in time when you can't really spin up to speed in a novel - those 3-4 minute wait for Tube trains etc. The "essays" in this tome are a couple of hundred words each and every one teaches something.

If there's a fault, it's with the Table of Contents. It exists, but only links to the broad subject headings (Philosophy, Religion, Science, Politics etc) and isn't explicitly referenced as a link in any Kindle application (You have to go to "Front Cover" and click forward a few pages.) That's why this Kindle edition got a 4 rather than a 5.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 10 May 2016
This is an accessible, intellectually stimulating and concise introduction to ideas.
The 200 key concepts cover philosophy, religion, science, politics, economics & the Arts with 100 illustrations.
Anyone interested in the history of human thought should be enlightened by Ian Crofton's compact and endlessly browsable book.
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on 28 October 2012
A lovely coffe table book, what can be more interesting than ideas that changed the world? Short simple explanations of large concepts-great.
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on 6 April 2016
An interesting easy to read book which is worth reading prior to going to a dinner, there would be no shortage of conversation and I am sure the concepts would be developed further
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on 17 February 2015
any exrectations re.price,size content etc. were met -- a usefull reference book for children of all ages,
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on 13 December 2014
brilliant little book,2 pages on each subject...gives you a vage idea about what things are about.
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on 20 May 2015
Interesting book, good delivery!
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