The World of Ideas: The Dictionary of Important Ideas and Thinkers  -     By: Chris Rohmann
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The World of Ideas: The Dictionary of Important Ideas and Thinkers

Random House, Inc / 2000 / Paperback

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How do you keep up in the age of information when there's so much to know and so little time? Here's the ideal solution: a practical book of knowledge offering in-depth analysis, detailed interpretation, and penetrating insight into the key concepts, the most influential minds, and the major intellectual movements in history. With A World of Ideas, you can get to the bottom of the big bang theory, find out where Freud's ideas were coming from, and where Einstein's might take us; demystify surrealism and structurualism, communism and capitalism. Prepared with the assistance of an academic board of leading scholars, this invaluable reference includes: Hundreds of entries, alphabetically arranged, with key words and concepts highlighted and cross-referenced--more than two thousand in all. Special emphasis on multicultural influences and contemporary thought. A comprehensive index giving easy access to all essential terms and anmes. This book is an indespensable resource for the curious reader.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 476
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0345437063
ISBN-13: 9780345437068
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THE THINKERS, THE THOUGHTS, AND THE THEORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.

With A World of Ideas, you can get to the bottom of the big bang theory; find out where Freud's ideas were coming from, and where Einstein's might take us; demystify surrealism and structuralism, communism and capitalism. Prepared with the assistance of an academic board of leading scholars, this invaluable reference includes

- Hundreds of entries, alphabetically arranged, with key words and concepts highlighted and cross-referenced--more than two thousand in all
- A special emphasis on multicultural influences and contemporary thought
- A comprehensive index giving easy access to all essential terms and names

A World of Ideas is an indispensable resource for the curious reader.

Author Bio

Chris Rohmann is the former editor and project manager for The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts.  He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.


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