Dec 20, 2013

Book Beginnings: 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think, edited by Robert Arp

Friday 56 Rules: *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice.

Also Book Beginnings by Rose City Reader.

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think edited by Robert Arp
Published October 29, 2013; Atria Books
Genre: reference, nonfiction

page 56:
Megalithic Monuments:Unknown (origin)
Huge Neolithic and Bronze Age structures of undressed stone. The exact chronology of the spread of enormous stone monuments is unknown, but it is generally agreed that the earliest such structures, dating from around 4500BCE, were the dolmens of the Mediterranean coast. 
Book beginning:
Introduction by Robert Arp
I am a philosopher by training, so, as philosophers seem naturally to be attracted to ideas of any kind, it makes sense that I would be the editor of a book liked this one. The word "philosophy" is derived from the Greek words ,philo, meaning "love" or "desire," and sophy, meaning "wisdom" or "knowledge." Philosophy is therefore the "love of wisdom," and an important way to attain knowledge is by exposing yourself to plenty of ideas. 
Publisher description:
How was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society? 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think is a comprehensive guide to thoughts from the finest minds of the past three thousand years, brought together in this latest book in the "1001" series. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to today’s cutting-edge thinkers, it offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for everyone with a curious mind.

Thanks to the publisher for a review copy of this book.


  1. This sounds like a very interesting title, must be very informative. Thanks for sharing this, happy reading :)

    My Friday Book Memes

  2. Wow, impressive! Sounds like a good book to have on hand. Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

  3. Thanks for giving me the heads up about my forgetting to put the beginning lines in my post. LOL on me.

    Stop back in a bit. I will put them up shortly. :)

  4. Sounds like an intriguing book with much to share.

    Thoughts in Progress

  5. This sounds like a very informative and interesting book!

    Happy weekend and happy holidays!

  6. My husband would enjoy this book, and I would too!
    My Book Beginnings/Friday 56 post features MAGGIE'S TURN.

  7. wow, sounds really good to me!

  8. I had seen this book around and it looks fascinating. It is undoubtedly a book that I would enjoy as I love to ponder this "Big Idea" stuff.

  9. Great way to introduce us to this book, Harvee! What an interesting concept for a book!


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