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    DescriptionAn exploration of mankind's greatest-ever ideas, from the author of the bestselling Do You Think You're Clever? Where would humanity be now without fire, vaccinations, farming ...or wine? A great idea is one that has changed the path of human civilisation. But which is the greatest of them all? John Farndon, author of the bestselling Do You Think You're Clever?, has set out to find the answer. A distinguished panel of experts agreed on a list of 50 ideas, and each chapter of The World's Greatest Idea sees Farndon explore the argument for a different one. The candidates are intriguingly varied: Electricity grids enable us to power our cities, but then sewers allowed those cities to grow. Without the wheel, modern civilisation would be pretty much impossible, but take away Logic and we'd lose the essential structures for rational thought ...But then what would be the point of all of this without the idea of romance? The World's Greatest Idea is an enthralling voyage of discovery through the most powerful intellectual, social, scientific and creative brainwaves humans have ever had. They are ranked in the book determined by a public vote on www.theworldsgreatestidea.com But will you agree with the verdict?


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    Title
    The World's Greatest Idea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Farndon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 317
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    Undetermined
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848312456
    ISBN 10: 1848312458
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-RB
    LC classification: PN
    B&T General Subject: 460
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BISAC V2.8: REF023000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000
    DC22: 001
    Abridged Dewey: 814
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 153.23
    Thema V1.0: WH
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Icon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Icon Books Ltd
    Publication date
    23 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Duxford