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Peter Watson's hugely ambitious and stimulating history of ideas from deep antiquity to the present day—from the invention of writing, mathematics, science, and philosophy to the rise of such concepts as the law, sacrifice, democracy, and the soul—offers an illuminated path to a greater understanding of our world and ourselves.

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Peter Watson is the author of thirteen books, including The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century. He is a research associate at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. He lives in London, England.

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Aloysius, April 19, 2013 (view all comments by Aloysius)
This is a lengthy but very readable intellectual history of all of the key ideas in human history. Watson is a wonderful writer and does a fine job of showing how one set of ideas led to new developments in the next generation. A long but very fun book if you like intellectual history.
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Susan Ferris, October 10, 2006 (view all comments by Susan Ferris)
This book was difficult to put down. It is utterly fascinating.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060935641
Subtitle:
A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud
Author:
Watson, Peter
Author:
Heath, Lorraine
Author:
by Peter Watson
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20060926
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
848
Dimensions:
9.55x7.09x1.47 in. 2.43 lbs.

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