The World's Greatest Idea

The World's Greatest Idea

Farndon, John

Farndon, John

What do you think is the greatest idea ever? Where would humanity be now without fire, poetry, Rationalism, God … or scaffolding? Weaving has provided us with historical tapestries and clothes; electric light enables us to illuminate our cities, but then sewers allowed those cities to grow … Justice, Writing, The Internet, Property, Banking, Romance … which is best? John Farndon, author of the bestselling 'Do You Think You're Clever?', presents a unique project to find out. A shortlist of the 50 greatest ideas have been chosen by a panel of experts and then ranked online by the public before publication. The book argues the fascinating case for each idea. Both an eye-opening journey for the mind and a primer for the armchair intellectual, 'The World's Greatest Idea' distils humankind's most powerful, intellectual, social, scientific and creative brainwaves. But do you agree?
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