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These brief and enlightening explorations of our greatest thinkers bring their ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensible and interesting to almost everyone. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the philosopher and his work, authoritative ...
Rousseau in 90 Minutes
These brief and enlightening explorations of our greatest thinkers bring their ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Philosophical thought is deciphered and made comprehensible and interesting to almost everyone. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the philosopher and his work, authoritative and clearly presented. Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character.... I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization. -Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them.... I find them hard to stop reading. -Richard Bernstein, New York Times. Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise. -Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal.
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8.350000 USD

Rousseau in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
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At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...Marie Curie had one of the finest scientific minds of the twentieth century, overturning established ideas in both physics and chemistry. She had an equally profound effect in the social arena, challenging the commonly held belief that women ...
Curie and Radioactivity
At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...Marie Curie had one of the finest scientific minds of the twentieth century, overturning established ideas in both physics and chemistry. She had an equally profound effect in the social arena, challenging the commonly held belief that women were intellectually inferior to men. Her work influenced current cancer research and her exploration of radioactivity was groundbreaking. Curie & Radioactivity tells the captivating story of Curie's early life in which she worked as a governess to support her sister during medical school, through to her later life, as the first person ever honoured with Nobel Prizes in two different sciences. Her untimely death from cancer, due to overexposure to radium, marked the end of an exceptional career of a woman who was ahead of her time and never far from controversy. The Big Idea: Curie & Radioactivity is accessible and absorbing, placing Curie's remarkable life in the context of the times and rendering the essence of her unprecedented discoveries in a form comprehensible even to non-scientists. The Big Idea series is a fascinating look at the greatest advances in our scientific history, and at the men and women who made these fundamental breakthroughs.
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8.52 USD

Curie and Radioactivity

by Paul Strathern
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In Spinoza in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Spinoza's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Spinoza's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to ...
Spinoza in 90 Minutes
In Spinoza in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Spinoza's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Spinoza's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Spinoza within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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15.700000 USD

Spinoza in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
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In Kant in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Kant's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Kant's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to ...
Kant in 90 Minutes
In Kant in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Kant's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Kant's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Kant within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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10.450000 USD

Kant in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
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The Venetians: A New History: from Marco Polo to Casanova
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41.990000 USD

The Venetians: A New History: from Marco Polo to Casanova

by Paul Strathern
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In Bertrand Russell in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Russell's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes criticisms and comments on Russell's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those ...
Bertrand Russell in 90 Minutes
In Bertrand Russell in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Russell's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes criticisms and comments on Russell's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Russell within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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8.350000 USD

Bertrand Russell in 90 Minutes

by Bernard Sternsher
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The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior: Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped
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18.900000 USD

The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior: Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped

by Paul Strathern
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In Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Schopenhauer's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Schopenhauer's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to ...
Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes
In Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Schopenhauer's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Schopenhauer's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Schopenhauer within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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10.450000 USD

Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
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Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City
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31.450000 USD

Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City

by Paul Strathern
Hardback
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In Locke in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Locke's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Locke's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to ...
Locke in 90 Minutes
In Locke in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Locke's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Locke's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Locke within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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15.700000 USD

Locke in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
Hardback
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Building on his enormously successful series of Philosophers in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern now applies his witty and incisive prose to brief biographical studies of the world's great writers. He brings their lives and ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Far from being a novelty, each book is ...
Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes
Building on his enormously successful series of Philosophers in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern now applies his witty and incisive prose to brief biographical studies of the world's great writers. He brings their lives and ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the writer and his work, authoritative and clearly presented.
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17.800000 USD

Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
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In Plato in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Plato's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Plato's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to ...
Plato in 90 Minutes
In Plato in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Plato's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Plato's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Plato within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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10.450000 USD

Plato in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
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In Confucius in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Confucius's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Confucius's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to ...
Confucius in 90 Minutes
In Confucius in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Confucius's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Confucius's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Confucius within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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8.350000 USD

Confucius in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
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In Hegel in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Hegel's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Hegel's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to ...
Hegel in 90 Minutes
In Hegel in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Hegel's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Hegel's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Hegel within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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10.450000 USD

Hegel in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
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In Machiavelli in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Machiavelli's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Machiavelli's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to ...
Machiavelli in 90 Minutes
In Machiavelli in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Machiavelli's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Machiavelli's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Machiavelli within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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15.700000 USD

