Big Ideas in Brief: 200 World-Changing Concepts Explained in an Instant

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Quercus Publishing, Mar 1, 2012 - Philosophy - 416 pages
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Big Ideas in Brief provides an accessible and easily understood tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from a wide range of subjects - Philosophy, Religion, Science, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and the Arts. A series of short and lively articles accompanied by 100 illustrations introduce a host of diverse topics, all explained simply and clearly.

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A very simple, sometimes simplistic explanation of big ideas from Western history. Would suit an absolute beginner as long as it is taken to be just a beginning. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Ian Crofton was formerly editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia, and has written a wide range of other general reference books, including Philosophy (Teach Yourself Instant Reference), Science Without the Boring Bits, Brewer's Britain and Ireland and Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable (2nd edition, both with John Ayto), A Dictionary of Musical Quotations (with Donald Fraser) and A Dictionary of Art Quotations. He has also written a number of works of popular history, including The Kings and Queens of England, World History: 50 Key Milestones You Really Need to Know and History Without the Boring Bits. He lives in North London with his family.

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