The World's Greatest Idea

      Farndon, John

The World's Greatest Idea

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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