Machiavelli in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
Hardback
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At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...Pythagoras was arguably the first 'genius' of Western culture, establishing a blend of high intellect and high lunacy, both of which have become recurrent features of this scholarly heritage. Most memorably, he created the Pythagorean Theorem, and established ...
Pythagoras and His Theorem
At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...Pythagoras was arguably the first 'genius' of Western culture, establishing a blend of high intellect and high lunacy, both of which have become recurrent features of this scholarly heritage. Most memorably, he created the Pythagorean Theorem, and established the concept of proofs in mathematics. Less well known was the religion he founded which forbade his disciples from eating beans or stepping over fallen poles! Pythagoras & His Theorem tells the remarkable story of the life of this poorly understood genius and the transformation his work brought about in mathematics. Pythagoras' Big Idea is presented in an accessible and enthralling way, providing an explanation of the meaning of his work, its historical and scientific context, and significance for the world in which we live. The Big Idea series is a fascinating look at the greatest advances in our scientific history, and at the men and women who made these fundamental breakthroughs.
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10.23 USD

Pythagoras and His Theorem

by Paul Strathern
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The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
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31.490000 USD

The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance

by Paul Strathern
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The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
17.800000 USD

The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance

by Paul Strathern
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Napoleon's attack on Egypt in 1798 was the first on a Middle Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. With 335 ships and 40,000 men, it was the largest long-distance seaborne force the world had ever seen. Napoleon's assault was intended to be much more than a colonial ...
Napoleon In Egypt: The Greatest Glory
Napoleon's attack on Egypt in 1798 was the first on a Middle Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. With 335 ships and 40,000 men, it was the largest long-distance seaborne force the world had ever seen. Napoleon's assault was intended to be much more than a colonial adventure, however, for he took with him over one hundred and fifty scientists, mathematicians, artists and writers - a 'Legion of Culture' - with a view to bringing Western civilization to 'backward' Egypt. Ironically, what these intellectuals discovered in Egypt would transform our knowledge of Western civilization and form the basis of Egyptology. But there were also setbacks. Nelson's destruction of the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile apparently put an end to Napoleon's secret plans to follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and invade India. Napoleon was just twenty-eight when he invaded Egypt and it was an episode which contained in embryo many seminal events of his later career and set the standard for his brilliant, ambitious and ultimately disastrous career.
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27.29 USD

Napoleon In Egypt: The Greatest Glory

by Paul Strathern
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At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...The greatest mathematician of his time, Archimedes transformed the development of early maths. But it is his revolutionary insights into mechanical science for which he is so revered, inventing the fulcrum and lever, pulley and water pump, among ...
Archimedes and the Fulcrum
At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world...The greatest mathematician of his time, Archimedes transformed the development of early maths. But it is his revolutionary insights into mechanical science for which he is so revered, inventing the fulcrum and lever, pulley and water pump, among other technological advances that changed the course of history. Archimedes and The Fulcrum is a captivating and easily digestible investigation into the legendary life and work of the greatest mathematical mind the world had seen, up until his tragic death at the hands of the Romans. Single-handedly launching a 4,000 ton ship, calculating volumes and perfect spirals, laying the foundations of theoretical physics and inventing military weaponry as a seventy-year-old, Archimedes' Big Idea was so much more than his famed leap from his bath, shouting 'Eureka!'. The Big Idea series is a fascinating look at the greatest advances in our scientific history, and at the men and women who made these fundamental breakthroughs.
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8.52 USD

Archimedes and the Fulcrum

by Paul Strathern
Paperback
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In Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Schopenhauer's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Schopenhauer's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to ...
Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes
In Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Schopenhauer's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Schopenhauer's writings; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Schopenhauer within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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15.700000 USD

Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
Hardback
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In Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Nietzsche's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Nietzsche's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to ...
Nietzsche in 90 Minutes
In Nietzsche in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Nietzsche's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Nietzsche's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Nietzsche within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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10.450000 USD

Nietzsche in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
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In St. Augustine in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of St. Augustine's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from St. Augustine's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those ...
St. Augustine in 90 Minutes
In St. Augustine in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of St. Augustine's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from St. Augustine's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place St. Augustine within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.
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15.700000 USD

St. Augustine in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern
Hardback
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The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance
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30.400000 USD

The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance

by Paul Strathern
Hardback
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The Venetians: A New History: From Marco Polo to Casanova
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17.800000 USD

The Venetians: A New History: From Marco Polo to Casanova

by Paul Strathern
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Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City
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18.850000 USD

Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City

by Paul Strathern
Paperback / softback
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