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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 100 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 10 March 2017
This whole series is excellent, this book is probably the most general so a good starting point.It's full of succinct facts, cleverly explained so (in my case) you know all about that subject - for a few minutes anyway!
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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 13 May 2017
A wonderful little collection from a great series to enjoy any time, great for study or just to pass boredom.
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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 13 October 2016
arrived safe and sound and sits nicely on the side cabinet. Will get around to reading it one day. cant fault it!
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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 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 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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