1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think by Robert Arp

By Robert Arp

A chic addition to the winning “1001” series—a entire, chronological advisor to an important suggestions from the best minds of the prior 3,000 years.

1001 principles that modified the best way We Think is a accomplished consultant to the main attention-grabbing and imaginitive options from the best minds in heritage. starting from the traditional knowledge of Confucius and Plato to today’s state of the art thinkers, it deals a wealth of stimulation and enjoyment for everybody with a curious mind.

Within the pages of this ebook you'll find a large choice of solutions to the nice, everlasting questions: How used to be the universe created and what's where of people inside of it? How may still an individual dwell? and the way do we construct a simply society? 1001 principles that modified the way in which We Think additionally incorporates a host of hypotheses which are impressive for his or her sheer weirdness—from the idea that of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time trip (what occurs in the event you go back and forth again in time and kill your personal grandfather?).

Discover how the Greek thinker Zeno “proved” a flying arrow by no means strikes; how glossy technological know-how has proven butterfly’s wing can fan the flames of an Atlantic hurricane; and the mathematical evidence of the life of lifestyles in different galaxies. The inspirational principles explored right here variety from Gandhi’s thought of civil disobedience to Henry David Thoreau’s compliment of the straightforward lifestyles and Mary Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking advocacy of women’s rights. The ebook additionally covers a wide selection of way of life options, akin to “rational costume” and naturism, and cultural activities together with Neoclassicism, Surrealism, and Postmodernism.

Supported by way of a wealth of impressive illustrations and illuminating quotations, 1001 rules that modified the way in which We Think is either an in-depth heritage of rules and a delightfully browsable resource of leisure.

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2500 BCE). The ancient Greeks were first to define simple machines—devices that change the magnitude or direction of a force to make a task easier—but most of them had exised for millennia. Historically, there are six types of simple machine: the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, and screw.  . ” Archimedes, ancient Greek mathematician The inclined plane was most probably the first, used by proto-humans to slide heavy weights (though there is no hard evidence to prove this). Next came the wedge, which—by creating a sideways force when pushed into something—enabled the user to split materials such as rocks and wood.

Another theory identifies cave art with early shamanistic rituals, perhaps, in some locations, involving the use of hallucinogenic substances. And some researchers have suggested that cave art may even have been an early form of animation.  .  . ” Gregory Curtis, The Cave Painters (2006) Cave art seems to have emerged at the same time as modern Homo sapiens. However, we must not be too quick to attribute its existence to this development. Evidence suggests that at least some of the cave art in Europe was produced by Neanderthals.

By 3,000 BCE, more advanced dyeing procedures existed in India, where dyes were affixed to fabric with the use of mordants (substances that chemically affix the dye to the fibers of the cloth). Early dyes came exclusively from natural sources, such as plants, roots, tree bark, and insects. It is unclear whether the first dyed fabrics had a significance beyond being merely decorative, but over time they became a key indicator of the wearer’s wealth and social status. In around 1500 BCE the ancient Phoenicians developed a dye known as Tyrian purple, a color that for centuries was reserved exclusively for the garments of kings, emperors, and high priests.

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